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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 […]

Ireland make history with world bronze in Mexico

September 26, 2016
Ireland secured their best ever finish at the World Amateur Team Championships and captured a medal for the first time. Bronze was Ireland's reward for a magnificent performance in Cancun as Jack Hume, Stuart Grehan and Paul McBride combined for a podium finish. Ireland tied for third alongside Austria as Australia romped to a 19-stroke […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 15/16

August 20, 2016
Live updates and reaction from the penultimate day for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 13/16

August 18, 2016
National records, olympic bebuts, In-form golfers and sword-wielding Irish athletes - It's been a memorable Day 13 at Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 12/16

August 17, 2016
Golf and 800m are the ones to watch for Team Ireland on Day 12 of Rio 2016 today

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's 9/16

August 14, 2016
Athletics, Golf, Equestrian and Boxing were the sports to watch on Day 9 of Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 8/16

August 13, 2016
Follow the action for Team Ireland as the action enters Week 2 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 7/16

August 12, 2016
Friday August 12th, 2016 12:52, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Seamus Power, Round 2: 67 (tied 10th overall on -4) 13:36, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Padraig Harrington, Round 2: 71 (tied 22nd overall on -1) 14:00, Equestrian Dressage Individual,  Judy Reynolds & Vancouver K, Grand Prix Special: 74.090%* (17th to qualify for Grand Prix Freestyle *PB […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

August 11, 2016
Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland

Rio 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

August 5, 2016
Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Stephanie Meadow joins Team Ireland golfers at Rio 2016

July 19, 2016
19 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) are today pleased to confirm that Stephanie Meadow has been chosen to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.   Stephanie Meadow, from Jordanstown, becomes the fourth golfer competing for Team Ireland at […]

Team Ireland select three golfers for Rio 2016

July 14, 2016
14 July 2016 – Dublin, Ireland:       The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) are delighted to announce that Padraig Harrington, Seamus Power and Leona Maguire will represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio this August. Redmond O’Donoghue, Chairman of the Confederation of Golf in […]

Statement on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for Rio 2016

June 23, 2016
OCI Statement on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 23 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland respects the decision taken by Graeme McDowell to make himself unavailable for consideration for the Irish Olympic Golf Team. It is important to re-emphasise that Graeme’s decision was taken for personal reasons […]

OCI Statement on Rio McIlroy's Decision Concerning Rio 2016

June 22, 2016
There is an opportunity for another Irish golfer to take up the chance to become an Olympian and participate in golf’s historic return to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence.

McIlroy wins Irish Open Golf

May 23, 2016
Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who secured his first win of the season by producing a dramatic finale in the Irish Open, his home tournament, at the K Club. McIlroy trailed Scotland's Russell Knox by one shot with three holes to play but outstanding second shots at the 16th and 18th helped him to the birdie […]

Irish Open Golf

May 19, 2016
The Irish Open begins this Thursday, with a glittering array of talent gearing up to do battle at the K Club, including all of our top Irish Golfers and Team Ireland Olympic contenders hoping to impress in front of the home crowds. In a few months time attention will turn to Rio 2016 and golf''s […]

Rio 2016 Golf Test Event

February 18, 2016
Rio 2016 has confirmed the details of the golf test event that will be staged at the newly constructed Olympic Golf Course on 8 March. The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge will feature nine leading Brazilian players, five men and four women, playing an exhibition event in the stroke play format. Team Ireland Chef de Mission Kevin […]

World Golf Championship Success for Lowry

August 10, 2015
Congratulations to Ireland's Shane Lowry who held off the challenge of three major champions to claim the biggest victory of his career and a cheque for €1.45m after a stunning final round of 66 at Firestone Country and climbs 29 places in the world rankings to move to 19th in the world and boosts his […]

Mehaffey and Hendrick Excel

April 30, 2015
Top Irish golf prospect Olivia Mehaffey and World Youth Olympic canoe Medallist Robert Hendrick inspired by their experiences at the Nanjing  Youth Olympics in 2014  have made significant progress in recent weeks. Mehaffey defied harsh conditions at one of golf's toughest courses, Royal Troon, and collected the most prestigious prize yet in her career, the Helen Holm Trophy. Mehaffey, […]

