Entries by Sean Gillis

McAllister Withdraws From Europeans

Sam McAllister (23) has withdrawn from the men’s event at next week’s ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia (10-16 January) due to a positive pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test. McAllister had also been selected for the 2021 Europeans in Zagreb, Croatia which were subsequently cancelled due to the pandemic. “I am completely devastated that […]

McAllister Selected For 2022 Europeans

The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) has selected Sam McAllister (23) to represent Ireland at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia (10-16 January). McAllister will compete in the men’s singles category at the Tondiraba Ice Hall alongside the cream of European skating talent. To qualify for the championships, each competitor […]

Irish Figure Skaters Wrap Up 2021 At Santa Claus Cup

Three Irish skaters competed this week at the Santa Claus Cup in Budapest, Hungary. Sam McAllister (23) and Conor Stakelum (28) took part in the Senior Men’s event. McAllister drew first to skate in the short programme where he opened with a triple flip and went for a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination. He also […]

McAnuff and O’Brien Wrap Up At Final Short Track World Cup

Ryan McAnuff and Liam O’Brien brought this season’s World Cup odyssey for Ireland’s short track speed skaters across two continents and four events to a close at this weekend’s competition in Dordrecht, Netherlands. Day One (25 November) began with the 1500m heats. McAnuff lined up in Heat 2 where he finished 6th in a time […]

McAnuff and O’Brien Set For Final World Cup

Ryan McAnuff (27) and Liam O’Brien (23) line up this weekend at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Dordrecht, Netherlands (25-28 November), the final stage of four qualifying events for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Both McAnuff and O’Brien will be racing from tomorrow (25 November) inside the Optisport SportBoulevard. First up will […]

Postponement of 2021 Learn To Skate Programmes

In a normal year, the Ice Skating Association of Ireland would be offering Learn to Skate programmes, but it is with great disappointment that we have to announce the postponement of our programmes for the 2021 season. Having spent considerable time planning and consulting with all stakeholders involved in the administration and delivery of the […]

Stakelum 28th At Warsaw Cup

Conor Stakelum (28) has finished in 28th place at the Warsaw Cup in Poland. Stakelum began the competition with the short programme. He opened with a triple loop attempt and went on to land a triple toe loop-double toe loop combination and a double Axel. He was awarded a Level 4 for a flying sit […]

Stakelum Set For Warsaw Cup

Conor Stakelum (28) competes this weekend at the Warsaw Cup in Poland (18-20 November), an ISU Challenger Series event. Stakelum will start with the short programme on Thursday evening (18 November) with the free skating taking place on Friday afternoon (19 November). “My goal for this competition is to continue to get used to competing […]