Baku 2015

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 […]

FIRST LADY OF AZERBAIJAN AWARDED EOC ORDER OF MERIT

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) – […]

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 […]

Magee’s Through But Evans Exits

Chloe and Sam Magee are through to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles after beating Polish pair Aneta Wojtkow and Pawel Pietryja. In a match that lasted 34 minutes, the Donegal brother and sister duo beat the Poles 21-18, 21-12. 26-year-old Chloe and 25-year-old Sam will face France’s Gaetan Mittelheisser and Audrey Fontaine in the […]

McComb Wins European Bronze Medal

Sean McComb won a bronze medal in Baku after losing his lightweight semi-final to Azerbaijan’s  Albert Selimov. The impressive and vastly experienced number one seed Selimov won on a unanimous decision over the Belfast 22-year-old. McComb hopes took a blow in the second round with a bad cut on his right temple from a clash of […]

Taylor in European Games Final

Olympic champion and five-time world champion Katie Taylor beat Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna on a split decision to reach the women’s lightweight final. It was a close-fought battle Taylor was pushed to the limit by Alekseevna who was roared on by the partisan home crowd. The three judges all scored the bout 38-38 but two of […]
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