Gymnastics News

McClenaghan 5th In European Pommel Final

April 24, 2021
21 year-old gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan finished in 5th place with a score of 13.566 after an unlucky fall while debuting an upgraded routine in the Pommel Horse final at the 2021 European Gymnastics Championships. It was an incredibly dramatic final with 5 out of the 8 finalists falling in what was the first major […]

Slevin & Steele deliver as Ireland’s first All-Around European Gymnastics Finalists

April 23, 2021
17 year-old gymnast Emma Slevin finished 19th in the Women’s All-Around European Final nailing a clean competition and improving on her ranking from qualifications. Aside from a stumble on vault 23 year-old Adam Steele had an excellent competition finishing in 21st position.  Slevin scored 12.300 on Floor; 13.233 on Vault; 12.400 on Uneven Bars & […]

Slevin bests qualifications ranking finishing 19th in Women’s All-Around European Final

April 23, 2021
17 year-old gymnast Emma Slevin finished 19th in the Women’s All-Around European Final nailing a clean competition and improving on her ranking from qualifications.  Emma scored 12.300 on Floor; 13.233 on Vault; 12.400 on Uneven Bars & 11.900 on the Balance Beam giving her an All-Around total of 49.833 as Irelands first senior All-Around European […]

McClenaghan & Steele join Slevin in Historic European Gymnastics Finals

April 22, 2021
Rhys McClenaghan and Adam Steele have joined Emma Slevin in qualifying for finals at the 2021 European Gymnastics Championships.  McClenaghan, 2018 European Champion and 2019 World bronze medallist on Pommel, today secured his place in the Pommel Horse top-8 Final qualifying in 1st position with a score of 14.766.  McClenaghan, who has his eyes firmly […]

History maker Emma Slevin qualifies for European Gymnastics All-Around Finals

April 21, 2021
Tokyo 2021 first reserve Meg Ryan and Youth Olympic Games finalist Emma Slevin competed this evening in the women’s qualification round of the 2021 European Gymnastics Championships. Slevin from Renmore Gymnastics Club in Galway, and Ryan from Douglas Gymnastics Club in Cork, who both haven’t competed in approximately 18 months due to Covid19, competed in Subdivision 4 - […]

Irish Gymnasts set to compete at the European Championships in Gymnastics

April 20, 2021
Team Ireland have arrived in Switzerland and are ready to compete in the final Tokyo qualifier at the 2021 European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in Besel.    First up are teammates Meg Ryan and Emma Slevin who will compete in the Women’s qualifiers which is due to take place tomorrow, Wednesday 21st April at 5.30pm Irish time.    […]

Gymnastics: Team Announcement - European Championships

April 9, 2021
Gymnastics Ireland is pleased to announce our team for the 2021 European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics which will take place in Basel, Switzerland from 21st to 25th April... GYMNASTS Rhys McClenaghan (Men's) Adam Steele (Men's) Emma Slevin (Women's) Meg Ryan (Women's) COACHES Luke Carson (Men's) Will Banthorpe (Men's) Sally Batley (Women's) Emma Hamill (Women's) JUDGES Colm Murray […]

European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]

#TalentUnleashed: “We only get one shot, 60 seconds to shine” – Rhys McClenaghan, Indeed Ambassador and Irish Olympic Gymnast

March 3, 2020
A medal at the Olympic Summer Games…a dream countless elite athletes spend decades preparing for. A dream that for young Irish gymnast, first time Olympic hopeful and Indeed ambassador Rhys McClenaghan, all hinges on one shot and a routine which lasts under 60 seconds. Supporting and following Rhys on his extraordinary journey, Team Ireland partner and […]

Gymnast of the Year McClenaghan shines at Awards

October 19, 2019
Gymnast of the Year McClenaghan shines at the 2019 Marsh Gymnastics Ireland National Awards Rhys McClenaghan was named the Gymnast of the Year tonight at the 2019 Gymnastics Ireland National Awards in partnership with Marsh Ireland. Only last weekend McClenaghan made history by securing Irelands first podium finish at a World Gymnastics Championships by hitting […]


October 15, 2019
McClenaghan cements his global star status with World Championships Bronze.   Rhys McClenaghan claimed bronze medal in a historic day for Ireland and the sport of gymnastics as he secured the first ever World Championships medal for the country on pommel-horse today at the apparatus finals in Stuttgart with a huge score of 15.400.   […]

2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Stuttgart – Team Announcement

September 30, 2019
Gymnastics Ireland is happy to announce the selected Artistic gymnasts to compete at the upcoming 2019 World Gymnastics Championships, taking place from 4th -13th October in Stuttgart.   The 2019 World Championships is a qualification competition for Tokyo 2020 and the Irish gymnasts will have an opportunity to qualify through the Apparatus and All-Around competitions. […]

