Rio 2016


Swim Ireland will have four athletes compete at this Summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Nicholas Quinn, Fiona Doyle, Shane Ryan and Oliver Dingley will complete from August 6th – 16th in Brazil. Check in here regularly for all of the information you need on the 3 swimmers and diver. Following the Olympic Games we will be providing updates on Ireland’s 4 swimmers at the Paralympic Games.

Game Time News and Interviews

The Irish Times - Oliver Dingley delivers some cheer at last amidst the wind and noise

Irish Independent – Irish diver Oliver dingley makes history by qualifying for Olympic semi-final

RTE Sport – Dingley reflects on “rollercoaster” day of history

RTE Sport – Dingley delivers in nerve wracking preliminaries 

Irish Examiner – Oliver Dingley qualifies for Olympic semi-finals with spectacular last dive

The 42 – Oliver Dingley advances to semi-finals of men’s 3m springboard

RTE Sport – Shane Ryan falls short in Freestyle bid and bows out of Olympics

Irish Examiner – Third not enough for Shane Ryan

Irish Independent – Fiona Doyle’s Olympic’s end despite superb showing in 200m Breaststroke heats

Irish Independent – Ryan and Quinn come up short

Connaught Telegraph – Nicholas enjoys “amazing” experience

The Mayo News – Olympic Dream Over for Castlebar’s Quinn

The – Shane Ryan 2nd in Freestyle heat, but it’s not fast enough to qualify

The – “I left everything in the pool” Nicholas Quinn walks away from Rio 2016 with head held high after heat victory

10/08/16 Irish Examiner  - Nicholas Quinn just misses out on semi-final place despite winning heat 2

09/08/16 Shane Ryan 16th in Olympic Semi-Final

07/08/16 Shane Ryan Progresses to 100m Backstroke Semi-Final; Fiona Doyle 20th in Breaststroke

07/08/16 The 42 – Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into swimming semi-final for Ireland

07/08/16 Quinn Tests Rio Waters; Doyle & Ryan Ready for Main Events

06/08/16 RTE Radio - Des Cahill chats with Nicholas Quinn and his parents after his race Saturday

Pre Games News and Interviews

08/08/16 Irish Independent – Shane Ryan feels like a new man after switching allegiance to Ireland from US

05/08/16 Irish Post  -  Interview: Team Ireland diver Oliver Dingley on Rio, switching from GB to Ireland and the opening ceremony

05/08/16 Irish Examiner – All American swimmer makes green leap of faith

04/08/16 Irish Independent (Oliver Dingley) – The fighting and diving Irish: ‘Best team ever’ set for record medal haul

04/08/16 Irish – Mayo Matters featuring Nicholas Quinn (at 5 minutes)

04/08/16 The Irish Examiner – Missing London Olympics was a blessing says maturer Fiona Doyle

03/08/16 – From Castlebar to Uberlandia: Irish Olympic swimmer Nicholas Quinn has come a long way to race in Rio

02/08/16 RTE Sport – Family edge gave Doyle the edge in Rio quest

02/08/16 Mayo News (Nicholas Quinn) – Final countdown to Rio begins for Castlebar swimmer

02/08/16 Irish Times (Video) – Oliver Dingley: Ireland’s first Olympic diver in 68 years

02/08/16 – – “Maybe I can start my own legacy” Oliver Dingley aiming to make a splash at the Olympics

01/08/16 – Haverford’s Shane Ryan to represent Ireland in Olympic swimming

01/08/16 Newstalk(Fiona Doyle) – Swimming is an Individual sport, but reaching the Olympics is not an individual achievement.

30/07/16 The Irish Examiner – Nicholas Quinn: “I always saw Olympians as heroes, superhumans. Something else altogether”.

30/07/2016 The – Meet Ireland’s Olympic Team – Nicholas Quinn

29/07/16 The – Meet Ireland’s Olympic Team – Shane Ryan

28/07/16 Limerick Leader – Limerick’s Fiona Doyle arrives in Brazil for Olympics

26/07/16 RTE Six One News (All Athletes)  (@39.49)

26/07/16 The (Nicholas Quinn) – The soon-to-be Irish Olympian who could have been a Mayo GAA star

26/07/16 Electric Ireland (Oliver Dingley) – Oliver Dingley on sporting memories and morning routines

26/07/16 The Gauntlet (Canada) (Fiona Doyle) – Former Dinos swimmer prepared to compete in 2016 Olympic Games

25/07/16 The  - Meet Ireland’s Olympic Team: Oliver Dingley

23/07/16 LISTEN: Off the Ball: Saturday Panel (Shane Ryan, Nicholas Quinn & Ailbhe Kelly) – Swimming to Rio

22/07/16 RTE Online (Shane Ryan) - Ryan: I’m Committed to Ireland for the Long Haul

22/07/16 RTE Online (Oliver Dingley) - Ireland’s diving hope Oliver Dingley aiming to create a ‘whole new legacy’

19/07/16 Mayo News (Nicholas Quinn) – Castlebar Olympian Makes a Splash

18/07/16 The (Fiona Doyle) - Fiona Doyle Olympic Swimmer Profile

12/07/16 Mayo News (Nicholas Quinn) – Olympic Swimmer Returns to Castlebar

09/06/16 Newstalk Henry McKean (with Oliver Dingley) – Henry’s Road to Rio (Diving)

08/06/16 RTE Radio 1 Drivetime – Oliver Dingley with Brian O’Connell

08/06/16 The Irish Examiner – Meet Fiona Doyle – the Olympic contender hoping to make a splash in Rio

Sunday Independent (Shane Ryan) – Crossing the pond and making a splash

Mayo News (Nicholas Quinn) – Mayo’s latest Olympian sets his sights on Rio


Oliver Dingley – Irish Times

Oliver Dingley – Electric Ireland

Fiona Doyle – Electric Ireland Ad

Fiona Doyle – Electric Ireland Interview


Sportsfile – Media Day

Inpho – Media Day

Athlete Biographies

Fiona Doyle Bio Nicholas Quinn Bio Shane Ryan Bio Oliver Dingley Bio

Useful Documents

Olympic Games Schedule - Swimming/Diving Irish Swimmers at the Olympic Games Diving at Rio 2016 - How does it work?

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (September 7th – 18th September)

Paralympics Ireland Website

Schedule and Results

Pre Games News and Interviews 

27/07/2016 The (Ellen Keane) – “I was really surprised and a bit overwhelmed by the support” Ellen Keane’s Road to Rio Diary

22/07/16 IPC Swimming – Nicole Turner Ready for her Paralympic debut

Athlete Biographies

Ellen Keane

Nicole Turner

Ailbhe Kelly

James Scully