Lydia Boylan has won silver in the points race at the at the Track Cycling World Championships in Poland.

In the gold medal position with five laps to race, the 31-year-old Dubliner eventually finished a single point behind Alexandra Manly of Australia, on 28 points. Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands was third on 26 points.

"I can't believe I won a silver medal, I am over the moon," Boylan told the BBC afterwards, as she became Ireland's second medallist at this year's championships in Pruskow.

Mark Downey won bronze in the men's points race on Friday.

Boylan was under pressure in the final laps of the 25-kilometre event but was delighted to hold on for a medal.

"It still hasn't sunk in that I have done something on the world stage," she said. "I had it in my head, taking a sneaky look at the board, I was like 'oh my god, you have to move up here'.

"I moved up and gave it my best but the legs kind of fell off a bit in the last couple of laps."