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

The Irish All-Time Olympics Medal Table: County By County
By John Dodge Updated

(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 

  • 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

  • 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

Cork (5) - 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

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*won by Michelle Smith

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