Competitions

Injury agony for Lanigan-O’Keeffe in Pentathlon World Cup Final

Injury agony for Lanigan-O’Keeffe in Pentathlon World Cup Final

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe’s dream of competing in a third Olympic Games this summer suffered a major setback as he was forced to withdraw from the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Final in Hungary. Lanigan-O’Keeffe, 29, ranked 15th in swimming today having earned 21st place in the fencing ranking round on Thursday, but he pulled out before […]

Coyle (5th) and Brassil (25th) impress in Pentathlon World Cup Final

Coyle (5th) and Brassil (25th) impress in Pentathlon World Cup Final

Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil kept their preparations for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on track with strong performances in one of the showpiece events of the season. Two-time Olympian Coyle, who has already qualified for Tokyo, performed strongly all day to finish fifth while Brassil worked hard for a placing of 25th that […]

Natalya Coyle fences her way into top 10 at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Final

Natalya Coyle fences her way into top 10 at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Final

Ireland’s Natalya Coyle earned a top-10 position in the fencing ranking round – the opening event of the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Final. The 30-year-old from Meath, who has already qualified for her third Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, scored 21 victories from her 35 bouts for a share of 8th place alongside […]

Irish trio poised for World Cup Final action

Irish trio poised for World Cup Final action

Ireland’s top three pentathletes will step up preparations for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics at this week’s penultimate qualifying competition. The UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Final takes place from May 13-16 and Natalya Coyle, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe and Sive Brassil are all in Hungary with different goals to pursue. Coyle, 30, has already qualified for […]

Pentathlon Ireland statement

Pentathlon Ireland statement

Ireland’s participation in UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia II came to an end when the team chose to withdraw on the eve of Natalya Coyle competing in today’s Women’s Final. The decision was taken late on Friday 16 April and the team – comprising athletes Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil and coaches Martina McCarthy […]

Coyle eases into final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia II

Coyle eases into final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia II

Ireland’s Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil encountered mixed fortunes in their attempts to qualify for the women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia II. Coyle’s progression was never in doubt and she crossed the line just one second behind the winner of her semi-final with 1,024 points. Competing in the same qualification group, Brassil […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe cruises into final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I

Lanigan-O’Keeffe cruises into final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I

Ireland’s Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe rediscovered his form to comfortably qualify for the men’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I. The Kilkenny pentathlete, 29, finished second in a fast qualification group with 1,129 points to rank second overall of 99 competing athletes, easily securing one of the 36 berths in the final on Saturday (10 […]