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

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Ellis O’Reilly, the first ever Irish female gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games, and her teammate Kieran Behan work to achieve their qualification dream by using #ThePowerWithin #IRL2016 #GoTeamIRL  

O’Reilly and Behan qualify for Rio 2016

History was made last night at the Barra Olympic Arena 18 year old Irish gymnast, Ellis O’ Reilly, captured a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games through her performance at the Aquecce Rio Test Event, the final qualifying event for the Rio Olympic 2016. She becomes the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for […]

Impressive medal haul for Gymnasts

Ireland’s top gymnasts showed encouraging form ahead of the World Championships with an unprecedented haul of 11 medals at the Northern European Championships, held at the University of Limerick over the weekend. Their impressive tally included men’s team gold and women’s team silver, their best ever collective results at this level, and Olympian Kieran Behan led […]

Team Ireland EYOF Team Return Home

Team Ireland  returned home from the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia to a great reception in Dublin Airport yesterday.   Athletics (5)  and Swimming (5) won 10 medals and there were excellent performances from all of our athletes in Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo and Swimming. It was the most successful team ever at this level […]

Behan’s superb 4th in Floor Final

Congratulations to Kieran Behan who finished just outside the medals in the floor exercise final at the European Games. The Irish gymnast, who overcame a serious leg disability as a youngster, was first onto the mat in the six-man final, and although his score of 14.866 appeared perfectly executed, it just wasn’t enough to get him […]

Behan 17th in individual all-round

Kieran Behan 17th in the Men’s individual all round event, showing significant progression within the high performance gymnastic programme. Behan will be in action again in the individual floor final on Saturday 20th June. All round results here: http://www.baku2015.com/gymnastics-artistic/event/men-all-around/phase=gam024100/index.html?intcmp=sr-bysport-byday-schline-eventdetail

Gymnast Behan qualifies for finals

Congratulations to Kieran Behan who qualified for the all round finals and the floor final this evening.The 2012 Olympian qualified 5th on Floor with an impressive 15.066, while he registered 83.831 to qualify for the All-Around Finals. The Men’s Team finished 17th with a total score of 163.495, while the Women’s Team finished 18th with […]

Gymnast Behan Qualifies for Final

Gymnast Kieran Behan performed superbly at the inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan today, qualifying for the individual floor final in Baku. Behan finished fifth of 78 competitors in qualification in the floor exercise, securing one of just six final places. The 26-year-old lies 18th in the all-round competition after three disciplines, which is the last qualification spot for the […]

Rio Scholarships Announced

The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]

Women’s Gymnastics Team qualify for Baku

The Irish senior women’s team have placed 19th in the 2014 European Team Championships and in doing so secured qualification for the 2015 European Games in Baku. After a strong showing on vault & bars the girls were unlucky to carry some falls on beam and floor that prevented a higher team rank. This result […]
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