Team NI ones to watch at Birmingham 2022: Commonwealth Games hopefuls - from Sinead Chambers to Kate O’Connor

Team Northern Ireland have arrived in Birmingham

The Commonwealth Games will see athletes from across the world descend on Birmingham to compete in more than 10 days of sports.

Unlike the Olympics, UK athletes will compete for individual nations rather than a united Team Great Britain

In this piece, we take a look at the athletes representing Team Northern Ireland at Birmingham 2022 as well as the sports they will be competing in.

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    When is Birmingham 2022?

    The 2022 Commonwealth Games got underway with what is sure to be a spectacular opening ceremony at Alexander Stadium on Thursday, 28 July.

    Eleven action packed days of sports will follow, before the closing ceremony on 8 August.

    How many athletes are representing Team Northern Ireland?

    In total, 97 athletes will represent Northern Ireland in 14 sports at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

    Athletics

    • Kevin Seaward
    • Stephen Scullion
    • Mark Millar
    • Eve Walsh-Dann
    • Ciara Mageean
    • Hannah Irwin
    • Roisin Flanagan
    • Hannah Irwin
    • Megan Marrs
    • Eilish Flanagan
    • Ann McCauley
    • Kate O’Connor

    Badminton

    • Rachael Darragh

    3x3 Basketball

    • Matt Rollston
    • Nathan McCabe
    • Conn Nagle
    • James MacSorley

    Boxing

    • Clepson Paiva
    • Dylan Eagleson
    • Jude Gallagher
    • John Paul Hale
    • Eugune McKeever
    • Aidan Walsh
    • Jake Tucker
    • Nicole Clyde
    • Carly McNaul
    • Michaela Walsh
    • Amy Broadhurst
    • Eiranne Nugent

    Cycling

    • Christopher McGlinchey
    • Cameron Orr
    • Darren Rafferty
    • Matthew Teggart
    • Alice Sharpe
    • Jo Patterson
    • Lydia Bolan

    Diving

    • Tanya Watson

    Judo

    • Nathan Burns
    • Callum Nash
    • Joshua Green
    • Eoin Fleming
    • Yasmin Javadian
    • Rachael Hawkes
    • Sarah Hawkes

    Lawn Bowls

    • Gary Kelly
    • Sam Barkley
    • Martin McHugh
    • Adam McKeown
    • Shauna O’Neill
    • Megan Devlin
    • Ashleigh Rainey
    • Courtney Meneeley
    • Chloe Wilson

    Netball

    • Jenna Bowman
    • Ciara Crosbie
    • Emma Magee
    • Georgie McGrath
    • Caroline O’Hanlon
    • Michelle Drayne
    • Niamh Cooper
    • Frances Keenan
    • Fionnuala Toner
    • Michelle Magee
    • Olivia McDonald
    • Maria McCann

    Swimming

    • Jack McMillan
    • Daniel Wiffen
    • Barry McClements
    • Grace Davison
    • Danielle Hill
    • Mollie McAlorum
    • Victoria Catterson
    • Bethany Firth
    • Siomha Brady
    • Kaitlyn McCaw

    Table Tennis

    • Owen Cathcart
    • Paul McCreery
    • Zak Wilson
    • Sophie Earley
    • James Skelton

    Triathlon

    • James Edgar

    Paratriathlon

    • Oliver Gunning
    • Chloe MacCombe
    • Judith MacCombe

    Weight lifting

    • Hannah Crymle
    • Caroline Doyle

    Can I still buy tickets?

    The final batch of tickets was released to the public on 19 April 2022, and many of these tickets are still up for grabs.

    Tickets for various events are on sale through the official website of the Commonwealth Games.

    Lots of sessions of sport are still available, including athletics, T20 cricket and a small selection of tickets for the closing ceremony of the games.

    Prices are displayed clearly on the games website, and many events are reasonably priced.

    For example, tickets to the T20 group matches cost between £8 and £22.

    Other events where tickets are still available include Basketball, Badminton, Cycling and Gymnastics.

    To see the full list of available tickets and price options, either log in or make an account on the official Commonwealth Games website.