Modern Pentathlon News

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! http://www.pentathlon.org/calendar/results/?id=124 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: http://www.pentathlon.org/calendar/results/?id=124  

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 […]

Modern Pentathlon Open Indoor Competition-Hungary

January 19, 2015
Hungarian Open Indoor Competition Budapest, Hungary 17th – 18th January   2015 Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe finished in an agonising fourth place in the first competition of the 2015. The Irish Olympian was in touching distance of the podium throughout today's competition until the last few steps of the run where he collapsed in sheer exhaustion […]

Brazil Delegation visit OCI

December 3, 2014
The Olympic Council of Ireland hosted a visit from Rio Organizing Committee 2016 Group Sports Manager Lt Col. Jaoo Gustavo Ribeiro de Cerqueira-Lima Neto  together with, Brazil Modern Pentathlon Head Coach Lt. Col. Alexandre Magno Vieira França and Maj. Guilherme Faria da Silva Defence Ministery - Brazil Military Sports Commission and interim Team Ireland PD Andy […]

Natalya inspires Ashbourne Pupils

November 6, 2014
Irish Olympian Natalya Coyle recently spent time with pupils and staff at Ashbourne Community School. Natalya is involved in the Olympic Council of Ireland schools initiative. The programme features outstanding Irish Olympians sharing experiences about the positive impact sport has had on their lives within their local community. Olympians inspire the students to follow their sporting dreams […]

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 […]

Team Ireland's Postive Performance Environment

September 24, 2013
Natalya Coyle and Darren O'Neill reflect on the positive performance environment within Team Ireland during the London Olympic Games.

Natalya Coyle Modern Pentathlon

September 20, 2013
Natayla Coyle Ireland's Modern Pentathlete who finished ninth in the London 2012 Games talks about her multi sports training schedule, the complexities of her sport, her support team and future ambition.

World Silver for Coyle and Bailey

February 26, 2013
Natalya Coyle and Eanna Bailey made history in the US on Sunday where they won Ireland’s first medal at a World Cup competition. The pair claimed silver in the mixed relay event of the modern pentathlon in Palm Springs, California. Both athletes produced an excellent display in the fencing to score 31 victories and 21 […]

Hungarian Indoor Competition 2013

February 4, 2013
Pentathlon Ireland secured three top ten finishes at the Hungarian Indoor competition this weekend with Natalya Coyle narrowly missing out on the medals by finishing 4th, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe in 5th and Eanna Bailey in 9th. Further success was achieved by the High Performance Programme’s Development athletes with Kate Coleman Lenehan 17th, Sive Brassil 19th, Naomi […]

Olympic News - Last Minute Call Up For Lanigan-O'Keeffe

July 23, 2012
Ireland's Modern Pentathlon challenge at London 2012 doubled overnight with the news that 20 year old Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe from Kilkenny has received a late call up to Team Ireland.   Arthur replaces a Polish competitor who has withdrawn and joins Natalya Coyle on Ireland's Modern Pentathlon team.   At 20, he is one of the […]

Pentathlon World Cup China

May 25, 2012
Natalya Coyle finished 21st in the 2012 World Cup Final in China today. The 21-year-old athlete headed into today’s competition occupying a qualification position for the Olympic Games but given the unpredictable nature of the sport, Coyle was not taking anything for granted.  Today’s result seems to be enough to keep her within the qualification […]

World Cup 3

April 16, 2012
Having qualified for all three Finals in the World Cup competitions so far in 2012, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe is starting to feel like he belongs in the mix with the top pentathletes in the World. Lanigan-O’Keeffe had a rollercoaster day of competition with highs and lows but the Junior athlete’s final placing of 22nd is an […]

Lanigan-O'Keeffe World Cup 2

March 20, 2012
Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe completed an excellent competition to finish 20th in World Cup 2 in Rio. After qualifying for only his second ever final, Lanigan-O’Keeffe performed well across all five events to help keep his Olympic qualification ambitions alive.  In the fencing, Lanigan-O’Keeffe started well, outclassing many of his opponents. After one third, he had scored […]

