Gold medal joy for Dunlevy and McCrystal; FAI reach agreement on equal pay

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Eve McCrystal and Katie George Dunlevy celebrate as they cross the finishing line. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Eve McCrystal and Katie George Dunlevy celebrate as they cross the finishing line. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

There was more gold medal joy for Team Ireland on day seven at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The tandem duo of Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal came out on top in the B time trial for their second podium finish of these Games. In sweltering heat and drenching humidity Gary O’Reilly earlier won a bronze for Ireland in the men’s H5 time trial at the Fuji International Speedway. Richael Timothy finished in 14th place in the C1-3 time trial, finding the circuit to be a gruelling opponent. At the Olympic Stadium, Orla Comerford battled through injury to compete in the heats of the T13 100m. You can keep up to date with all of the latest from Tokyo here.

Republic of Ireland men’s internationals have reduced their match fees from €2,500 to an undisclosed sum to secure equal pay with their female counterparts. Bohemians goalkeeper James Talbot has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia. Stephen Kenny’s squad have assembled in Faro for Wednesday night’s game against Portugal at the Estadio Algarve. Norwich City’s young striker Adam Idah is motivated by the prospect of being picked up by Rúben Dias or the ageless Pepe: “when you’re the underdog, it motivates you that bit more because you know what people on the outside are thinking.”

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