Fiona Doyle (University of Calgary) celebrates after finishing third  in the women’s 100m breaststroke semi-final at the World University Games at Nambu University in  Gwangju, South Korea. Her time  of 1:07.67  makes her the first Irish swimmer to qualify for the Olympics in Rio next year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick’s Fiona Doyle has become the first Irish swimmer to qualify for next years Olympics in Rio when she qualified for Monday’s final of the women(...)

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle will compete in Sunday’s 50m Breaststroke final. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli / Inpho

Fiona Doyle secured her place in the 50m Breaststroke final at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin this afternoon but Sycerika McMahon finis(...)

Ireland’s Barry Murphy was disappointed not to make the final of the men’s 50m breaststroke at the European Championships in Berlin. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho

Barry Murphy’s dreams of making the 50 metres breastroke final in Berlin, were dashed in the last 10 metres of last night’s semi-final. Having made a (...)

 Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon. Photograph: Andrea Masini/Inpho

It was a case of two and out for the Irish duo in heat action yesterday at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin as there was no progression t(...)

Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon, who finished 12th overall in the 200m IM at the European Championships in Berlin.

Ireland had its second semi-finalist at the European Championships in Berlin tonight but it was always going to take something special for 19-year-old(...)

 Fiona Doyle of Ireland (left) and Jessica Vall Montero of Spain compete in the women’s 100m Breaststroke preliminaries at the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships 2014 at the Velodrom in Berlin. Photograph: David Ebener/EPA

Limerick’s Fiona Doyle was the first Irish swimmer to emerge from the morning heats at the European Swimming championships in Berlin, but there it end(...)

Ireland’s Barry Murphy in action during the heats of the 100m breaststroke  at the  LEN European Swimming Championships at Europa-Sportpark in Berlin, Germany. Photograph:   Giorgio Scala/Inpho

Barry Murphy’s attempts to emerge from the heats of the men’s 100 metres breaststroke ended in frustration on the first day of action in the pool at t(...)

Ireland’s Barry Murphy celebrates winning a bronze medal in the European Short Course Championships in Henning, Denmark. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho

Barry Murphy took a bronze medal on Saturday at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark. The 28-year-old follows Grainne (...)

Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon after her 100 metres freestyle heat. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho

Sycerika McMahon clocked another Irish record as she rounded off her campaign at the World Swimming Championships in the 100 metres freestyle this mor(...)