Tokyo 2020 Day 15: Irish in action and best of the rest

Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire both chasing a medal in final round of the golf

Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire both have ground to make up in the final round of the women's individual strokeplay golf in the early hours of Saturday morning.

With a storm forecast for Saturday still threatening to finish the tournament after just three rounds, Meadow is currently seven under par and in a tie for 10th. She’s three shots behind the bronze medal places.

Leona Maguire is five under par overall and in a tie for 18th, 10 shots off leader Nelly Korda of Team USA.

Mark Downey and Felix English compete in the men's madison - a 50km track cycling relay event - at 8.55am.


Later on Saturday night Stephen Scullion, Paul Pollock and Kevin Seaward will run the men's marathon for Team Ireland at 11pm. Scullion is the reigning national marathon champion from 2019, that being the last edition of the Dublin Marathon where Scullion finished second outright with his 2:12:01, the then fastest time by any Irish man in 17 years. This will be Pollock's second Olympic marathon, finishing 32nd in Rio. Seaward was also a runner in the Rio Olympic marathon, finishing in 64th place.

To catch up on all of the Irish action from Day 14 you can read our round-up here.

What else is on?

With over 30 gold medals up for grabs there’s no shortage of action on Saturday. The men’s football final kicks off at 12.30pm, with Spain taking on Brazil for Olympic gold. There’s also the men’s basketball final between favourites Team USA and France. That’s underway at 3.30am. Athletics features the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays from 1.30pm.

Medal events: 34

Artistic swimming (team), athletics (women’s marathon, women’s high jump, women’s 10,000m, men’s javelin, men’s 1500m, women’s 4x400m relay, men’s 4x400m relay), baseball, basketball (men), beach volleyball (men), boxing (women’s fly, men’s fly, women’s welter, men’s middle), canoe sprint (women’s C2 500m, men’s C1 1,000m, women’s K4 500m, men’s K4 500m), cycling (men’s madison), diving (men’s 10m platform), equestrian (jumping team), football (men), golf (women), handball (men), karate (women’s kumite +61kg, men’s kumite +75kg), modern pentathlon (men), rhythmic gymnastics (individual), volleyball (men), water polo (women), wrestling (women’s freestyle 50kg, men’s freestyle 65kg, men’s freestyle 97kg).

Full Irish schedule for Saturday, August 7th

Tee times TBC Stephanie Meadow – Women's Individual Strokeplay Golf Round 4

Tee times TBC Leona Maguire – Women’s Individual Strokeplay Golf Round 4

8.55am Mark Downey – Men's Madison Cycling Final

8.55am Felix English – Men's Madison Cycling Final

11pm Stephen Scullion – Men's Marathon

11pm Paul Pollock – Men's Marathon

11pm Kevin Seaward – Men's Marathon

Eamon Donoghue

Eamon Donoghue

Eamon Donoghue is a former Irish Times journalist