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HARRINGTON TO BOX FOR GOLD IN TOKYO AFTER DETERMINED SEMI-FINAL WIN THIS MORNING

August 5, 2021
Kellie Harrington will box for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this coming Sunday as she put in a tough and gritty performance in her semi-final bout against Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand this morning, to take the win – and a minimum silver medal – on a 3-2 split decision. They were neck-and-neck throughout, […]

DIVER TANYA WATSON MAKES HISTORY IN TOKYO

August 4, 2021
Diver Tanya Watson made history in Tokyo today, as she became the first Irish female diver to compete at the Olympic Games. A superb performance from the 19-year-old today saw her qualify through to the semi-finals of the Women’s 10m Platform in 16th position with 289.4 points. In golf meanwhile, at the close of play […]

EIGHTH PLACE OVERALL FOR THE EVENTING TEAM, AUSTIN O’CONNOR 13TH IN THE INDIVIDUAL EVENT, DINGLEY DIVES TO 25TH IN HIS SECOND OLYMPIC GAMES

August 2, 2021
On what was one of the quieter days of action for Team Ireland, diver Oliver Dingley got his second Olympic campaign underway in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, where he finished 25th with 335 points in the Men’s 3m Springboard Preliminary Rounds, the top 18 divers progress to tomorrow’s semi-finals. At the Equestrian Park, the Team […]

EIGHTH PLACE OVERALL FOR THE EVENTING TEAM AND MORE

August 2, 2021
AUSTIN O’CONNOR 13th IN THE INDIVIDUAL EVENT, DINGLEY DIVES TO 25th IN HIS SECOND OLYMPIC GAMES On what was one of the quieter days of action for Team Ireland, diver Oliver Dingley got his second Olympic campaign underway in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, where he finished 25th with 335 points in the Men’s 3m Springboard […]

TEAM IRELAND SMASHES RECORDS ON THE TRACK AND IN THE POOL ON SIZZLING EVENING OF ACTION IN TOKYO

July 31, 2021
It was a blistering evening of action for Team Ireland this evening, with two records broken in style in athletics and swimming. Team Ireland’s 4x400m Mixed Relay Team performed out of their skins to secure a place in tomorrow’s final, setting a new national record by almost four seconds. The Irish quartet of Sophie Becker, […]

RYAN SETS NEW IRISH SENIOR RECORD, WHILE MURPHY MOVES UP TO 14TH PLACE AHEAD OF FINAL LASER RADIAL RACE DAY

July 29, 2021
Shane Ryan returned to the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in style on Day Six, setting a new Irish Senior Record in the Men’s 100m Butterfly. Ryan finished 4th in Heat 3, clocking a time of 52.52, to break Brendan Hyland’s previous best of 52.58. His time gave him an overall finishing position of 37th - 11 […]

MAGNIFICENT MCSHARRY SHINES AGAIN AS SHE SETS NEW IRISH RECORD AND PB

July 28, 2021
Mona McSharry was on form once more this evening at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre as she powered through the heats of the 200m Breaststroke this evening, finishing in a time of 2:25.08 to set a new Irish Senior Record and a new Personal Best. The Sligo native has had an incredible run in the pool […]

ACTION-PACKED MORNING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY FOUR OF TOKYO 2020

July 27, 2021
Mona McSharry became the first Irish swimmer in 25 years to compete at an Olympic final today, and put in a solid performance this morning in her 100m Breaststroke final, placing 8th overall in a time of 1:06.94. Earlier in the day, a superb performance from Carolyn Hayes in the women’s triathlon saw her finish […]

SWIMMERS IMPRESS IN OLYMPIC DEBUT, SAILORS REACT TO FINISH POSITION

July 27, 2021
Tonight, all Irish interest at the Tokyo Olympic Games took place in the pool, with Team Ireland swimmers impressing across the three events on offer this evening. Meanwhile sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove reacted to their winning start to the 49er class Race 1. SAILING (QUOTES) Sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove reacted to […]

ACTION-PACKED MORNING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY FOUR OF TOKYO 2020

