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19-02-2020, 10:20   #271
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The first official Team Ireland selection is Liam Jegou in C1 canoe slalom

Best Robert Hendrick (who secured the quota) in a 3 race series

https://olympics.ie/news/19027-first...iam-jegou.html
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19-02-2020, 10:23   #272
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FWIW the current Olympic quotas where Ireland can select athletes are

Eventing x 3
Show jumping x 3
Dressage x 3
Rowing x 7
Sailing x 1
Hockey x 16
Road Cycling x 3

The Track & Field, Gymnastic, Taekwondo and Modern Pentathlon spots are for the individuals who qualified
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I think Ireland have actually 4 spots for road cycling, 3 for the road race and 1 for the time trail.
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19-02-2020, 23:29   #274
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I think Ireland have actually 4 spots for road cycling, 3 for the road race and 1 for the time trail.
It’s only 3 people though. The time trialist has to come from the road team (or technically from the track team if we qualify anyone there)

So so far we have earned 3 quota places in cycling (of which 1 will enter the road race and the time trial and 2 will enter only the road race)
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20-02-2020, 00:20   #275
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Ryan Mullen so for the TT and RR I'd think under those circumstances, after that Eddie Dunbar given he's down for the the Giro and has time to recover but Dan and Nico are doing the tour as of now and it's finish re: proximity to the Olympic RR is about a week I think. Eddie would be our best chance of a good place I'd say.
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20-02-2020, 10:07   #276
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The Men’s road race is July 25th and the TDF finishes on July 19th

I think it’s too early to project the team but it’s definitely a climbers/one day specialist race so Dan Martin and Eddie Dunbar are far more suited to it than Sam Bennett

I don’t think Mullen will be selected for the TT. We’re more likely to just have one of the others selected for RR do it
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Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle finished 30th at the recent 49er World Championships. More importantly the finished ahead of all of their rivals ( Belgium, Sweden and Estonia) for the one remaining qualifying position for Europe. Hopefully they can maintain this when the qualifying regatta comes around in April.
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We have another qualifier in men’s marathon. Kevin Seaward with 2.10.10 becomes the fastest qualifier

Any more in the marathon and we have a selection issue...
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24-02-2020, 14:52   #279
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The cycling team for the world championships is out

http://www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling...ionships/26466

In Olympic terms our women’s madison team look OK while the men’s need to beat Hong Kong by ‘several places’ to qualify
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25-02-2020, 12:34   #280
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Annalise Murphy won today’s race at the Laser Radial world championships. After a poor start, she’s now up to 21st. In the 1st race for the Irish Olympic spot she’s ahead of Aoife Hopkins (37), Even McMahon (62) & Aisling Keller (64)

When a discard is used (they can’t until round 4) then Murphy is in 10th and Hopkins is in 16th
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3 rounds today saw Murphy move up to 5th overall. She’s 10 points off a medal at this stage but it’s great sign after being away from the Radial for so long

Aoife Hopkins is next best of the Irish in 31st
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26-02-2020, 22:56   #282
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Natalya Coyle (already qualified) and Sive Brassil qualified for the final of the first modern pentathlon World Cup. Brassil was an excellent 3rd in qualifying

She’ll need a couple of huge performances in the World Cups and the May world championships to get one of the 8 places on offer through the rankings

Arthur Lannigan O’Keefe, previously ranked in top 3 in world, missed most of last year with injury. He starts 2020 tomorrow. Fingers crossed
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Mixed day for Annalise Murphy. She finished 10th, 2nd and 2nd in the 3 races but was disqualified for a false start in the first race

She’s in 8th but would have been 2nd/3rd if not for the disqualification

Hugely encouraging stuff
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Team Ireland is 51 with the addition of 2 women in track cycling

They qualified via the Madison Ranking and can also enter one (of the two) in the Omnium
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Meanwhile bronze for Arthur Lannigan O’Keeffe in the first modern pentathlon World Cup of the year
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