Modern Pentathlon News

Coyle eases into final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia II

April 16, 2021
Ireland’s Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil encountered mixed fortunes in their attempts to qualify for the women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia II. Coyle’s progression was never in doubt and she crossed the line just one second behind the winner of her semi-final with 1,024 points. Competing in the same qualification group, Brassil […]

Tokyo-bound Natalya Coyle aiming to sharpen up in Sofia

April 14, 2021
With 100 days to go until the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Natalya Coyle is aiming to sharpen her epee and improve her fencing form in Sofia this week. Coyle and her Irish team-mate Sive Brassil will compete in the last event of the regular season, UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia (II), in the coming […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe finishes 22nd in Pentathlon World Cup Sofia (I)

April 10, 2021
Ireland’s Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe stepped up his bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a respectable result in his first elite final in 13 months. The Kilkenny pentathlete finished 22nd at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia (I) to get back on track after a tough start to the Olympic season. So tight […]

Brassil finishes 27th in part one of World Cup Sofia double-header

April 9, 2021
Sive Brassil edged ever closer to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a gutsy performance in the women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia (I). The Galway pentathlete finished 27th – one place ahead of Poland’s Rio 2016 bronze medallist Oktawia Nowacka – amid a stellar field in the Bulgarian capital. Although she […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe cruises into final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I

April 8, 2021
Ireland’s Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe rediscovered his form to comfortably qualify for the men’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I. The Kilkenny pentathlete, 29, finished second in a fast qualification group with 1,129 points to rank second overall of 99 competing athletes, easily securing one of the 36 berths in the final on Saturday (10 […]

Brassil impresses in qualifying at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I

April 7, 2021
Ireland’s Sive Brassil qualified for the women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I with plenty to spare. The Galway pentathlete, 27, finished fourth in her qualification group with 1,002 points to rank fifth overall of 82 competing athletes, easily securing one of the 36 berths in the final on Friday (9 April). […]

Ireland’s Sive Brassil poised for action in Sofia double-header

April 6, 2021
After a nine-hour drive across Southern Europe, Ireland’s Sive Brassil is aiming to plot a course for Tokyo as she steps up her bid for Olympic qualification over the next fortnight. Brassil and her Irish team-mate Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe left Budapest after competing at the opening event of the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup season and […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe falls short of final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

March 25, 2021
Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe found the going tough in his first competition for 13 months and fell short of qualifying for the men’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest. The Kilkenny pentathlete, 29, finished 16th in his qualification group with 1,029 points to rank 50th of 92 athletes overall, and was eliminated with only 36 […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe chases Olympic qualification in UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup series

March 24, 2021
Two-time Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe is focusing on performances, not results, in the next two months as he bids to secure his place at a third Games. The Kilkenny pentathlete is playing catch-up in the UIPM Olympic World Rankings despite winning bronze in the only elite competition that took place last year – UIPM 2020 Pentathlon […]

Coyle and Brassil reach women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

March 24, 2021
Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil each made a solid start to their season at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest after qualifying for the women’s final. Coyle, 30, finished 6th in her qualification group with 1,053 points, guaranteeing her participation in Friday’s final. The resumption of elite modern pentathlon competition after 13 months also ended […]

Coyle and Brassil poised to return at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

March 23, 2021
After a 13-month hiatus, Ireland’s elite pentathletes are ready to return to the competitive arena with Olympic goals still at the forefront of their minds. UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest (March 24-28) marks the continuation of qualification for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a 13-month hiatus. Natalya Coyle, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe and Sive […]


December 18, 2020
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is pleased to announce the first three sports that have been officially confirmed from the previously announced provisional list of sports, that will make up a comprehensive and varied sports programme, including a number of Olympic Sports, for the European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023. Canoe, Taekwondo and Modern Pentathlon have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pentathlon Ireland and Trinity College Dublin join forces to host UIPM 2018 Laser Run World Championships

September 21, 2018
Pentathlon Ireland is teaming up with the world-renowned Trinity College Dublin to deliver Ireland’s first global pentathlon competition later this month. Almost 400 athletes of all ages from 22 countries have registered to take part in the 4th UIPM Laser Run World Championships and they will do so in the historic surrounds of Trinity College […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe finishes 9th in European Championships

