Entries by Sean Gillis

Judge 11th; Tkacheva 26th At NRW Trophy

National team members Sophia Tkacheva and Dillon Judge were back in action this weekend at the NRW Trophy in Dortmund, Germany in their respective categories. Tkacheva began the event for Team Ireland in the Junior Women’s short programme. She opened her routine with an attempted double Axel and went on to land a double Lutz-double […]

Irish Figure Skaters Hit Their Stride At Tayside Trophy

With the season well and truly under way, a trio of Irish figure skaters competed this weekend at the Tayside Trophy in Dundee, Scotland. After his withdrawal midway through Lombardia Trophy last month, Sam McAllister was back to full health at this event. In the Senior Men’s short programme, he nailed a triple Lutz at […]

Irish Figure Skaters Round Out JGP Campaign In Poland

Ireland’s figure skaters concluded this season’s ISU Junior Grand Prix assignments when a team of four athletes competed at the Solidarity Cup this weekend in Gdansk, Poland. First out of the gate was Sophia Tkacheva (17) in the women’s short programme on Day One of the competition. Skating to “Bust Your Knee Caps (Johnny Don’t […]

Irish Figure Skaters Poland Bound For ISU Junior Grand Prix

Dillon Judge (Men), Sophia Tkacheva (Women) and Laura Hegarty and Kevin Hegarty (Ice Dance) take to competitive ice this weekend (29 September – 1 October) as they line up for the Solidarity Cup in Gdansk, Poland, a part of this season’s ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating.Last month Judge participated in the Junior Grand […]

McAllister Looks Ahead To Lombardia Trophy

Fresh off the back of his bronze medal winning performance at last month’s Britannia Cup, Sam McAllister is competing this weekend (16-18 September) at Lombardia Trophy, an ISU Challenger Series event, in Bergamo, Italy. McAllister takes to the ice in the men’s short programme tomorrow afternoon (16 September)  at 13:30 (IST) and finishes up with […]

McAllister Bronze; Tkacheva 7th at Britannia Figure Cup

Sam McAllister and Sophia Tkacheva got their season under way this weekend at the Britannia Figure Cup in Sheffield, United Kingdom. McAllister opened his short programme with triple toe loop-triple toe loop jump combination and triple Lutz attempts. He later went on to land a double Axel and executed a Level 4 fly sit spin. […]

Ireland Fields Largest Team Ever At ISU Junior Grand Prix

Ireland will be represented in three different categories at an ISU Junior Grand Prix event for the first time ever with Dillon Judge (Men), Robyn Foster (Women) and Laura Hegarty and Kevin Hegarty (Ice Dance) competing this weekend (25-27 August) in Courchevel, France. Judge is the veteran of the team having participated in two Junior […]

Trio of Speed Skaters for 2022/2023 Irish Team

Three speed skaters have been selected to represent Ireland in international competitions for the 2022/2023 season. Ryan McAnuff has been listed to the National Team for the seventh consecutive season. During the past season while training and competing, he also graduated from medical school at the University of Limerick. “I am very excited to once […]