There was huge disappointment for the Irish 4 x 100 Medley Relay team as they failed in their bid to reach the European Championships final due to a disqualification

Conor Ferguson, Darragh Greene, Brendan Hyland and Shane Ryan looked to have sealed a place in the final at the Tollcross Centre in Glasgow when they were pipped for second place in their heat by Lithuania, with Russia taking first.

Their time was good enough for the eighth and final qualifying spot, but there was a delay in the official confirmation of the times and Ireland were subsequently disqualified for an illegal takeover.

Darragh Greene was adjudged to have been the guilty party when he left the board too early waiting for the takeover by 0.08 seconds. 

Irish diver Oliver Dingley has been forced to withdraw from the 3m preliminaries at the European Championships due to illness.

The 25-year-old was due in the pool this morning in Glasgow, but after feeling unwell in recent days, has been forced to withdraw.

"Unfortunately Oliver Dingley has had to withdraw from the 3M Preliminaries in Edinburgh. Ollie has been feeling unwell the last 2 days and the doctor has advised that he should not compete this morning," a tweet from Swim Ireland read.

Dingley was just six points from making the podium at the one-metre springboard final earlier this week.

After five dives of six later in the afternoon, Dingley was a point off a medal, but he was denied in the climax as Britain's James Heatly took third on 391.70 points ahead of Switzerland's Guillaume Dutoit (390.50) and the Irishman (385.65).

"I think I should have been sharper on that last dive. I had it. It was me who messed up," he told RTÉ Sport.

"But there's so many positives to take from my result. Fifth in an event that I don't really practise too often. It's great to be fifth in Europe. I'll come back more determined."

Meanwhile on the track in Berlin, Mark English finished eighth in his 400m heats in a season’s best time of 1:48.98.

"It just didn’t click out there for me today and I couldn’t get into a rhythm. I want to get back in an Irish singlet and get back into finals," he said afterwards

Zak Curran found his first major outdoor championships a challenging experience finishing 7th in heat 3 in 1:49.31.

"I’m disappointed with that," said Curran afterwards. "I feel I belong and I know I’m better than that. I’m motivated to come back better from this experience."