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MARATHON AND GOLF TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN TOKYO THIS MORNING WHILE COYLE ANNOUNCED AS FLAGBEARER FOR CLOSING CEREMONY

August 7, 2021
Morning report from Team Ireland on Day 15 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games All focus for Team Ireland was on the marathon and golf this morning as the women’s marathon got underway in Sapporo, while the final day of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play was held in Tokyo. With the Games now in their […]

GOLF, MODERN PENTATHLON, CYCLING AND ATHLETICS ROUND OUT BUSY DAY 13 FOR TEAM IRELAND

August 6, 2021
It was another jam-packed afternoon and evening in Tokyo for Team Ireland today, with a host of Irish athletes in action across a range of disciplines. Three-time Olympian Natalya Coyle got off to an impressive start in the Women’s Individual Fencing Round, and will now go into Day Two of her event lying in joint […]

BOYCE AND WRIGHT IMPRESS IN RACE WALK WHILE DAY OF MIXED FORTUNES FOR GOLFERS

August 6, 2021
Team Ireland’s 50km Race Walkers took to Sapporo Odori Park this morning with Brendan Boyce putting in one of the performances of his career to finish 10th in a time of 3:53:40, less than three minutes outside the medals. His Team Ireland teammate Alex Wright also impressed in 29th, his highest finish ever at a […]

HARRINGTON TO BOX FOR GOLD IN TOKYO AFTER DETERMINED SEMI-FINAL WIN THIS MORNING

August 5, 2021
Kellie Harrington will box for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this coming Sunday as she put in a tough and gritty performance in her semi-final bout against Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand this morning, to take the win – and a minimum silver medal – on a 3-2 split decision. They were neck-and-neck throughout, […]

MAGUIRE AND MEADOW FIRST IN ACTION FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY 12 IN TOKYO

August 4, 2021
Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow were the first Irish athletes in action in Tokyo this morning, taking to the course for Round 1 of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play. Meadow, who teed off at 2.47am (Irish time), remains out on the course, while Maguire posted an opening round of 71 to leave her on level […]

DIVER TANYA WATSON MAKES HISTORY IN TOKYO

August 4, 2021
Diver Tanya Watson made history in Tokyo today, as she became the first Irish female diver to compete at the Olympic Games. A superb performance from the 19-year-old today saw her qualify through to the semi-finals of the Women’s 10m Platform in 16th position with 289.4 points. In golf meanwhile, at the close of play […]

MCILROY FINISHES IN A TIE FOR FOURTH FOLLOWING THRILLING DAY OF ACTION IN TOKYO

August 1, 2021
It was a tense and thrilling final day in the Men’s Individual Stroke Play at Kasumigaseki Country Club today, with Rory McIlroy finishing in a tie for 4th after an absorbing seven-way playoff for the bronze medal. Having fired a final round 67, 4-under par, McIlroy joined the 7-way playoff for bronze as he and […]

MCILROY AND LOWRY KEEP MEDAL PLACES IN THEIR SIGHTS WHILE SAILORS FINISH IN 13TH OVERALL

July 31, 2021
The third round of the Men’s Individual Stroke Play was played today, with Team Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry continuing their run of good form to keep in contention at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo. With a round of 68 for Lowry, he moves to 10-under and into a tie for 9th while McIlroy sits […]

SENSATIONAL SCORING FOR LOWRY AND MCILROY ON SECOND DAY OF GOLF AT TOKYO 2020

July 30, 2021
Today was the second day of play at Kasumigaseki County Club at Tokyo 2020 for the Men’s Individual Stroke Play. Now at the halfway stage, both Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy have soared into contention, with a round of 65 for Lowry and 66 for McIlroy. Overnight, the pair sat in tied 31st and tied 20th place […]

RYAN SETS NEW IRISH SENIOR RECORD, WHILE MURPHY MOVES UP TO 14TH PLACE AHEAD OF FINAL LASER RADIAL RACE DAY

July 29, 2021
Shane Ryan returned to the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in style on Day Six, setting a new Irish Senior Record in the Men’s 100m Butterfly. Ryan finished 4th in Heat 3, clocking a time of 52.52, to break Brendan Hyland’s previous best of 52.58. His time gave him an overall finishing position of 37th - 11 […]

TEAM IRELAND GOLF ANNOUNCEMENT

July 2, 2021
World Class Team Ireland Golf Team Confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Full contingent of four players officially selected Team Ireland has officially selected the golfers who will compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Ireland will be fielding a full contingent in Tokyo, having qualified two players in both the Men’s Individual Stroke Play, […]

Team Ireland's Jonathan Caldwell wins on the European Tour

June 14, 2021
Team Ireland’s Jonathan Caldwell has won for the first time on the European Tour, after winning the Scandinavian Mixed, in Sweden on Sunday afternoon. The Team Ireland scheme, supported by Sport Ireland, supports Irish professional golfers in establishing themselves in their professional careers and in achieving their potential.  Speaking after Jonathan's win, Golf Ireland CEO Mark […]

International and Interprovincial Team Officials confirmed

May 27, 2021
The Golf Ireland Officials to captain, manage and select the International and Interprovincial teams in 2021 have been confirmed.  Twenty-four interprovincial and twenty-three international volunteer positions are required to oversee the preparation, performance and organisation of the various teams who will represent Ireland, Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster over the coming months.   The Underage Interprovincial Matches are set to take place at Mount Wolseley from July 19 – 22 while the Men’s and Women’s […]

