Sochi 2014

Reaction to O’Connor’s run

Coach Sam Wilkinson reaction:      

Seamus O’Connor excels in Sochi

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor had two great runs this morning in the Olympic Slopestyle Semi Final in Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. His best score of 70.25 placed him 9th of the 21 semi final athletes. See Seamus’s run here. American Sage Kotsenburg stormed to gold in the first-ever snowboard slopestyle event at the games in Sochi. […]

Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony

This evening Friday 7th February millions of people all over the world will be able to witness the XXII Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Team Ireland will be 29th in the parade of the 88 Nations taking part. Greece will enter first and the host Nation Russia will be last to enter the Fisht Stadium.   […]

Pat Hickey runs with Torch in Sochi

Our President, Pat Hickey today took part in the “torch relay” in Sochi/Russia.   Pat Hickey was among 300 torchbearers who will run with the flame in Sochi on the lead up to the official Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games tomorrow 7th February.   Pat Hickey said ” As the Torch is  such […]

Greenwood pilots his own course

Ireland’s Sean Greenwood last night had two unofficial practice runs at the Olympic Sliding Centre. Greenwood who had track time last November said, “The track is now in much better condition since last year, the ice is world class. The bottom half of the track is where sliders will gain or lose places”. His New […]

O’Connor makes semi final Slopestyle

Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor will compete in the slopestyle semi-finals on Saturday after finishing in 13th place in his heat at the opening event of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The 16-year-old snowboarder enjoyed a decent start to the games in his first run before improving with a score of 40.00 on his second run. That […]

Sochi’s first events have started

Sochi’s first events have started with snowboarding, our athlete Seamus O’Connor was in action. Seamus has now got the qualification round out of the way.   See the offiical results at the following link   The opening ceremony will take place tomorrow 7th February.   Team Ireland were out an about on practice runs. […]

Slopestyle Team Ireland

Sam Wilkinson coach to Seamus O’Connor brief interview yesterday during practice on OlympicIRL       SEAMUS O’CONNOR – SNOWBOARD HALF PIPE & SLOPESTYLE       Seamus, at age 16, is creating quite a stir in the snowboarding world since he declared for Ireland and set his eyes on the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. […]

Lyne is Ireland’s Flag Bearer Sochi 2014

SKIER CONOR LYNE TO BE IRISH FLAG BEARER AT WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY   The Olympic Council of Ireland has announced that the 21 year old downhill skier Conor Lyne will be Ireland’s flag bearer at the Parade of Nations during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi on Friday on Feb 7th. Lyne said […]

Team Ireland Competition Timeline

Team Ireland’s Olympic Winter Competition timeline is included below. Start times will follow shortly when published.                         Seamus O’Connor Slope-style competition 6th February: qualification 10am – 4.40pm Slope-style 8th February competition 9.30am -11.10am and 12.45pm-1.55pm Half-pipe competition 11th February  2.00pm – 5.05pm and 7.00pm […]
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