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 […]

Ireland to play Czech Republic

Ireland will play the Czech Republic this evening at 19.30pm (Baku Time) Women’s Eighth Finals Basketball Arena – Day 14: Thursday, June 25th – Central Court Details here: http://www.baku2015.com/basketball3x3/event/women/match=b3w400408/index.html?intcmp=sr-bysport-byday-schline-calltoaction

EOC President Patrick Hickey visits the Baku Athletes Village

Yesterday, EOC President Patrick Hickey paid a visit to the European Games Athletes Village (AVL). During the visit President Hickey met with village operational staff and took a tour of the facilities available to athletes. He was accompanied by Olympic Silver medalist and CEO of the Irish Sports Council, Mr. John Tracy. The President took […]

Ireland defeat Slovakia 20-12

Ireland secured third place in Group C of the Women’s 3×3 Basketball Competition of the Baku 2015 European Games with a dominant 20-12 win over Slovakia. The result means Ireland will avoid a top seed in Thursday’s Round of 16 in the Azeri capital. The draw is to be confirmed later this evening. Chasing their […]

Irvine in European Games Final

Team Ireland’s Brendan Irvine has beaten Ukraine’s Dmytro Zamotayev to book a spot against Russia’s Bator Sagaluev in the Baku 2015 light flyweight final. Belfast’s Irvine lost the opening round against Zamotayev, but fought back to secure the win and a place in Thursday’s final on a unanimous 3-0 decision. The first round went the way of the Ukraine fighter but […]

Taylor and O’Reilly in Semi-Finals

Congratulations to Team Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Michael O’Reilly as they are each guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the European Games in Baku.Disappointment though for Darren O’Neill. Taylor defeated Sweden’s Ida Lundblad in the quarter-finals and was on the attack from the opening bell. Taylor took the opening round on all three judges’ […]

James Brown 200m Semi-Final

James Brown has finished in 16th place overall in the semi-final of the 200m Individual Medley at the European Games in Baku. Having swam a lifetime best in this morning’s heats of 2:06.55 the Ards SC swimmer was unable to match that time in the semi-final touching in 2:07.15. Speaking after his swim, the 18 […]

Positive Day for Badminton

Scott Evans continued his unbeaten start in the men’s badminton singles last night , although not as easily as his first match. He lost the first set to Yuhan Tan from Belgium, 14-21, but then promptly avenged that in the second, 21-13, before winning the third set 21-13, too. The sister and brother pair of […]

Team Ireland Schedule June 24th

Schedule for Team Ireland Wednesday 24 June             3×3 Basketball   17:10 Women’s Pool C Spain vs Ireland Lineups   19:30 Women’s Pool C Slovakia vs Ireland Lineups   Badminton     EVANS Scott 11:00 Men’s Singles Group A Scott Evans vs Gergely Krausz (HUN)   DARRAGH Rachael & BOYLE […]

Basketball 3 x 3 Team Ireland

Team Ireland’s basketballers were beaten 14-10 by Slovenia in their first outing of the European Games. Two outside shots from Niamh Dwyer narrowed the gap to a single point with 32 seconds remaining before a rapid-fire response from the tournament’s sixth seeds pushed them through. “It’s an encouraging first game, but we’re disappointed,” said Team […]

Walsh Defeated in Close Contest

Dean Walsh however, was defeated by Germany’s Kastriot Sopa in the light welterweight quarter-finals in a very close encounter. A second round warning put the Irish boxer under huge pressure going into the final round and Walsh was unable to make up the difference as the awkward German took the contest on a unanimous 3-0 decision to […]
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