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Rio Olympics: When do Irish athletes compete this weekend?

Rio Olympics 2016 officially began in the early hours of Saturday morning when the torch reached the Maracana stadium.

Certain events have already begun due to scheduling but the first of the 77 athletes representing Ireland enter their respective arenas on Saturday.

The first to don the green of Ireland will be cyclists Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche in the men's road race.

Here is the schedule for Irish athletes competing this weekend:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

CYCLING

Men's road racing (Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche), 1.30pm

GYMNASTICS

Individual Competition Kieran Behan, 2.30

HOCKEY

India v Ireland, 3.0pm

ROWING

Women's Individual single sculls – Sanita Purpure, 1.50pm

SWIMMING

Men's 100m breaststroke - Nicolas Quinn, 19.07

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

BOXING

Preliminary rounds Welterweight 69kg: Steven Donnelly, 3.45pm Lightweight 60kg: David Oliver Joyce, 9.0pm

EQUESTRIAN

Three Day Eventing Team and Individual Competition: Dressage: Clare Abbott, Jony Evans, Mark Kyle, Padraig McCarthy 2.0pm

GYMNASTICS

Qualification women’s individual all-round: Ellis O’Reilly 1.45pm

HOCKEY

Netherlands v Ireland 10.0pm

ROWING

Repechage women’s single sculls: Sanita Puspure possible 1.0pm;

Round 1 women’s lightweight double sculls: Sinead Lynch and Claire Lambe 2.40pm;

Round 1 men’s lightweight double sculls: Paulí and Gary O’Donovan 3.20pm

SWIMMING

Heats Women’s 100m breaststroke: Fiona Doyle 6.11pm; Heats Men’s 100m backstroke: Shane Ryan 6.22pm

Semi-finals 100m breaststroke (possible Fiona Doyle) Semi-finals 100m backstroke Shane Ryan Ryan (2am, Monday morning)

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