Wednesday 18 October 2017

Team Ireland have been busy winning more medals is LA

Nuala Browne, Stabane, Co Tyrone, Rita Quirke, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ian Staunton, Salthill, Co Galway, and Nicola Higgins, Coolock, Dublin
Nuala Browne, Stabane, Co Tyrone, Rita Quirke, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ian Staunton, Salthill, Co Galway, and Nicola Higgins, Coolock, Dublin

Kevin Doyle in Los Angeles

It's been a busy morning at Long Beach (LA time) for Team Ireland with our kayaking team in action.

Their efforts have resulted in silver and bronze medals and two fifth places.

Three of our female athletes were pitted against each other in the KT 500 metre race - but there was hugs all around afterwards.

An athlete from Macau won but Nuala Browne (39) from Tyrone was a close second, followed by Rita Quirke (54) from Kidare in second.

And Nicola Higgins (34) from Dublin was award a merit ribbon for her fifth place finish.

Nicola's sister Mary Sheahan told independent.ie: "I was so excited watch the race. It was great seeing the other two girls medals from Ireland.

"It's been a really long journey for our family and we're all so excited."

Nuala said couldn't wait to bring home her silver medal. "I feel proud and happy," she said.

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