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General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 28, 2021, 01:58:27 AM »
Great bronze medal there by the women's 4 to oust GB for the bronze. Congrats.

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 27, 2021, 04:04:03 PM »
Plenty of good Irish in Action in Day 5 -  includes proud moment for the Rossies with Aoife O'Rourke making her debut in women's boxing. Her grandfather was the famous Dan O'Rourke, former President of the GAA.
Plenty of rowing action including Ireland's top gold contenders O'Donovan and McCarthy back in action in the men's double skulls semi-finals.
Hockey women have a tough one against Germany.
Hopefully Walker's eye has healed for his Boxing fight.

Day 5

11.36 Women's 200m Breaststroke, Heat 1 – Mona McSharry

10.18 Women’s 75kg Middleweight, rd 16 – Aoife O’Rourke v Qian Li (China)

04.36 Men’s 57kg Featherweight, rd 16 – Kurt Walker v Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (Uzbekistan)

01.50 Women’s four, final – Emily Hegarty, Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh

03.30 Men’s LW double sculls, semi-final – Paul O’Donovan, Fintan McCarthy

03.40 Women’s LW double sculls, semi-final – Aoife Casey, Margaret Cremen

04.20 Women’s Pair, semi-final – Aileen Crowley, Monika Dukarska

04.15 Women’s Pool Phase – Ireland v Germany

01.30 Ireland Men, 9th place play-off - Ireland v Kenya

06.00 Men's Time Trial – Nicolas Roche

04.00-06.25 49er – Robert Dickson + Sean Waddilove

10.40 Men’s Singles – Nhat Nguyen v Tzu-Wei Wang (Taiwan)

01.00 Men’s Trap, qualifying – Derek Burnett

03.00-04.48 on Mat 1 Women’s -70kg, Rd 32 – Megan Fletcher v Michaela Polleres (Austria)
Rd16 from 04.48-05.54 on Mat 2 if qualified
QF from 05.54-06.22 on Mat 2 if qualified
Repechage from 09.00-09.17 on Mat 1 if qualified
SF from 09.17-09.34 on Mat 1 if qualified
Bronze & Gold contests from 10.18-10.49 on Mat 1 if qualified

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 26, 2021, 11:36:24 PM »
Will young Wiffen's race be on RTÉ tomorrow?

Imagine they will. Have done a good job of covering Irish competitors based on what I’ve seen so far.

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 26, 2021, 05:43:35 PM »
Irish in Action Day 4
Great performance by McSharry to make final, but up against it to put it mildly, as she was 8th fastest.
Rugby 7s need a win to have outside chance of progressing, having lost 1st 2 matches
Apart from Walker (who still came out worse for wear), Boxers struggling up to now. Hopefully Walsh can change that.


2:07 Men's 4x200m free relay, heat 2 - Shane Ryan, Brendan Hyland, Finn McGeever, Jack McMillan

3:17 Women's 100m breaststroke final - Mona McSharry

11:53 Men's 200m breaststroke, heat 5 - Darragh Greene

12:36 Men's 800m freestyle, heat 3 - Daniel Wilfen


3:30 Men's 69kg Welterweight, round of 16 - Aidan Walsh vs Albert Ayissi Mengue (Cameroon)

Rugby Sevens

3:00 Pool Phase, Pool C - Ireland vs Kenya

9:30-11:30 Quarter finals (if qualified)


22:30 (Monday) - 00:30 Women's final - Carolyn Hayes


4:00-10:00 Laser Radial, races 5 & 6 - Annalise Murphy

6:45-9:10 49er, races 1-3 - Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: July 25, 2021, 06:54:10 PM »
Congrats to Mayo. A game of two halves indeed. I was preparing the old “Mayo have gone backwards after playing slow error strewn football in Div 2” post. But fairly proved me wrong in second half and could have had a couple more goals. Flying fit and physically strong. New lads now fully integrated into Horan’s setup. For Galway, if Shane Walsh is not motoring Galway are not motoring. Will be very interesting to see where Mayo are and where Dublin are in the semi.

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 25, 2021, 06:34:28 PM »
Irish in action Day 3. Some more interesting stuff with Rugby 7s debut. Hockey women have a tough one against Holland who beat Ireland well in Euro championship.

Team Ireland athletes in action (all times Irish)

22:30 (Sunday) Triathlon – Russell White

2:00 Hockey – Netherlands v Ireland, Women’s Pool A Game 2

2:50 Swimming - Mona McSharry - Women’s 100m Breaststroke semi-final

3:00 Rugby Sevens – South Africa v Ireland, Men’s Pool C Game 1

4:03 Boxing – Brendan Irvine (IRL) v Carlo Paalam (PHI) - Men’s Flyweight, Round of 32

6:00 Canoe Slalom – Liam Jegou – Semi-Final

6:27 Boxing – Michaela Walsh (IRL) v Irma Testa (ITA) – Women’s Featherweight, Round of 16

6:35 Sailing – Annalise Murphy, Laser Radial, Races 3 and 4

10:30 Rugby Sevens – USA v Ireland, Men’s Pool C Game 2

11:20 Badminton – Nhat Nguyen (IRL) v Niluka Karunaratne (SRI) – Men’s Singles Group Play

11.20 Swimming – Brendan Hyland - Men’s 200m Butterfly Heat 2

11.45 Swimming – Ellen Walshe - Women’s 200m Individual Medley Heat 4

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 24, 2021, 09:43:09 PM »
Day 2 Action for any insomniacs:

Television coverage from 1.30 am on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player, right through until 3pm.


