Updated Irish Olympic Timetable
By Kevin Byrne, Seconds Out columnist in the Irish Sun every Saturday – Twitter @kevoobyrne
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
There will be last-16 clashes at men’s bantamweight, heavyweight and super-heavyweight.
Fresh from his win over Dane Denis Ceylan, John Joe Nevin is back in action today against Kazakhstan’s Kanat Abutalipov, the 2011 WBS Individual Championships winner, at 2pm.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
Last-16 time at lightweight and middleweight.
Team Ireland captain Darren O’Neill faces Stefan Hartel of Germany at 2.45pm.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
Michael Conlan and Adam Nolan will be in the ring in the last 16 of the flyweight and welterweight divisions.
Conlan will face Ghana’s Duke Micah in the last 16 of the 52kg weight class at 8.45.
Nolan faces the daunting Russian Andrey Zamkovoy an hour later at 9.45pm.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
Barnes’ bye sees him in last 16 action today and his campaign kicks off at 2pm.
He will face African champion Thomas Essomba (Cameroon), who beat Abdelai Daraa (Morocco) on Tuesday.
Last 16 bouts for light-welters and light-heavies also.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
Women’s boxing hits the Olympic Games for the first time. There will be preliminaries in all three weights.
At 2.30 Natasha (Team GB) faces Queen Underwood for the right to face Katie Taylor on Monday.
In the men’s, there will be quarter-finals at bantam and heavyweight – a win for Nevin would guarantee at least bronze.
MONDAY, AUGUST 6
Taylor time as Katie – who got a bye into the women’s lightweight quarter-final – makes her Olympic debut.
There will be men’s last-eight bouts at lightweight, middleweight – O’Neill’s division – and super-heavyweight, where Con Sheehan missed out in qualifying.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7
If Conlan and Nolan are still standing they will get their chance to guarantee at least bronze medals.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
It’s the final countdown as women’s semis take place in all three weights.
Last-four dates in men’s light-flyweight, light-welterweight and light-heavyweight.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
This could be the day Ireland secures a first Olympic gold since Michael Carruth in 1992 – it’s women’s final day.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
All 10 men’s semis take place and Ireland’s five-man team will be gutted if they are not in action up to this point.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
The finals are split over two days and this one could see Barnes, Nevin and O’Neill going for gold.
Light-welters and heavyweights face deciders too.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
The last day of boxing could see Conlan and Nolan in the final shake-up.
Lightweights, light-heavies and super-heavies see it out.