19 April 2012 Last updated at 16:43

Kearney close to Olympic judo spot

Lisa Kearney hopes to become the first ever Irish female to compete in Olympic Games judo later this year.

Kearney is on the brink of qualification for the London Games and only needs to avoid a major mishap at the upcoming final qualifier in Siberia to book her place in the British capital.

The Belfast woman, who is coached by two-time Olympian Ciaran Ward, is close to full fitness again after being forced to miss four qualifying events because of injury earlier this year.