Brendan Irvine Wins A Silver Medal In Baku

Baku 2015Brendan Irvine has had to settle for silver at the inaugural European Games. The Belfast teenager was narrowly beaten in the Light-flyweight final after a split decision. The 19-year-old was well beaten in the opening round but appeared to dominate the rest of the fight against his Russian opponent. However, the more experienced boxer held-out to score at vital moments to edge the contest and take the gold medal. In Badminton, Sam and Josh Magee are the latest members of the Irish squad to secure a medal. The pair are now guaranteed to take home at least a bronze medal after winning their quarter-final against the Belgian duo. Earlier, there were also wins for Scott Evans and Sam and Chloe Magee. Meanwhile, the Irish Women’s team upset the world number six side, the Czech Republic to reach the quarter-finals of the Women’s 3-on-3 Basketball. Ireland won out 17-13, with Grainne Dwyer top-scoring on eight points. The Irish team will now compete for a medal this evening when they take-on Russia in their quarter-final. And in the pool this afternoon, the Irish Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay team set a new Irish Junior Record as they performed superbly to finish in sixth place overall in the final.