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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

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 5/16

August 10, 2016
Wednesday August 10th, 2016 - Day 5/16 13:00: LWT Women’s Double Sculls Claire Lambe & Sinead Lynch Semi A/B 2 13:10: LWT Men’s Double Sculls Gary O’Donovan & Paul O’Donovan Semi A/B 1 15:40: Women’s Single Sculls Sanita Puspure Semi C/D 2 17:05: Men’s Laser Class - Finn Lynch: Races 5 (18th)& 6 (27th) 17:15: […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 4/16

August 9, 2016
All the Team Ireland action from Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 2/16

August 7, 2016
Day for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics was about Olympic debuts and a first look at our boxers. Weather played its part in disrupting the schedule, but there were still plenty of memorable moments for #TeamIreland Boxing: Steven Donnelly was delighted to come away with the win in his first Olympic fight #rterio2016 https://t.co/z8gOExe41u […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 1/16

August 6, 2016
A look back on Day One for Team Ireland 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

Ireland 7th in European Final

May 23, 2016
Irelands 400m Medley Relay Team put in an impressive performance at the European Championships as they took almost a second off the Irish record they had set in this morning’s heats.   The quartet of Olympic Games qualifiers Shane Ryan and Nicholas Quinn with Brendan Hyland and Curtis Coulter had clocked 3:38.40 in the morning heats […]

Doyle 4th in Breaststroke Final

May 19, 2016
Ireland’s Fiona Doyle came agonisingly close to her first European medal tonight as she touched 4th in the 100m Breaststroke Final at the London Aquatics Centre. Swimming in the outside lane Doyle put in a fantastic performance, missing the bronze medal by just two tenths of a second, as she came home in 1:07.76.   […]

Doyle into European Breaststroke Semi-Final

May 17, 2016
Fiona Doyle is through to the 100m Breaststroke semi-final on day 2 of racing at the LEN European Swimming Championships in London.   In a heat with two other Irish swimmers, Sycerika McMahon and Mona McSharry, Doyle finished in 5th place in 1:08.79 and progresses in 12th place overall. The 24 year old has a […]

Top Eight Finish For Dingley

May 13, 2016
 Ireland’s Oliver Dingley has secured a second top ten finish at the LEN European Championships in London this evening after he finished 8th in the 3m Springboard Final. Dingley was 6th in the 1m Springboard event on Tuesday. An opening score of 65.10 points saw Dingley 9th after the first round but 69.70 points in […]

Dingley through to Euro 3m Final

May 12, 2016
Congratulations to Oliver Dingley who has progressed to his second Final at the European Diving Championships in London today. The 23 year old eased into the Final of the 3m Springboard in 7th place with a score of 404.35. Dingley was never in doubt of making the final and remained within the top ten throughout […]

Dingley secures European Final Place

May 10, 2016
Irish diver Oliver Dingley has secured a place in the 1m Springboard Final with an impressive score of 364.95 points on the opening day of Diving at the European Aquatics Championships in London. Olympic qualifier Dingley put in a solid performance across 6 dives to progress to this evening’s final in 6th place. A slightly […]

Euro Diving & Swimming Teams Announced

May 5, 2016
Swim Ireland has today announced the teams that will represent Ireland in Diving and Swimming at the LEN European Championships from May 9th to 22nd at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 2016 marks the first time in almost 20 years that Ireland will be represented at a senior European Diving […]

Nicholas Quinn Makes Olympic Time in Eindhoven

April 10, 2016
Ireland’s Nicholas Quinn will join Fiona Doyle, Shane Ryan and diver Oliver Dingley in going forward for selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games having gone under the FINA (International Swimming Federation) Olympic A time in Eindhoven on Sunday.   Quinn swam an impressive 2:11.24 in the 200m Breaststroke, almost half a second under the […]

Irish Swimmers Seek Olympic Games and European Championship Qualification Times

March 3, 2016
Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2016.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which will incorporate the Swim Ulster International Meet, takes place at the Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 370 swimmers from 63 clubs, including 9 foreign clubs, will compete […]

Peter Banks Hall of Fame Award

September 15, 2015
Congratulations to Swim Ireland National Performance Director Peter Banks who has been inducted into the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame.   Peter Banks was appointed as Swim Ireland High Performance Director in May 2009. He moved from Ireland to Florida in 1989 to further his career and is one of the most […]

Team Ireland EYOF Team Return Home

August 4, 2015
Team Ireland  returned home from the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia to a great reception in Dublin Airport yesterday.   Athletics (5)  and Swimming (5) won 10 medals and there were excellent performances from all of our athletes in Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo and Swimming. It was the most successful team ever at this level […]

Three More Medals in Tbilisi 2015

July 31, 2015
Its been a fantastic afternoon  so far in Tbilisi with excellent all round performances and three more medals for Team Ireland. Athletics:  Gina Akpe Moses SILVER in the 100m hurdles Swimming: SILVER for Conor Ferguson in the 200BC and SILVER for Ellen Walshe in the 100BF !   Irish swimmers brought the total medal tally […]

EYOF Tbilisi Swimming Update

July 31, 2015
Ireland’s swimmers continued their fantastic form at the European Youth Olympic Games in Tbilisi yesterday with Dubliner’s Niamh Coyne and Ellen Walshe both in Finals action.   Walshe has advanced to the 100m Butterfly Final after an outstanding display in the semi-final. The Templeogue SC swimmer held the top ranking from the morning heats as […]

EYOF Tbilisi 2015 Swimming Update

July 29, 2015
Ireland’s Antoinette Neamt has added 400m Freestyle Silver to the 800m Bronze medal she won yesterday at the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia. Neamt put in an impressive performance in this afternoon’s Final in an exciting race with Hungary’s Ajna Kesely. There was less than a second separating the two through the whole 400 […]

EYOF Medals for Neamt and Carthy Walsh

July 29, 2015
Medal alert.....A silver medal for Wexford's Ryan Carthy Walsh in the High Jump! and a swimming's Antoinette Neamt wins silver ( to add to her earlier bronze) in the 400m Final.

Ferguson and Neamt star in Tbilisi 2015

July 29, 2015
Congratulations again to Irish swimmers Conor Ferguson and Antoinette Neamt have won Silver and Bronze medals on Day 2 of the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia. Larne’s Conor Ferguson was Ireland’s first medallist securing Silver in the Final of the 100m Backstroke. 16 year old Ferguson was ranked 2nd going into the Final after he […]

Silver and Bronze Swimming Medals

July 28, 2015
Medal Alert - Congratulations to Conor Ferguson who has won Silver in the Boys 100m Backstroke, and Antoinette Neamt who won Bronze in a very tight finish in the girls 800m Freestyle  at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi today.  The Irish Mixed Relay Team just missed a medal in 4th place, but set […]

Swim Ireland visit the OCI

July 22, 2015
Athletes and staff from Swim Ireland accompanied by Rio Team Leader Peter Banks and Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane today visited the offices of the Olympic Council of Ireland for a Rio orientation seminar. The seminar was led by Team Ireland Chef de Mission Kevin Kilty, who gave an update on Team Ireland Rio preperations […]
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