London 2012 News

Twomey and O'Connor progress

August 4, 2012
Billy Twomey and Cian O'Connor qualified today (Saturday) for the next round of the Olympic show jumping competition, with O'Connor going clear but Twomey picking up four faults that will influence his starting position in the second qualifier and will affect his total score at the end of the three qualifying rounds. Cork-born Twomey was […]

Murphy excels again

August 4, 2012
Annalise Murphy has got back on track after a stunning display in the Women's Laser Radial today. In the penultimate race of the series, barring the medals race, the Rathfarnham girl came in third and now holds the overall lead in the competition. Her closest rivals, Evi van Acker from Belgium and Marit Bouwmeester of […]

Round up day 7

August 4, 2012
Athletics: Joanne Cuddihy qualified for the semi final of the woman's 400 metresafter finishing fourth in her heat this morning. The 28-year-old finished in a time of 52.09, which was enough for her to progress as the second fastest non-qualifier. Sailing: Annalise Murphy finished second in the Laser Radial, race 7 and tenth in Race 8. […]

Craig 10th in Slalom Final

August 2, 2012
Ireland's Hannah Craig finished 10th in the women's K1 finals at Lee Valley White Water Centre this afternoon. Craig performed very well to qualify from the semi-finals earlier in the day but was last of the finalists after posting a time of 127.36 after picking up 6 penalty points. Emilie Fer of France won the […]

Murphy remains top

August 2, 2012
Three of the Irish sailing teams were competing today in Weymouth. Annalise Murphy remains at the top of the Laser Radial fleet having placed 8th and 19th today. Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern slipped to 9th overall in the 49er fleet and James Espey is 45th overall in the Laser class. The Star class were […]

Nevin into quarter finals

August 2, 2012
John Joe Nevin scored five points in every round to book his ticket into the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games with an accomplished performance over Kazakhstan’s Kanat Abutalipov  in London this afternoon. The Cavan BC stand out, a two-time AIBA World bronze medalist, took the first frame 5-2, the second 5-3 and drew the third […]

Clarke 7th in individual

July 31, 2012
Aoife Clark added to Ireland's Eventing success at the Olympics this afternoon (Tuesday) by finishing seventh in the Individual Final. The 30 year-old, riding the bay gelding Master Crusoe, qualified for the final with a textbook clear show jumping round in this morning's Team Final, and repeated the magic this afternoon to end the day […]

Magee misses out

July 31, 2012
Chloe Magee bowed out of the London 2012 women's singles Badminton competition despite a superb performance against former world number two Pi Hongya of France. It was effectively a shoot-out for a place in the last 16 at Wembley Arena but Pi recovered to win 16-21 21-18 21-14. Magee, the world number 44 from Raphoe in […]

Annalise is inspired

July 31, 2012
Annalise Murphy seems untouchable in the women’s Laser Radial class at Weymouth, the Irish sailor winning her latest two races of the regatta to maintain her 100 per cent record in her debut Olympic Games. Remarkably, Murphy has led all but one of her four races from start to finish, completely dominating her rivals. Murphy […]

Ireland 5th in Eventing

July 31, 2012
Ireland have finished fifth in the Olympics Equestrian Eventing, with Germany claiming the gold medal. Great Britain claimed silver with the bronze medal going to New Zealand, who just edged out Sweden in the final jumping leg. Ireland started the day in eighth place after a tricky day yesterday when they lost both Micheal Ryan […]

Evans loses to Olympic Champion

July 30, 2012
Ireland's Scott Evans lost to Lin Dan, the 2008 Olympic champion. The Chinese superstar, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, won 21-8, 21-14  in their first-round match at Wembley Arena. The victory sees Lin go straight through to the last-16 knockout phase at London 2012 as the pair were the only players in Group […]

O'Leary and Burrows excel

July 29, 2012
After a thirty minute delay sailing got underway for Ireland’s Peter O’Leary and David Burrows in the Star class in Weymouth. Sailing was very close in the first leg but Germany rounded the first mark of the course in first place followed by Croatia and Norway. Ireland was in 14th place. On the second upwind […]

Spiers tops in dressage

July 29, 2012
Camilla Speirs is the best of the Irish after the completion of the dressage phase of the eventing. The Kildare woman finished in a share of 27th place after scoring just 47.60 penalty points on Portersize Just A Jiff. Aoife Clark is next best of the Irish in 32nd place (48.90), while Joseph Murhy is […]

Olympic Opening Ceremony

July 28, 2012
Irish athletes who attended the Olympic Games opening ceremony were thrilled with the organisation and excitement generated by the occassion. They looked fantastic in their Asics parade wear , less formal and more comfortable and designed by the athlete commission. The opening ceremony contained a cultural past and added humour for a live audience which included Queen Elizabeth and James Bond, and […]

