Team Ireland will make a triumphant return to Ireland this evening after a superb showing at the European U18 Championships in Hungary.

Ireland finished seventh on the medals table, with Sarah Healy, Rhasidat Adeleke  and Sophie O'Sullivan notching three golds and a silver between them.

Blackrock 17-year-old Healy was the star of the weekend. She ran a championship record time to win the 3,000m, and followed that up with another record as she stormed to the 1,500m title.

"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!" Healy said when reflecting on her latter success.

"It’s such a good team, when I walked out there were all these Irish people cheering for me – it was great!"

Dubliner Adeleke is just 15 years old. She ran a personal best of 23.53 on the way to 200m gold, beating her previous best which she recorded in the semi-final.

"It’s just so surreal, I just tried my best to keep my form, because I know when I’m under pressure I start to lose my form and slow down," she said.

"You have to really get a good bend and then you just drive on and keep going on the straight."

O'Sullivan, daughter of Sonia, clocked a PB of 2:06.05 in the 800m to make the podium. She received her medal from her mam - who was asked to do the honours - and was making her debut appearance for an Ireland team having been born and raised in Australia.

The team lands at Dublin Airport at around 6.40pm this evening.