They might be a year late, but the Olympics are finally here.
After a yearlong postponement due to Covid, some of Ireland’s – and more importantly, Cork’s – finest athletes have the chance to bring home the gold from Tokyo.
Cork’s Olympians will be competing across a range of events, and you’d want to be either staying up late or getting up early to catch them all.
Paul O’Donovan, one-half of the O’Donovan Brothers who famously brought home silver from Rio in 2016, will be rowing this year alongside Fintan McCarthy in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls (his brother Gary is the reserve). The pair will begin their quest for gold tomorrow (July 24th), with their heat taking place between 3.20am and 3.40am Ireland time.
At the same time, Cork’s Ronan Byrne will be competing in the Men’s Double Sculls heat.
Also in rowing, Sanita Puspure has already dominated her heat, and is through to the quarter finals of the Women’s Single Sculls, which will take place on July 26th between 1am and 1.40am.
All times listed below are Rebel County time: Other showings will depend on whether or not the Olympians can qualify past these initial rounds.
Saturday July 24th, 4.10am, Women’s Four Heats – Emily Hegarty (Cork), Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh, Tara Hanlon (Cork)
Saturday July 24th, 2.20am, Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls – Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen
Saturday July 24th, 3am, Road Cycling – Eddie Dunbar
Sunday July 25th, 2am, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics All-Around – Megan Ryan
Tuesday July 27th, 6.50am, Men’s Skiff 49ers – Sean Waddilove
Friday July 30th, Women’s 800m heats, 1.50am – Louise Shanahan
Friday July 30th, Women’s 4x400m relay heats, 2pm – Phil Healy
Sunday August 1st, Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Heats – Michelle Finn
Go n-eírí an t-adh leat @M_Finners
Táimid an-bhródúil asat i gCorcaigh!
— Mary (@boyceoc) July 21, 2021
Monday August 2nd, 2.30am, Women’s 200m Sprint Heats – Phil Healy
Tuesday August 3rd, 1.45am, Women’s 400m Spring Heats – Phil Healy
Tuesday August 3rd, 5.30am, Individual Showjumping – Shane Sweetnam
Friday August 6th, 8.30am, 20km Men’s Race Walk – Alex Wright
Friday August 6th, 11pm, Women’s Marathon – Aoife Cooke