Competitions

Sive Brassil finishes 28th in women’s final at Pentathlon World Championships

Sive Brassil finishes 28th in women’s final at Pentathlon World Championships

Ireland’s Sive Brassil has finished 28th in the women’s final at the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships. The 25-year-old struggled in a high-quality fencing session, scoring just seven victories in her 35 bouts, but she delivered the eighth-fastest swim (2:11.75) and kept her composure during the riding discipline to concede just eight […]

Sive Brassil reaches women’s final at Pentathlon World Championships

Sive Brassil reaches women’s final at Pentathlon World Championships

Ireland’s Sive Brassil made a confident start to her campaign at the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships after comfortably qualifying for the women’s final. The 25-year-old finished 4th in her qualification semi-final with 1,013 points, guaranteeing her participation in Friday’s final where three places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be […]

‘I can’t describe how happy I am,’ says Natalya Coyle after qualifying for Tokyo 2020

‘I can’t describe how happy I am,’ says Natalya Coyle after qualifying for Tokyo 2020

– Meath pentathlete secures place at third Olympics with 14secs to spare – Eighth-place finish in European Championship women’s final for 28-year-old – Team-mate Brassil finishes 16th as Lanigan-O’Keeffe announces season is over   Natalya Coyle is heading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after accomplishing her mission at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships in […]

European Championships update: Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe finishes 25th in men’s final

European Championships update: Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe finishes 25th in men’s final

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe will have to wait a little longer to secure his place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after finishing 25th in the men’s final at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Bath, England. The 2015 European champion performed well in Thursday’s qualification round but his best form eluded him in today’s fencing, riding […]

European Championships update: Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil qualify for final

European Championships update: Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil qualify for final

Natalya Coyle is within touching distance of her third Olympic Games after qualifying for the women’s individual final at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Bath, England. The two-time Olympian will be accompanied in the women’s final by team-mate Sive Brassil, meaning Ireland still has three athletes in with a chance of securing their Olympic […]

European Championships update: Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe qualifies for final

European Championships update: Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe qualifies for final

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe has moved one step closer to his third appearance at an Olympic Games after comfortably qualifying for the men’s individual final at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Bath, England. The London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympian will compete on Saturday for one of eight men’s Tokyo 2020 qualification places after finishing with […]

European Modern Pentathlon Championships: Ireland’s Eilidh Prise savours chance to book ‘dream’ ticket to Tokyo Olympics

European Modern Pentathlon Championships: Ireland’s Eilidh Prise savours chance to book ‘dream’ ticket to Tokyo Olympics

Eilidh Prise admits it would be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream if she could earn qualification for her first Olympic Games in the coming days. The Scottish-born 23-year-old, whose mother Trish hails from Dublin, competes in the grounds of her old university tomorrow (9 August) as she aims to reach Sunday’s European Championships women’s […]

Irish pentathletes bid to secure Tokyo tickets at European Championships

Irish pentathletes bid to secure Tokyo tickets at European Championships

Sixteen qualification places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are at stake as Ireland’s elite pentathletes head across the channel for the 2019 European Modern Pentathlon Championships (6-11 August). The competition at the University of Bath has long been identified as the most important of the season for the Irish high-performance unit, with eight Olympic […]