European Games: Irish Magee siblings collect bronze medal in Minsk

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Sam Magee and Chloe Magee

Donegal siblings Chloe and Sam Magee have collected bronze medals at the European Games in Minsk after losing to Great Britain in their semi-final.

The Team Ireland duo from Raphoe lost 21-8, 21-18 in the badminton mixed doubles in Belarus on Saturday.

Sam Magee has now won three medals in two European Games as he won two bronze medals in the 2015 Games in the mixed doubles and men's doubles.

The Magees defeated the Netherlands 21-19, 21-17 to progress to the last four.

"They were just better than us today but to be going home with a medal is brilliant for us," said Chloe Magee.

"We've had a tough draw but fought our way through a lot of big matches. We had a brilliant result against the Netherlands and to come home with a European medal is fantastic for us. We can be happy standing on that podium," she added.

The remainder of Team Ireland's seven medals at the Games have all been won in the boxing ring.

Belfast cyclist Robyn Stewart lost to Italian Miriam Vece by 0.319 seconds in her repechage race in the Women's Sprints while team-mate Shannon McCurley finished in eighth place in the Omnium, which was won by world champion Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands.

The men's Madison pair of Mark Downey and Fintan Ryan also finished in eighth place with a total of 18 points.