July 23, 2018
As a former champion and a man in the form of his life, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe went into the men’s individual final at the ECMP European Championships with high hopes, only to end the day with mixed emotions after finishing ninth. On the one hand, it was the Kilkenny star’s second-highest finish at the Europeans, where […]

Team silver for Irish women at European Championships as Natalya Coyle finishes 5th

July 23, 2018
Irish modern pentathlon is celebrating another landmark achievement after Natalya Coyle, Eilidh Prise and Sive Brassil joined forces to win women’s team silver at the 2018 ECMP European Championships in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. World No.5 Coyle finished 5th in the individual standings, with Prise 11th and Brassil 21st – all three enjoying their highest-ever finish at senior […]

Great results in UIPM Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria

May 29, 2018
Congratulations to Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe and Natalya Coyle who won Gold and Silver medals in the Individual Men’s and Women’s competitions at the UIPM Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria last weekend. Arthur started his final strongly with a 3rd place in the swimming phase and followed this up by winning the fencing section […]

Silver medals for Pentathlon Ireland

May 10, 2018
Two of our Pentathletes, Mike Healy and Kate Coleman, won silver medals in the Mixed Relay in UIPM's World Cup 3 in Hungary at the weekend and one of our Olympians, Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe came 8th in the Men's individual competition. In the Mixed Relay competition, Kate and Mike started with a strong swim coming […]

Coyle and Lanigan-O'Keefe Retain Gold

June 26, 2017
Congratulations to Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe who retained their mixed relay gold at the modern pentathlon World Cup final in Lithuania yesterday. The pair began the final laser-run event in the lead, having built up a 23-second advantage allowing them to follow up on last year's US success.  Coyle ran the first two laps […]

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 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

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

Team Ireland Grows For Rio 2016 with Cycling and Modern Pentathlon

June 17, 2016
First ever track cyclist and modern pentathlon’s Natalya Coyle bring Team Ireland to 54 Athletes 17 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to announce jointly with Cycling Ireland and Pentathlon Ireland, that a further four athletes have been selected to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 […]

Relay Gold for Coyle and O'Keefe

May 9, 2016
Ireland's Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe won the Mixed Relay gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sarasota, Florida on Sunday night. They produced a superb performance in the Combined event win to come home champions to go one better than the silver medal they won last year. It was an especially satisfying triumph for the Irish because […]

Lanigan O'Keefe European Champion

August 24, 2015
Congratulations once again to Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe - the new European Modern Pentathlon Champion in what was an historic day for Irish Sport in Bath. Arthur became the first ever Irish pentathlete to win gold and sealed his place in the 2016 Olympic Games in the process.  Arthur put in an outstanding performance in all disciplines, […]

Natalya Coyle Modern Pentathlon

June 10, 2015
Our Rio 2016 Olympic Council of Ireland Scholarship athlete Natalya Coyle gives us her first blog on the #roadtorio. Hi, my name is Natalya Coyle and I am an Olympic solidarity athlete in the sport of Modern Pentathlon. For my first blog I thought I’d start with the basics! Modern Pentathlon consists of 5 sports, […]

World Silver for Coyle and Lanigan-OKeefe

March 23, 2015
Arthur Lanigan-OKeefe and Natalya Coyle have won a Silver Medal at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Cairo this afternoon. That's two consecutive World Cup Mixed Relay medals - fantastic result - well done! Pos Name Nation Total Fencing Swimming Riding Combined Handi- cap PWR pts pos wins pts pos time pts pos pts […]

World Cup Success for O'Keefe

March 23, 2015
Congratulation to Arthur Lanigan O'Keefe on finishing 9th at the World Cup 2 in Cairo over the weekend. Arthur is competing again today along with Natalya Coyle in the World Cup mixed relay. Full results of the men's World Cup 2 here:  

World Silver for Coyle and Lanigan-O'Keefe

February 23, 2015
Congratulations to Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan - O'Keefe who won silver in the mixed relay event at the Sarasota World Cup at the weekend. Irish Olympians,  Lanigan-O’Keeffe and  Coyle moved from eighth to second in the final combined run/shoot event. Ireland scored 15 victories in fencing to begin the day in sixth position. Coyle […]



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