Alex Wright finished in 10th place in the men's 20km race walk at the European Championships in Berlin while Cian McManamon was 21st in his major championship debut.

Leevale AC man Wright was in contention for the podium for much of the race but was forced to take care in the closing stages having received two warnings, meaning he was one away from disqualification.

"I had to play it safe in the end because I had two warnings but I’m happy with my performance and it’s my best championships for Ireland," said Wright.

McManamon was also satisfied with his display.

"I gave it everything I had out there and this is only the start for me," he said.

"There were 20 guys better than me in Europe today but I have a target now to pick up places one by one in the coming years. I was delighted to get to compete in such a big event with a great atmosphere."

Ireland finished 17th in the mixed relay Triathlon.

Russell White, Laura Wylie, Ben Shaw and Orla Walsh finished their combined course of 1.5km swim, 37.92km cycle and and 10km run in a time of 1:22.23, over seven minutes behind winners France.

Ireland had more joy in the age categories.

John Bruton won silver in the male 40-60 race and Finbar McGrady took bronze in the men's 40-44 race.