Sailors star for Ireland

Ireland's sailors have had an impressive day so far at the London Olympics.

Ireland's sailors have had an impressive day so far at the London Olympics.

Annalise Murphy has put herself in pole position after winning both of today's opening two races of the women's Laser Radial class, beating the rest of the 41-strong field on the first two of 10 races before the final race next Monday.

The men's 49er duo of Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern placed in fourth and eighth places in their races today, to sit in sixth place overall.

In the mens Laser, James Espey lies in 42nd place overal after finishing in 38th and 44th in his two races today.

The Star pairing of Peter O'Leary and David Burrows were in second heading into today's action which is now underway.

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