Team Ireland is currently tracking towards being the biggest ever to attend an Olympic Games in Paris across July and August

Right now, the Irish Olympic team sits at 88 confirmed athlete quota places, with the latest quota spots being awarded to Taekwondo, via Jack Woolley, and to Boxing, via Jude Gallagher.

No athletes have been officially selected yet, with the first of the team announcements expected at the end of April. 

Here is a comprehensive update from the team about where each of the sports with qualification events coming up are:


Team Ireland was recognised in St. Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, and played a starring role in the St. Patrick’s Festival, alongside official sponsors to Team Ireland, PTSB.

Celebrating 100 years of Team Ireland, Irish Olympians, Dare to Believe school children and performers took part in the main Dublin parade, with the ‘showpiece’ visually depicting some key moments from the rich Irish Olympic history.

There was also the celebration of the Olympic Federation centenary at an event in conjunction with the Irish Olympians Association, hosted in the Senior Commons Room in Trinity College.  This was on the same day as the official opening of the Centre Culturel Irlandais 100 year exhibition in Paris.

The Team Ireland House Paris 2024 Tickets went on sale earlier this month, in a month with several significant announcements from Team Ireland sponsors and partners.

Dare to Believe launched the Road to Paris with PTSB, Allianz Ireland announced their Stop the Drop Campaign and Partners to Team Ireland, and Flogas launched their ambassadors and ‘Energy Behind Team Ireland’ series.



Over the coming five weeks, there will be two particularly big events, the World Race Walking Team Champs in Turkey and the World Relays in the Bahamas, both are Olympic qualifier events. Additionally, Stephen Scullion is entered in the London Marathon, looking for qualification for Paris 2024.

World Cross Country Championships, Belgrade, Servia – 31 March 2024
Diamond League, Xiamen, China – 20 April 2024
London Marathon, London – 21 April 2024
World Race Walking Team Championships, Antalya, Turkey – 21 April 2024
Diamond League, Shanghai, China – 27 April 2024
World Relay Championships, Nassau, Bahamas – 4/5 May 2024


The number of boxers set to compete in Paris 2024 has risen to six, following on from the qualification of Jude Gallagher in the Featherweight (52kg) category.

He qualified at the first World Qualification Tournament in Busto Arsizio, and joins Kellie Harrington, Aoife O’Rourke, Michaela Walsh, Jack Marley and Dean Clancy who qualified at the European Games in Krakow.

The next opportunity for boxers to qualify will be at the second World Qualification Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand from 25 May to 2 June 2024.



The Irish track cycling team competed strongly in the Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup in Hong Kong, 15 – 17 March, where the women’s Team Pursuit finished silver, putting them in a very strong position to secure one of the quota spots, once the ranking closes mid-April.

In the Women’s Omnium, Lara Gillespie finished with a bronze medal also. Should the Team Pursuit qualify, this automatically will secure Ireland a Madison team from the four qualified cyclists.



The Irish Showjumping team enjoyed significant success last week when they won the Longines League of Nations second leg in Ocala, Florida.

This marks them back in the lead of the Longines League of Nations 2024, which is part of their preparation for the Paris Olympic Games.

Equestrian is in a healthy position, with the Showjumping Team, Eventing Team and an Individual Dressage already qualified.



The Women and Men’s Rugby Sevens teams will be competing in Hong Kong on the weekend of the 5- 7 April, as part of the HSBC Rugby Sevens Series. The men’s team are currently sitting second in the world rankings, while the women are sitting sixth following on from strong recent performances. This will be the third last tournament in the series.



Two key upcoming events will feature Team Ireland Rowers next month.

World Cup 1 in Varese, Italy from the 12 – 14 April will feature all heavyweight crews – including both qualified boats, and those still looking for qualification. The Unqualified boats that race at this event will have their first taste of competition and where they stand as they prepare for the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in May. This team will be announced on the 27 March.

The lightweight crews, all of whom have already qualified for the Paris Games, will be competing in the European Championships in Szeged, Hungary from the 25 – 28 April, and this team announcement will take place on the 4 April.



One of the two most recent athletes to achieve Olympic qualification is Jack Woolley, who made history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming Ireland’s first Taekwondo Olympian, qualified for his second Games. Competing at the European Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament in Bulgaria, Woolley, who competes in the -58kg category, secured one of the two places on offer in his weight class.



Elizabeth Carr, James Edgar and Russell White are competing on the triathlon circuit, in pursuit of Olympic qualification.

They are currently competing around the world chasing ranking points. At the most recent events Elizabeth Carr finished in fifth place in the 2024 Americas Triathlon Cup La Paz, while James Edgar finished second in the 2024 Americas Triathlon Cup La Paz, and Russell White finished 48th in his opening race of the season at the 2024 World Triathlon Cup Hong Kong. 

Over the coming weeks Irish athletes will be competing in the 2024 World Triathlon Indoor Cup Lievin on the 30th of March, 2024 Africa Triathlon Premium Cup Nelson Mandela Bay on the 7th of April, 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift on the 13th of April, 2024 World Triathlon Cup Wollongong on the 20th of April, and 2024 World Triathlon Cup Chengdu on the 29th of April. 


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