Team Ireland In Rio: Day 10

Olympics

ByTheMinRio2016

Good Morning... As Day 10 dawns, we reflect on the fact that last night Good triumphed over Evil, thanks to Usain Bolt. Today, we hope that history repeats itself...and we look to Katie Taylor for inspiration. She will be joined by another inspiring Sportswoman in a quest for Olympic Glory in Annalise Murphy. Let's see what's in store today...

SCHEDULE OF IRISH OLYMPIANS: DAY 10: EQUESTRIAN: Judy Reynolds - Dressage Final - 14.00 BOXING: Katie Taylor - Quarter Finals - 15.00 ATHLETICS: Sara Treacy - 3000m Steeplechase FINAL - 15.15 ATHLETICS: Thomas Barr - Men's 400m Hurdles Heat 4 - 15.56 SAILING: McGovern/Seaton - 49er Race 7 - 17.05 SAILING: Annalise Murphy - Laser Radial MEDAL RACE - 17.05

SCHEDULE OF IRISH OLYMPIANS: DAY 10 (Continued) SAILING: Brewster/Tidey - 49er FX Race 7 - 17.05 SAILING: McGovern/Seaton - 49er Race 8 - 18.05 SAILING: Brewster/Tidey - 49er FX Race 8 - 18.05 SAILING: McGovern/Seaton - 49er Race 9 - 19.05 SAILING: Brewster/Tidey - 49er FX Race 9 - 19.05 DIVING: Oliver Dingley - 3m Springboard Qualifying - 19.15 BADMINTON: Scott Evans Last 16 - 21.30

A big day for Team Ireland ahead. Katie Taylor could win a guaranteed medal with a win. Annalise Murphy is one race from immortality. Judy Reynolds / Sara Treacy are in FINALS, and anything can happen in finals.... Mná na hÉireann are leading the way. Fantastic.

BOXING: Here we go....Katie Taylor is about to begin her Olympic Title Defence in the next 10 minutes.... I'll bring you round by round updates as the whole country crosses everything....

EQUESTRIAN: Judy Reynolds is currently taking her horse for a dance...A lovely classical piece playing in the background.... I'm not sure, but I could have sworn I saw her horse 'Dab' there....Remarkable.

EQUESTRIAN: A lovely Samba, into a Can-Can, into a Foxtrot. Super stuff. Oh wow...RIVERDANCE! AND HERE COME THE OTHER HORSES! WE HAVE AN EQUINE RIVERDANCE ROUTINE! STUNNING* *Not really happening, but I have no clue what I'm looking at....

Tori

That would have been so cool if it was true lol

EQUESTRIAN: To my very untrained eye, this is a remarkable effort by Judy Reynolds, and she should be awarded the Gold Medal immediately. I'm not sure if the judges will agree, but if they don't, they're wrong. Obviously.

EQUESTRIAN: Judy Reynolds has completed her routine. I'll update the score as soon as I have it. SHE SCORES 75.696 - Into 6th Place...

BOXING: HERE WE GO...KATIE TAYLOR... *DING DING* ROUND ONE: Trading blows early. Katie darting in and darting back, throwing more punches. OOH, a big right catches Katie...Can she respond...She's caught a couple of more times.... I'm worried...END OF ROUND ONE...