As part of the Morning Ireland sporting moment series, we've been looking back on some of the best moments in Irish sport.

Today it's when Sonia O'Sullivan claimed 5,000m silver at Sydney 2000, becoming the country's first female Olympic athletics medallist.

The Corkwoman was right on the shoulder of gold medallist Gabriela Szabo but was just held off at the line.

Each week on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland, we will be delving into the archives to relive the nation's favourite sporting memories.

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