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Poll: Has Ireland had a good Olympics?

Irish stories emanating from Rio have ranged in extremes – from the truly uplifting to the downright disheartening.

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IT’S BEEN A mixed bag for Ireland in this year’s Olympic Games, to put it mildly.

We’ve seen a boxer sent home after failing a drugs test, another boxer seemingly robbed of a medal by judging ineptitude, and the never-ending farrago of craziness surrounding the Olympic Council of Ireland, its former president Pat Hickey, and a ticket-touting scandal that has exploded beyond all reckoning.

On the other hand, we’ve achieved two incredible medal finishes with Annalise Murphy in sailing and the heartwarming O’Donovan brothers in rowing, and come the closest we’ve come to a sprinting medal since 1932 with the heroics of Waterford’s Thomas Barr in the 400 metres hurdles yesterday.

But how do you think Ireland’s Olympic experience has been?

We’re asking: Has Ireland had a good Olympics

Poll Results:

No, it's been awful (7565)
No, it's been bad (6233)
It's been so so (5894)
Yes, good (2774)
Yes, very good (732)

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