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RHASIDAT ADELEKE SELECTED AS TEAM IRELAND FLAGBEARER FOR EYOF CLOSING CEREMONY


Rhasidat Adeleke has been announced as the Team Ireland Flagbearer for the Closing Ceremony at the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku. Adeleke won two gold medals at the multi-sport games that take place every two years and are run by the European Olympic Committees. The other two medals coming home to Ireland […]

Peadar Casey RIP

The Olympic Federation of Ireland would like to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Peadar Casey, who passed away on the 14 November 2019. We also extend our condolences to Rowing Ireland and the wider rowing community. Peadar Casey had almost forty years of involvement with the Irish Olympic movement. He was […]

Dakar 2022 is first Youth Olympics organised in Africa

Dakar 2022 takes important steps towards the first Youth Olympic Games ever organised in Africa Dakar 2022 held discussions with representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission on its first visit to the Senegalese capital since the city was awarded the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games. Dakar, Senegal, was selected as host by […]

Two-time Olympian Matt McGovern returns to the Irish Sailing Team as coach

Matt McGovern, who represented Ireland in the 49er class at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, has re-joined the Irish Sailing Team as 49er coach.   Matt retired from competing in February 2018, and since then has been working with the RYA Northern Ireland as High Performance Manager.   The Belfast native will now coach the […]

Ireland Men’s Hockey Miss Out on Spot at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Ireland Miss Out on Spot at Tokyo 2020 Olympics after Canadian Qualifier goes to Shoot Out   Ireland 1 (McKee) Canada 3 (Johnston, Scholfield, Tupper). Aggregate score Ireland 6 – 6 Canada, Penalty Shoot Out Canada 5, Ireland 4.   The Irish Men’s Hockey team took to the pitch in Vancouver this evening for their […]

Evening with the CEOs and Presidents from Member Federations

Last Wednesday, 23 October, the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) hosted an evening with the CEOs and Presidents from our Member Federations. Over 60 people gathered in the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown to hear about the progress of Team Ireland in the lead up to Tokyo 2020, as well as other key organisation updates. President […]

Circle K Announces Here for Ireland for Team Ireland

€250,000 worth of digital coins will be shared amongst Team Ireland athletes ‘Here for Ireland’ initiative is an integral element of Circle K’s partnership with the Olympic Federation of Ireland and Paralympics Ireland   Circle K, Ireland’s largest forecourt retailer and proud partner of both Irish Olympic and Paralympic Teams, today launches the ‘Here for […]

Minister Ross Opens Sport Ireland Hockey Training Centre

The new state of the art hockey pitch at the Sport Ireland Campus was officially opened by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, providing a welcome boost to Ireland’s national hockey teams ahead of their pivotal Tokyo 2020 qualification matches against Canada. The surface is a Polytan Polygras Toyko GT surface the […]

Olympic Marathon and Race Walk Moves to Sapporo

COOLER CONDITIONS FOR THESE ENDURANCE EVENTS ARE PART OF COMPREHENSIVE MEASURES TO PROTECT ATHLETES, OFFICIALS AND SPECTATORS DURING THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it is planning to move the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 1972. The […]

McCurley wins Silver at European Track Championships

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley (27) has won Silver in the scratch race on Day 1 of the European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The 40-lap race was won by Emily Nelson of Great Britain in a sprint finish with Maria Martins of Poland taking the bronze medal.   Speaking after the race Shannon said: “With […]

Men’s Hockey Team Olympic Qualifier

Head Coach Mark Tumilty has announced the Irish squad which will travel to Vancouver for Olympic qualifier double header at the end of this month. The team confirmed their place in the Olympic qualifier last June by beating Korea to reach the final match of their FIH Series Final in Le Touquet. Having recently returned […]
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