McIlroy wins in Dubai

February 2, 2015
What an opening statement to 2015 from the world No 1 Rory McIlroy. Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who played superb golf on the way to beating the fast-finishing Swede Alexander Noren by three shots and he joins Nick Faldo and Severiano Ballesteros as the only Europeans in history to have won at least four majors and […]

Rory McIlroy Sport-Person of the Year

December 22, 2014
Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who was named RTÉ Sport - Person of the Year for the second time last night. It was a remarkable year for the golf world number one, which included winning two Majors, the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and the PGA Championship at Valhalla. He also played a leading role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory. […]

Rio 2016 Golf Course

September 1, 2014
The Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course in Barra da Tijuca is looking greener every day. With 59% of construction now completed, grass has been sown on five of the eighteen holes, with irrigation reaching more than two-thirds of the course. “After this stage comes the ‘bedding-in’ period, during which we monitor the growth of this […]

Golfer Mehaffey named as Flag Bearer

August 28, 2014
Golfer Olivia Mehaffey has been chosen as Team Ireland Flag Bearer for this evenings Nanjing 2014 Closing Ceremony (1pm Irish Time - http://www.olympic.org/) . Chef de Mission Martin Burke said that "Mehaffey has been a great asset to the overall team during the Games as an individual performer and within the team context" Mehaffey said […]

Mixed Golf Round 2

August 25, 2014
Kevin Le Blanc and  Olivia Mehaffey are in 27th position on +5 over par after two rounds of the Youth Olympic Games mixed golf competition. The current leaders are  Emily Pederson and Alex Pultz on -7 under par. Teams are made up of one male and one female player. Players are primarily from the same NOC, […]

Mixed Team Golf

August 22, 2014
Team Ireland golfers Kevin Le Blanc and Olivia Mehaffey will play in the Mixed Team Event.         We are awaiting the draw sheet. The entry list can be accessed here http://result.nanjing2014.org/IRS/resYO2014/pdf/YO2014/GO/YO2014_GO_C32C_GOX400000.pdf The competition schedule can be accessed here http://result.nanjing2014.org/IRS/resYO2014/pdf/YO2014/GO/YO2014_GO_C08_GO0000000.pdf   Mixed Team event format Teams are made up of one male and […]

Le Blanc 16th in Boys Golf

August 21, 2014
Congratulations to Team Ireland's Kevin Le Blanc who finished 16th in the men's Nanjing 2014 Golf Tournament. He shot a three round total of 217 , finishing +1 for the tournament (73,71,73). The Gold medal went to  Renato Paratore (Italy) on-11 , Silver to Sweden's Marcus Kinult (-9) and Bronze to Danthai Booma (Thailand) on […]

Mehaffey Top 20 in Women's Golf

August 21, 2014
Congratulations to Olivia Mehaffey who finished in 20th position in the 2014 Nanjing YOG Golf Tournament. She finished with a third round 79 for a +11 total. The Gold Medal was awarded to Korea's Lee Soyoung who finished on -14. Silver medal awared to Taipei's Ssu-Chia Cheng -11 Bronze Medal to Thailand's Supamas Sangchan -7. Only six golfers […]

Mehaffey joint 13th

August 20, 2014
Ireland's Olivia Mehaffey shot a +3 over par round today in the Nanjing Women's Golf Competition and is currently in joint 13th place on +4 over par. Mehaffey was out in 38 (+2) and back in 37 (+1) shooting 4 bogeys and 1 birdie and 13 pars within her 2nd round. The current leader is Lee Soyoung […]

Le Blanc shoots -1 second round

August 20, 2014
Ireland's Kevin Le Blanc had another excellent round at the Nanjing 2014 Boys singles golf competition. Le Blanc carded 4 birdies and 3 bogeys for a one under par round of 71, leaving him on Level Par for the tournament. He has moved up to 13th place overall with one round remaining. The tournament leader is […]

McIlroy wins USPGA

August 11, 2014
Congratulations to Rory McIlroy on winning the US PGA Championship. McIlroy is the first player since Padraig Harrington in 2008 to win back-to-back majors, his victories in the Open Championship and US PGA also sandwiched by a first World Golf Championship win in the Bridgestone Invitational last week. Lifting the Wanamaker Trophy for the second […]
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