Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner book final places in Rio

Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner book final places in Rio

The Irish are having a successful day in the pool in Rio, with two swimmers booking places in tonight's finals.

Ellen Keane booked her place in a second final less than 24 hours after winning bronze in her first.

She swam a personal best time of 1:10.95in finishing second in her heat of the S-9 100-metre butterfly, just 20 hundredths of a second behind Hungary's Zsofia Konkoly.

That final will be at 9.36pm tonight with the Clontarf swimmer hoping to add to her breaststroke bronze.

Nicole Turner has qualified for her fifth final of the tournament, an incredible achievement for the 14-year-old.

She will swim in the SB6 100m Breaststroke final tonight at 9.50pm.

Canoeist Patrick O'Leary has finished sixth in the KL3 200m final and Orla Barry is currently competing in the discus.

At 3.45pm Paul Keogan is in the heats of the 400 metres.

At 4.20pm cyclist Ciara Staunton races in the H2-4 Road Race.

Helen Kearney is in action in the equestrian Grade 1A Individual Championship at 4.45pm.

The solar sailing trio compete in Races 7 and 8 and 5.30pm and 7pm respectively.

Declan Slevin cycles in the H3 road race at 6.20pm.

And then at 9.40pm Niamh McCarthy is in the F41 Discus final.

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