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Hotline Rings Ep. 9: Don't answer the door in your bathrobe, Barr reaches the final hurdle

Niall Kelly joins us with reaction and analysis from Rio de Janeiro.


Source: Hotline Rings: Rio 2016/SoundCloud

THE PAST 24 hours in Rio have been eventful to say the least.

On today’s show, Niall Kelly joins us from Rio to describe the scenes as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, Pat Hickey, was arrested.

It turned out to be one of Niall and Sinead’s busiest days in Brazil, in what was a relatively quiet day for the Irish athletes.

There was some actual Olympic action too, however, and we look back at the opening round of women’s golf, as Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow represented Team Ireland.

We also talk about the disappointing end to Ciara Everard’s Olympics, as she failed to progress past her 800m heat.

It’s not all doom and gloom on today’s show, however, as we preview Thomas Barr’s 400m hurdles final, which takes place at 4pm Irish time today.

Barr won his semi-final in emphatic fashion to earn a spot in today’s final. We discuss whether he can reproduce a finish like that today.

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Tune in tomorrow for Episode 10 of Hotline Rings, when we will have the reaction to Barr’s final and all the latest from elsewhere in Rio.

Hotline Rings is available on Soundcloud and also in the iTunes podcast store.

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