European Championships: Semi-final defeat for Belfast boxer Michaela Walsh
Michaela Walsh had to settle for a bronze medal at the European Women's Championships after losing her semi-final by split decision.
The Belfast featherweight was narrowly beaten by Daria Abramova of Russia, who edged a scrappy contest in Sofia.
Walsh recovered well after being shoved to the canvas in the first round but did not seem surprised by her 3-2 loss.
Earlier, Dublin lightweight Kelly Harrington lost her semi-final against Mira Potkonen - also by split decision.
Harrington started the bout strongly but could not maintain her tempo during the third and final round as Potkonen landed some clean-scoring blows to win 4-1 on the scorecards.
Walsh, who also lost her Commonwealth Games final by split decision, was pushed over in the opening round of her semi-final but rallied to finish the bout strongly and landed a huge left hook when her opponent appeared to drop her guard.
Both fighters produced a desperate final flurry in an attempt to sway the judges with Abramova eventually advancing to Tuesday's finals session.
"Today I lost a close 3-2 split decision against Russia which I thought I won in a brilliant fight," said Walsh via Twitter.
"A lot of positives to take as I feel I am improving all the time. Only my second tournament at this weight. European elite bronze medalist... see you soon Gold medal."