Ireland will have 116 athletes competing in 19 Sports at the Olympics in Tokyo on July 23 - Aug 8

Ireland will have 116 athletes competing in 19 Sports at the Olympics in Tokyo on July 23 - Aug 8

Which Irish sports stars are competing in which sports and when are their Olympics events being held?

Ireland will have 116 athletes competing in 19 Sport at the Olympics in Tokyo starting on July 23.

1:30am Irish time will see the live coverage of the Irish Rowers in action – some  of Ireland’s best prospects for medals come in rowing.
And at 11:30am coverage of the Opening Ceremony will begin (scheduled for 8pm in Japan - 12 Noon Ireland/UK)

The Irish have Medal prospects in most sports - with high expectations in Boxing and Rowing - with some of the top world Golfers among the 4 Irish competing as well, hopes are high.

Irish Olympic Flagbearers Harrington Irvine Irish Flagbearers Harrington & Irvine for Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

First we list who is in which sport

Then we will provide a  table to follow them – when and where?

  • Athletics, Badmonton, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Cycling (Road), and Cycling (Track)
  • Equestrian - Show jumping, Eventing, Dressage, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Hockey
  • Rowing, Rugby (7s), Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo, and Triathlon

Athletics, Badmonton, Boxing,
Canoe Slalom, Cycling (Road), and Cycling (Track)

Athletics  BADMINTON CYCLING TRACK (6 quota, 4 events, 4 athletes)
Individuals Nhat Nguyen Men’s Madison:
Thomas Barr (400m Hurdles) BOXING Felix English
Síofra Cléirigh Büttner (800m) Brendan Irvine (Flyweight 52kg male) Mark Downey
Andrew Coscoran (1500m) Kurt Walker (Featherweight 57kg male) Reserve – Fintan Ryan
Mark English (800m) Aidan Walsh (Welterweight 69kg male) Women’s Madison:
Michelle Finn (3,000m Steeplechase) Emmet Brennan (Light Heavyweight 81kg male) Shannon McCurley
Eilish Flanagan (3,000m Steeplechase) Michaela Walsh (Featherweight 57kg female) Emily Kay
Phil Healy (200m/400m/400m Relay) Kellie Harrington (Lightweight 60kg female) Reserve – Lydia Gurley
Sarah Healy (1500m) Aoife O’Rourke (Middleweight 75kg female) Men’s Omnium:
David Kenny (20K Walk) CANOE SLALOM TBC
Sarah Lavin (100H) Liam Jegou (Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare) Women’s Omnium:
Marcus Lawler (200m) CYCLING ROAD
(4 quota, 3 athletes)
Emily Kay
Ciara Mageean (1500m) Dan Martin
Nadia Power (800m) Nicolas Roche
Leon Reid (200m) Eddie Dunbar
Louise Shanahan (800m)
Mixed 4 x 400m Relay Team (4 athletes from the following 6):
Cillin Greene
Chris O’Donnell
Phil Healy
Sophie Becker
Robert McDonnell
Cliodhna Manning
Women’s event (Natalya Coyle)
Athletics Marathon Men:
Paul Pollock
Stephen Scullion
Kevin Seaward
Athletics Marathon Women:
Aoife Cooke
Fionnuala McCormack
Athletics Men’s 50km Race Walk:
Brendan Boyce
Alex Wright


Equestrian - Show jumping, Eventing, Dressage,
Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Hockey


