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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: August 03, 2021, 02:16:37 PM »

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: August 01, 2021, 07:54:09 PM »
Day 10: Team Ireland athletes in action (all times Irish)

1:35 Athletics – Ciara Mageean – Women’s 1500m Heat 1

1:59 Athletics – Sarah Healy – Women’s 1500m Heat 3

3:10 Athletics – Phil Healy – Women’s 200m Heat 6

7:00 Diving – Oliver Dingley – Men’s 3m Springboard Preliminary

9:00 Equestrian - Sarah Ennis, Austin O’Connor and Sam Watson - Eventing Jumping Team Final

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: August 01, 2021, 07:42:41 PM »
Disappointing Sunday alright. But that final round of golf was outstanding and McIlroy for all the criticism he gets gave it everything. The bogey on 15 was a killer, if he didn’t drop there, that last shot which went so close on 18 would have been for -17. He left some putts behind, he’ll regret. But could the OCI not have made him a custom hat - in that heat he was burnt to a cinder by the end. Walker too was very unfortunate. I thought it was a bad decision. He had won the 2nd round well but two judges gave it to the American, who had fought professional, looked the part, but was gassed after the first round, and dragged Walker into a messy final round with little boxing. Rhys most unfortunate - but will be back. But these at least are all sports (Golf, Boxing, Gymnastics, and of course Rowing) where we are competing at the  top. But at what point will someone in RTE and Irish media be honest and admit we are now mostly shite at athletics and so off the pace.

With the uk lottery finding a hell of a lot of the main ‘winning’ sports at the Olympics for GB, how much does the National lottery provide Irish sports?

Don’t know how much comes from Lottery but the top grant in 2020 was €40,000 for top athletes. When you hear UK invested £25M on rowing alone (with little return), we are up against it.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/women-to-the-fore-as-sports-ireland-announce-olympic-grants-1.4145937%3fmode=amp

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: August 01, 2021, 06:32:56 PM »
Disappointing Sunday alright. But that final round of golf was outstanding and McIlroy for all the criticism he gets gave it everything. The bogey on 15 was a killer, if he didn’t drop there, that last shot which went so close on 18 would have been for -17. He left some putts behind, he’ll regret. But could the OCI not have made him a custom hat - in that heat he was burnt to a cinder by the end. Walker too was very unfortunate. I thought it was a bad decision. He had won the 2nd round well but two judges gave it to the American, who had fought professional, looked the part, but was gassed after the first round, and dragged Walker into a messy final round with little boxing. Rhys most unfortunate - but will be back. But these at least are all sports (Golf, Boxing, Gymnastics, and of course Rowing) where we are competing at the  top. But at what point will someone in RTE and Irish media be honest and admit we are now mostly shite at athletics and so off the pace.

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 31, 2021, 11:39:22 PM »
Aidan Walsh out due to injured ankle. Shame as he is a classy boxer. Unfortunate luck as I believe he injured it celebrating his last win.

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 31, 2021, 09:08:45 PM »
Irish in Action Day 9

Plenty of medal contenders… Kurt Walker has a chance to get into medals. Aidan Walsh is fighting for a final spot. McIlroy and Lowry both need a very good round to get into the medals. The Offaly win will hopefully inspire Shane. If Rhys performs to his best, he has a great chance of gold. Could be some day for our Ulster men.

ATHLETICS

1.40-2.10 Women's 3000m Steeplechase – heat 1 - Michelle Finn, heat 3 - Eilish Flanagan

13.05 Men’s 400m Hurdles – Thomas Barr, semi-final

BOXING

3.30 Men’s 57kg Featherweight – Kurt Walker v Duke Ragan (USA), quarter-final

4.03 Men’s 69kg Welterweight – Aidan Walsh v Pat McCormack (GBR), semi-final

GYMNASTICS

10.41 Men’s Pommel Horse – Rhys McClenaghan, final

GOLF

23.30-0800 Men’s Singles –Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy (tied 5th, tee times 0236 & 0258) - 3rd Round

EQUESTRIAN

0018-0238 Eventing – Team + Individual – Sarah Ennis, Sam Watson and Austin O’Connor



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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht U17 and U20 championships 2021
« on: July 31, 2021, 08:40:17 PM »
That was something. When some great goal chances (4 or 5, was it) didn’t go our way, we looked gone. But marvelous, intelligent  performance in second half, never say die attitude for a deserved win. Some fine footballers on Galway side, hard luck to them, will be tough one to take after looking home and dry when went 11 up.

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 30, 2021, 04:57:41 PM »
Irish in Action Day 8

Disaster for Hockey women to lose to India and now have to likely beat Olympic champions GB to make the qtr final as India are expected to beat bottom of table South Africa. The only thing going for them is goal difference and goals scored are ahead of head to head in a tie-break should they both win, or both lose and be on same points. Team has gone back a bit, or maybe the heat, but were well  outclassed by India even if it was a late goal.


Were they really expected to do much?

Probably not by those in the know. Their World Cup final run has put unrealistic expectations. But India are below them in the rankings, so they would have targeted that as a win, and a spot in the second round. They do have a couple of World Class players. Fortunately one is Ayeisha McFerran in goals, who has definitely prevented some bigger beatings.

