The Nation Mourns – Paddy Barnes Is Out Of The Olympics After The Most Agonising Loss Imaginable



Paddy Barnes – one of Ireland's great hopes for a medal in Rio – is out of the Olympics.

He lost in an agonisingly close circumstances to Spain's Samuel Carmona Heredia, by a split decision that has somewhat appropriately split pundits.

It brings his Olympic campaign to a sadly premature end, and has dashed the hopes of Irish sports fans on Twitter.

Some agreed that Barnes had been well beaten

Some didn't...

Though most pointed out how incredibly tight the bout – and the last round in particular – had been

And pretty much everyone was united in being absolutely devo for the massively likeable Irish flag-bearer

Including this salient (and sadly true) point...

Hard luck, Paddy...

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Written By

Aidan Coughlan