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A statement on horse welfare and athlete safety in Modern Pentathlon

A statement on horse welfare and athlete safety in Modern Pentathlon

12 August 2021 Pentathlon Ireland welcomes the commitment from the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) that the riding element of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women’s competition will be reviewed and recommendations made to ensure there is no repeat of the distressing events of 6th August. We acknowledge the concerns raised following these events. We […]

Pentathlon Ireland Taster Day

Pentathlon Ireland Taster Day

Pentathlon Ireland will be running Taster Sessions for athletes looking to try out our exciting Olympic sport! The Taster Sessions will run for athletes ages 10+ years and will comprise the shooting and fencing elements of Modern Pentathlon. The sessions ill take place in the National Modern Pentathlon Centre based in the Sport Ireland Campus. […]

Pentathlon Ireland Laser Run Squad

Pentathlon Ireland Laser Run Squad

Pentathlon Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of our Laser Run Squad division. We welcome the opportunity to work with athletics clubs to offer Laser Pistol shooting sessions, providing athletes (age 12+) with an additional platform for competition. Information about Laser Run discipline can be found here REGISTER ONLINE HERE • Thurs 15th July […]

Pentathlon Ireland congratulates Natalya Coyle on Tokyo 2020 selection

Pentathlon Ireland congratulates Natalya Coyle on Tokyo 2020 selection

Pentathlon Ireland welcomes today’s announcement by the Olympic Federation of Ireland that Natalya Coyle has been officially selected for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Meath pentathlete, 30, will compete in modern pentathlon in a third consecutive Olympics having finished 9th at London 2012 and 6th at Rio 2016. Coyle has maintained high performance […]

Career-best finish for Brassil in Cairo

Career-best finish for Brassil in Cairo

Irish modern pentathlete Sive Brassil has achieved a best-ever finish of 26th in the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Championships in Cairo.   The 27-year-old was the sole Irish representative in the flagship competition and after reaching the women’s individual final, improved on her previous best of 28th set in Budapest in 2019.   The Galway […]

Brassil eases into women’s final at Pentathlon World Championships

Brassil eases into women’s final at Pentathlon World Championships

Ireland’s Sive Brassil eased into the women’s individual final at the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Championships in Cairo – keeping alive her hopes of reaching the Tokyo Olympics. The Galway pentathlete, 27, finished 13th in her qualification group with 973 points to rank 21st among the 68 competing athletes and claim one of the 36 […]

Brassil enters last-chance saloon in Cairo as injury defeats Lanigan-O’Keeffe

Brassil enters last-chance saloon in Cairo as injury defeats Lanigan-O’Keeffe

Sive Brassil has travelled to Cairo for the showpiece event of the UIPM season knowing it will be her last chance to secure qualification for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics.   The 27-year-old will be the sole Irish representative in the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships after Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe was ruled out […]

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 […]