Thursday, February 11, 2010

IRISH TEAM FOR WINTER OLYMPICS

Vancouver, February 12 - 28

Bobsled:
Aoife Hoey (pilot) - Aged 26; from Portarlington. National triple jump champion in 2005. Works in the Athletics Ireland office.

Claire Bergin (brakeman) - Aged 25; from Dublin. Former champion junior sprinter; competed for Ireland on the 4x400 relay team at the European Indoors last year. Studied accountancy at DCU; on a training contract with Deloitte.

Leona Byrne (alternate brakeman) - Aged 22; from Carlow. Former multi-eventer. DCU sports science graduate.

Skeleton:
Patrick Shannon - Aged 32; from Campile, New Ross, Co Wexford. Won several Irish triple jump titles.

Alpine skiing:
Kirsty McGarry - Aged 24; from Dublin. Finished 32nd in the Super G at Turin 2006. Physiotherapy student at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Shane O'Connor - Aged 36; from Malahide, Co Dublin. Has represented Ireland at five World Skiing Championships. Head coach at the Ski Club of Ireland in Kilternan.

Cross-country skiing:
PJ Barron - Aged 2O; from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. With a Dublin mother, he
declared for Ireland in 2008. University student.

Officials: Siobhán Hoey, chef de mission; Niall O'Connor, Alpine team manager; Ken Ellis and Colin Gaffney, Alpine skiing coaches; Rolf Haggstrom, cross-country skiing coach; Horst Hörnlein, bobsled ice coach; Barry Delany, bobsled technician;Marie Elaine Grant, physio.

2 comments:

catherina said...

Hi my name is Catherina Corcoran from Co. MAyo but live in Connecticut. I have a daughter that is a fanatic skier and is 15 year old. I would love her to ski for the Irish team some year how can I get some information on this. She has been racing from the age of six. Please let me know who I can get in touch with. My family live in Ballina Co.Mayo my father is a well know name in Ireland for football and golf .

LindieNaughton said...

Catherina - apologies for delay. Skiing comes under snowsports for Olympic purposes and there is such a thing as an Irish Snowsports Association although I can't find a contact for them. Someone at the Ski Club of Ireland or indeed the Olympic Council would know. Have a look at both their websites.