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 30, 2021, 04:13:35 PM »
Irish in Action Day 8

Disaster for Hockey women to lose to India and now have to likely beat Olympic champions GB to make the qtr final as India are expected to beat bottom of table South Africa. The only thing going for them is goal difference and goals scored are ahead of head to head in a tie-break should they both win, or both lose and be on same points. Team has gone back a bit, or maybe the heat, but were well  outclassed by India even if it was a late goal.

ATHLETICS

02.22 Men's 800m, heat 5 – Mark English


02.53 Women’s 100m Hurdles, heat 2 – Sarah Lavin

13.35 Mixed 4x400m Relay, Final – Cillin Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Chris O'Donnell

EQUESTRIAN

02.32 Eventing – Team + Individual, Dressage – Sarah Ennis

SAILING

49er – Robert Dickson + Sean Waddilove

Races 9-12 – 00.00-00.35, 00.55-01.30, 01.50-02.25

HOCKEY

12.15-13.45 Women’s Pool Phase – Ireland v Great Britain

GOLF

Men’s Singles – Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry (tied 7th, tee times TBC) - 3rd Round 23.30-08.00



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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 30, 2021, 02:27:55 PM »
Don’t watch golf much but who are the golf commentators. They sound like they are hard at the sherry in a country estate. But quite funny and enjoyable. Great performance by the Irish duo on Day 2.

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 29, 2021, 04:24:21 PM »
Irish in Action Day 7

Will be hard to beat Day 6 with George Hamilton's first ever Gold but some good stuff nonetheless. We'll begin to see some of our runners. Kellie Harrington in Boxing. Aidan Walsh was impressive in his last fight, hope he can keep it up. The Irish Hockey women really need to beat India to finish in Top 4, and they should. Were unlucky not to tie with one of the favourites Germany, with some questionable reffing calls. McIlroy and Lowry were solid enough in Round 1, but still 6/7 shots off the lead going into Day 2 out of 4 in golfing. Murphy starting to come good in sailing.

ATHLETICS
Women's 800m – Nadia Power (Heat 2, 02.33), Louise Shanahan (Heat 3, 02.41), Siofra Cleirigh Butler (Heat 4, 02.49)

03.41 Men’s 400m Hurdles, Heat 3 – Thomas Barr

02.00 Mixed 4x400m Relay, Heat 1 - Sophie Becker, Phil Healy, Cillian Greene, Christopher O’Donnell

SWIMMING
11.33 Women’s 50m freestyle, Heat 8 – Danielle Hill

11.48 Men’s 1500m freestyle, Heat 1 – Daniel Wiffen

BOXING
03.00 Women’s 60kg Lightweight, rd 16 – Kellie Harrington v Rebecca Nicoli (Italy)

04.51 Men’s 69kg Welterweight, quarter-final, bronze medal fight – Aidan Walsh v Merve Clair (Mauritius)

EQUESTRIAN
Eventing – Team + Individual (Dressage)

11.24 Austin O'Connor (replacing Cathal Daniels)

02.32 Sarah Ennis

01.46 Sam Watson

HOCKEY
03.45 - 05.15 Women’s Pool Phase – Ireland v India

SAILING
04.00 - 10.00 Laser Radial, Races 9 & 10 – Annalise Murphy

00.00-02.25 49er, Races 7-9 – Robert Dickson + Sean Waddilove

GOLF
00.25, 00.41 Men’s Singles, 2nd Round – Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry


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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 29, 2021, 02:32:20 AM »
Cringe there of RTE trying to remember last gold before Katie Taylor and saying Michael Carruth.

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 29, 2021, 02:19:47 AM »
Jaysus the Brits for the money they spent on rowing are so far tuning out to be 4th place specialists.

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 29, 2021, 01:58:17 AM »
Ah yes. Well done lads.

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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 28, 2021, 02:11:32 PM »
Next up is Day 6
If you are going to stay up, if nothing goes wrong, O'Donovan and McCarthy should be in with a great chance of gold. Hopefully Oh Danger Here George Hamilton won't be tempting fate.
Another strong gold prospect Sanita Puspure is in Single Skulls semi.
And Rory has made it out, as our golfers begin their challenge.

Full Irish schedule for Thursday, July 29th

12.40am Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska - Women’s Pair Rowing B Final

1am Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen - Lightweight Women’s Doubles Sculls Rowing B Final

1.50am Derek Burnett - Men’s Trap Shooting Qualification

1.50am Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy - Lightweight Men’s Doubles Sculls Rowing Final

2.25am Rory McIlroy - Men’s Individual Strokeplay Golf Round 1

2.30am Sanita Puspure - Women’s Singles Sculls Rowing Semi-Finals

2.36am Shane Lowry - Men’s Individual Strokeplay Golf Round 1

3am Ben Fletcher - Men’s 100kg Judo Eliminations

4.15am Annalise Murphy - Women’s Laser Radial Sailing Fleet Races 7 and 8

7.30am Derek Burnett - Men’s Trap Shooting Final*

9am Ben Fletcher - Men’s 100kg Judo Repechage and Final

11.50am Shane Ryan - Men’s 100m Butterfly Swimming Heat

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