IRELAND’S INDIVIDUAL BOCCIA challenge got off to the best possible start on Wednesday morning when Johnny Cronin won his BC3 seeding match at the ExCeL Arena.
Cronin was the first of three Irish competitors up in the mixed individual event where he beat Nurul Mohammad of Singapore 6-4. He now qualifies for Thursday’s last 16 round.
Bobbie Connolly and Tom Leahy will hope to follow that example with wins of their own when they take to the court in the BC2 classification later this afternoon. Leahy faces Abilio Valente of Portugal at 4.40pm while Connolly is up against Robert Mezik of Slovakia at 5.45pm.