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Beijing 2008

President of Ireland praises boxers

President Mary McAleese passed on her congratulations to Paddy Barnes and Ken Egan this evening. OCI Chief Executive Stephen Martin said that he was delighted to pass on her regards to the boxers after their quarter final wins, assuring them of bronze medals.

Hession fifth in Olympic 200m Semi-Final

Paul Hession was fifth in his semi-final of the men's 200m, with a time of 20.38, but it wasn't enough to take him through to the final.

Irish Results Day 10

David Gillick finished fourth in his heat in a time of 45.83 which meant he failed to make the next round. The heat was won by world champion Jeremy Warriner of the USA.

Irish Results Day 9

Derval O’Rourke failed to make it past the heats of the 100m hurdles finishing sixth while Michelle Carey also missed out on qualification in the 400m hurdles finishing seventh in her heat behind Britain’s Tasha Danvers in a time of 47.99.

Sailing updates from Qingdao

Tim Goodbody took 15th in Race 8 in the Finn class to place 21st overall in the 2008 Olympics Sailing Regatta. Goodbody is the first of the Irish Sailors to complete their regatta.

McGettigan runs season best to qualify for 3000m Steeplechase Final

Roisin McGettigan ran a season's best of 9:28.92 in finishing second in her heat of the 3000m steeplechase to qualify for the final. Fionnuala Britton ran a season's best time of 9:43.57 but failed to make the final.

Lynch has one time fault in Hong Kong qualifier

Ireland's Denis Lynch incurred just one time fault in his opening Olympic round at Sha Tin, Hong Kong this afternoon (Friday), and will now go through to the next individual qualifier on Sunday.

Heffernan 8th in Mens 20k Walk Final

Robert Heffernan finished a magnificent 8th in the final of the Mens 20k Walk in extremely hot and humid conditions in Beijing.

Minister of Sport in Olympic Village visit

Minister for Sport, Martin Cullen met Irish Olympic Team members in the Olympic Village and spoke highly of the Olympic set up.

Sutherland and Barnes enter the Olympic Ring

Darren Sutherland and Paddy Barnes make what coach Billy Walsh feels will be a dramatic entry into the tournament having been given byes earlier this week.
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