Swimming News

McMillan Breaks 200m Freestyle Record; Corby Breaks a Second Junior Record

December 18, 2020
Records continued to fall as day two of Swim Ireland’s Irish Winter Meet got underway at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, this morning’s session in short course (25m) format. Jack McMillan got the day underway with an impressive swim in the 200m Freestyle. The Bangor swimmer broke his own 200m Freestyle Record of 1:43.18, […]

Olympic Weekly Updates 17 Dec

December 17, 2020
In our final update for 2020 we have a few competition updates for you from our Olympic family. The focus of our interview of the week today is three time Olympian Chloe Magee in Badminton. Chloe competes with her brother Sam Magee in the Mixed Doubles and is currently just outside Olympic qualification. Competing is […]

Swim Ireland Winter Meet Gets Underway in Dublin; Daniel Wiffen Stars with Freestyle Record

December 17, 2020
Swim Ireland’s Irish Winter Meet got underway at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre today with a select group of Ireland’s elite athletes racing across three days, all in long course (50m) format on day one. Daniel Wiffen was the star of the opening day of the meet as the 19-year-old, swimming on his own, […]

Swim Ireland Host Irish Winter Meet in Dublin

December 17, 2020
Swim Ireland will host an Irish Winter Meet at the National Aquatic Centre from Thursday to Saturday this week. A small and select group of Ireland’s elite athletes including Darragh Greene, Shane Ryan and Danielle Hill will have their first races in a 50m pool since March, with the competition taking a unique format of […]

Olympic Weekly Update 10 Dec 2020

December 10, 2020
In the final flurry of competitions before Christmas, Irish athletes will be in action this week in a couple of sports. The focus of our interview of the week today is Felix English, the Irish track cyclist who together with Mark Downey qualified a spot for Ireland in the Madison earlier this year. He talks […]

Olympic Sport Update - 26 November 2020

November 26, 2020
Last weekend we had a number of highlights from Equestrian and Golf, with a round up of those medal winning performances from Eventer Cathal Daniels and Golfer Stephanie Meadows. This weekend will be another relatively quiet one, and we have also included an interview with Jack Woolley who is preparing for his first competition since […]

Swim Ireland Announce National Squads for 2020-2021 Season

September 18, 2020
Swim Ireland today announce 38 swimmers who will form three cohorts of National Squads for the 2020-2021 season. The new season will see a change to the structure of Swim Ireland's National Squad programme as the Performance team plan for the commencement of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games cycle whilst keeping a firm eye on […]

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 […]

SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELAND

April 8, 2020
SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELANDAs part of our Sport in Focus series we have dedicated a full day to swimming and diving in Ireland.With the assistance of our friends in Swim Ireland we explored the world of Irish swimming and diving in one full day - with details about the National Federation, how to […]

EYOF Team Ireland Swimming Squad

July 20, 2019
What to expect Two Team Ireland swimmers will be competing at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku – Ellie Mc Kibbon from Ards Amateur Swim Club in Northern Ireland and Molly Marne who competes for Templeogue Swim Club will be in action throughout the week. In the swimming the athletes compete in the heats […]

#WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference

June 19, 2019
Swim Ireland are delighted to announce the return of the #WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference on Wednesday July 3rd at the National Indoor Arena. This conference is one that will benefit girls of ALL AGES involved in ANY SPORT, including your athletes! Please help us share the information about #WePlay with your members, as […]

A DAY OF SOLID PERFORMANCES FROM TEAM IRELAND AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 14, 2018
Day seven sees solid results across Team Ireland at the Youth Olympic Games. Diver Tanya Watson finished sixth in the preliminaries of the women’s 10m platform, Tipperary’s Miriam Daly finished the women’s 400m hurdles in 1.02.76 with golfers Lauren Crowley Walsh and David Kitt sitting currently in fifth place in the mixed team four-ball stroke […]

DAY FIVE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 11, 2018
Following Ireland’s silver medal last night, with Niamh Coyne in the 100 breaststroke, swimming’s good run continued this morning, with both Mona McSharry and Robbie Powell making it through to the semi-finals tonight in their respective events.   In the women’s 50 freestyle McSharry’s time of 25.76 was within 0.21 of her 25.54 PB, and […]

SUCCESS FOR TEAM IRELAND’S NIAMH COYNE ON DAY FOUR OF THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

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 […]

DUBLINS NIAMH COYNE TAKES SILVER IN THE BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 11, 2018
Dublin’s Niamh Coyne has taken the silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games with a time of 1:08.90.   Sligo’s Mona McSharry finished just out of the medals in fourth place with a time of 1:08.97. Mona was first to turn at halfway, just missing out on […]

DAY FOUR AT THE BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES SO FAR

October 11, 2018
Day four’s evening session at the Youth Olympic Games will see Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne vying for medals in the women’s 100m breaststroke and Nhat Nguyen in action in the quarter finals of the men’s badminton singles. The team experienced defeats earlier in the day in tennis and swimming.   Tennis: Georgia Drummy was […]

DAY THREE IS PROMISING IN THE POOL AND ON THE COURT FOR TEAM IRELAND AT THE 2018 BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 9, 2018
Dublin Badminton athlete, Nhat Nguyen has qualified for the quarter finals of the men’s singles while Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne progress to the semis of the women’s 100m breaststroke.   Badminton: Nhat Nguyen has defeated Uriel Francisco Canjura Artiga (El Salvador) 2-0 to move into the quarter finals in the men’s singles at the […]

PROMISING DAY TWO FOR TEAM IRELAND AT THE 2018 BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 9, 2018
Badminton player Nhat Nguyen from Dublin dominated in today’s second group play stage of the men’s singles while Dublin’s Georgia Drummey put on an assured display in the first round of the women’s singles also beating her first opponent of the tournament.   Badminton: Nhat Nguyen from Dublin took on local opponent Matteo Delmastro in […]

DAY ONE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES - UPDATE

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 […]

A POSITIVE BEGINNING FOR TEAM IRELAND IN DAY ONE OF THE 2018 BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

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 […]

Athlete Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018
ATHLETICS   BADMINTON BOXING   DIVING KARATE GOLF GYMNASTICS SWIMMING TENNIS

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 […]

December Sports Roundup

December 22, 2017
  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

McSharry World Junior Champion

August 28, 2017
More swimming history was made for Ireland  when Sligo’s Mona McSharry won 100m Breaststroke Gold at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis USA, Ireland’s second World swimming title in just 4 days after Shane Ryan’s 50m Backstroke Gold medal win at the World University Games on Wednesday and the country’s fourth world swimming medal […]

Olympians Lead Worlds Charge

May 16, 2017
2016 Olympians Oliver Dingley, Shane Ryan and Nicholas Quinn will spearhead Swim Ireland’s biggest World Championships team since 2009 in Budapest in July. Seven athletes were announced today in the squad that will travel to Hungary for the FINA World Championships. Dingley will be Ireland’s first diver at a World Championships in many years. The […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

August 11, 2016
Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland
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