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03-09-2019, 13:48   #121
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Yes. European qualifying tournament in London in March. Final chance at a world qualifier in Paris in May

8 men’s weights. 5 women’s weights. We should have a strong team with 7-9 qualifiers not too optimistic
Bernard Dunne seems to be doing a great job. A new women's European champion (Aoife O'Rourke) alongside Kelly Harrington's world title tells us there is a lot of good stuff going on in Team Ireland.
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Ok, thanks. But it's the only event that tickets weren't sold for.
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Ireland's women's hockey team will face Canada in the Olympic play off, as will the men. The play offs are over two legs.

The draw seems favourable for the women's team - Canada were the lowest ranked team they could have met in the play off (15th in the world) and Ire will be playing at home : the men's team have to go to Canada.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/hockey/2019...key-qualifier/
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Annalise Murphy has quit the 49erFx boat on which she had been trying to qualify for Tokyo, I wonder what this means, is she likely to go back to Laser?
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Annalise Murphy has quit the 49erFx boat on which she had been trying to qualify for Tokyo, I wonder what this means, is she likely to go back to Laser?
Looks like it

https://www.sailing.ie/News/id/2342/...ympic-campaign

"Annalise Murphy is now going to take some time to consider her next steps. With the Laser Radial qualified for an Irish place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics it would seem very likely that she will be back on the water soon."

That would be tough on Aisling Keller, who secured the Laser Radial Olympic qualification

https://afloat.ie/sail/olympic-saili...lympic-regatta
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19-09-2019, 13:33   #126
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Big few weeks ahead with regard to Ireland obtaining Olympic quotas.

26-30 Sept: Canoe Slalom World Championships. Canoeists need to finish in the Top 15 or Top 10 to qualfy. Irelands best chance is Liam Jegou who was under 23 Bronze Medalist this year. On an exceptionally good day he could do it but in reality its a slim chance.

28- 6 Oct. World Championships Athletics. So far we have only qualified 3 athletes but this is down to the new qualification system. The vast majority of our qualifiers wont be finalised until next June based on world rankings. Hopefully we may get someone like Tom Barr who may run the time in Doha but the time standards are really tough.

3-6 Oct. Equestrian. Nations Cup Final. A biggie. One final team showjumping place available. It looks like a head to head between Ireland and Italy. Are we to fail to qualify a showjumping team again?

4-13 October. Gymnastics World Championships. Rhys McCLenaghan is a genuine medal contender if he qualifies. Has to finish in top 3 on Pommell Horse excluding gymnasts from countries that have qualified teams. Would expect him to do it but he fell at the recent world cup so lets hope thats his bad luck gone.

22 Oct World Road Racing rankings finalised. Currently Ireland are 15th which means the will qualify a team of 3 to the Road Race and 1 to Time Trial. If the could get to 13th they would qualfy a team of 4.

26-27 Oct Mens Hockey. Two match playoff versus Canada for a place at Olympics. Ireland will be slight outsiders and they recently lost their head coach so obviously all not well in the camp

2-3 November Womens Hockey. Two match playoff versus Canada in Dublin. Ireland will be slight favourites and it would be great to qualify a womens team after a few near misses.


So I would expect our team to increase by 23 in these few weeks.Very worst case is just the three cyclists qualify and best case is 39 with both hockey teams qualifying.

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So I would expect our team to increase by 23 in these few weeks.Very worst case is just the three cyclists qualify and best case is 39 with both hockey teams qualifying.
Do you count 2 hockey teams as 22?
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Do you count 2 hockey teams as 22?
Two Hockey teams is 32. they are allowed to bring 16 on a panel.
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Big few weeks ahead with regard to Ireland obtaining Olympic quotas.

26-30 Sept: Canoe Slalom World Championships. Canoeists need to finish in the Top 15 or Top 10 to qualfy. Irelands best chance is Liam Jegou who was under 23 Bronze Medalist this year. On an exceptionally good day he could do it but in reality its a slim chance.

