Days three and four Irish in action
A look ahead to the Irish athletes in action over the weekend
Athletics (Club Throw)
Olympic Stadium, 10.00am
Competing at her third Paralympics, she finished fourth in the discus in Sydney and sixth in the same event in Beijing. Brings good club form with her here, having taken silver at the IPC World Championships last year.
Olympic Stadium, 11.45am
The 27-year-old from Mountmellick lost her sight nine years ago and this is her first visit to the Paralympics. Rose to fifth in the discus world rankings last year and her form is on an upward curve.
Olympic Stadium, 7.15pm
Olympic Stadium, 8.58pm
Olympic Stadium, 7.03pm
A 22-year-old from Kilkenny who is just setting out on his Paralympics career. Took a silver medal at the IPC European Championships in June and will be looking for a personal best here.
James Brown Damien Shaw
Cycling (1km TT)
After only just missing out on a bronze medal in Thursday’s individual pursuit, Brown and Shaw will have their work cut out here to live with the British entrants who are the world and Paralympics record holders.
Cycling (Individual Pursuit) Velodrome, 11.38am
The flag-bearer from the Opening Ceremony came fifth in this event four years ago in Beijing and has been improving steadily since then. Could well perform better in the road events next week.
Equestrian (Individual Championship)
Greenwich Park, 9.00
After her seventh place finish in the team test event on Thursday, she goes in the individual championship today with her horse Youri. Finished 11th in this event in Beijing and will look to improve on that.
Kevin du Toit, Anne Marie McDaid, Shane Ryan, Sarah Caffrey, Helen Arbuthnot (Cox)
Rowing (Mixed Coxed Fours Repachage)
Eton Dorney, 11.30am
Yesterday was the first ever Irish boat in a Paralympic rowing heat and they found the competition pretty tough, finishing fifth in their semi-final and posting the 10th best time overall.
John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty, Ian Costelloe
Day one of the sailing at Weymouth and the one thing Ireland won’t lack is experience as helmsman John Twomey competes in his 10th Paralympic Games. There will be 11 races throughout the week, finishing up on Thursday.
Shooting (10m Air Rifle Prone)
Royal Artillery Barracks, 1.15pm
As expected, the standard of shooting at these games has been very high and Baldwin was well outside a final place on Thursday. Even allowing for the standard, he shot very poorly and needs a huge improvement to do himself justice.
Swimming (400m Freestyle)
Aquatic Centre, 9.49am
Swimming (200m freestyle)
Aquatic Centre, 10.47am
Was beaten from the dive in his 50m heat on Thursday as someone his size finds the shortest distance very sharp. He will be better at 200m and should expect to make the final here, which is at 6.50 this evening.