Monday, May 30, 2016

Rio '16 - List of Qualifiers (ongoing)

Current list of Olympic qualifiers:

Ciara Everard - 800m
Ciara Mageean - 1,500m
Kerry O'Flaherty - 3,000m steeplechase
Sara Treacy - 3,000m steeplechase
Michelle Finn - 3,000m steeplechase
Fionnuala McCormack - 10,000m, marathon
Lizzie Lee - marathon
Breege Connolly - marathon
Tori Pena - Pole vault 
Mark English, 800m
Thomas Barr, 400m hurdles
Rob Heffernan - 20k walk, 50k walk
Alex Wright - 20k walk, 50k walk
Brendan Boyce - 50k walk
Kevin Seaward - marathon
Mick Clohisey - marathon
Paul Pollock - marathon

Scott Evans- men's singles Rd 1, Thu Aug 11
Chloe Magee


Paddy Barnes - Light fly (49kg)
Brendan Irvine - Fly (52kg)
Michael Conlan - Bantam (56kg)
David Oliver Joyce - Light (60kg)
Steven Donnelly - Welter (69kg)
Joe Ward - Light Heavy (81kg)
Katie Taylor - Light (60kg)

Men's road race -  Dan Martin, Nicholas Roche
Women's track -Shannon McCurly,  Kierin.
Fri Aug 12, 2pm Irish time.


Eventing - Team. Starts Day 1, Aug 6 (2pm) with dressage; team was 5th in London
Clare Abbott (29), Hillsborough
Jonty Evans (44) based in UK
Mark Kyle (42) based in UK
Padraig McCarthy (38), Tipperary
(Reserve - Camilla Speirs with Portersize Just a Jiff)
Show jumping
Greg Broderick on MSH Going Global
Judy Reynolds- dressage
Leona Maguire
Stephanie Meadow
Padraig Harrington
Seamus Power
Kieran Behan
Ellis O'Reilly
Men's team
Modern pentathlon
Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe
Natalya Coyle
Women's single sculls - Sanita Puspure  
Sinead Jennings
Lightweight double sculls women - Sinead Jennings Lynch/Claire Lambe
Lightweight double sculls men - Paul and Gary O'Donovan
Annalise Murphy - Laser Radial
Andrea Brewster & Saskia Tidey - 49er FX 
Finn Lynch - Laser
Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern - 49er
Fiona Doyle - 100m breaststroke
Shane Ryan - 100m backstroke
Nicholas Quinn - 200m breaststroke
Oliver Dingley- diving (3m spring-board)
Bryan Keane
Aileen Reid

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rio '16: Sailor Lynch wins Olympic Laser selection

Finn Lynch, aged 20,  from Carlow became the youngest ever Irish sailing helmsman to qualify for the Olympic Games when he finished 54th and first  of the Irish at the Laser World Championships in Mexico.
Also competing in Mexico were  London 2012 Olympian James Espey and up and coming Baltimore sailor Fionn Lyden. Espey led by six points going into the final trial but finished 24 places behind Finn. Fionn Lyden narrowed the gap but still finished third in the trial.
Sailing for the National Yacht Club, Lynch was the only  one of the Irish to make the gold fleet  (top 56) after the four day preliminary round of the world championship. Espey and Lyden finished 67th and 78th respectively and made the silver fleet. 
Along with Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey (women’s 49er skiff), Annalise Murphy (Women’s Laser Radial) and Ryan Seaton with Matt McGovern (men’s 49er skiff), Lynch will be nominated for selection to the  Olympic Council of Ireland.