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The Irish All-Time Olympics Medal Table: County By County

The Irish All-Time Olympics Medal Table: County By County

(Note - We have only included medal winners for Ireland, so those Irish folk who have won medals for the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia aren't included. Dublin and Belfast have accounted for 19 medals between them. All 9 Belfast medals have been won by little boxers! Here's how Ireland's Olympic medals breakdown by county)

Dublin (11) - 4 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze 

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  • 1956 - Fred Tiedt - Boxing - Silver- Welterweight
  • 1980 - David Wilkins/James Wilkinson - Sailing - Silver - Flying Dutchman
  • 1992 - Michael Carruth - Boxing - Gold - Welterweight
  • 1996 - Michelle Smith - swimming - Gold (200 IM, 400 IM, 400 Free) - Silver (200 Butterfly)*
  • 2008 - Darren Sutherland - Boxing - Bronze - Middleweight
  • 2008 - Ken Egan - Boxing - Silver - Light Heavyweight
  • 2012 - Cian O'Connor - Show Jumping - Bronze - Individual
  • 2016 - Annalise Murphy - Sailing - Silver - Laser Radial

Antrim (9) - 2 silver, 7 bronze

24 August 2008; Ireland's Paddy Barnes kisses his bronze medal after the presentation in the Light Fly weight, 48kg, category. Beijing 2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing Workers' Gymnasium, Olympic Green, Beijing, China. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

  • 1952 - John McNally - Boxing - silver - Bantamweight
  • 1956 - Fred Gilroy - Boxing - bronze - Bantamweight
  • 1956 - John Caldwell - Boxing - bronze - Flyweight
  • 1964 - Jim McCourt - Boxing - bronze - Lightweight
  • 1980 - Hugh Russell - Boxing - bronze - Flyweight
  • 1992 - Wayne McCullough - Boxing - silver- Bantamweight
  • 2008 - Paddy Barnes - Boxing - bronze - Light Flyweight
  • 2012- Paddy Barnes - Boxing - bronze - Light Flyweight
  • 2012 - Michael Conlan - Boxing - bronze - Flyweight
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Cork (5) - 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze

25 September 2000; Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan, right, with her silver medal pictured alongside Romania's Gabriela Szabo who won Gold in the Women's 5000m Final. Stadium Australia, Sydney Olympic Park. Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia. Athletics. Sydney Olympics 2000. Picture credit; Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

  • 1928 - Pat O'Callaghan - Athletics - gold - hammer
  • 1932 - Pat O'Callaghan - Athletics - gold - hammer
  • 2000 - Sonia O'Sullivan - Athletics - silver - 5,000m
  • 2012 - Rob Heffernan - Athletics - bronze - 50k walk
  • 2016 - Gary and Paul O'Donovan -Rowing- silver - lightweight double sculls

Wicklow (2) - 2 gold

9 August 2012; Katie Taylor, Ireland, looks to the sky before receiving her gold medal. London 2012 Olympic Games, Boxing, South Arena 2, ExCeL Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

  • 1956 - Ronnie Delany - Athletics - Gold - 1,500 metres
  • 2012 - Katie Taylor - Boxing - Gold - Lightweight
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Tipperary (1) - 1 gold

  • 1932 - Bob Tisdall - Athletics - Gold - 400m Hurdles

Waterford (1) - 1 silver

  • 1984 - John Treacy - Athletics - Silver - Marathon

Westmeath (1) - 1 silver

11 August 2012; Team Ireland's John Joe Nevin, men's bantam 56kg, celebrates with his Olympic silver medal. London 2012 Olympic Games, Boxing, South Arena 2, ExCeL Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

  • 2012 - John Joe Nevin - Boxing - Silver - Bantamweight

Louth (1) - 1 bronze

  • 1956 - Anthony Byrne - Boxing - Bronze - Lightweight

So that's how Ireland's 30 medals breakdown by county. Bob Tisdall was born in Sri Lanka (or Ceylon as it was then). Darren Sutherland was born in England but clearly a  Dub. Ronnie Delany moved to Dublin when he was 6 but we'll count him as a Wicklow man here.  If Conlan can get another medal, Antrim may draw level with Dublin.

*won by Michelle Smith

John Dodge
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