Barry Murphy has set another Irish Record in Istanbul at the World Short Course Swimming Championships finishing 13th overall in the semi-final of the 50m Butterfly.

Murphy’s time of 23.39 bettered the new Irish record he set in the morning heat (23.52) by .13 of a second.

Brazil’s Nicolas Santos set his second Championship Record of the day when he finished as the fastest qualifier into Saturday’s final of the event in 22.23.

London 2012 Olympian Murphy will now turn his attention to his final event of the Championship. Murphy’s 50m Breaststroke is his strongest event and he will be hoping for at least a semi-final spot.

The Dubliner finished 6th at the recent European Championships when he set a new Irish Record of 26.60 and secured his best International ranking to date.