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Tokyo 2020 - The Irish In Action On Day Three Of The Paralympics

Tokyo 2020 - The Irish In Action On Day Three Of The Paralympics

It was a very happy Thursday in Tokyo for Team Ireland, as Ellen Keane took a dramatic gold medal home in the SB8 100m breaststroke to kick off the Irish medal tally of the Paralympics. There's some big hitters in action on day three of the Paralympics for Ireland, and we have all the info on when to catch them.

Who are the Irish in action on day three of the Paralympics?

16-year-old Róisín Ní Riain has been one of Ireland's biggest stars on the first few days of the Paralympics, reaching the final of both the S13 100m backstroke and butterfly - and she has a shot at another final on day three. She will go in the 400m freestyle heats at 2:39am, with a potential final at 11:33am.

Paralympics Day Three Róisín Ní Ríain of Ireland competing in the Women's S13 100 metre backstroke final at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre on day two during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Elsewhere, the athletics events will get underway on Friday, and Ireland have representation on the track, with Greta Streimikyte running in the 1500m heats at 2:03pm.

Colin Judge is through to the last 16 of the C3 men's singles in table tennis, and he faces Vladimir Toporkov of the Russian Paralympic Committee team at 3am. Elsewhere, there's more Irish involvement in cycling and equestrian, while Kerrie Leonard gets going in the women's individual compound in archery.

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How to watch the Irish in action?

RTÉ's coverage will get going in time to catch Kate Herr Horan live, as well as Róisín Ní Riain's potential final. They start off on RTÉ 2 at 9am and run until 2pm. The daily highlights programme on RTÉ 2 returns to its usual start time of 7:30pm.

Channel 4 are your go-to for through-the-night coverage, with their live coverage running from 12:05am all the way through to 2:10pm.

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