01:50 Women's pair repechage 1 - Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska

02:30 Women's lightweight double sculls repechage 2 - Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen

03:00 Women's single sculls quarter-final 1 - Sanita Puspure

04:40 Men's double sculls semi-final - Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne


03:55-05:35 Women's All Around – Meg Ryan


04:00-10:00 Laser radial races 1 and 2 – Annalise Murphy


05:00 - 07:40 Men's C1 – Liam Jegou

Heats Run 1 05:00-05:43, Heats Run 2 06:57-07:40


09:00 - 14:00 Dressage Team and Individual – Heike Holstein

Qualifying subject to draw


11:07 Women's 100m backstroke - Danielle Hill (Heat 3)

11:45 Women's 100m breaststroke - Mona McSharry (Heat 5)


12:42 Men's 81kg light-heavyweight – Emmet Brennan v Dilshod Ruzmetov

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:02:57 PM »
1 up at half time in women’s hockey against SA.

Up 2-0 end of third qtr.

Great win on Olympic debut for women’s hockey. Seemed to play within themselves. Sexist I know but some fine looking women on both teams.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht U17 and U20 championships 2021
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:01:54 PM »
Great performance by young Rossies yesterday. Nice direct, fast style and no little skill by the underage teams. Won in the first half in a blistering spell, and always maintained a comfortable lead but credit to Mayo too they never gave up, when heads can easily drop at this age group. Heat and cramp took a lot out of both sides and recovery will be tough for semi against Galway.

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:44:16 AM »
When's the riding?

Pommel Horse now. Sounds like Rhys McClenaghan up in about 20 mins.

Don’t know much about Pommel Horse but sounds like he got a good score and should make top 8. Commentary is quite whimsical.

Other gold contenders O’Donovan and McCarthy comfortable in their double skulls heat. George Hamilton fairly into the old rowing, quickly dismissing the Uruguay’s for racing into a early lead, George correctly predicting it would be their only moment of glory. 

General discussion / Re: Olympics Tokyo.
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:11:11 AM »
When's the riding?

Pommel Horse now. Sounds like Rhys McClenaghan up in about 20 mins.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht U17 and U20 championships 2021
« on: July 21, 2021, 10:37:45 PM »
Great win. Have enjoyed our 3 games in Connacht immensely. Very concerning first quarter - and looked like it could be one of those days. But if anything that qtr ended with Mayo losing confidence, as they kicked some thunderous wides and tired themselves out with a labourious style of play, very un-Mayolike style. Ros never looked back once they settled in 2nd qtr. Much better tackling team than I realised, good foot passers which was vital in that heat, and a set of forwards always looking to score. We had bad misses too so there’s a huge amount of improvement but with some of our best players only coming back from injury, we will get better. Hard luck to Mayo, when you knock out an All-Ireland Favourite has to be disappointing to then lose provincial final. A bright spot was some of their midfield fielding. But will lament lack of forwards in this group. Have a stronger group coming next year, as has Sligo.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht U17 and U20 championships 2021
« on: July 15, 2021, 03:29:56 PM »
Hard to judge where Mayo are at based on that game. It was very poor quality football - yet the quality of the penalties from both teams were top class, as good as you’d ever see. The game was tight, tense very low scoring and maybe two good teams just canceling each other out. Mayo certainly are strong in the backs, and look to have a good scatter of strong, physical players. Ros are a good footballing side, but with a lot of injuries to key players. Should make for a great contest. Ara we’ll win.

General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 12, 2021, 01:56:40 PM »
England have no creativity in central midfield. The fact that a safe pass the ball sideways merchant like Declan Rice is worth 75 million says it all. Grealish has creativity but as a winger but he spends more time trying to do over dramatic tumbles at the slightest contact. Italy totally bossed them around the middle of the field. England put so many back, and have a tremendous work rate and press, which makes them very hard to beat. But like a Jack Charlton team they are hard to watch. Won’t be anywhere near winning a World Cup, even though can safely say after watching Copa too that the standard of international soccer has gone way down. How we are so off the pace in Ireland is shocking really.

General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 11, 2021, 11:57:22 PM »
Thought about Shaw too. Wouldnt go as far as callin them snakes tho...

Rashford class act surely if there was a boy you wanted to score it was him..

It was almost a perfect penalty, sent goalie wrong way, only for hitting the post. Southgate will be cursing his luck that he did not run out of time to put the two subs on.

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