Team Ireland Village Welcome

July 25, 2012
Members of Team Ireland along with Russian, Korean athletes attended a very colourful welcome ceremony by Mayor of the day Duncan Goodhew. Many Irish athletes were in training mode at various venues , but a few were able to fit the ceremony into their dialy routine. Irish and European Olympic President Pat Hickey, Chef de Mission Sonia […]

Katie Taylor Ireland's Flag Bearer

July 24, 2012
The Olympic Council of Ireland has selected four-times women's world boxing champion Katie Taylor to be Ireland's flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday night next. Kate will carry the Irish tricolour in front of Team Ireland and a worldwide audience of over 300 million people. ends Further info: Jack […]

Olympic Team Profiles

July 24, 2012
ATHLETICS   JESSIE BARR Athletics – Women’s 4 x 400 metres Relay The Ferrybank, Waterford athlete is one of the most promising 400m hurdles athletes in the country, achieving a PB at the recent European Championships in Helsinki and making the final. Only 22, Jessie comes from an athletics family and is the Irish Under […]

Badminton draw announced

July 23, 2012
Irish men’s No 1 Scott Evans has drawn reigning world and Olympic champion Lin Dan of China for his opening group match  in the men’s badminton singles, at London 2012. The  draw could not have been tougher for  Evans, world ranked No  76 . Lin, although seeded second to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, for the tournament is  […]

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 […]

Burnett's on target

July 19, 2012
One of the first athletes into the Olympic village was trap shooter Derek Burnett, accompanied by shooting team leader and coach Kevin Kilty. For the next week Derek will train at the Royal Artillery Barracks shooting venue in Woolwich. Olympic Trap is a shotgun event where a clay target disc is thrown at speeds of […]

Irish Physiotherapists Supporting 2012

July 18, 2012
Irish Physiotherapists will not just provide a world class service to Irish athletes during the London Olympic Games. In total Ireland will have ten physiotherapists supporting 14 sports at training camp and Olympic Villages in London, Weymouth and Eton Dorney. A further ten Irish physios are servicing LOCOG sports venues and the village polyclinics. This is indeed a reflection […]

Athlete Family Tickets

July 14, 2012
Tickets at the London 2012 Games have been in great demand, but the Olympic Council of Ireland along with sponsors P&G and Electric Ireland have combined resources to ensure Team Ireland athletes family members have tickets to each round their loved ones compete in at the London 2012 Games. Athletes will be allocated 2 tickets […]

Olympic Torch finally arrives in Dublin

June 6, 2012
The Torch arrived in Dublin at 8am to a tremendous crowd who had lined the streets of Howth from 6.30am where the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins welcomed the first Torchbearer Cillian Kirwan on stage with the Torch. The Torch continued on a convoy to Croke Park before it started Dublin relay. Large crowds […]

All Torch Relay Slots Filled

May 14, 2012
The Olympic Council wishes to confirm that all torch bearer slots on the Olympic Torch Relay, which will take place on June 6th, have now been fully allocated - and all successful torch bearers have now been duly informed. The Council wishes to thank all the hundreds of applicants who have been unsuccessful, for their […]

34 Olympic Torch Bearers

May 9, 2012
34 OLYMPIC TORCH BEARERS – alphabetical order only – the final seven names will be announced shortly BERNARD BROGAN – 28, from Dublin, is one of the biggest names in Gaelic sport and won his first All-Ireland medal with ‘The Dubs’ last year. One of three footballing brothers for the county, he comes from a […]

Olympic Torch Relay details announced

May 9, 2012
All is set for a great day in Dublin on June 6th The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has revealed details of the historic Olympic Torch Relay that will come south of the border on the morning of June 6th, including information on 34 of the torch bearers. Eventually 41 torch bearers will carry the […]


May 1, 2012
The OCI met with LOCOG officials in London, May 2nd, for their Pre Delelgation Meeting (DRM) following a series of preparation meetings with National Federation Performance leaders last week. The Pre-DRM is an important step in the preparation of National Olympic Committee delegations for the London 2012 Olympic Games.Through this meeting the OCI and LOCOG will discuss  a range of pre […]

100 days to go

April 18, 2012
London 2012 celebrates 100 days to go to the Olympic Games today by confirming that millions of people around the UK are getting ready to welcome the world to London. Among those getting ready are a total of 70,000 volunteers, already a significant way through the million hours of training they will receive ahead of […]

Personal best with Powerade

April 13, 2012
Powerade, the brand responsible for hydrating athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has launched a campaign offering amateur Irish sportsmen and women the chance to be the first Irish people to set their own 100m record at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium. On Thursday 3rd May 2012, Powerade will be giving sports […]

Olympic Boxing Qualifiers

April 11, 2012
The Irish Boxing squad wound up their final training camp in Kiev, Ukraine today and will travel to Trabzon, Turkey on Wednesday (April 11th) morning ahead of the opening bell for the final Olympic qualifier for European male boxers this weekend. The draw for the AIBA qualifiers will be made Friday. Boxing begins at the Hayri […]





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