Olivia Mehaffey ready to take on the world of professional golf

May 7, 2021
Arizona State University Senior and Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey today announced her intent to turn professional and will make her debut on the Symetra Tour’s Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship in Orlando in three weeks’ time. The 23 year old will turn professional after she aims to win a second NCAA title with her Arizona […]

Olympic Weekly Update 21 Jan 21

January 21, 2021
The Tokyo Olympic qualification status of the athletes can be found AT THIS LINK which will be regularly updated. While many athletes are currently training from home, with little competition, see below a summary of relevant updates from sports to kick off the new year. To date 52 Olympic athletes have secured Olympic qualification spots […]

Golf Ireland Appoints Neil Manchip as High Performance Director and National Coach

December 21, 2020
Golf Ireland has appointed Neil Manchip as its High Performance Director and National Coach. A recipient of the John Jacobs Award for Coaching and Teaching, awarded by the PGAs of Europe, in 2015, Manchip has presided over Ireland’s male amateur players during an unprecedented period of team and individual successes since 2005. Some highlights include […]

Olympic Weekly Updates 17 Dec

December 17, 2020
In our final update for 2020 we have a few competition updates for you from our Olympic family. The focus of our interview of the week today is three time Olympian Chloe Magee in Badminton. Chloe competes with her brother Sam Magee in the Mixed Doubles and is currently just outside Olympic qualification. Competing is […]

Olympic Weekly Update 10 Dec 2020

December 10, 2020
In the final flurry of competitions before Christmas, Irish athletes will be in action this week in a couple of sports. The focus of our interview of the week today is Felix English, the Irish track cyclist who together with Mark Downey qualified a spot for Ireland in the Madison earlier this year. He talks […]

Mehaffey ready for US Women’s Open

December 10, 2020
US Women’s Open, December 10 - 13 Olivia Mehaffey will make her second US Women’s Open appearance as an amateur this week at Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas. The 23-year-old from Royal County Down Ladies gains an exemption into the field by virtue of being in the top 20 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings.  […]

Olympic Sport Update - 3 December 2020

December 3, 2020
This week’s update includes a number of activities across our Olympic community – with international competitions taking place in Taekwondo, Golf and Cycling, all detailed below. Also, this week’s interview is with Judoka Megan Fletcher, who is currently sitting inside Olympic qualification in 14th place – she talks about training in her parent’s garden centre […]

Olympic Sport Update - 26 November 2020

November 26, 2020
Last weekend we had a number of highlights from Equestrian and Golf, with a round up of those medal winning performances from Eventer Cathal Daniels and Golfer Stephanie Meadows. This weekend will be another relatively quiet one, and we have also included an interview with Jack Woolley who is preparing for his first competition since […]

Vacancy at Irish Ladies Golf Union

February 7, 2019
Championships & High Performance Administrator Role and Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects related to the coordination, management and running of specific ILGU tournaments Responsible for teaching and supporting districts in the use of ILGU competition software Responsible for maintenance of the Golfnet website (member queries, tournament uploads, website upgrades etc.) Administration and maintenance of ILGU […]

DAY NINE: BOXER DEARBHLA ROONEY QUALIFIES FOR WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT SEMI FINAL

October 15, 2018
Dearbhla Rooney qualified for the Women’s Feather (54-57kg) semi-finals after a dominant win over Roma Linda Martinez from the USA. Manorhamilton’s Rooney had not met the American fighter previously and was relieved to progress to the next round.   Speaking after her fight she said, “I’m absolutely delighted with it. I was happy with how […]

SUCCESS FOR TEAM IRELAND’S NIAMH COYNE ON DAY FOUR OF THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 11, 2018
A day of mixed results for Team Ireland at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games; huge excitement as Tallaght’s Niamh Coyne medals in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Nhat Nguyen is knocked at the quarter final of the men’s badminton singles after a tight game against Shifeng Li from China while Emma Slevin qualifies for two […]

Athlete Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018
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Team Ireland Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018
Irish Schedule Athlete Discipline Event Local Start Time (GMT -3) Irish Start Time (GMT+1) Venue 6th October OPENING CEREMONY 7th October Nhat Nguyen Badminton Men's Singles Tecnopolis Park Niamh Coyne Swimming Women's 50 Breaststroke 10:00 - 18:07 14:00 - 22:07 Youth Olympic Park Mona McSharry Emma Slevin Gymnastics Women's Floor 14:04 18:04 8th October Nhat […]

Team Ireland Announced for Youth Olympic Games

September 15, 2018
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today named a squad of 16 athletes from 9 sports, to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in October in Buenos Aires. Competition runs from October 6 to October 18 featuring over 4,000 athletes and over 32 sports. This will be the first outing for Team Ireland since the […]

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

October 31, 2017
  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

Irish Olympian Harrington Ryder Cup Bound

September 26, 2016
Great to see 2016 Irish Olympian Padraig Harrington add his experience to the background team under the leadership of Captain of Europe, Darren Clarke. Both teams of 12 will take part in 28 separate matches over the three days.. Each match is worth a single point, with the winning team needing to earn 14.5 points […]
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