European Games: Irish siblings progress to quarter-finals in Minsk

Sam Magee and Chloe Magee hail from Raphoe in county Donegal
Sam Magee and Chloe Magee won Ireland first's badminton European Championship medal in April 2017

Chloe and Sam Magee are one victory away from a medal after reaching the quarter-finals of the badminton mixed doubles at the European Games in Minsk.

The Donegal siblings beat Belarus 21-9, 21-11, but had to endure an anxious wait to see how the group's other climactic game unfolded.

France defeated Russia in that game, allowing the Magees to progress.

Great Britain archer Patrick Huston was eliminated from the Men's Recurve Individual competition in the last 16.

He was beaten 0-6 by Pablo Acha of Spain.

In canoeing, Jenny Egan narrowly missed out on a bronze medal with a time of 25:27.936 securing a fourth place finish in the K1 5,000m final.

Egan had earlier finished eighth in the K1 200m B final while County Kildare's Ronan Foley was 16th in the Men's K1 5,000m,

Egan was not the only Irish competitor to come agonisingly close to a place on the podium, with cyclist Felix English finishing fourth in the Men's Scratch Race.

Meanwhile Lydia Boylan claimed five points in the second sprint lap of the Women's Points Race to finish 11th, one place ahead of Great Britain's Anna Docherty.

Felix English finished in an agonising fourth place in the Men's Scratch Race, one outside the medals.