London 2012

Dublin City Council presented with Torch


The Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí was presented by our President Pat Hickey with an Olympic Torch at City Hall in Dublin yesterday for their tremendous assistance during the visit of the Torch on 6th June to Dublin. Pat Hickey advised that “The welcome that Dubliners gave to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in our […]

O’Rourke into semi final

Derval O’Rourke qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s 100 metres hurdles at the Olympic stadium in London this morning. The 31 year old Cork woman finished fourth in Heat Four but her time of 12.91 was the fastest of those who did not automatically qualify by finishing in the top three paces in each […]

Nevin medal’s for Team Ireland

John Joe Nevin has won Ireland’s first medal at the London Olympics – a bronze – after his victory over Oscar Valdez Fierro in the bantamweight division quarter-final. Nevin won on a 19-13 scoreline and it sets up a semi-final bout against a the Cuban Lazaro Alvarez Estrada on Friday . Nevin found his range […]

Athlete Family and Friends Tickets

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and its sponsors P and G and Electric Ireland’s programme of providing tickets free of charge to athletes has been a great success. Its been an innovation which has been important due to the fact that tickets for London have been difficult to access through the normal system. LOCOG and the OCI have […]

Gelana wins Women’s Marathon

Linda Byrne ran two hours 37 minutes and 13 seconds to finish 66th, three seconds ahead of Ava Hutchinson in 68th. Catriona Jennings was last of the finishers in a time of 3:22:11. Tiki Gelana became the second Ethiopian woman to win marathon gold when she held off Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo to win a soggy […]

Nevin’s first up

John Joe Nevin goes head to head with Oscar Valdez in a bantamweight quarter-final this evening at the Excel Centre. The Mexican qualified for the last Games at the age of 17 and became the first boxer from his country to take a medal at the world championships, taking a bronze in 2009. Nevin has looked comfortable […]

Irvine’s tough schedule

Martyn Irvine’s hopes of a medal in the men’s omnium faded at the Velodrome when he finished the 4km individual pursuit in a time of 4:32.948 for an overall total of 44 points with two events remaining. Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen was quickest and in a time of 4:20.674 at the Velodrome in London, but […]

O’Leary and Burrows tenth

The Medal Race in the Men’s Star has just finished and Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen came home in front. Peter O’Leary and David Burrows finished tenth, 42 seconds behind the winner. The result of the race is an overall victory for the Swedish team, Loof and Salminen, finishing with a total of 32 points. […]

O’Connor progresses

The second qualifier of the show jumping is complete and Cian O’Connor has qualified but Billy Twomey has been eliminated. O’Connor is in a share of 31st place after today’s action in Greenwich Park. He will resume the Olympic Final qualification process on Monday. There were a total of 12 clear rounds today.

Irvine’s solid start

Newtownards cyclist Martyn Irvine is ninth after the first discipline of the omnium event in London. Irvine was competing in the flying lap, the first of the six disciplines, with the points race and elimination race also taking place on Saturday. The individual pursuit, scratch race and time trial are held on Sunday. Great Britain’s […]

Twomey and O’Connor progress

Billy Twomey and Cian O’Connor qualified today (Saturday) for the next round of the Olympic show jumping competition, with O’Connor going clear but Twomey picking up four faults that will influence his starting position in the second qualifier and will affect his total score at the end of the three qualifying rounds. Cork-born Twomey was […]
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