After a spate of qualifications we look at who has been confirmed so far to represent Ireland in Rio
Ireland are beginning to claim and fill up their spots for the Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, so here is how our contingent shaping up now across the various disciplines.
Ireland have had their most success in the Olympics in the boxing ring and it looks to be a tradition that will be continued in Rio.
As of today, these are the boxers who have qualified for the Olympics:
Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Ireland will look to the experience of Rob Heffernan and Mark English during the Games, while in total 17 athletes have qualified for track and field events.
Among these then are qualifiers who are eligible to compete in the men's and women's marathon.
Athletes will have until July 11 to make the grade. Ireland has seven athletes currently qualified for the men's marathon and five for the women's equivalent but only a quota of three will run in each.
You can see Athletic Ireland's policy on selection here.
Rob Heffernan will compete in both the Men's 20km walk and the Men's 50km walk. Image: ©INPHO/Ian MacNicol
Ireland currently has three athletes competing in the Olympics in swimming events.
Nicholas Quinn becomes the latest Irish swimmer to qualify for the Olympics, alongside Shane Ryan and Fiona Doyle.
Ireland brought four swimmers to London in 2012, so the squad is likely to be bigger again when a number of athletes compete in the European Championships at the beginning of May.
Fiona Doyle celebrates after winning two gold medals at the World University Games, granting her qualification for the Olympics. Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
The Irish men's hockey team become the first in 100 years to qualify for the Olympics.
It followed Ireland finishing in 5th place at the World League in Antwerp in July, and a bronze medal at the Eurohockey Championships in August.
The qualification came after Australia's 3-2 victory against New Zealand in the Oceania Cup. Since Australia had already qualified for the Olympics, the Irish team were next in line to secure their place.
The Irish Team in a huddle before a game in March. Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
An event Ireland have done well in in recent years, six riders will travel to Rio competing in three different disciplines.
Selection for the team will take place closer to the time to fill the four allocated spots, while in the other events, a number of names are pushing for inclusion. In show jumping, Bertram Allen and Cian O'Connor are among the contenders to make the cut, with Judy Reynolds making a strong case to be the representative in dressage.
Bertram Allen aboard Barnike at the 2015 Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in August. Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
Ireland will have a representative in diving at the Olympics for the first time in nearly seven decades.
Oliver Dingley finished in 11th place a World Cup event earlier this year, with the top 18 securing places for their country at the Games.
He becomes the first diver since 1948 to represent Ireland in a diving event at the Olympics
Oliver Dingley competing at the Shamrock Diving Club last year. Image: Julian Herbert / PA Archive/Press Association Images
Annalise Murphy is the household name among the sailing contingent who will represent Ireland this summer.
The 49erFX crew claimed an Olympic place on the Irish sailing team by picking up the unused berth freed by the African continental selection based on the results at the 2015 World Championships.
Annalise Murphy will look to add to the gold medal she won at the 2013 European Championship. Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
In April, a number of Irish gymnasts qualified for the Olympic Games, with Ellis O'Reilly making history by becoming the first female gymnast to qualify for Ireland.
Both qualified through their results at the Rio test event.
Ellis O'Reilly makes history with her qualification. Image: twitter.com/ellisoreilly
Both pairs qualified one boat in each of the classes through the 2015 FISA World Championships.
Lambe and Jennings are still looking for support to fund a new boat in time for the Olympics.
Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe will represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics in the Lightweight double sculls women event. Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
Dan Martin, Nicolas Roche and Sam Bennett are all in contention for the two quota places for the men's road race, two of which were earned through the UCI Europe tour.
Shannon McCurley qualified to race the Kierin through her Olympic ranking position.
Nicholas Roche represented Ireland at the 2008 Olympics. Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
European Champion Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe was in Eygpt last month as his preparations continued for his second Olympic Games.
The 24-year-old finished in tenth place in the event and was the seventh best European in an event that was won by the home favourite Amro El Geziry.
You can find his latest vlog for Newstalk Sport here.
Both Coyle and O'Keeffe claimed gold at the Pentathlon World Cup in Florida in May, beating Katsiaryna Arol and Mikalai Hayanouski of Belarus to the top honour with a strong finish in the combined event.
The pair were announced on May 20 that they would represent Ireland at this summer's Games.
Evans claimed one of the 36 places in the men’s singles and will compete at his third Olympics this summer, while Magee qualified for the women’s singles draw in 34th during the recent European Championships.
The London 2012 participant qualified for Rio by finishing second in the women's single sculls at a regatta in Switzerland.