Triathlon News


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Team Ireland Triathletes Confirmed for Tokyo 2020

June 25, 2021
Two Athletes Set to Compete in Triathlon at the Olympic Games in Tokyo Team Ireland has officially selected a team of two triathletes for the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Carolyn Hayes has been selected to compete in the Individual Women’s event, and Russell White in the Individual Men’s event. The competition in Tokyo […]

Triathlon: Race Report from Arzachena World Cup

June 2, 2021
WHITE HOLDS POSITION In the Elite Men’s sprint distance, an unexpectedly large group of 28 athletes managed to stay together on the bike, without the climb on course breaking it up. This meant it came right down to the five kilometre run to decide the placings. In his third race in three weeks Russell White […]

Hayes Takes Massive Step Towards Tokyo 2021 Triathlon With Best Irish Female Performance in Almost a Decade

May 23, 2021
Carolyn Hayes has taken a massive step towards qualification for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games after the best Irish female performance in triathlon in almost a decade. Hayes finished 2nd at today’s World Cup triathlon in Lisbon, Portugal behind double Olympic medalist Nicola Spirig of Switzerland. With just a handful of races left in the […]

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 […]

Disappointing Day One for Team Ireland at Triathlon World Champs

September 7, 2020
Ireland’s elite triathletes will set their sights on tomorrow’s (Sunday) Mixed Team Relay after a disappointing day for the team at the World Championships in Hamburg. Carolyn Hayes was the best of the five athletes competing across two events today (Saturday), finishing in 48th place in the women’s event. Maeve Gallagher finished 60th in the […]

High Performance Corner - Triathlon Ireland

December 22, 2017
Stephen Delaney, a native of Sutton, Co Dublin, is Triathlon Ireland's new Performance Director. He is a former international cyclist and winner of Rás Tailteann, and has worked full-time with Triathlon Ireland for the last five years, most recently as National Development Coach. Triathlon, by its nature, is a multi-disciplinary sport that needs extremely versatile […]

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

Keane 11th in Mexico Triathlon World Cup

May 9, 2016
Bryan Keane moved closer to Olympic qualification following his 11th place finish at World Cup Huatulco in Mexico on Sunday morning. In a race which High Performance director Tommy Evans described as the toughest on the international circuit, Keane came home 1min 15secs behind winner Eitienne Demunsch. Keane's haul of 229 points sees him drop slightly […]

Rio 2016 Test Events Continue

August 14, 2015
Team Ireland Olympic sports continue to gain a performance advantage by familiarizing themselves with the environment they will experience at the Olympics next year by in the Rio Test Events. Following on from recent involvement by Horse Sport Ireland performance staff and Triathlon Ireland athletes and performance staff, Irish Sailing are next up in the Aquece Rio […]

Triathlete White performs well

June 14, 2015
A fascinating men’s triathlon unfolded at the Baku European Games with Great Britain’s Gordon Benson going on to claim victory in a time of 1:48:31. Joao Silva of Portugal posted the fastest run of day to claim silver after starting the final discipline from the chase pack. Local man, Rostyslav Pevtsov delighted the hometown supporters […]

Reid 6th in Baku 2015 Triathlon

June 13, 2015
Ireland’s Aileen Reid has finished sixth in the triathlon at the inaugural European Games in Baku. Reid, who currently sits sixth - making her the leading European competitor - in the World Triathlon Series,  finished the race in two hours three minutes and 58 seconds, three minutes and 30 seconds behind winner and Olympic champion Nicola […]

Reid ready to challenge for medal

June 13, 2015
Three women are set to dominate the Triathlon, with Reid to challenge London 2012 rivals. More than 50 women will plunge into the Caspian Sea at 12:30 on Saturday seeking European Games medals in Triathlon, the sport's first-ever international contest in Azerbaijan, with Swiss Olympic champion Nicola Spirig facing Sweden's silver medallist Lisa Norden for the […]