EYOF Team Ireland Gymnastics Squad

July 19, 2019
GYMNASTICS IN EYOF   What to expect The gymnastics venue is the National Gymnastics Arena (MGA) which is a bit of a drive from the centre but is close to the Athletes Village. Team Ireland is represented by two young, talented gymnasts, Caoimhe Donohoe and Eve McGibbon who will compete in the All Around event […]


June 22, 2019
Team Ireland had six athletes in action across four sports on the second day of the European Games in Minsk. Two finals were contested by Team Ireland today with Alice Sharpe finished in 25th place in the Cycling Women’s Cycling Road Race and Nathon Burns was 7th in the Judo Men’s Half-light Weight 66kg. Boxers […]

McClenaghan hits Pommel gold at the 2019 World Cup, Slovenia

June 2, 2019
Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan has won gold in the pommel-horse final today at the 2019 FIG World Challenge Cup in Koper, Slovenia with an impressive score of 15.450. Only last week McClenaghan returned to podium securing a silver medal at the World Cup pommel final in China after a long period of post shoulder surgery […]

McClenaghan back on podium at China World Cup

May 22, 2019
Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan won silver in the Pommel-horse final with a score of 14.600 at today’s FIG World Challenge Cup in Zhaoqing, China. This is McClenaghan’s first time competing after a long period of post shoulder surgery recovery.   Commenting on the achievement CEO of Gymnastics Ireland, Mr. Ciaran Gallagher said:   ‘Superb result […]

McClenaghan wins big at 2018 JLT Gymnastics Ireland National Awards

November 21, 2018
Radisson Blu, Dublin:  Gymnastics Ireland's annual gala awards night took place on Saturday 17th November in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, to celebrate another hugely successful year for the sport of gymnastics in Ireland. 200 guests took to the red carpet for the JLT Gymnastics Ireland National Awards for a night that saw 29 recipients […]

Qualifications at the 2018 Gymnastic World Championships

October 30, 2018
Team Ireland gymnasts Adam Steele, Andrew Smith and Rhys McClenaghan competed at the Men’s Artistic qualifiers in the World Championships in Doha today. Highest score was 13.766 by Adam Steele on Vault with an All-Around score of 76.864. European Championships and Commonwealth Games pommel-horse gold medallist Rhys McClenaghan had two unlucky falls so unfortunately will […]


October 16, 2018
Fifth place for Slevin in the balance beam, 14th for Miranda Tcheuthchoua in the women’s 3kg hammer throw while Team Ireland golfers Kitt and Crowley Walsh finished up T13 in the Mixed Team event.   Gymnastics: Emma Slevin has finished fifth in the balance beam finals at the Youth Olympic Games with a score of […]


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 […]


October 9, 2018
Strong performances in the evening session of Day One at the Youth Olympic Games see McSharry and Coyne progress through to women’s 50m breaststroke final and Nyugyen winning in men’s doubles. Badminton: Dublin’s Nhat Nguyen paired with Great Britain’s Christopher Grimley to win in the men’s doubles, and with Hungary’s Vivien Sandorhazi in the mixed […]


October 8, 2018
Today saw a first round win for badminton player Nhat Nguyen in men’s singles, as well as first heat wins for Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke event. Badminton: Dubliner, Nhat was the first Irish in action this morning in the Badminton singles where he met Kettiya Keoxay (LAO) in the […]

Galway’s Emma Slevin announced as Ireland’s Flag Bearer for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

October 6, 2018
The Olympic Federation of Ireland is delighted to announce that gymnast, Galway’s Emma Slevin will be Ireland’s flag bearer at the Parade of Nations during the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Saturday, 06 October.   Emma, who competed as part of Team Ireland at the European Youth Olympics Festival back […]

Athlete Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018

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 […]

October Newsletter Sports Roundup

October 2, 2018
Hockey: The Irish women's team’s remarkable run to the Hockey World Cup final in London, the pinnacle of the sport outside of the Olympic Games, earned them an historic silver medal. Coached by Graham Shaw and captained by Katie Mullan, the hockey team's thrilling sequence of matches got the whole country behind them and their […]

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 […]

Rhys McClenaghan made history!

August 13, 2018
Congratulations to Rhys McClenaghan, who made history yesterday by winning Ireland’s first ever European gymnastics medal after taking gold on the pommel horse in at the European Championships in Glasgow. The 19-year-old, the first Irish gymnast ever to make the final, secured top spot with a score of fantastic score 15.300, beating the personal best […]



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