Ready for Rio? Meet the Team Ireland athletes who are going for gold
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Ready for Rio? Meet the Team Ireland athletes who are going for gold

The Team Ireland squad are ready for Rio. 

This summer's Olympic games will see the largest delegation of Irishmen and women taking part since 1948 with 77 athletes, (26 women) competing across 13 sports.

OCI President and IOC Executive Board Member Pat Hickey said:

“We are delighted to confirm our 77-strong squad for Rio 2016, the first ever Olympic Games in South America.

“I am personally very excited about what we can achieve in Brazil; this will be the best prepared Team Ireland to ever attend an Olympic Games.

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“And I know the Brazilian people, renowned for their passion, will deliver a memorable Games.

“I wish all our athletes every success and I am positive they will do the country proud.”

Scroll down to see the incredible pictures of the Team Irland athletes...

Rio 2016 Olympic Preview 25/7/2016 Athlete Ciara Mageean Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy Athlete Ciara Mageean (©INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

Team Ireland’s Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 Kevin Kilty said:
“The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived; the Team Ireland line-up for Rio 2016 is complete.

“With 77 athletes competing across 13 sports, I can honestly say Rio 2016 will be one of the most diverse and exciting Olympic Games for Team Ireland.

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“Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches and performance staff for your hard work on this four-year journey. I look forward to seeing you all in Rio and wish you all the best during the next few weeks.”

The full Team Ireland line-up for Rio 2016 is here

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