Slow speed Ireland beats a little faster for Paddy

ADDS Kenneth Egan makes it to the light heavyweight quarter finals. Michael, glad to include this to dispel a little more gloom but I’m not equipped for a running commentary – unless one of us as Team GB or Ireland or hell whatever, strikes more precious metal.

OLYMPICS UPDATE. Just to dispel a little of the two speed Olympics gloom, it’s a Bronze at least for Belfast’s and Ireland’s Paddy Barnes!, But the way to Gold aint no picnic.

“The Chinese boxer (other finalist Zou Shiming) beat Barnes convincingly in the World Championships in Chicago last year”.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London