Mona McSharry has won 50m breaststroke gold at the European Junior Championships. Photograph: Giorgio Perottino/Inpho

Mona McSharry has struck gold for Ireland at the European Junior Championships in Netanya, Israel, winning the 50-metre breaststroke with another domi(...)

Fiona Doyle in action during the European Swimming Championships in London. “The 200 is not like the 100, it’s a totally different event, but I gave it my best shot.” Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho.

Having narrowly missed out on a medal in the women’s’ 100 metres breaststroke, Limerick’s Fiona Doyle failed to advance from the semi-finals of the l(...)

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle after finishing fourth in the final of the women’s 100m breaststroke at the  LEN European Swimming Championships at the  London Aquatics Centre. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho

Limerick swimmer Fiona Doyle finished in an agonising fourth place in the women’s 100 metre breaststroke final as Shane Ryan missed out on advancing t(...)

Shane Ryan in action during the 50m backstroke final at the LEN European Swimming Championships at the  London Aquatics Centre. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho

Fiona Doyle and Shane Ryan put in impressive performances on the second night of racing at the European Championships at the London Aquatic Centre as (...)

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(...)

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