Owen Casey represented Ireland at three Olympic Games: Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, and Atlanta 1996. He was the #1 tennis player in Irish rankings in 1989, 1992, and 1995, and was winner of the Irish open men’s tennis championship in 2000. He started playing tennis when he was about seven and at 16, having won several junior tournaments all over Ireland, he took up a scholarship at Anderson Junior College in South Carolina in the USA, in August 1986. He moved just up the road to Clemson University in 1988 where he was to remain until 1990 before returning to Ireland and turning professional. During his time in South Carolina, he won the US Junior Collegiate Athletic Association Championship (NJCAA) with Anderson JC in 1987 and 1988, and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) title with Clemson in 1989.
Casey played in the Davis Cup for Ireland for many years, and reached a best world ranking of #228 on 12 October 1992. He became a successful coach, later running a tennis camp in Dublin.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1988 Summer Olympics||Tennis||IRL||Owen Casey|
|Doubles, Men (Olympic)||Eoin Collins||=17|
|1992 Summer Olympics||Tennis||IRL||Owen Casey|
|Singles, Men (Olympic)||=33|
|Doubles, Men (Olympic)||Eoin Collins||=9|
|1996 Summer Olympics||Tennis||IRL||Owen Casey|
|Doubles, Men (Olympic)||Scott Barron||=17|