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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is bordered by the Republic of Ireland on the island of Ireland. It is made up of 6 counties; County Antrim, County Armagh, County Londonderry, County Down, County Fermanagh and County Tyrone.

Northern Ireland have taken part in every edition of the Games, bar 1950, and have the distinction of achieving medal succes at each and every one. Lawn bowls (Watson & Rosbotham) and athletics (Thelma Hopkins) providing the first gold medals for the Province in 1954 and lawn bowls and shooting providing silver medals in Melbourne in 2006 and boxing providing 3 gold medals in Delhi 2010 in the -49kg, 69kg and 75kg weight categories.

As one of the Home Countries in the UK, Northern Ireland is not able to be a member of the Olympic Movement so the Commonwealth Games provides the only opportunity for its athletes to compete at the international level in a multi-sport event.

Their participation in the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games is organised by Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland.

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Capital - Belfast
Population - 1,799,000
Time Zone - GMT +00:00
Language - English, Irish Gaelic
Currency - Pound Sterling

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  • Phil Beattie of Northern Ireland in Action - Men's 400m Hurdles - 1986

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  • Daily Summary - Men's Singles Lawn Bowls - Christchurch 1974

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  • Daily Summary - Men's Fours Lawn Bowls - Christchurch 1978

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  • Heats 1 & 3 - Women's Pentathlon 100m Hurdles - Christchurch 1974

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  • Women's 100m Hurdles Semi Finals - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • End 21 - Men's Fours Lawn Bowls - Edinburgh 1986

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  • End 20 - Men's Lawn Bowls Fours - Edinburgh 1986

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  • End 19 - Men's Fours Lawn Bowls - Edinburgh 1986

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  • End 18 - Men's Fours Lawn Bowls - Edinburgh 1986

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  • End 17 - Men's Fours Lawn Bowls - Edinburgh, Scotland 1986

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  • Highlights - Men's Team Time Trial Road Race - Edinburgh 1986

    Duration: 00:16:10

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  • England Are Champions Yet Again - Men's Team Time Trial - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Boxing Finals Highlights - Edinburgh, Scotland 1986

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  • Throw 3 - Women's Discus - Edinburgh, Scotland 1986

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  • Another Gold for Debra Flintoff - Women's 400m Hurdles - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Canada Take Gold - Men's 3000m Steeplechase - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Marvelous Running by Three Medal Winners - Men's 10000m - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Victory for England - Men's 1500m Final - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Steve Cram Wins Gold for England - Men's 1500m - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Medal Ceremony - Men's 400m Hurdles - Edinburgh, Scotland 1986

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  • Philip Beattie Storms to Victory - Men's 400m Hurdles - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Victory for Northern Ireland - Men's 400m Hurdles Final - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Atlee Mahorn the Fastest Man in the World - Men's 200m Final - 1986

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  • Men's 110m Hurdles Semi Finals - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Heat 2 - Men's 110m Hurdles Semi Final - Edinburgh 1986

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  • Robert De Castella goes the Distance for Australia - Men's Marathon - Brisbane 1982

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  • Triumph for Australia - Men's 10 Mile Scratch - Brisbane 1982

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  • Round 3 – Men’s 71kg Quarter Final – Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Round 2 – Men’s 71kg Quarter Final – Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Round 1 – Men’s 71kg Quarter Final – Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Round 3 - Men's 51kg Quarter Final - Brisbane 1982

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  • Round 3 - Men's Under 48kg Quarter Final - Brisbane 1982

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  • Round 2 - Men's Under 48kg Quarter Final - Brisbane 1982

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  • Daley Thompson Highlights - Men's Decathlon - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Men's 1500m Decathlon - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 400m Decathlon - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 1 – Men’s Decathlon 100m – Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Day 1 Highlights - Men's Decathlon - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 800m Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 400m Hurdles Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Mike Wendon number 1 - Men's 100m Freestyle Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Photo Finish - Men's 100m Backstroke Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Men's 4x100m Medley Relay - Christchurch 1974

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  • Men's 4x100m Medley Relay - Christchurch 1974

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  • Men's Road Race - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Round 2 & 3 - Men’s 60kg Quarter Final – Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Round 3 - Men's 81kg Semi Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Round 2 - 81kg Quarter-Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Knight wins with a Knockout for England - 81kg Semi Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Boxing highlights - Men's 51kg Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Boxing highlights - Men's 81kg Semi Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Victory Ceremony - Women's Pentathlon - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Mary Peters Interview - Women's Pentathlon - Christchurch 1974

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  • High Jump - Women's Pentathlon - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Mary Peters - Women's Pentathlon - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Final Event, 200m - Women's Pentathlon - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Shot Putt success for Britain - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Heat 2 - Men's 1500m Qualifier - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 110m Hurdles - Christchurch 1974

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  • Fatwell Kimaiyo wins Gold for Kenya - Men's 110m Hurdles - Christchurch 1970

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  • Astonishing Finish in Men's Marathon - Kingston, Jamaica 1966

    Duration: 00:07:21

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  • Superb Win for Kenya - Men's 3 Mile - Kingston, Jamaica 1966

    Duration: 00:08:40

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  • Kipchoge Keino for Kenya - Men's 1 Mile Final - Kingston 1966

    Duration: 00:07:27

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  • Yvette Williams for New Zealand - Women's Long Jump - Vancouver 1954

    Duration: 00:00:18

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  • Northern Ireland lands Gold - Women's High Jump - Vancouver 1954

    Duration: 00:00:12

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  • The Miracle Mile - 1 Mile Final - Vancouver, Canada 1954

    Duration: 00:00:50

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  • The Marvelous Mile - Men's 1 Mile Final - Vancouver, Canada 1954

    Duration: 00:02:28

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  • Mile of the Century - 1 Mile Final - Vancouver, Canada 1954

    Duration: 00:02:47

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  • Drama for England - Men's Marathon - Vancouver, Canada 1954

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  • Dramatic Scenes in Men's Marathon - Vancouver, Canada 1954

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Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland

 

 

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Secretary Terry Crothers
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