European Youth Olympic Festival

Every two years the European Olympic Committee hold the European Youth Olympic Festival, for athletes who are in the age category in the calendar year of the event.

Irish athletes have attended the last nine Olympic festivals in : 1999 Liberac, Czech Republic; 2001 Vuokatti, Finalnd; 2003 Bled, Slovenia; 2005 Monthey, Switzerland; 2007 Jaca, Spain; 2009 Slask-Beskidy, Poland; 2011 Liberac, Czech Republic; 2013 Brasov, Romania, 2015 Vorarlberg, Liechtenstein and Sarajevo 2019.

History of EYOWF
Springboard to Senior Events. The history of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival dates back to the Italian resort Aosta, in 1993. The continental youth elite competed for medals in five disciplines: Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Figure Skating, and Short Track.
Since then, many future stars introduced themselves during winter Festivals. They then became winners and medallists at the Olympic Games, World Championships, European Championships, and World Cups.  Ireland has been competing since 1999.

Teams that have represented Ireland since 2001

2019 SARAJEVO - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Elle Murphy, Matt Ryan


2015 VORARLBERG - Liechtenstein

Ben Anselmi, Tess Arbez, Enda Bolger, Gary Skinner

2013 BRASOV - Romania

 Florence Bell, Kristen Sweeney, Cormac Comerford, Luke Riddell

2011 LIBERAC - Czech Republic
Victoria Bell,  Kristen Sweeney,  Hubert Gallagher,  Sean Lyne
Lisa McShers,  Simon Lyons,  Matthew Mitchell,  Cillian Worrall
2007 JACA - Spain
Niamh Lyons,  Stephen Dent-Neville, Nick McKelvey,  Shane McShera
2005 MONTHEY - Switzerland
Kate McShera,  Hanne Davis,  Stephen O'Hara,  Robert Moss
2003 BLED - Slovenia
Orlaith Doherty,  Laura Swaine,  Brian Byrne,  Zach Farivarz
2001 VUOKATTI - Finland
Kirsten McGarry,  Rhona McGrath,   Adrian Cassidy



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