Sligo swimmer Mona McSharry finished in fifth place in the European Championships 100m Breaststroke Final in Rome on Sunday.
McSharry, who entered the final as the third seed, touched in 1:07.14.
Speaking to RTE afterwards the Tokyo 2020 finalist said: “I put high expectations on myself and that’s not really where I wanted to be tonight, it would have been nice to go another 1:06 but that’s the way the cards fall sometimes, and I did all I could.”
Gold and Silver in tonight’s final went to Italy’s Benedetta Pilato (1:05.97) and Lisa Angilioni (1:06.34) with Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte taking Bronze in 1:06.50.
The Grange native who is currently based in Tennessee returns to the pool tomorrow. She added: “The 200 is tomorrow morning, so it’s really going to be a quick turnaround, I’ll go back, get some food and sleep and mentally prepare for the next couple of days, that’s how your going to get an edge on your competitors now, we’re all doing the same events, we’re all getting up tomorrow morning so there’s nothing different for any of us.”