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Olympic Breakfast: Annalise Murphy and Katie Taylor go in search of Olympic medals

TEAM IRELAND HAS the chance to add to its haul of one silver medal at the Rio Olympics on another action-packed day.

Judy Reynolds will compete in the grand prix freestyle final at 2pm, before London gold medallist Katie Taylor meets Mira Potkonen in the women’s lightweight boxing quarter-final at 3pm. A win for the Bray boxer guarantees her at least a bronze medal.

After winning her appeal for being tripped in Saturday’s heat, Sara Treacy runs in the women’s 3000m steeplechase final at 3.15pm. Elsewhere on the track, Thomas Barr takes part in the men’s 400m hurdles at 3.56pm.

Sailor Annalise Murphy, who finished fourth four years ago, goes into the laser radial medal race at 5.05pm in third place. Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern and Andrea Brewster and Saskie Tidey also go out on the water in Race 7 of the 49er and 49er FX respectively at the same time.

Then later this evening, Oliver Dingley dives in the 3m springboard (7.15pm) before Scott Evans faces Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in men’s badminton at 9.30pm.

Here’s full rundown of the Irish athletes involved in today’s events:

Day 10 schedule

Read more in our Olympic Breakfast 

Vancouver K has his dancing shoes on and Judy Reynolds is ready for the dressage final

The Kildare woman will watch her event get under way at 2pm, Ireland’s only qualifier is due out in about an hour’s time.

The final is classed as ‘freestyle’ so the rider decides on the moves used.

Katie Taylor is about to open her defence of Olympic gold medal

Mira Potkonen is standing between the Wicklow woman and a medal at 3pm, so stop what you’re doing and get to a TV.

Right after Taylor's fight, Sara Treacy will run in the 3000m steeplechase final

But back in the boxing arena, Taylor is in the ring and ready to go.

Taylor wins first round against Finland's Mira Potkonen

One judge gave the round to Mira Potkonen

Potkonen causing Taylor a bit of trouble and the Irishwoman trails going into round 3

Two judges have the contest square, one has the Fin ahead.

It's all over. Has Katie Taylor done enough?

The Bray Woman hit some clean shots in that round, hopefully that will be enough.

It's all over. Has Katie Taylor done enough?

She trailed going into the fourth round…

Katie Taylor loses on a split decision

The 35-year-old Fin had too much power for Taylor today.

Chin up, Ireland

Well now, how do we pick ourselves up after that? Our gold medallist from London 2012 misses out on the medals at Rio 2016.

Hopefully, nobody’s whispered the result to Sara Treacy.

She’s in the middled of her 3000m steeplechase now.

Ruth Jebet went close to a world record in the 3000m steeplechase

The pace and winning time of 8:59.75 was too much for Sara Treacy to keep up with this time.

Thomas Barr has his spikes on, ready for his 400m hurdle heat

Come on Thomas. We. Need. This.

Thomas Barr qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-finals with 2nd place in heat

Barr went round in a season’s best 48.93.

Looked like third on first viewing to us, but he finished strong and dipped well.

Rushing home for Annalise Murphy's medal race? Take your time.

Annalise Murphy’s Laser Radial medal race (along with events featuring Matt Seaton and McGovern and Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey) were due to set sail at 17.05, but they’re looking at a 45 minute delay before the wind picks up.

So don’t be knocking old people over in the rush to get home for that.

Ireland's Oliver Dingley is due up shortly in diving

Dingley is the first diver to represent Ireland at the Olympics in 68 years.

Solid start for Ireland's Oliver Dingley in diving

Dingley is currently sixth with four more dives to go.

It looks like Annalise Murphy's medals race is going ahead tonight

The Irish sailor’s event is now expected to begin at roughly 8.30pm after strong winds arrived belatedly in Rio.

It's now been confirmed that Annalise Murphy will not race today

The Irish athlete must wait until tomorrow to discover if she wins a medal as there’s now too much wind.

Gusts of up to 38 made conditions unsafe with one boat having already capsized this evening.

Oliver Dingley continues to show encouraging form

The Irish diver is still safely inside the top 18 following his latest dive.

Ireland's Oliver Dingley is currently 12th in the diving

The Irish diver continues to impress as he finds himself safely inside the top 18 in the men’s 3m springboard.

Scott Evans is on court ahead of his last-16 clash against Victor Axelsen

The Dundrum man is taking on the fourth seed from Denmark tonight in Rio.

Scott Evans loses first game 21-16

The Dubliner hasn’t looked out of his depth at all against the number four seed though.

It's official: Diver Oliver Dingley is through to the semi-final of the men's 3m springboard event

Good start for Ireland's Leona Maguire

She’s hit the first birdie in the history of women’s golf at the Olympics and is currently joint second on the leaderboard, albeit with plenty still to play.

Thomas Barr is all set to go for Ireland's third medal of Rio 2016 in the 400m hurdle final

It’s the first time since 1932 that Ireland have had a finalist in the 400m hurdles, with Barr starting in the more favourable lane four.

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