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(l-r): Gerry Quinn, GNDU; Liam Hogan (Tour De Force committee); Enda Kenny, TD; Keith Duffy, ISPCC; Terry Brennan (Tour De Force committee); John Twomey, Assistant Commissioner

Lisbon Bound

An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD launched the Tour De Force Cycle 2015 with members of Tour De Force and their charity beneficiaries for this year, namely the ISPCC/Childline, GROW Ireland and the Laura Brennan Charitable Trust. This year’s cycle will see members of An Garda Síochána and friends begin their journey from North of Lisbon, in Sao Martin De […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Sportsfile
European Police Table Tennis Championships

European Police Table Tennis Championships

The Garda team consisting of members from five divisions across the country competed in the Union Sportive Des Polices D’Europe Table Tennis championships in Bulgaria recently. The team had trained collectively in Athlone over the winter months with Athlone Table Tennis Club under the guidance of Irish international Karim Sabir. The opening ceremony where each country has one member in […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Sportsfile
(l-r) James O’Sullivan (driver) Wicklow Garda Station; Pat Carroll (driver) Ashford; Killian Waldron; Joe Waldron, Bray Garda Station; Lorcan Byrne, Water Unit; John Lynham; Mick Carey, Abbeyleix; Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan; Sylvia O’Donovan; John O’Neill, Wicklow Garda Station; David O’Donovan, Wicklow Garda Station; Paula Humby; Marc Redmond; Mick Humby; Dave O’Sullivan, Bray Garda Station; Shane Barker, Rathdrum Garda Station; Philip Hayden; Paul Byrne, Bray Garda Station; Paul Whelan; John Fitzpatrick; Nora Kennedy.

4 County Challenge for Irish Kidney Association

On Tuesday 18th August 2015, Garda David O’Donovan of Wicklow Garda Station and native of Abbeyleix returned home for a while on his bike. His reason was to cycle along with 15 colleagues and friends of An Garda Síochána, from Wicklow Town to Abbeyleix and back in one day. The cycle was raising funds for the Irish Kidney Association and […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Charity, Sportsfile
A return to glory

A return to glory

The Garda Boxing Club has made a return to former glory days with three members being crowned national elite champions in 2015. In January 2015, Wexford-born Bray Boxing Club southpaw Adam Nolan turned back the clock to the glory days when the Garda Boxing Club dominated the sport in Ireland. Nolan, a garda based in Bray, beat Beijing Olympian John […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Sportsfile
Coiste Siamsa 40×20 2015 Handball Review

Coiste Siamsa 40×20 2015 Handball Review

By David Hannon The annual Garda 40×20 championships were hosted at St. Joseph’s Handball Club, Wexford on February 18th 2015. On the day four categories were on display; senior singles, senior doubles, junior singles and junior doubles, with the Hannon Cup being the coveted prize for the senior singles. The championships also provided the opportunity for the launch of the […]

by · April 8, 2015 · Sportsfile
15 Marathons in 2015

15 Marathons in 2015

Garda Declan McDonagh, Listowel Garda Station has taken on the challenge of running 15 marathons in 2015 to raise funds for Ronald McDonald house at Crumlin Children’s Hospital.McDonagh is an experienced marathon runner with 16 completed races under his belt. He is taking on the marathons with two other people, Tena Griffin and Eamonn Egan, from his running group in […]

by · March 6, 2015 · Sportsfile
Team Spirit

Team Spirit

The garda team placed eighth, the highest scoring Irish team ever, at the Sixth USPE European Police Championships Marathon writes Ian Redican. In June 2014, Garda AC runners made the qualification standard in the Garda Half-Marathon Championship, for the opportunity to compete in the Sixth USPE European Police Championships Marathon in Graz in Austria. On October 10th 2014, four men […]

by · December 11, 2014 · Sportsfile
Launch of Tour de Force

Launch of Tour de Force

On July 11th 2014, Garda Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan and Tourdeforce celebrity ambassador Síle Seoige launched the annual Tour de Force Cycle. This year’s charity cycle, which will take place between the 10th and 18th of October, will see over 60 cyclists comprising of members of An Garda Síochána and friends cycling over 600km in five days traversing San Francisco towards […]

by · July 17, 2014 · Community, Sportsfile
Dublin Metropolitan Regatta

Dublin Metropolitan Regatta

The Dublin Metropolitan Regatta was held at Blessington Lakes on May 17th 2014. In the week prior to the Regatta the garda squad travelled to New Ross for a training camp. Assisted by John Diamond of New Ross Boat Club they managed to undertake some strenuous training and accumulate significant mileage under the watchful eye of coaches Willie Ryan and […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Sportsfile, Uncategorized
The Ultimate Challenge

The Ultimate Challenge

For the first time the Spartan Death Race, the world’s most challenging endurance race, has attracted an Irish competitor who is also a garda member writes Bronagh McCrystal    This summer Garda Rory O’Grady, who is stationed at Roxboro Road, Limerick, will be the first Irish competitor in the Spartan Death Race in Vermont, USA. The Death Race is classed […]

by · April 27, 2014 · Charity, Sportsfile