Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland at European Championships


It was a close affair that saw Ireland’s Ciara Mageean almost take home a silver medal.

She did however secure a bronze medal in the 1500m at the European Championships in Amsterdam yesterday finishing behind winner Angelika Cichocka of Poland and silver medalist Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, while Norway’s Ingvill Måkestad Bovim was fourth.

The Irish athlete secured a time of 4:33.78, just missing out on silver, with Hassan narrowly beating here with 4:33.76.