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Final Results from EYOF Banska Bystrica

July 30, 2022
FINAL RESULTS Athletics (11 top tens) BRONZE Boy’s 1500m – Sean Cronin Final 3rd with 4:02.81 4th Girl’s 800m Heats – Nicole Dinan Heats 2:12.27 (PB), Finals – 4th with 2:12.92 4th Girl’s 3000m Final – Clodagh Gill Final 9:47.25 (PB) 4th Boy’s 3000m Final – Cormac Dixon Finals 8:28.62 5th Boy’s 200m – Toby […]


July 27, 2022
Team Ireland Athletes Continue to Shine in Slovakia Following on from Sean Cronin’s sensational bronze medal run yesterday, a quieter day of action for Team Ireland saw Irish competition in athletics, badminton, gymnastics, judo and tennis at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banska Bystrica which runs from the 25 – 30 July.  Athletics […]

EYOF Banska Bystrica - Schedule 25 July

July 25, 2022
BETHANY MCCAULEY AND SAM COLEMAN LEAD OUT TEAM IRELAND AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EYOF TONIGHT Competition in the largest multi-sport event for youths in Europe begins Flagbearers Bethany McCauley (Judo) and Sam Coleman (Cycling) lead out Team Ireland in the Opening Ceremony of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia last […]

Team Ireland Athletes at the EYOF Banska Bystrica 2022

July 24, 2022
Thirty three athletes have been selected across seven sports to compete at the European Youth Olympic Fedstival which takes place in Banska Bystrica in Slovakia from the 25-30 July 2022. Details on all the athletes can be found below: Name DOB Location Sport Event Club Coach Amy-Jo Kierans '03/10/2006 Monaghan Athletics Medley Relay (F) Oriel […]

Thirty-Three athletes across seven sports to compete for Team Ireland at the EYOF

July 13, 2022
The Permanent TSB Flagbearers will be Bethany McCauley (Judo) and Sam Coleman (Cycling) The Olympic Federation of Ireland has today named thirty-three athletes who will compete across seven sports in the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) later this month. The multi-sport event that is aimed at athletes aged 14-17 years, will take place in […]


July 29, 2021
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy were crowned Olympic champions in Tokyo this morning, as they rowed home to gold in a thrilling final of the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls in a time of 6:06.43, to pip the Germans to first place. In a thrilling race, the Skibbereen crew were sitting in second place for much […]


July 28, 2021
Ireland’s first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was secured in rowing this morning as the superb Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won an Olympic bronze in thrilling fashion. The Irish quartet were lying fifth at the halfway mark and, as they passed the 1000m mark, they […]


July 13, 2021
Fletcher Siblings Officially Selected to Represent Ireland in Tokyo 2020 Team Ireland has officially selected the Judo team who will be competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. For the first time Irish athletes will be competing in both the male and female events, as siblings Megan Fletcher and Ben Fletcher will compete in what […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

April 16, 2018
Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]

Bronze for Ben Fletcher at Grand Prix Antalya Turkey

April 9, 2018
Ben Fletcher added to his 2018 medal haul and took bronze at the Grand Prix in Antalya Turkey this weekend, the IJF report on the U100kg Men noted the following: ‘ 100kg: Azeri starlet wins Junior World Championships final rematch Junior World Championships winner Zelym KOTSOIEV (AZE) won a rematch of 2017 Junior Worlds final […]

Historic Olympian Bows Out

December 22, 2017
Belfast's Lisa Kearney, who, in 2012, became the first Irish female judoka to represent Ireland in an Olympic Games, has just announced her retirement. She was also a Commonwealth bronze medallist (52kg) in 2014 but a knee injury in 2015 dashed her hopes of qualifying for Rio. The 28-year-old won 11 World Cup medals during […]

Keith Gough received his 6th Dan

October 12, 2015
Keith Gough (Judo) received his 6th Dan belt from Pat Hickey at the Swords Judo Club on Saturday 10th October. Keith's achievements are as follows:- 1991 Swiss Open Bronze 1993 Belgian Open Silver 1993 Scottish Open Gold World Championships Qualifier Olympian 1992 Barcelona Full Time athlete living/training abroad National Squad Manager 2013 to date 1992 […]

