Ninth-place finish for Mona McSharry in Euros

Sligo’s Mona McSharry made her senior international debut in the 100 metre breaststroke event at the European Championships in London this afternoon.

The 15-year-old from Grange, who swims with the Marlins club in Ballyshannon, was third at the turn in her heat but fell back to ninth to finish in a time of one minute 10-point-two-seven seconds and finishing ahead of experienced Irish team-mate Sycerika McMahon, who warmed up for tomorrow’s 200 metres individual medley with a one minute 11-point-one-eight swim.

Olympic qualifier Fiona Doyle also competed in that heat and is through to this evening’s semi-final after finishing in fifth place in the heat to progress in 12th place overall