Triathlon prepare for busy weekend

June 11, 2015
Its been a busy the last 2 days since Team Ireland Triathlon arrived in Baku. Led by Technical Director Tommy Evans, the focus has been on course familiarisation and coach and athlete briefing. There are some uncertainties around the swim due to possible problems with the wind which could effect the currents. Evans said " […]

Bryan Keane's "Road to Rio"

April 21, 2015
Olympic Council of Ireland Rio 2016 Scholarship athlete Bryan Keane gives an update on his progress this season on the #roadtorio. “This time last year I had a lot less racing done this early in the season, so far had 4 races and I have had a very mixed start to my season. It’s hard coming […]

World Ranking Boost for Shaw

February 16, 2015
Rio Olympic Games hopeful Ben Shaw opened his season with a solid result at the Takapuna Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup in New Zealand this weekend. Raced over a super sprint distance comprising of a 300m swim, 9.6km bike and 2.6km run, it was set up for the sprint specialists. Shaw cruised into the finals as […]

Keane 4th in Continental Cup Triathlon

February 2, 2015
Olympic hopeful Bryan Keane missed out on a second podium finish in successive weekends as he had to settle for fourth in the Puerto Rico Continental Cup Triathlon. The 1500m swim strung out the field with USA’s Ian Boggs emerging from the water first in 19mins 15secs. Keane was a short way back in 19mins […]

Keane entered for Continental Cup

January 30, 2015
Ireland's Bryan Keane is in action again this weekend as he continues his tour of the Caribbean, moving from last weekend’s race site in Cuba to the Puerto Rico Continental Cup this Sunday. While this sounds glamorous it's far from it as the long hours of training combined with long haul flights to make for a […]

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 […]

Reid 8th in World Triathlon Rankings

September 3, 2014
Aileen Reid’s 5th place finish in the World Triathlon Series Grand Final was one of the highlights of the weekend in Edmonton, Canada as 6 elite triathletes and 24 age groupers represented Ireland in the Grand Final and World Championships. A lacklustre 1500 meter swim by Aileen’s standards may well of cost her a second […]

Reid 5th at World Triathlon Final

September 1, 2014
Aileen Reid pulled out the second fastest run of the day to finish 5th in the World Triathlon Series Grand Final. Reid missed the lead pack out of the swim and had to work hard during the bike to keep in contention. The 17 up front had over 1 minute of an advantage at the […]

Triathlon World Championships

August 28, 2014
Six elite triathletes and 24 age groupers will compete in the biggest race of the year this weekend in Edmonton, Canada. Ranked 15th in the World Triathlon Series and 9th on the Olympic Points list, Aileen Reid is gunning for a big performance to end the season on a high. Reid has fond memories of the 2013 […]

Irish Team Ready for Worlds Biggest Triathlon

July 11, 2014
Aileen Reid using world’s biggest triathlon as Commonwealth Games preparation Aileen Reid, Bryan Keane and Ben Shaw are guaranteed starts for the ‘world’s biggest triathlon’, the Hamburg World Triathlon Series on Saturday. The festival of triathlon will see 10,000 age group athletes racing alongside the top elites with 300,000 spectators and a global TV audience […]

Cork’s Bryan Keane 22nd in Chicago

June 30, 2014
Javier Gomez of Spain claimed his 4th World Triathlon Series victory of the season with a brilliant all round performance in Chicago late Sunday night Irish time. The 2013 World Champion, Gomez, posted a front pack swim and strong bike leg before running away from the competition over the final 10 kilometres. Portugal’s Joao Pereira […]

Irish Duo Head To World Triathlon Series

June 27, 2014
Ireland’s top ranked men, Bryan Keane and Ben Shaw will be competing in the 5th leg of 8 in the World Triathlon Series this Sunday. With the absence of Britain’s Brownlee brothers victory is likely to be fought out between Spanish World Champion Javier Gomez and world number 3 and 4 ranked training mates Mario […]

Reid 8th at Triathlon World Cup

June 3, 2014
Aileen Reid was back to her best with a top 10 finish at the London leg of the World Triathlon Series at the weekend. The Derry native has been getting better as the season progresses following an interrupted winters training. Today’s 8th place finish is her best result of the season and an encouraging sign […]
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