Youth Games

New Look for Team Ireland as the OCI becomes Olympic Federation of Ireland

A new name and logo have been unveiled for the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the island of Ireland with a name change from The Olympic Council of Ireland to Olympic Federation of Ireland. A modernised Olympic crest will also be sported by the Team Ireland athletes for the first time at the Youth Olympic […]

EYOF Medals for Neamt and Carthy Walsh

Medal alert…..A silver medal for Wexford’s Ryan Carthy Walsh in the High Jump! and a swimming’s Antoinette Neamt wins silver ( to add to her earlier bronze) in the 400m Final.

1500m Gold for Kevin McGrath

Kevin McGrath showed his class winning the 1500m in style at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi. The Bohermeen teenager won a tactical 1500m in 4:01.11. There was a cagey opening 800m and McGrath took control with just over 200m to go and showed superior leg speed to win the gold. Serbia’s Elzan Bibic […]

Ferguson and Neamt star in Tbilisi 2015

Congratulations again to Irish swimmers Conor Ferguson and Antoinette Neamt have won Silver and Bronze medals on Day 2 of the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia. Larne’s Conor Ferguson was Ireland’s first medallist securing Silver in the Final of the 100m Backstroke. 16 year old Ferguson was ranked 2nd going into the Final after he […]

Silver and Bronze Swimming Medals

Medal Alert – Congratulations to Conor Ferguson who has won Silver in the Boys 100m Backstroke, and Antoinette Neamt who won Bronze in a very tight finish in the girls 800m Freestyle  at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi today.  The Irish Mixed Relay Team just missed a medal in 4th place, but set […]

100m Gold for Ciara Neville

Ciara Neville has struck gold in the 100m at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Emerald AC starlet sped to glory in a time of 12.01 seconds in the final ahead of Poland’s Klaudia Adamek (12.16) and Norway’s Ingvild Meinseth (12.17). Neville won her heat and semi-final on Monday in 11.90 and […]

Athletics at EYOF Tbilisi

The Athletic athletes were in action in Tbilisi and so far they have done extremely well. Some results just in:- Ciara Neville Won the semi final to qualify for todays100mfinal (17:45 local time) Daniele Ryan in the long jump heats and qualified for the final Kevin Mc Grath qualified comfortably for the Boys final 1500m […]

EYOF Tbilisi Team Ireland

EYOF Tbilisi Team Ireland are all ready for action.  The Opening Ceremony took place yesterday which included children’s dance groups performed from Georgian folk dances of the various regions.    The journey of the Olympic flame was viewed during the Opening on the monitor as an aerial acrobat held up by a “heliosphere” ascended of […]

Athletes Village EYOF Tbilisi

Pat Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committeess arrived in Tbilisi for the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).   A meeting took place with the Chair person of the Organising Committee – Aleksi Akhvlediani and a number of other sports personalities.  He then paid a visit to the Athletes Village before visiting the sports venues. […]

Team Announced for EYOF 2015

It is just under 20 days to the Opening Ceremony of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia.   Over 3,800 athletes from 49 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi to participate in the Youth Olympic Festival and athletes. Ireland will be represented by the following 35 athletes;       Athletics Aaron McGlynn […]

Tbilisi EYOF 2015

In just under 100 days the the program of European Youth Olympic Festivals will begin. The EYOF includes 9 sports: judo, tennis, artistic gymnastics, cycling, athletics, swimming, volleyball, handball and basketball. Over 3,800 athletes from 49 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi to participate in the Youth Olympic Festival and athletes. Ireland will be represented in […]
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