EQUESTRIAN (9 athletes) GOLF HOCKEY (16)
SHOW JUMPING Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry Women’s Team – 
Nominated Athlete/Horse Combinations for the IRL Jumping Olympic Team, in alphabetical order are as follows: Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow Ayeisha McFerran (GK)
Bertram Allen with Pacino Amiro (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Carnone Dancing Queen (ISH) by NC Amiro (AES). Breeder: Simon Scott, Co. Donegal. Owner: Aiden McGrory. GYMNASTICS (2)  Chloe Watkins
Darragh Kenny with VDL Cartello (HOLST) – 2007 stallion by Cartani 4 (HOLST) out of B-Estelle (HOLST) by Lord (HOLST). Breeder: Witt Pferdezucht. Owner Lorcan Gallagher & Heathman Farm LLC Men’s Pommel (Rhys McClenaghan)  Hannah Matthews
Cian O’Connor with Kilkenny (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of MHS Pembrook Lady (ISH) by Guidam (SF) Breeder Sinead Brennan, Co Kilkenny. Owner Susan Magnier. Meg Ryan (Women’s All-Around)  Sarah Torrans
P Alternate Athlete/Horse – Shane Sweetnam with Karlin Van’t Vennehof (BWP) – 2010 Mare by Fantomas De Muze (BWP) out of Fantomas De Muze (BWP) by Quasimodo Vd Molendreef D’08 (BWP). Breeder: Jos Voeten. Owner: Seabrook LLC & Shane Sweetnam JUDO  Nicci Daly
Reserve Athlete/Horse – Michael Duffy with Zilton SL Z (ZANG)  2011 gelding by Zirocco Blue VDL (SF) out of Utopie (KWPN) by Indoctro (HOLST) Breeder: Peter Schollaert. Owner: Katherine Duffy & HMF Equestrian Ben and Megan Fletcher are brother and sister  Roisin Upton
EVENTING Ben Fletcher –  in the 100kg category  Hannah McLoughlin
Nominated Athlete/Horse Combinations for the IRL Eventing Olympic Team, in alphabetical order as follows: Megan Fletcher –  in the 70kg category  Deirdre Duke
Cathal Daniels with Rioghan Rua (ISH) – 2007 mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWE) out of Highland Destiny (ISH)[TIH] by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder/Owner: Margaret Kinsella (Galway).  Katie Mullan
Sarah Ennis with Horseware Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) [was Woodcourt Garrison] – 2009 gelding by Garrison Royal (ISH) out of Davitt Star (ISH) by Furisto (HANN). Breeder: Patrick J Kearns (Laois). Owner: Breda Kennedy  Shirley McCay
Sam Watson with Tullabeg Flamenco (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Tullabeg Fusion [ISH] out of Tullabeg Heidi (unk) by Ardenteggle Sir (IPSA). Breeder: Nicholas Cousins (Wexford). Owner: Vahe Bogossian  Sarah Hawkshaw
P Alternate Athlete/Horse – Austin O’Connor with Colorado Blue (SHBGB) – 2009 grey gelding by Jaguar Mail out of Rock Me Baby by Rock Kind. Breeder: Mellon Stud, Owner Austin O’Connor and The Salty Syndicate  Lena Tice
Reserve Athlete/Horse – Joseph Murphy with Cesar V (OLDBG) – 2008 gelding by Casiro 3 out of Cortina R by Sandro. Breeder: Elke & Robert Vietor,. Owner: The Way Forward Syndicate.  Naomi Carroll
DRESSAGE TEAM  Lizzie Holden
Heike Holstein with Sambuca –  2009 mare by Samarant (HANN) out of Astoria (ISH) by Limmerick (HOLST). Bred by Heike Holstein, Co. Kildare. Owner: Jake & William Bell  Sarah McAuley
 Anna O’Flanagan.


Rowing, Rugby (7s), Sailing, Shooting,
Swimming, Taekwondo, and Triathlon


ROWING (6 boats, 13 athletes) RUGBY SAILING (3)
Lightweight Men’s Double Scull (LM2X) Men’s team Laser Radial Women 
Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen)   Annalise Murphy (Dublin)
Paul O’Donovan (Skibbereen) Jordan Conroy 49er Men
Gary O’Donovan (Skibbereen – Reserve) Billy Dardis Robert Dickson (Dublin), Seán Waddilove (Cork)
Women’s Single (W1X) Ian Fitzpatrick SHOOTING
Sanita Puspure (Old Collegians BC) Foster Horan Derek Burnett to Compete in his Fifth Olympic Games
Men’s Double Scull (M2X) Jack Kelly SWIMMING (8)
Ronan Byrne (UCC) Terry Kennedy Darragh Greene
Philip Doyle (Belfast BC) Adam Leavy Danielle Hill
Daire Lynch (Clonmel) – Reserve Hugo Lennox Brendan Hyland
Women’s Four (W4-) Harry McNulty Finn McGeever
Emily Hegarty (UCC) Gavin Mullin Jack McMillan
Fiona Murtagh (NUIG BC) Greg O’Shea Mona McSharry
Eimear Lambe (Old Collegians BC) Mark Roche Shane Ryan
Aifric Keogh (UCC) Bryan Mollen Ellen Walshe
Tara Hanlon (UCC) – Reserve Daniel Wiffen
Women’s Pair (W2-) TAEKWONDO (1)
Monika Dukarska (Killorglin BC) Men’s 58kg (Jack Woolley)
Aileen Crowley (Old Collegians BC) TRIATHLON
Lightweight Women’s Double Scull (LW2X) Carolyn Hayes – Women’s Individual Triathlon
Aoife Casey (UCC) Russell White – Men’s Individual Triathlon
Margaret Cremen (UCC)
Lydia Heaphy (Cork) (Skibbereen)


The schedule of when each Irish athlete  competing is published by Olympics Federation of Ireland - we have compiled them
into a downloadable PDF here.

Irish Olympics _Timetable first day Who is competing when and where? Irish 116 athletes at the Olympics in Tokyo July 23 to Aug 8


Further live details here at