July 27, 2021
Mona McSharry became the first Irish swimmer in 25 years to compete at an Olympic final today, and put in a solid performance this morning in her 100m Breaststroke final, placing 8th overall in a time of 1:06.94. Earlier in the day, a superb performance from Carolyn Hayes in the women’s triathlon saw her finish […]

NGUYEN ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC ARRIVAL IN STYLE WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN ON GAMES DEBUT

July 26, 2021
Nhat Nguyen announced his arrival at the Tokyo Olympic Games in style this evening with an impressive straight set win over Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka in his opening group game. Nguyen was one of a host of athletes in action this evening, with Ireland’s men’s rugby sevens coming agonizingly close to their first group […]

MAGNIFICENT MCSHARRY SECURES OLYMPIC FINAL SPOT

July 26, 2021
Mona McSharry continued her impressive form at this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games as she secured a coveted final spot in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke today. Finishing fourth in her semi-final today in a time of 1:06.59, she become the first Irish swimmer to qualify for an Olympic final in 25 years.  Elsewhere, both of Team […]

MCSHARRY THROUGH TO SEMI-FINAL WHILE BOXER BRENNAN BOWS OUT

July 25, 2021
Team Ireland’s swimmer Mona McSharry secured her slot in the 100m Breaststroke semi-final in Tokyo Aquatic Centre today with a strong swim of 1:06.39 for third place in her heat today – just shy of her PB of 1:06.29 – to finish 9th overall and qualify through to tomorrow’s semi-final swim.  McSharry’s teammate Danielle Hill […]

CANOEING, SAILING AND EQUESTRIAN ALL IN ACTION THIS AFTERNOON FOR TEAM IRELAND IN TOKYO

July 25, 2021
Both Liam Jegou (canoeing) and Annalise Murphy (sailing) had a second race this afternoon in Tokyo, with Jegou putting in a superb second run display to qualify for the Men’s C1 Canoe Slalom semi-finals. A solid race from Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial also saw her finish in 12th place, while Team Ireland Dressage […]

MCCLENAGHAN QUALIFIES FOR FINAL, HOCKEY OPENS OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN WITH A WIN

July 24, 2021
GREENE ROUNDS OUT THE ACTION IN THE POOL ON DAY ONE FOR TEAM IRELAND Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan has made history today as he became the first Irish gymnast to qualify for an Olympic final following an incredible performance on the Pommel Horse earlier today. Indeed, it was another busy evening all round for the Irish, […]

TEAM IRELAND SWIMMING TEAM ANNOUNCED

July 7, 2021
Team Ireland Names Largest Swim Team for Tokyo 2020 Nine Irish Swimmers to Compete in Olympics Team Ireland has officially selected the Swimming team who will compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Nine Irish swimmers are set to compete across fourteen events, becoming the largest swim team that Ireland has ever fielded […]

Two Team Ireland Divers Confirmed for Tokyo 2020

July 6, 2021
Team Ireland has officially selected two divers who will compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. For the first time in history, an Irish female diver will be competing at the Games, following the qualification of Tanya Watson in the Women’s 10m Platform. Ollie Dingley will be competing in his second Games, in […]

Larne’s Danielle Hill earns Olympic Consideration Time in 100m Backstroke

June 24, 2021
Larne's Danielle Hill tonight earned her first Olympic Consideration Time at the Swim Ireland Performance Meet when setting a new Irish Senior Record of 1:00.18 in the 100m Backstroke Final. Hill, coached by Peter Hill at Larne Swimming Club, needed to meet or swim faster than the FINA ‘A’ time of 1:00.25 to earn an Olympic Consideration for […]

2021 Swim Ireland Performance Meet - inc. Tokyo 2021 qualifying

June 2, 2021
Dates have now been set for the 2021 Swim Ireland Performance Meet, which will be a final opportunity for a discrete number of Irish swimmers to qualify for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. The event will take place at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from June 24 to 26, featuring individual Olympic events […]

Swimming: Men's Medley 7th in Final; Two Irish Relays in Mix for Tokyo 2021

May 23, 2021
23rd May 2021 Ireland’s Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay finished seventh in Sunday night’s LEN European Aquatics Championships Final in Budapest, closing an incredible week for Irish swimming and beginning the wait to learn Ireland’s Olympic relay qualifying fate. Shane Ryan, Darragh Greene, Brendan Hyland and Jack McMillan set a new Irish Senior Record of 3:34.62 […]

