Ireland's Andrew Coscoran and Paul Robinson both made it though to the European Indoors 1500-metre final on Thursday evening.

With the first two in each heat automatically qualifying along with the next four fastest losers, Coscoran had to really kick on to take third in a time of 3:37.20.

It was a similar story for Robinson, who also took third in his heat in 3:40.07.

This was a sweet moment for the Kildare man. He's had an injury-ravaged six years between his fourth-place near-medal performance in the 2014 European Championships and his national title success over the same 1500m distance last August. 

Both men will line up in the final tomorrow night at 8.25pm (live on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player).

Luke McCann battled to a commendable fifth in his 1500-metre heat having been clipped on the last bend. McCann clocked 3:41:25.

Meanwhile, Michelle Finn came home ninth in a field of 12 in her 3000m heat.

With the first four in each heat and the next four fastest times advancing to the final, Finn (9:05.44) did not progress.

Phil Healy, Sophie Becker, and Sharlene Mawdsleyall begin their championships in round 1 of the 400 metres at 10.22am on Friday morning.

Recent 800-metre record breakers Síofra Cléirigh Buttner and Nadia Power will go in their heats alongside Georgia Hartigan at 12pm.

The men's 800 metres is set to start at 18.55pm where we’ll see Irish record holder Mark English line up with recent rivals Cian McPhillips and John Fitzsimons.

Watch the European Indoor Championships, 4-7 March, on RTÉ Player and RTÉ2, with the morning sessions exclusively on Player.