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OLYMPIC SPORTS IN FOCUS – CYCLING


On the back of a very successful World Championship campaign for the Irish Track Cyclists, where Lydia Boylan won a silver medal in the Points Race and Mark Downey won bronze in the Points Race, we look at the sport of cycling, and where it fits on the Olympic Programme. BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT CYCLING AT […]

EQUESTRIAN – Judy Reynolds rocks to World Cup top six

Ireland’s Judy Reynolds rocks to another World Cup top six finish Irish Dressage star Judy Reynolds and the Joe and Kathleen Reynolds-owned gelding Vancouver K have continued their hugely impressive recent run of form, by claiming a sixth place finish in today’s (Thursday) FEI World Cup Grand Prix at ‘s-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands. Drawn ninth […]

Hockey: Women’s FIH Series Finals To Take Place In Banbridge

Hockey Ireland today announced that the women’s FIH Series Finals (June 8th-16th), originally expected to be held in Dublin, will now be held at Banbridge Hockey Club. While work has commenced on two new top-class hockey pitches in Dublin, UCD and the National Sports Campus, neither will be completed in time to accommodate the required […]

Letter to my 12 year old self – Claire Lambe


Hockey: Graham Shaw Departs Hockey Ireland To Take Up Role With Hockey New Zealand

Hockey Ireland has today accepted the resignation of senior women’s head coach Graham Shaw as he takes up the position of head coach of New Zealand’s senior international women. Shaw has long since been a member of the Hockey Ireland family both as a senior international player and as part of the coaching set up […]

Irish Speed Skater Sean McAnuff Takes On Short Track Worlds

Sean McAnuff carries Irish hopes that this weekend’s International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track Speed Skating World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria (8-10 March).   McAnuff will be making his World Short Track debut in the Bulgarian capital tomorrow Friday 8 March among skaters from 36 countries with the preliminary rounds of the 500 and 1000 metres […]

Chris McCarthy wins the first gold for Ireland at European Karate Championship

Chris McCarthy has reaffirmed his position at the top of the World Karate Federation ranking winning the very first Gold medal at European level karate for Ireland. Chris participated at the Cadet, Junior and under 21 European Karate Championship in Aalborg where he competed in the junior male kumite in +76 kg weight category. The […]

Silver for Woolley in US Open Taekwondo Championships

In the early hours of this morning Team Irelands Jack Woolley made the podium at the US Open Taekwondo Championships in Las Vegas. The silver medal at this G2 ranking event gives him 12 important world & Olympic ranking points towards Tokyo 2020 and comes off the back of his recent Gold medal in Turkey […]

Bronze on the double for brilliant English and Mageean

Ciara Mageean (UCD) and Mark English (UCD) won brilliant bronze medals in the 800m in 1:47.39 and 1500m in 4:09.43 respectively on the final night of competition at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow (March 3). English had to get through to the final on an appeal after being impeded in the semi-final but […]

LYDIA BOYLAN LANDS TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SILVER

Ireland’s Lydia Boylan has won the 2019 UCI Track Cycling World Championships Silver Medal in the Women’s Points Race at the Pruszkow Arena in Poland – just 48hrs after team mate Mark Downey won Bronze in the Men’s Points Race.   Boylan, who lives in Dublin, helped Ireland to a stellar ninth place in Saturday’s […]

MARK DOWNEY WINS BRONZE AT TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ireland’s Mark Downey has won the 2019 Track Cycling World Championships Bronze medal in the Men’s Points Race at the Pruszkow Arena in Poland. The County Down rider struggled through the first half of the race, but with 40 laps to go took a lap, and sprint points. Recovering quickly, he took another lap, and […]
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