Little joy for Team Ireland

It has been a largely disappointing day for Team Ireland at the London Olympics today.

It has been a largely disappointing day for Team Ireland at the London Olympics today.

Hannah Craig finished in a respectable 10th place in the final of the Women's Kayak slalom.

The Co Antrim native, who was ranked 51st in the world going into the games, recorded a slower time than her semi-final run but at least guaranteed a third top-10 placing for team Ireland this week.

Earlier, the Irish boxers suffered their first defeat of the games.

Darren O'Neill has lost his last-16 bout in the middleweight division after a heavy defeat.

The Kilkenny boxer lost every round of the fight as Germany's Stefan Hartel advanced to the quarter-finals by 19 points 12.

There was also heartbreak for the two Irish swimmers in action.

Melanie Nocher revealed that she has been suffering gastroenteritis after she finished seventh in her heat of the 200 metres backstroke - her preferred event.

Barry Murphy also expressed his disappointment after failing to qualify for the semi-finals of the 50 metres freestyle.

In rowing, Sanita Puspure was one of the positive performers for Ireland today as she won her C semi-final.

The Latvian-born rower will now start as one of the favourites in the C final on Saturday morning.

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have moved up to ninth overall in the 49er Class after today's two races.

In the Men's Star class Peter O'Leary & David Burrows are in ninth overall with just two more races to go before Sunday's medal race.

The Mens 4-70 duo of Ger Owens & Scott Flanigan are in 23rd place after their opening day.

In Equestrianism, Kildare rider Anna Merveldt is in 14th place after the opening day of the individual dressage.

Men's pentathlete Arthur Lanigan-O'Keefe is facing an anxious wait to see if he will be able to compete after France lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the decision to select the UCD student ahead of their athlete.

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