Development Squad


Kate Barrett

D.O.B: 9th September 2001

Hometown: Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin.


Pony club and competitive swimming background.

Greatest achievement/ Personal best:

Placed 1st in the fencing in the semi finals of the Youth A World Championships.

Favourite Event:

Horse riding and fencing.


Simon Barrett

D.O.B: 22nd August 2003

Hometown: Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin.


Pony club and swimming.

Greatest achievement/ Personal best:

National champion Youth D, Youth C and Youth B. Junior Tetrathalon Champion 2017 and 2018.

Favourite Event:



Leah O’Neill

D.O.B: 12th April 2001

Hometown: Quin, Co.Clare


I have two older sisters and we have always had ponies at home. I started in the pony club with the minimus and the tetrathlon, and I fell in love with the sport. I branched into pentathlon when I was 15 and have been training and competing for the last 3 years. I compete regularly in Running and swimming competitions throughout the year, and I have a great love for my sport.

Greatest achievement/ Personal best:

In October 2017, Leah came 2nd in the Youth B U17 Olympic hopefuls competition in Prague. This was her first big individual medal. She has also won the Youth A U19 National championships.

Outside of Pentathlon Leah placed 8th in the National Cross Country Championships, 2017 representing her running club, Ennis Track.  She has also won the Senior girls national Tetrathlon championships in 2017.

Favourite event:

Running & the combined.


Isobel Radford-Dodd

D.O.B:  31st May 2002

Hometown:  Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Background:  Pony Club Tetrathlon

Greatest achievement/ Personal Best:

Pentathlon Ireland National Youth Champion 2015 (u15), 2016 and 2017 (u17). At UIPM u19 ranking level, finalist at 2018 Czech Open (Youth Olympic Games qualifier). International wins also at development competitions in Bern, Switzerland and West Midlands, England.

Favourite event:

Fencing, winner of 2018 UCD Intermediate Women’s Epee Championships competing as a junior against senior adult fencers.


Please see for a list of UIPM international competitions 

Athletes who are selected as part of the Pentathlon Ireland World, Development and Youth squads will get priority entry to these events.

Any athletes not part of Pentathlon Ireland Squads must inform Pentathlon Ireland ( if they wish to be considered for selection to an event

Selection for the Major Championships will be subject to the PI Selection Policy

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