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Friday, August 12, 2016

Timetable for Irish athletes at the Rio Olympics...

The action in the athletics at the Olympics in Rio kicks off on Friday the 12th of August and the schedule for the Irish athletes is shown below (Cork athletes in Bold). Also keep an eye on Ciara Mageean who is one of the best Irish athletes at the moment.

For a full athletics schedule and results, go to this link...

Irish Olympic Timetable...Irish time

Day 1 Friday August 12
14:10 800m...Round 1 Mark English (UCD)...3rd. QUALIFIED FOR SEMI
18:30 20km Race Walk...M Final Alex Wright (Leevale)
Sat 00:30 1500m...W R1 Ciara Mageean (UCD)...2nd... QUALIFIED FOR SEMI

Day 2 Saturday August 13
14:05 3000m Steeplechase...W R1
Kerry O'Flaherty...heat 1 @ 14:05,
Michelle Finn...heat 2 @ 14:21
Mark English...Semi-Final 3 800m@ 2:26am

Day 3 Sunday August 14
13:30 Marathon W Final Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole), Lizzie Lee (Leevale), Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers)
1:30am 1500m W SF Ciara Mageean (UCD)

Day 4 Monday August 15
15:15 3000m Steeplechase Final W... Sara Treacy (Dunboyne);
15:35 400m H M R1 ...Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)...QUAIFIED FOR SEMI

Day 5 Tuesday August 16
13:45 Pole Vault W Q A+B...Tori Pena (Finn Valley)
1:35am 400m H M SF...Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)...Finished 1st! Though to Final on Thursday.

Day 6 Wednesday August 17
14:55 800m W R1...Ciara Everard (UCD)

Day 7 Thursday August 18
16:00 400m Hurdles M Final...Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)...4th!

Day 8 Friday August 19
12:00pm 50km Race Walk M Final...Robert Heffernan (Togher), Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny), Alex Wright (Leevale)

Day 10 Sunday August 21
13:30 Marathon M Final...Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s), Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders), Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock)

Leevale AC athletes Michelle Finn, Lizzie Lee & Alex Wright en route to Rio

Womens Marathon......Lizzie Lee of Leevale AC will be in action in the womens marathon on Sunday the 14th of Aug at 1:30pm. There will be a group watching it live in The Sportsman Arms on the Bandon Road in Cork City, very close to the Jackie Lennox Chipper. Lizzie's husband Paul will be texting back live updates.

From Lizzie Lee....."The Sportsmans Arms on Bandon Road (beside Lennoxes) are showing the marathon at 1.30pm Sunday for anyone who wants to watch it with a gang (thank you lovely father in law). Sandwiches for hungry runners. Paul will be texting live updates on my progress from the course. Please share and invite anyone interested!!"

'Donie the Redeemer'...Leevale AC coach Donie Walsh at the Rio Olympics. Photo:Gearóid Ó Laoi
Sara Treacy & Tori Pena

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