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World of Sport

27th Jun 2015

Irish siblings forced to settle for bronze medals at European Games

It's in the record books

Patrick McCarry

They come home with medals but not quite the colour they were dreaming of.

Donegal siblings Sam and Chloe Magee were beaten in straight sets in their European Games semi-final encounter in Baku.

The mixed doubles duo were already guaranteed a bronze medal after beating Polish pair Aneta Wojtkow and Pawel Pietryja on Friday.

Hoping to reach a gold medal match, on Sunday, the Irish team were defeated by France’s Gaetan Mittelheisser and Audrey Fontaine.

The were in trouble early in the first set, which they lost 21-12. They battled bravely in the second and saved two match points before eventually losing it 23-21.

Katie Taylor [approximately 2pm] and Michael O’Reilly will both go for gold in the boxing later this afternoon. You can watch all the action live on SportsJOE.