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Irish team finish sixth in European Swimming Championships final

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle and Shani Stallard today.

Melanie Nocher, pictured during the European Swimming Championships today.
Melanie Nocher, pictured during the European Swimming Championships today.

THE IRISH SWIMMING team finished sixth at the final of the European Swimming Championships in Hungary.

The team of Sycerika McMahon, Melanie Nocher, Nuala Murphy and Bethany Carson had previously achieved a top 8 finish to qualify for the final.

They improved on their previous performance by six seconds in the final, finishing with a time of 8:09:15.

The Irish side were initially awarded seventh place, though moved up to sixth after Spain were disqualified for an illegal takeover.

Italy ultimately took gold at the event, with Hungary and Slovenia coming second and third respectively.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for the Irish duo of Fiona Doyle and Shani Stallard today, as they failed to qualify from the semi finals of the Women’s 200 metres Breastroke.

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