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Ireland, then known as the Irish Free State, competed as an independent nation for the first time at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Parismarker, Francemarker.

The Irish Free State national football team made their international debut at these Olympics. The football tournament was decided on a knockout basis with 12 teams entering the first round. The 6 winners then joined another 10 teams, including the Irish Free State, in the second round. On May 28 at the Stade Olympiquemarker, the Irish Free State beat Bulgaria 1-0 with Paddy Duncan scoring the only goal. As a result of this win they qualified for the quarter-finals. On June 2 they played the Netherlands at the Stade de Parismarker in Saint-Ouen but lost 2-1 after extra-time. However, the following day, before returning home, the team played one more game, beating Estonia, 3-1 in a friendly at the Stade Olympique.

Contemporary records, such as the Football Association of Ireland annual report, regarded these three internationals as full internationals, despite featuring amateur teams. After the 1960s these games were reclassified as amateur internationals. However in June 1999 FIFAmarker declared that early Olympic internationals could be considered as full internationals.

Aquatics

Water polo



Athletics

Eleven athletes represented Ireland in 1924. It was the nation's debut appearance in the sport as well as the Games.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Paddy Bermingham Discus throw N/A 40.42 4 Did not advance
John Clarke 10000 m N/A Did not finish
Sean Kelly 3000 m steeplechase N/A Unknown 7 Did not advance
Sean Lavan 200 m 23.2 1 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
400 m 51.2 2 Q 49.8 4 Did not advance
Norman MacEachern 800 m N/A Unknown 2 Q 1:58.3 5 Did not advance
William Lowe 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
200 m 23.0 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
Con O'Connor Triple jump N/A 13.99 5 Did not advance
John O'Grady Shot put N/A 12.75 8 Did not advance
John Ryan 10000 m N/A Did not finish
Cross country N/A Did not finish
William Shanahan Decathlon N/A 5426.680 19
Larry Stanley High jump N/A 1.80 4 Did not advance


Boxing

Seven boxers represented Ireland at the 1924 Games. It was the nation's debut in the sport as well as the Olympics as an independent nation. Dwyer was the most successful Irish boxer, taking fourth place. His three bouts won were three times as many as the rest of the team combined, with Murphy getting the only other win.

Boxer Weight class Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mossy Doyle Featherweight
L
Did not advance 17
Patrick Dwyer Welterweight
W

W

W

L

L
4
Robert Hilliard Bantamweight Bye
L
Did not advance 9
James Kelleher Lightweight
L
Did not advance 17
John Kidley Light heavyweight Bye
L
Did not advance 9
Myles McDonagh Flyweight Bye
L
Did not advance 9
William Murphy Middleweight Bye
W

L
Did not advance 5


Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
0 2 .000
0 2 .000
1 0 1.000
1 0 1.000
0 1 .000
1 0 1.000
0 1 .000
1 0 1.000
0 2 .000
Total 4 8 .333


Round Wins Losses Percent
Round of 32 1 2 .333
Round of 16 2 3 .400
Quarterfinals 1 1 .500
Semifinals 0 1 .000
Final 0 0
Bronze match 0 1 .000
Total 4 8 .333


Football

Ireland competed in the Olympic football tournament for the first time in 1924.

Round 1: Bye


Round 2


Quarterfinals


Final rank: 5th place


Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders Forwards


Players reserves:

*Note: Murphy, Thomas, Robinson and Dowdall only played in friendly against Estonia.

Sources

  • The Boys In Green - The FAI International Story (1997): Sean Ryan [356582]


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