Ciara Mageean won bronze in the 1500 metre final at the European Indoor Athletic Championships in Glasgow.

It was a great night for Irish athletics, after Mark English took bronze in the 800m.

Mageean clocked a time of 4:09.43 behind runaway winner Laura Muir of Great Britain and was pipped on the line by Poland's Sofia Ennaoui.

It is the 26-year-old's first indoor medal to go alongside a bronze over the same distance outdoors at the 2016 European Championships.

Mageean ran a patient race, taking an outside route during the bunched start but as hometown hero Muir began to pick-up the pace and Mageean looked sure of a medal going into the final lap.

It looked for a time like it might be silver as the Portaferry runner battled Ennaoui heading down the back straight only to be pipped in the closing stages.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport's David Gillick after the race, Mageean spoke of how she took inspiration from English's performance.

"I was in the call room watching it on TV. To see Mark's composure, he just stayed calm whenever everyone was fighting around him, held his ground and fought through the line. It's fantastic to see Mark back up where he should be - he has had a few rocky years too."

Two bronze medals left Ireland at 22nd on the medal table, but Mageean sees great potential in the Irish team and is hopeful for the future, with World Championships and the Tokyo Olympics on the horizon.

"For us to come away with two medals here is fantastic. It is such a young team and I am delighted for me and Mark to be able to show the younger athletes that Ireland can be up there and we can be fighting."

Not that Mageean was happy to settle for bronze, describing her frustration with being passed by Ennaoui.

" I am very disappointed I don't have silver right now. But to come away from this championships with a medal, if you had told me that a good few months ago I would have taken it. But the athlete and the competitor in me wants more."