Saturday 10 December 2016

Today at the Olympics: Here are all the Irish in action and a look back at yesterday's main talking points

Published 08/08/2016 | 08:58

Paddy Barnes, one of our biggest medal hopes, steps into the ring today
Paddy Barnes, one of our biggest medal hopes, steps into the ring today
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WHAT'S ON TODAY

Rowing: Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe - Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls, 3.30. Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan - Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls, 3.50pm

Boxing: Paddy Barnes - Men’s 49kg (light flyweight) v Samuel Carmona Heredia (Spain), 3.45pm

Sailing: Annalise Murphy - Women’s Laser Radial Class, 5.05pm. Finn Lynch - Men’s Laser Class, 5.15pm.

EQUESTRIAN: Three-day Eventing Team and Individual Competition:  (cross country) - Padraig McCarthy 2.09pm, Clare Abbott 3.21pm, Jonty Evans 4.47pm, Mark Kyle 6.03.

RECAP ON YESTERDAY

There were victories in the ring for Ireland's Steven Donnelly and David Oliver Joyce, Ireland's eventing team is in fifth place overall going into the cross country today.

Shane Ryan advanced from his heat in the 100m backstroke but failed to qualify from his semi-final and Ireland were beaten 5-0 by the Netherlands in the hockey.

Fiona Doyle was very disappointed as she failed to qualify the semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke.

IN PICTURES

Laura Giombini of Italy (R) reacts during the Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool D match against Jamie Lynn Broder and Kristina Valjas of Canada on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Laura Giombini of Italy (R) reacts during the Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool D match against Jamie Lynn Broder and Kristina Valjas of Canada on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Soares Renan of Brazil during the Kayak (K1) Men Heats 1st Run on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Whitewater Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Ellia Green of Australia dives in to score a try against Patricia Garcia of Spain during the Women's Quarter-final 1 rugby match on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
Brazil's Neymar reacts at the end of a group A match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Iraq at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Britain's Adam Peaty wins the 100m breaststroke gold medal during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
7 August 2016; Ellis O'Reilly of Ireland during the Balance Beam during the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Qualification in the Rio Olympic Arena during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
7 August 2016; Ellis O'Reilly of Ireland during the Balance Beam during the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Qualification in the Rio Olympic Arena during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
7 August 2016; Steven Donnelly of Ireland is announced victorious over Zohir Kedache of Algeria in their Welterweight preliminary round of 32 bout in the Riocentro Pavillion 6 Arena, Barra da Tijuca, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
7 August 2016; David Oliver Joyce of Ireland celebrates after beating Andrique Allisop of Seychelles in their Lightweight preliminary round of 32 bout in the Riocentro Pavillion 6 Arena, Barra da Tijuca, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
7 August 2016; Michael Phelps, left, and Caeleb Dressel of USA celebrate winning the final of the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay at the Olympic Aquatic Stadium during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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