Ireland have qualified for the final of the women's 4x400m relay at the European Championships in Munich.
The quartet of Wexford's Sophie Becker, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley and national superstar Rhasidat Adeleke raced a strategic battle.
They were edged out by the Netherlands after leading throughout, but set a new Irish record of 3:26.06.
The final takes place tomorrow at 8:45 PM Irish time.
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There's been massive disappointment in the men's 4x100m heats, however, as a dropped baton resulted in the team failing to finish at the European Athletics Championships in Munich.
Following on from Israel Olatunde's record-breaking performance, expectations were very high.
Olatunde was joined by Mark Smyth, Colin Doyle and Joseph Ojewumi, with the quartet holding aspirations of a final appearance - with even a sly eye on the national record of 39.23.
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Ireland's fastest man started in lane 2 and raced out of the blocks.
It was a clean handover to Smyth - who ran a fine leg himself - but with Ireland well positioned in the top three, the baton was dropped in the handover to Doyle.
Great Britain won the heat in a time of 38.41, with Netherlands second and Switzerland third.