28- 6 Oct. World Championships Athletics. So far we have only qualified 3 athletes but thi is down to the new qualification syste. The vast majority of our qualifiers wont be finalised until next June based on world ranking. Hopefully we may get someone like Tom Barr who may run the time in Doha but the time standards are really tough.

3-6 Oct. Equestrian. Nations Cup Final. A biggie. One final team showjumping place available. It looks like a head to head between Ireland and Italy. Are we to fail to qualify a showjumping team again?

4-13 October. Gymnastics World Championships. Rhys McCLenaghan is a genuine medal contender if he qualifies. Has to finish in top 3 on Pommell Horse excluding gymnasts from countries that have qualified teams. Would expect him to do it but he fell at the recent world cup so lets hope thats his bad luck gone.

22 Oct World Road Racing rankings finalised. Currently Ireland are 15th which means the will qualify a team of 3 to the Road Race and 1 to Time Trial. If the could get to 13th they would qualfy a team of 4.

26-27 Oct Mens Hockey. Two match playoff versus Canada for a place at Olympics. Ireland will be slight outsiders and they recently lost their head coach so obviously all not well in the camp

2-3 November Womens Hockey. Two match playoff versus Canada in Dublin. Ireland will be slight favourites and it would be great to qualify a womens team after a few near misses.


So I would expect our team to increase by 23 in these few weeks.Very worst case is just the three cyclists qualify and best case is 39 with both hockey teams qualifying.
Great post, appreciate the info
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Looks like it

https://www.sailing.ie/News/id/2342/...ympic-campaign

"Annalise Murphy is now going to take some time to consider her next steps. With the Laser Radial qualified for an Irish place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics it would seem very likely that she will be back on the water soon."

That would be tough on Aisling Keller, who secured the Laser Radial Olympic qualification

https://afloat.ie/sail/olympic-saili...lympic-regatta
That would be harsh, but at the same time Murphy is an Olympic medalist so I can see the justification in parachuting her in. I guess they will compete against each other for the spot.
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That would be harsh, but at the same time Murphy is an Olympic medalist so I can see the justification in parachuting her in. I guess they will compete against each other for the spot.
All is fair in love and war I suppose. Keller would be well aware that Murphy is the poster girl for Irish sailing....it's the team's duty to pick the best possible athletes and medal prospects
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All is fair in love and war I suppose. Keller would be well aware that Murphy is the poster girl for Irish sailing....it's the team's duty to pick the best possible athletes and medal prospects
That's true. It is a bit tough on Aisling Keller, but irish sailing is the winner here. As there were two Irish sailors with the qualifying time, they were always going to run off a qualifying series between them before deciding, now i guess there will be 3 in the equation.
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28-09-2019, 15:26   #133
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Great news. Ireland has qualified a boat in the Men’s C1 slalom at the Canoe Slalom world championship. Contrary to an earlier post it was Robert Hendricks that got the qualification spot, 11th in the Semifinals. Now he will have a three way fight with Liam Jegou and jack Cochrane to see who goes to a Tokyo. Team now up to 21 in 7 Sports.
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29-09-2019, 13:55   #134
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Excellent sixth place for Brendan Boyce in the World Championships 50K Walk in Doha

He has already acheived the Olympic Qualifying time


https://twitter.com/irishathletics/s...07277267673088


https://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2...hips-50k-walk/
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https://www.swimireland.ie/news/2020-olympic-games-nomination-policies-released

Swim Ireland policy is that only world champs and the Irish nationals count for qualification purposes. Darragh Greene achieved his standard at the worlds so he only needs to get a less time at the Nationals to get the OK

Shane Ryan achieved his time at the Irish nationals last year but that doesn’t count (apparently). Brendan Hyland got very close in Korea and Mona McSharry was below the time in 2017. Hopefully all 4 (and more) get the times and we can hang on to a relay spot too
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