European Games

Baku Begins with Spectacular Opening Ceremony

Anticipation and speculation had been mounting for months, and the excitement in Baku over recent days had been palpable. Preparations for the Opening Ceremony were carried out under conditions of total secrecy, with the participation of pop star Lady Gaga only revealed at the very last minute. Baku 2015’s curtain-raiser did not disappoint, as the […]

2nd European Games in Minsk, Belarus

The 2nd European Games will be held in Minsk, Belarus from 14th – 30th June 2019. The final sporting programme has not yet been decided for the Minsk 2019 Games. On 22nd December 2016 European Athletics announced that agreement had been reached with an “innovative new format”.

Minsk to host 2019 European Games

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, will host the second edition of the European Games in 2019 after the membership of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) today voted to approve the city’s candidacy. The EOC’s membership – who are gathered in Minsk for the 45th EOC General Assembly – delivered a large majority vote in favour […]


EOC President Hickey hails Mehriban Aliyeva’s leadership of Baku 2015 at first EOC meeting of 2016 Lausanne; 21 January 2016: European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey today awarded the EOC Order of Merit to the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva, at IOC Headquarters in Lausanne in recognition of her work as Chair of […]

1st European Games – Baku 2015 and the Performance Grants from the European Olympic Committee (EOC)

At the first European Games in Baku from 12th -28th June 2015 Team Ireland Athletes achieved fantastic results.   Our medal winners Michael O’Reilly (Boxing) and Katie Taylor (Boxing)  – Gold and European Champions, Brendan Irvine (Boxing) – Silver,  Sam Magee (Badminton) – 2 Bronze,  Sean McComb (Boxing), Chloe Magee  and Josh Magee (Badminton) – […]

Setanta Sports Baku Audience Reach

Setanta Sports was proud to bring Baku 2015 to their subscribers during 17 days of competition. Trevor Twamley , Sales Director Setanta Sport, said “The European Games was a major new fixture on the international sporting calendar, and thanks to our coverage Irish sport fans were able to follow all the action. In fact our […]

Team Ireland Baku 2015

There was a glorious homecoming for Members of Team Ireland at Dublin Airport, where Ireland’s six medal winners at the inaugural European Games in Baku passed through the arrival gates of Terminal 1. Well done to all of Team Ireland athletes and performance support team. Pictured: left to right, Sean McComb, Men’s Boxing Light 60kg bronze, […]

Pat Hickey Presents Medal to Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor with EOC President and Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey after being presented with her Women’s Boxing Light 60kg Final gold medal. 2015 European Games, Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan.   Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Double Gold For Team Ireland

Ireland have claimed two gold medals at the European Games with Katie Taylor winning the women’s lightweight title, and Michael O’Reilly securing the men’s middleweight crown, at the Crystal Hall, Baku. 28-year-old Taylor won gold with a unanimous decision against France’s Estelle Mossely in a performance of consummate class, prevailing 40-36, 40-36, 39-37 to claim an 18th […]

Young Swimmer to Carry Irish Flag at Closing Ceremony

The Olympic Council of Ireland has chosen 14 year old Mona McSharry from Co. Sligo as the Irish flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony in Baku’s National Stadium tomorrow (Sun June 28).   Mona, who swims with Ballyshannon S.C., is the youngest member of Team Ireland and will join flag bearers from 50 nations at […]

Double’s Bronze Medals for Magee’s

The Magee family will look forward to two medal ceremonies over the weekend. Sam Magee and sister Chloe lost their semi final today against the French pair Fontaine and Mittel 21-12, 23-21, but still earned a European Bronze Medal in the mixed doubles. Their medal ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon. Sam and brother […]
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