Entries by Sean Gillis

Judge 9th At Challenge Cup

Dillon Judge has finished ninth at this weekend’s Challenge Cup in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In the short programme, Judge executed a triple Salchow-double toe loop combination to start. He then attempted a triple Lutz which he over rotated before performing a Level 3 change foot camel spin. A Level 2 change foot combination spin had […]

O’Brien Selected For Short Track Worlds

Liam O’Brien (25) will fly the flag for Ireland at next month’s ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (15-17 March).This will be the fourth consecutive time that O’Brien competes at Short Track Worlds. Racing at last month’s European Championships in Gdansk, Poland, he reached the quarterfinals and placed 19th in […]

Soucisse/Firus Bag Bronze At Egna Dance Trophy

Carolane Soucisse and Shane Firus have finished third at the Egna Dance Trophy in Egna, Italy, the first medal for an Irish ice dance team in international competition. In the rhythm dance, Soucisse and Firus opened with a Level 3 midline step sequence for both skaters. They received Level 4 for their sequential twizzles and […]

Judge Posts Season Best Total At Dragon Trophy

Dillon Judge has finished seventh at the Dragon Trophy in Ljubljana, Slovenia this weekend notching up his top combined score so far this season. In the short programme, Judge began with a triple Salchow on which he had to save the landing and was therefore unable to add a jump for a combination as he […]

Judge 7th At Volvo Open Cup

Dillon Judge has finished seventh at the Volvo Open in Riga, Latvia. On the first day of competition, Judge performed in the short programme. He opened with a triple Salchow-double toe loop jump combination, although a triple Lutz attempt that followed was not clean. He next included a Level 3 change foot camel spin and […]

O’Brien Rounds Out Euros With Quarterfinals Appearance

Liam O’Brien made his third appearance at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships this weekend in Gdansk, Poland as Ireland’s sole participant on this occasion. On the opening day of the qualification rounds, O’Brien raced over three distances. First up was the 1500 metres where he was drawn in Heat 5 of the […]

Soucisse and Firus 13th At Maiden Europeans

Carolane Soucisse and Shane Firus have completed their journey at the 2024 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania finishing 13th in the ice dance event. In addition to becoming the first ice dancers to represent Ireland at the championships, they also became the first skaters representing Ireland to advance to the final round of […]

Soucisse And Firus On The Edge Of History For Euros Debut

Carolane Soucisse (28) and Shane Firus (29) will carve out their names in the history of Irish figure skating as they will become the first ice dance team to represent Ireland at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships which this year are being held in Kaunas, Lithuania (10-14 January). Soucisse and Firus became Irish national […]

O’Brien Kicks Off 2024 At Short Track Euros

Liam O’Brien (25) lines up this weekend at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Gdansk, Poland (12-14 January). The ice at the Hala Olivia is familiar territory for O’Brien with both his two previous appearances in 2021 and 2023 having taken place at the same venue. At last season’s Europeans, he became […]

2023 Another Remarkable Year For Irish Ice Skating

2023 witnessed ice skating in Ireland continue its forward progression as more milestones were achieved. The year began in sensational fashion in January at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Gdansk, Poland. Sean McAnuff became the first athlete from Ireland to nab a place in the main session of the championships when […]