Emmet Brennan put the cherry on top of what's been a brilliant week for Ireland's boxers as he booked his ticket to the Tokyo Games with a gutsy performance in Paris.

Brennan had to go to a box-off after losing his quarter-final bout at the European Olympic qualifiers against Croatian Luka Plantic on Sunday.

It meant the 30-year-old Dublin light-heavyweight's Olympic hopes rested on a face-off against Liridon Nuha of Sweden at Le Grand Dome but he held his nerve, edging an extremely close encounter to become the seventh Irish boxer to make the Games along with Brendan Irvine, Kurt Walker, Aoife O'Rourke, Kellie Harrington, Aidan Walsh and Michaela Walsh.

Elsewhere on Monday Harrington and Michaela Walsh both eased into their finals to guarantee themselves at least silver. They box for gold on Tuesday. O'Rourke and Aidan Walsh lost their semi-finals.