Ireland

History

Ireland made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1924 and has competed ever since, with the exception of the 1932 Olympics. The nation sends a medium sized delegation of typically over 50 athletes to each Olympics. The athletes compete in a variety of sports with the most common being athletics, boxing, equestrian and sailing.

Ireland won its first medal in 1928 and has won a total of 31 across six sports. The most successful sports are boxing (16), athletics (7) and swimming (4). Ireland’s most successful athlete is swimmer Michelle Smith whom won four medals at the 1996 Olympics. She won three gold medals in women’s 400m freestyle, 200m individual medley and 400m individual medley and one bronze in women’s 200m butterfly. In 2016 Ireland won 2 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 20km Walk Alex Wright
Men’s 50km Walk Brendan Boyce

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 1500m Ciara Mageean

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s C1 Slalom Robert Hendrick

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Kate Dwyer
Horse: Snowdon Faberge
Heike Holstein
Horse: Sambuca
Anna Merveldt
Horse: Esporim
Judy Reynolds
Horse: Vancouver K
Individual Eventing From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Eventing Padraig McCarthy
Horse: Mr Chunky
Sarah Ennis
Horse: Horseware Stellor Rebound
Sam Watson
Horse: Horseware Ardagh Highlight
Cathal Daniels
Horse: Rioghan Rua
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Peter Moloney
Horse: Chianti’s Champion
Paul O’Shea
Horse: Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu
Darragh Kenny
Horse: Balou Du Reventon
Cian O’Connor
Horse: PSG Final

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Rhys McClenaghan

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Individual Natalya Coyle

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Single Sculls Sanita Puspure
Women’s Coxless Pair Aileen Crowley
Monika Dukarska
Men’s Double Sculls Philip Doyle
Ronan Byrne
Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Fintan McCarthy
Paul O’Donovan

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Laser Radial Aisling Keller

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Backstroke Shane Ryan
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Darragh Greene
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Darragh Greene