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Irish In Action On Day 13: Thomas Barr Goes For Glory

Irish In Action On Day 13: Thomas Barr Goes For Glory
By John Balfe Updated

With Olympic eyes squarely fixed upon a couple of scandals from outside the world of sport it will be nice to focus once again on the Irish athletes and their sporting achievements once again, rather than what's going on behind the scenes.

In the ladies golf, Ireland's Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow will be competing in today's second round.

Bryan Keane is up today in the finals of the men's triathlon, while today is a massive day for Thomas Barr in the final of the men's 400m hurdles.

Finally from an Irish perspective today, it's the medal race in the men's 49er (skiff) category and Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are outside shots for a medal.

Thomas Barr is in with a shout in today's men's 400m hurdles

Irish In Action - Day Thirteen (All times listed are Irish times)

Women's Individual Golf, 2nd Round - Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow -- 11.30am

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The second round begins this morning and it would be a huge shock if either Maguire or Meadow work themselves into medal contention. But this has been a strange Olympics, so we're not counting anyone out just yet.

Triathlon, Men's Final - Bryan Keane -- 3pm

The first of three medal chances for Ireland today, Bryan Keane isn't expected to be in contention for a top three placing and it would be a huge shock if he is in contention. You will see a strong showing from him though, such is the measure of the man.

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Hurdles, 400m Men's Final - Thomas Barr -- 4pm

Barr is a world class athlete but it was thought that his recent injury woes might rob him of his best form ahead of Rio. We were wrong. Barr has been in sensational form and should even be granted a mich-desired middle lane for today's final. Strong medal chances in this one.

Sailing, Men's 49er (Skiff) Medal Race - Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton -- 6.35pm

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This is another big chance for Ireland. McGovern and Seaton must be considered in contention after a seriously impressive year and top 10 placements in both of the last two World Championships. A lot can happen at the highest level in sailing but if the conditions are favourable, a bronze or better isn't out of the questions.
Please Note: Times listed above may vary

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