Double Olympian Dr John Lawlor RIP

It is with sad regret we learn of the passing of double Olympian  Dr. John Lawlor. Dr. John F. Lawlor passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20 surrounded by three of his children, Maeve, Paul and Owen. Dr. Lawlor was born on March 14, 1934, in Dublin, Ireland to Edward Lawlor of New Ross, Wexford and […]

Ben Fletcher’s excellent performance at Dusseldorf Grand Slam 2018

IJF Grand Slam Dusseldorf 25.02.2018 As the IJF Day 3 report on Dusseldorf noted, Ben Fletcher is in the form of his life! “Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Varlam LIPARTELIANI (GEO) took control of the -100kg category just 12 months after stepping up from -100kg with five ippons from his five contests. LIPARTELIANI, 29, clinched […]

Olympic Council of Ireland announce appointment of new CEO

8 February 2018 The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Sherrard as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 2018.  Mr Sherrard joins the OCI from the Football Association of Ireland where he is Operations Director with responsibility for International Team Operations and Match Operations. Peter […]

Team Ireland Schedule Update

Irish Team Schedule (Subject to Change)   Feb 11 Pat McMillan Men’s Downhill Jeongseon Alpine Centre 11:00-13:05   Thomas Westgaard 15 km Skiathlon Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre 15:15-17:10   Feb 12 Tess Arbez Women’s Giant Slalom Yongpyong Alpine Centre 10:15-11:55 & 13:45-15:35   Feb 13 Thomas Westgaard Men’s Individual Sprint Classic Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre […]

Welcome and Flag raising ceremony – PyeongChang

Irish Ambassador in Korea came to cheer on Team Ireland today at the official Welcome and Flag raising ceremony in the athlete Olympic Village.  Our athletes took part in the traditional dance with the local dance group.

Flag Raising Ceremony – PyeongChang 1

Seamus O Connor, Bubba Newby and Pat McMillan take to the course

Seamus O Connor, Bubba Newby and Pat McMillan take to the course to loosen out before their official training sessions start in PyeongChang.

PyeongChang 2018 Team Ireland Competition Schedule

Team Ireland arrived at the Olympic Village

Team Ireland arrived today at the Olympic Athlete Village.  The village was officially opened today by President of IOC Thomas Bach. The athletes have settled into their accommodation and have had an orientation recce of the Village area.

IOC Statement on CAS decision

The IOC has taken note of the CAS decision, with satisfaction on the one hand and disappointment on the other. On the one hand, the confirmation of the Anti-Doping Rule Violations for 11 athletes because of the manipulation of their samples clearly demonstrates once more the existence of the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping system […]

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Team of Five Is Named

Monday, 29th January 2018: Alpine Skiers Tess Arbez and Patrick McMillian, Cross Country Skier, Thomas Westgard, Half Pipe Skier, Bubba Newby and Snowboarder Seamus O’Connor were today confirmed by the Olympic Council of Ireland (the “OCI”) as the five athletes who have qualified to represent Ireland at the Winter Olympic Games being held in PyeongChang, […]
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