Sarah Healy completed an amazing week for Irish underage athletics when she won her second gold medal of the European Under-18 championships in Hungary.
Healy ran a championship record 4:18.71 to win the 1,500m to add to the 3,000m that she had already sealed.
In a brilliant few days in the town of Gyor, Rhasidat Adeleke took 200m gold and Sophie O'Sullivan won silver in the 800m.
Sarah Healy has ruled the distance events at the European U18 Championships!— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) July 8, 2018
Two days after winning the 3000m title in a championship record, the Irishwoman does the same to win the 1500m title in Gyor.
Ireland's third gold medal of the championships! pic.twitter.com/si9l0NQqMO
Healy was the last Irish competitor in action and she revealed that she stayed relaxed by catching up on a few episodes of Love Island with her Ireland team mates.
"Most people are done now so waiting around was difficult, but seeing Sophie yesterday spurred me on," she said, speaking to Athletics Ireland.
"I just relaxed, hung out at the hotel with some of the other guys, watched Love Island to take my mind off things. I was pretty relaxed!
"It’s such a good team, when I walked out there were all these Irish people cheering for me – it was great!"
Healy ran a 73-second first lap and then took it on at the front. She explained: "I decided to take it on, go to the front after one lap to stay out of trouble and speed it out to take the kick out of other people’s legs."
Earlier in the day former world champion Sonia O'Sullivan presented her daughter Sophie with her European silver medal.
The Irish team arrives home to Dublin Airport at 6.30pm on Monday evening.
A lovely family embrace. Proud as punch pic.twitter.com/Mj2ISKBPuR— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) July 8, 2018
Brian Lynch (Old Abbey) was the only other Irish athlete competing on the final day and he finished 26th in the boys' decathlon with a total of 6,306 points.
His leading marks after the first day of competition were: 100m 11.61, long jump 6.74m, shot put 12.48m, high jump 1.76m and 400m 53.12.
Lynch started day 2 (today) with a personal best in the 110m hurdles in 15.53, discus 35.93, pole vault 3.60m which was a 30cm personal best, javelin 37.04m and finished out with the 1500m in 4:46.33. So that was four personal bests in ten events and valuable exposure to competition at this level.