Rio Olympic Schedule – Three Irish fighters in action on day one

Paddy Barnes, David Oliver Joyce and Joe Ward could be in action on Day 1 of the Olympic Games in Rio in August.

Barnes’, Joyce’s and Ward’s light-fly, light and light-heavy classes are in action on August 6, the opening day of the boxing event at the 31st Olympiad.

Click here for Rio 2016 boxing schedule.

Women’s boxing begins on August 12, with four bouts slated for decision in Katie Taylor’s lightweight class.

Eight Irish boxers have qualified for Rio so far.

Ray Moylette will be aiming to improve that number to nine over the line at the final Rio qualifiers which begin in Vargas, Venezuela on Sunday.

Irish boxing – except for the 1936 Games in Nazi Germany – has been represented at every Olympiad since Ireland first entered the Olympics as an independent nation at Paris 1924.

Irish Rio 2016 Squad

49kg Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)

52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s Antrim)

56kg Michael Conlan (Clonard)
60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
64kg
69kg Steven Donnelly (All Saints)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate & AIBA)

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