Gymnastics

Introduction to Gymnastics


Gymnastics is one of the oldest Olympic sports. It has always been a part of the ancient, as well as the modern Olympic Games. The term “gymnastics” derives from the Greek word “gymnos”, meaning naked. This is also the root of the word “gymnasium”, which was a training area where athletes gathered to exercise, compete in sports and receive training in philosophy, music and literature. For contact details of Irish Gymnastics Ltd please click on Full story

Team Ireland Announced for Youth Olympic Games

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today named a squad of 16 athletes from 9 sports, to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in October in Buenos Aires. Competition runs from October 6 to October 18 featuring over 4,000 athletes and over 32 sports. This will be the first outing for Team Ireland since the […]

Rhys McClenaghan made history!

Congratulations to Rhys McClenaghan, who made history yesterday by winning Ireland’s first ever European gymnastics medal after taking gold on the pommel horse in at the European Championships in Glasgow. The 19-year-old, the first Irish gymnast ever to make the final, secured top spot with a score of fantastic score 15.300, beating the personal best […]

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 […]

Gold for Rhys McClenaghan at the Commonwealth Games

Rhys McClenaghan has won gymnastics gold  in the men’s pommel at the Commonwealth Games beating England’s Max Whitlock, the reigning Olympic champion, at the Games in Gold Coast, Australia.   Rhys McClenaghan is one of the OC/OCI scholarship athletes and we wish the very best of luck to all the other Olympic hopefuls at the Commonwealth Games.

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

Rhys McClenaghan takes Gold

Congratulations to 17 Year Old Irish Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan who claimed gold in the Pommel Horse Final at the World Challenge Cup in Croatia 20th May 2017. The young gymnast fought off seven competitors in the final this evening with a score of 14.267. With his eyes firmly set on Tokyo 2020 qualification this result demonstrates […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 2/16

Day for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics was about Olympic debuts and a first look at our boxers. Weather played its part in disrupting the schedule, but there were still plenty of memorable moments for #TeamIreland Boxing: Steven Donnelly was delighted to come away with the win in his first Olympic fight #rterio2016 https://t.co/z8gOExe41u […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 1/16

A look back on Day One for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Team Ireland at Rio 2016: Day 1/16

Rio 2016 Team Ireland Live Blog: Day 1

Rio 2016 – Team Ireland Profile

Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016
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