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Ireland's Olympic team returns home

A large crowd turns up at Dublin Airport to welcome Ireland's Olympic team home from the Rio Games.

Belfast boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan were among the athletes greeted by family, friends and fans.

Conlan and Barnes both endured Olympic disappointment with the former on the receiving end of a hugely controversial quarter-final defeat by Russian Vladimir Nikitin.

International governing body the AIBA has warned Conlan that he faces disciplinary action following his trenchant criticisms of the boxing judging in Rio but the Belfastman was unperturbed as he arrived at Dublin Airport.

"They can try to do what they want. It doesn't bother me," said Conlan, who is now expected to turn pro.

Ireland clinched two silver medals in Rio and Dublin sailor Annalise Murphy, who won silver in the laser radial class, was at the airport to welcome her team-mates after arriving home on Tuesday.

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