Coyle qualifies for final

March 16, 2012
Just five days since her 18th position finish at World Cup 1 in the USA, Natalya Coyle impressed once again as she eased her was through the qualification competition at World Cup 2 in Rio. Coyle’s swimming and fencing placed her 11th but an assured combined run/shoot performance saw her cross the finish line in […]

Coyle's progress noted by IOC

October 4, 2011
After becoming the first Irish Modern Pentathlete to qualify for the World Cup Final, Natalya Coyle is targeting next year’s Olympic Games in London, thanks to her Olympic Solidarity Scholarship through the Olympic Council of Ireland. Coyle is one of five Irish athletes on the scheme which also includes, Barry Watkins (Canoe Flatwater), Sam Watson […]

Coyle improves world ranking

September 12, 2011
Natalya Coyle continues to improve her World rankings towards her goal of Olympic qualification. Having only started to compete at International level 18 months ago, its just reward to the faith the National Federation, the Olympic Council and the Sports Council have in her programme. Natalya at the weekend finished 32nd in the World Championship Final. As […]

Modern Pentathlon

August 1, 2011
Natalya Coyle, an Olympic Council scholarship athlete,  finished a creditable 30th in the senior Modern Pentathlon European Championships today. In a highly competitive field, where eight athletes claimed qualification places for the 2012 Olympic Games, the young Irish athlete showed good composure and determination. Natalya began in fencing where she scored 10 victories and 25defeats […]

Modern Pentahlon Europeans

July 29, 2011
The Irish Modern Pentathlon team is currently represented by three athletes at the Senior European Championships in Medway, UK. Prior to the event Natalya Coyle, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe and Eanna Bailey were all looking to perform well at this Olympic qualification event. The top eight athletes will gain automatic qualification for the London 2012 Olympic and with […]

Interview with Natalya Coyle

July 20, 2011
Modern Pentathlete talks to Jaqui Hurley

World 5th for Coyle and Bailey

April 19, 2011
Modern Pentathlon success for Irish Pair

World Cup 2 in Sardinia

April 18, 2011
Modern Pentathlon Natayla Coyle in action

Hungarian Indoor Championships 5th & 6th February 2011

February 7, 2011
The Irish trio of Natalya Coyle, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe and Eanna Bailey showed some excellent form at the Hungarian Indoor Championships this weekend. Natalya finished 5th in the women’s competition while Arthur was 11th and Eanna 19th in the Men’s event.

Modern Pentathlon World Congress

November 24, 2010
Brendan Walsh and Michael Collins represented Pentathlon Ireland at the 2010 UIPM Congress in Riga recently at which the future of Modern Pentathlon, including the implementation of the laser system, was debated.

Introduction to Modern Pentathlon

January 1, 2010
The combination of five completely different sports constitutes Modern Pentathlon, the most demanding sport of the Olympic Games. Pentathletes compete in the course of one day, in the following five disciplines: Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, Riding, and Cross-country running. Modern Pentathlon men and women athletes need to have strength, endurance, quick reflexes and concentration, in order to meet the high demands of the sport. For contact details of Modern Pentathlon Association of Ireland please click on Full story

Modern Pentathlon format changes for London

November 26, 2008
The format of the Modern Pentathlon is to be changed for London 2012 after the sport's governing body voted to combine the disciplines of shooting and running into one event.

World Class Award for Modern Pentathlon Federation in Ireland

November 25, 2008
The Modern Pentathlon Association of Ireland was rewarded for the enormous success of the Youth B European Championships held in Dublin in July 2008, with an award from the Modern Pentathlon International Governing Body, UIPM at the World Congress in Guatemala.

Modern Pentathlon takes off in Ireland

July 15, 2008
Irelands newest Olympic sport reached the most significant milestone of its development in Dublin on Sunday, when the European Youth Modern Pentathlon Championships drew to a close.
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