About Us


Profile of the President – Ms. Sarah Keane

Sarah is the first Chief Executive Officer of Swim Ireland and has held this position for over ten years. Sarah is a former National Level Swimmer, and International Water Polo player. Sarah is a qualified solicitor and prior to Swim Ireland she worked for eight years with Matheson Solicitors (formerly Matheson, Ormsby & Prentice) a […]

Executive Committee

A series of profiles of the executive committee of the Irish Olympic Council.

OCI Staff Profiles

A short background biography of the staff of the Olympic Council of Ireland.

OCI Athletes Commission

At the first meeting of the Olympic Council of Ireland Athlete’s Commission Darren O’Neill, Ireland’s representative in the middleweight category in boxing at the London Olympic Games was unanimously elected as chairperson.   Darren from Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny will attend OCI Executive Committee meetings as an ex oficio member.  Following his election, he said “it […]

OCI Athletes’ Commisson – Terms of Reference

Please click on the following link to view the document:       OCI_Athletes’ Commission_Terms of Reference        

Presidents Welcome

The activity of the Olympic Movement, symbolised by the five interlaced rings, is universal and permanent. It covers the five continents and reaches its peak with the bringing together of the athletes of the world for the great sporting festivals that are the Olympic Games, both summer and winter versions.

Contact the OCI

Contact details for the Olympic Council of Ireland and for member federations.

Role of the OCI

The Olympic Council of Ireland provides leadership for Olympic sport in Ireland. It has a clear vision, mission , and set of key objectives to enable it to make a positive impact at home , in Europe, and within the Olympic Movement worldwide.

OCI History

J.J. Keane, then one of Irelands leading sports administrators was elected to the International Olympic Committee in 1922 and it is now generally accepted that the Irish Olympic Council as it was known at the outset, came to existence in 1922 but due to the loss of the minutes of the early meetings of the Council, the exact date is now not known.
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