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Introduction to Boxing


Boxing is one of the most illustrious and historic sports in the Olympic Games. Men have sparred in competition since 5000BC in the Middle East, while boxing was one of the key events in the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. For contact details of Irish Athletic Boxing Association please click Full story

Olympic Council of Ireland welcomes new members at AGM

The Olympic Council of Ireland held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 21st June at the National Sports Campus, Dublin. At the meeting, three new National Governing Bodies were accepted for membership. The bodies have been admitted following the addition of new sports (Baseball / Softball, Karate, Skateboard, Sports Climbing and Surfing) to the programme […]

Taekwondo Gladiators Battle in Rome

The most prestigious tournament in the senior Olympic Taekwondo Calendar this year to date aptly had the motto ‘Making History’. The Roma Grand Prix was held in Foro Italico an amphitheatre like venue a stone’s throw from the Stadio Olympico in Rome. Ireland’s Jack Woolley was as per the motto, attempting to ‘Make History’ in […]

Austrian Open Taekwondo 2018

Jack Woolley of Taekwondoireland and Team Ireland returned to Innsbruck, Austria for the World Ranking Austrian Open. The event which is set in the picturesque city of Innsbruck which hosted the 1964 & 1976 Winter Olympics, as well as the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics had other Olympic interest last weekend as Taekwondo took over the […]

Great results in UIPM Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Congratulations to Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe and Natalya Coyle who won Gold and Silver medals in the Individual Men’s and Women’s competitions at the UIPM Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria last weekend. Arthur started his final strongly with a 3rd place in the swimming phase and followed this up by winning the fencing section […]

Silver medals for Pentathlon Ireland

Two of our Pentathletes, Mike Healy and Kate Coleman, won silver medals in the Mixed Relay in UIPM’s World Cup 3 in Hungary at the weekend and one of our Olympians, Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe came 8th in the Men’s individual competition. In the Mixed Relay competition, Kate and Mike started with a strong swim coming […]

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships

Ireland will be represented at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden, April 21-28, by Eoin McCrossan and Jen Ward. The team are hoping to boost Ireland’s ranking up from 23 into the top 12 to gain Olympic qualification as part of the Irish Curling Association’s strategy to have representation in the Olympic […]

European C Division Curling Championships

As part of the Irish Curling Association’s four-year campaign to qualify for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, Ireland’s men’s team won bronze yesterday at the European C Division Championships in Denmark, missing out on promotion to the B Division by just one shot. The team – John Wilson, Andrew Gilmore, Craig Whyte, John Furey […]

A FOND FAREWELL

Some stellar Irish Olympians recently called time on their international careers. Three-time Olympian Scott Evans (30) retired 10 years after becoming Ireland’s first male player to qualify for an Olympic Games. He competed in Beijing and London but the highlight of his career was finishing ninth at the Rio 2016 Games and he bowed out […]

ONE TO WATCH – CIARA NEVILLE

Ciara Neville (Emerald Athletics Club, Limerick). When the Monaleen sprinter ran 11.52 seconds for 100m in the All-Ireland Schools final last summer, it was the joint seventh fastest time ever by an Irishwoman and she was still only 17. Neville went on to finish seventh in the European Junior final and debuted at the World […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]
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