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We were all so full of hope on Saturday night – we could go to bed, and when we awoke, maybe Kurt Walker would have won a bronze medal at least, Aidan Walsh could have progressed to an Olympic final… maybe Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy could do something at the golf, and Rhys McClenaghan could win us gold while we ate our breakfast?

As it turned out, none of those things happened – we talk to Sinead O’Carroll and Cathal Dennehy live from the Olympic stadium in Tokyo, about a really disappointing day for Team Ireland, why Rhys McClenaghan deserves more than just platitudes, the lessons he can learn and the armchair psychology he can ignore, for Paris in 3 years time.

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Plus there’s the return of Hoggwatch, why a 7-way playoff is such good telly, the night of nights for Italy, and why mixed team events in the Olympics are so much fun.

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