Swimming: Olympic Qualification Edges Closer for Ireland's Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

May 19, 2021
Ireland’s Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay have set a new Irish Senior Record to advance their Olympic qualification hopes at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Finn McGeever, Jack McMillan, Gerry Quinn and Jordan Sloan clocked a cool 7:12.73 in Wednesday morning’s heats, lowering the previous Irish Record of 7:13.91 that was set by […]

Swim Ireland Sends 24-Strong Team to LEN European Aquatics Championships

May 13, 2021
Swim Ireland have confirmed a large team of 24 athletes (20 swimmers and 4 divers) for the LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, which begin today at the Duna Arena. The focus for the divers will be on further preparation for the Olympic Games, with two athletes certain to be invited to Tokyo 2021 […]

Dingley Completes Ireland’s Unforgettable Diving World Cup

May 6, 2021
Tokyo 2021 qualifier Oliver Dingley has completed a memorable week for Ireland at the FINA Diving World Cup in Japan with a score of 351.35 in the 3m Springboard Semi-Final. Dingley, who finished eighth in the 3m Springboard at Rio 2016, earned qualification for his second Olympic Games on Wednesday when finishing 15th in the preliminary round of […]

Tanya Watson becomes Ireland's first female diver in history to qualify for an Olympic Games

May 4, 2021
Team Ireland diver Tanya Watson has made history this morning by becoming Ireland’s first female diver to qualify for the Olympic Games. The 19-year-old scored 271.85 in the preliminary round of the 10m Platform at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo, seeing her finish in 16th position and advance to the semi-finals. Watson needed to […]

Ireland's Clare Cryan 31st at FINA Diving World Cup in Japan

May 3, 2021
Team Ireland diver Clare Cryan has finished 31st in the 3M Springboard at the FINA Diving World Cup in Japan. The Irish Senior Record Holder was on Monday the first of Ireland’s four divers to take to the boards at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, each aiming for Tokyo 2020 qualification. Cryan achieved the fourth highest […]

Diving Olympic Qualifier

April 29, 2021
Team Ireland divers Oliver Dingley, Clare Cryan, Ciara McGing and Tanya Watson are in Tokyo preparing to compete in the final Olympic Games qualifier – the FINA Diving World Cup. The qualification event, taking place at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, will run from May 1st – 6th with places for the Games available in the 3m Springboard […]

Wiffen Cracks Another Irish Record to Close Out Irish National Team Trials

April 25, 2021
Daniel Wiffen, who stunned the National Aquatic Centre on the opening morning of action with an Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) in the 800m Freestyle, broke his own Irish 1500m Freestyle Record to close out the Irish National Team Trials in Dublin, bringing the total Irish Records to twelve over five days of action. The meet […]

Hill Confirms Standing as Ireland’s Fastest Ever Female Swimmer Taking Down Fourth Irish Record

April 23, 2021
Danielle Hill cemented her place as Ireland’s fastest ever Irish woman in the pool as the Larne swimmer broke the 50m Freestyle Irish Record at the National Team Trials in Dublin this evening. Hill broke her fourth record of the week, adding to the 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke (x2) in style with a time […]

McSharry Continues Record Breaking Form with New Standard in the 200m Breaststroke

April 23, 2021
Mona McSharry lit up the pool once again, the 21-year-old shaving over a second off her Irish Record in the 200m Breaststroke, as the Irish National Team Trials continued at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre this morning. The Marlins SC and Tennessee University swimmer, who achieved the Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) in the 100m […]

Hill, Coyne and Corby Edge Closer to Olympic Consideration;

April 22, 2021
McSharry and Hill Break National Records Mona McSharry starred once again at the first finals session of the Irish National Team Trials in Dublin. McSharry, along with Daniel Wiffen (800m Freestyle), Shane Ryan (100m Backstroke) and Darragh Greene (100m Breaststroke) had all gone under the FINA Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) in this morning’s heats and […]
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