Two-time Irish Olympian Brendan Irvine bounced back from a leg injury to claim one of 16 Olympic places at the aborted 43-nation European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London on Monday night.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2020
Dominic O'Rourke, President of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association, says that Team Ireland are focused on the qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London next March but are keeping a close eye on developments with the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Fri, 28 Feb, 2020
The final hour is at hand for Ireland’s show jumpers to deliver their country out of the Olympic wilderness. Not since Athens 2004 has Ireland qualified a show jumping team for the Games, and tomorrow sees the Irish riders embark on their last chance to make Tokyo 2020.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
Five days from today Ireland’s dressage team will commence their bid for honours and a possible Tokyo 2020 place when the European Championships get under way in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The Championships feature Dressage, Show Jumping and Para-Dressage, and it will be the dressage competition that gets the whole affair underway on Monday.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe has moved one step closer to his third appearance at an Olympic Games after comfortably qualifying for the men’s individual final at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Bath, England.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2019
Louise Galvin and her Ireland Women’s Sevens team-mates get the penultimate round of this season’s HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series underway in Canada tonight with qualification for next year’s Tokyo Olympics at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Sat, 11 May, 2019
Her routine is simple, its execution less so: three to four hours a day on the water, another 90 minutes in the gym — 14 to 16 sessions each week, all adding up to one exhausted athlete by the time Jenny Egan crumples into bed on a Saturday night.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
Ireland Sevens boss Anthony Eddy targeted qualification for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics as the next step for the national men’s squad following its success at the annual World Series qualifier in Hong Kong yesterday.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
Dressage rider Judy Reynolds made her first appearance in this year’s FEI World Cup qualifying series in Mechelen, Belgium at the weekend with Vancouver K where she finished in fifth place, but yesterday the Germany-based Kildare rider maintained that her focus for the year ahead is aimed beyond the annual championship and fixed on getting to Tokyo 2020.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2019
The eventing nations cup hosted by Millstreet at the weekend gave us a glimpse — and a somewhat sobering one — of the future of equestrian sport at the Olympics. The Cork venue was staging the latest round of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup series which on this occasion was trialling the new Olympic format of three riders per team.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018