Ireland

Overview

NOCOlympic Federation of Ireland
Flagbearers56

Participants

Olympic Games 812
Youth Olympic Games 45

Description

Ireland formed a National Olympic Committee in 1922, shortly after it became independent of Great Britain in December 1921. Ireland first competed as a separate state in the 1924 Olympic Games at Paris. Prior to that time, however, many Irish athletes had competed – mostly for Great Britain. In addition many of the great American weight-throwers had been recent Irish emigrants. Ireland also entered separate teams in 1908 field hockey and the 1912 cycling road race, although both were technically second teams representing Great Britain. Since 1924, Ireland has competed at every Olympic Games except those of 1936. Ireland has competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1992, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010. Through 2012, Ireland has won 31 Olympic medals: nine gold, nine silver, and 13 bronze. Two athletes have won multiple medals for Ireland, with swimmer Michelle Smith winning four medals, and three golds, in 1996, and Pat O’Callaghan winning the hammer throw gold medal in both 1928 and 1932.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 46 2 48 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 33 5 38 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 2 16 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 76 5 81 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 0 19 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 1 12 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 47 2 49 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 1 25 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 25 6 31 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 51 8 59 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 41 3 44 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 44 3 47 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 28 14 42 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 52 9 61 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 49 9 58 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 62 16 78 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 40 24 64 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 32 14 46 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 39 16 55 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 21 25 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 28 64 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 7 9 16 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 50 26 76 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 5 4 9 Results
Archery 5 2 7 Results
Art Competitions 29 10 39 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 1 3 Results
Athletics 133 56 189 Results
Badminton 1 2 3 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 13 0 13 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 9 2 11 Results
Boxing 105 1 106 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 6 2 8 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 11 1 12 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 0 5 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 3 2 5 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 34 1 35 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 7 1 8 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 1 3 4 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 29 18 47 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 22 3 25 Results
Fencing 14 3 17 Results
Football (Football) 23 0 23 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Golf 2 2 4 Results
Hockey 16 0 16 Results
Judo 13 1 14 Results
Modern Pentathlon 4 1 5 Results
Rowing 46 4 50 Results
Sailing 51 9 60 Results
Shooting 15 1 16 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 4 0 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 20 21 41 Results
Tennis 5 2 7 Results
Triathlon 2 2 4 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 12 0 12 Results
Weightlifting 3 0 3 Results
Wrestling 6 0 6 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 2 4 Results
Athletics 3 4 7 Results
Boxing 3 2 5 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Hockey 0 16 16 Results
Modern Pentathlon 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 0 2 2 Results
Sailing 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 2 3 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 1 4
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 4 6
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 3 5
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 4 2 1 7
Swimming 3 0 1 4
Boxing 2 5 9 16
Sailing 0 2 0 2
Art Competitions 0 1 2 3
Rowing 0 1 0 1
Equestrian Jumping 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 1 1 1 3
Canoe Slalom 0 1 0 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Michelle Smith IRL 3 0 1 4
Pat O'Callaghan IRL 2 0 0 2
Michael Carruth IRL 1 0 0 1
Ronnie Delany IRL 1 0 0 1
Bob Tisdall IRL 1 0 0 1
Katie Taylor IRL 1 0 0 1
Wayne McCullough IRL 0 1 0 1
John McNally IRL 0 1 0 1
Fred Tiedt IRL 0 1 0 1
David Wilkins IRL 0 1 0 1
Jamie Wilkinson IRL 0 1 0 1
Sonia O'Sullivan IRL 0 1 0 1
John Treacy IRL 0 1 0 1
Kenny Egan IRL 0 1 0 1
John Joe Nevin IRL 0 1 0 1
Annalise Murphy IRL 0 1 0 1
Gary O'Donovan IRL 0 1 0 1
Paul O'Donovan IRL 0 1 0 1
Jack Yeats IRL 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ryan Burnett IRL 1 0 0 1
Michael Duffy IRL 1 0 0 1
Ciara Ginty IRL 0 1 0 1
Robert Hendrick IRL 0 1 0 1
Michael Gallagher IRL 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

John Keane 1922—1951
Lord Killanin 1952—1980
Kevin O'Flanagan 1976—1994
Lord Killanin 1980—1999
Kevin O'Flanagan 1994—2006
Pat Hickey 1995—
Pat McQuaid 2010—2013