Ireland at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Ireland at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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IOC code IRL
NOC Olympic Council of Ireland
in Amsterdam
Competitors 38 (33 men, 5 women) in 6 sports
Ranked 24th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 0 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Great Britain (1896–1920)

Ireland competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 38 competitors, 33 men and 5 women, took part in 27 events in 6 sports.[1] Ireland won its first Olympic medal as an independent nation as Pat O'Callaghan won the gold medal in the men's hammer throw.


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Pat O'Callaghan Athletics Men's hammer throw 30 July



Men's Flyweight (– 50.8 kg)

  • First Round — Bye Second Round — Lost to Ben Bril (HOL), points

Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg)

See full results Boxing at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's lightweight

Men's Heavyweight (+ 79.4 kg)


Two cyclists, both men, competed for Ireland in 1928.

Individual road race
Time trial


Water polo[edit]

Arts competitions[edit]


  1. ^ "Ireland at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

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