Thirty eight Irish athletes qualified for Olympics

To date 38 athletes have made qualification standards or have qualified a place for Team Ireland.

Confirmation from the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) that athletes will be nominated for selection to the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) in due course and in line with their National Federation/OCI Olympic qualification and selection agreement policies. Nominations must be accompanied with a signed Team Member’s Agreement and the International Olympic Committee’s eligibility form.

So as we said here on SportsNewsIreland when we published our previous list we must remember that the final decision rests with the OCI having received nominations from a sport’s governing body. The biggest headache,for now at least, will be for ‘Athletics Ireland’ to choose a maximum of three for the Women’s Marathon where already four women have reached the Olympic A standard. With many sports still seeking to get their competitors qualified, still time to get more on the ‘Road to London’ and a final tally of between fifty and fifty five remains a realistic possibility.


Stephanie O’Reilly 3,000m Steeplechase
Fionnuala Britton 3,000m Steeplechase
Rob Heffernan 20km & 50km Race Walk
Olive Loughnane 20km Race Walking
Derval O’Rourke 100m Hurdles
Paul Hession 200m
Ciaran O’Lionaird 1500m
Deirdre Ryan High Jump
Alistair Cragg 5,000m
Brendan Boyce 50k walk
Mark Kenneally Marathon
Linda Byrne Marathon
Ava Hutchinson Marathon
Maria McCambridge Marathon
Catriona Jennings Marathon
Tori Pena Women’s Pole Vault


Paddy Barnes 49kg
Michael Conlan 52kg
John Joe Nevin 56Kg
Adam Nolan 69Kg
Darren O’Neill 75Kg

1. To be selected Road Race, Time Trial
2. To be selected Road Race
3. To be selected Road Race
Martyn Irvine Omnium, Track Cycling

1. 3 Day Eventer
2. 3 Day Eventer
3. 3 Day Eventer
1. Showjumper
2. Showjumper

Kieran Behan

Annalise Murphy Laser Radial
Peter O’Leary Star Class
David Burrows Star Class
Ryan Seaton 49er
Matt McGovern 49er

Barry Murphy 100m Breast stroke
Grainne Murphy 800m Freestyle


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