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Olympic Sports to Benefit from €250k Team Ireland Discretionary Fund 2019


The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced a significant investment in its member federations, dedicating a fund of €250,000 for 2019 to Olympic focussed projects across the Olympic cycle.   The OFI’s ‘Discretionary Funding’ programme was first introduced in July 2018. The 25% increase in funding for year two of the programme is being provided […]

REMINDER: Non Rights Holding Accreditation Closes 15th March

    The IOC would like to inform you that the application form for non-rights holding television and radio organisations to apply for ENR accreditation to cover the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is available now from 24 January to 15 March 2019 .  We invite NOCs to inform interested ENR organisations of the information below: […]

‘Empowering Women’ Reunite for International Women’s Day 2019

As a mark of International Women’s Day 2019, some of Ireland’s most influential women in Olympic sport gathered to share ideas and experiences today. Olympic Federation of Ireland President Sarah Keane hosted the lunch to reunite the women who attended the ‘Empowering Women’ Conference in 2017, along with several other leading females involved with and […]

The Olympic Federation of Ireland Visit IOC

The Olympic Federation of Ireland were in Lausanne for meetings with various staff of IOC to include the newly appointed Director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations, James Macleod. They also met with Pamela Vipond, Deputy Director, Olympic Solidarity, Eliane Braillard, PA to the Director and Deputy Director, and Sandra Lengwiler, Project Manager, Strategic Communications […]

Smart and sustainable solutions paving the way for Lausanne 2020

Smart and sustainable solutions paving the way for Lausanne 2020 Two weeks after celebrating the “1 year-to-go” milestone to Lausanne 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission reconvened in the Olympic capital this week to provide assistance to the local organisers on the crucial 12 months ahead. As a result of the close relationship […]

Hockey: Green Army Squad For Upcoming Series Announced

With 2018 and an historic World Cup behind us, it is time to look to 2019 and what the Green Army have ahead of them. A home-hosted FIH Series Finals in June and Olympic Qualification the pinnacle of a busy year, there is also the Eurohockey Championships to look forward to in Belgium this August. […]

OFI President Scoops Women of Influence Award

Sarah Keane, the Olympic Federation of Ireland President was announced the winner of the Women of Influence Award at the inaugural “Irish Women’s Awards” last night. The awards ceremony aimed to showcase the contribution of women to various industries and professions such as Law, Medicine, Technology, Arts, Sport, Education and many more. The awards also provided […]

Shirley Armstrong Duffy RIP

The Olympic Federation of Ireland was sad to learn of the passing of Shirley Armstrong Duffy. A competitor in the foil discipline, she represented Ireland at two world fencing championships – 1965 in Paris and 1971 in Vienna. Along with Maeve Kyle, Shirley Armstrong Duffy was one of only two women selected for Ireland to […]

2018 Milestones

A lot of change has taken place in twelve months! A wave of change has swept through Irish sport, and Team Ireland have in the past year presented new sponsors, new partnerships, new names, new logos and new faces. Have a look at the 2018 MILESTONES HERE >>

REFLECTING ON: The Winter Olympics 2018

IRELAND’S five-person team at last February’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang were delayed slightly on their return to Dublin, ironically because of unprecedented snowfalls here at home!   But Seamus O’Connor, Brendan Newby, Tess Arbez, Patrick McMillan and Thomas Westgaard put in some good performances and captured the attention of many.   Snowboarder O’Connor, a semi-finalist […]

Highlights of the Year – 2018

February Ireland’s first individual medal in 2018 was, fittingly, in a sport that will be making its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020.   Identical twins Sean and Chris McCarthy Crean are two of Ireland’s rising talents in karate and both were part of the Irish team that travelled to Sochi for this year’s European Junior […]
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