Kearney out of Baku through injury

April 17, 2015
Irish Olympian Lisa Kearney has been forced out of the Baku European Games through injury . Kearney has also revealed that a knee injury will prevent her from qualifying for the Rio Games. Qualification for Judo at the Olympics is based on the IJF’s world ranking, where Kearney would have to earn a place in […]

Bronze for Kearney in Turkey

March 30, 2015
Well done to Lisa Kearney who won Bronze  at the IJF Grand Prix in Samsun Turkey, an Olympic qualification event over the weekend. Kearney is an OCI scholarship athlete and benefits from a monthly grant towards vital training and preparation costs in their quest to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.  

European Judo Championships will take part during European Games in Baku

February 21, 2015
EOC, EJU and BEGOC agree for 2015 European Judo Championships to be hosted in Azerbaijan from June 25-28 as part of inaugural European Games. 21 February 2015: The European Olympic Committees (EOC), the European Judo Union (EJU) and the Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) are pleased to announce that the 2015 European Judo […]

Rio Scholarships Announced

September 30, 2014
The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

February 2, 2014
We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Kearney out on Golden Score

July 28, 2012
Lisa Kearney lost her bout to China's Wu Shugen in 48 kilograms division in the judo competition at the London Games. Kearney, from Belfast, who received a bye into the round of 16 went down by the ‘Golden Score’, having entered overtime level with the world number two at one point apiece. Shugen prevailed after […]

Kearney secures place

April 26, 2012
Subject to official confirmation early next week, Lisa Kearney has qualified for the London 2012 Games. Following a long and tough qualification process, Lisa & her coach Ciaran Ward have been duly rewarded with an Olympic place this summer. The Irish Judo Association said " we'd  like extend their best wishes to Lisa's parents & family […]

Kearney’s coach stays positive

February 27, 2012
Lisa Kearney has not been able to compete recently due to the knee injury she picked up in her 5th Place in the World Cup event in Sofia. Her coach Ciaran Ward said, “we could have thrown her back in if absolutely necessary but the risk was tearing the knee completely and finishing the season. […]

Masters invite for Kearney

January 5, 2012
Irish Judo's first invite to the IJF World Masters Lisa Kearney will compete for Ireland in the IJF's 2012 Elite Event.  The IJF World Masters is exclusively for the Top 16 Judoka in the World in each category.  The invitation event is in its third year and this year will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, […]

Silver in Samoa

November 16, 2011
Two recent IJF World Circuit results have further strengthened Lisa Kearney's bid for 2012 Olympic qualification. Following the World Cup Bronze in Kazakhstan, Lisa represented Ireland at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  A credible performance produced a 5th place finish that included a notable win over 2011 Grand Slam & Grand Prix medalist Elena Moretti […]

World Cup Medal No 5 for Kearney

September 26, 2011
It may have taken a while to record the first World Cup medal of 2011, but it arrived in style in Almaty, Kazakhstan this weekend. A comprehensive quarter final win against 12 time World Cup/Grand Slam medallist Olha Sukha of the Ukraine, was the springboard forKearney's medal winning performance.  The semi final against former European […]

Irish Open 2011

September 26, 2011
The Irish Open 2011 will be a two day event held at City West Convention Centre in Saggart Co Dublin weekend 22nd & 23rd October 2011. All details can be found on our website http://www.irishjudoassociation.ie/events , the Irish Open 2011 Entry Form is available there for download & http://www.specialneedsjudo.com/  the Irish Open 2011 SN Entry […]

Lifetime Achievement Award - Mr Paddy McMahon

January 26, 2011
All Ireland Judo Championships, Killarney 22nd January 2011

Gold Medal for Lisa Kearney

November 15, 2010
Ireland's Lisa Kearney became the first Irish Judo player ever to win an Olympic Qualifying event

World Cup Bronze for Kearney

November 5, 2010
Lisa Kearney produced the finest performance of her fledgling career to win her third World Cup medal in twelve months. In the 2010 GB Judo World Cup, the -48kg category was particularly strong.  28 athletes from 21 countries including World, European, Asian and Pan American medalists all competed for valuable Olympic qualifying points. After a […]





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