Ireland will have three swimmers and a mixed relay squad in action in finals on day four of the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, with all eyes on Sligo's Mona McSharry.
McSharry, who swims for the tiny Marlin’s club in Ballyshannon, has already won a bronze medal here in the 50m breaststroke.
The 19-year-old produced a superb swim last night to qualify fastest for the 100m breaststroke, which is her favoured event.
The teenager won the junior world championship in the 100m in 2017 and clocked a time 0.27 second faster than her nearest rival in Friday’s semi-finals, giving her the centre lane four for the decider and marking her as the gold medal favourite for the final at 5.15pm.
Larne’s Danielle Hill and Bangor’s Jordan Sloane will both contest semi-finals this evening.
Hill, who made the semi-final of the 100m backstroke earlier this week, broke the Irish record in the 50m backstroke this morning in 22.82 to finished ranked in 10th place of the 16 semi-finalists and will now feel she has an outside chance of making the final.
Sloan produced a personal best in the blue riband 100m freestyle and his time of 47.58 was enough for 15th place overall, earning the 25-year-old a position in the outside lane for this evening’s last 16.
The Irish mixed 4x50m freestyle relay squad of Shane Ryan, Hill, Sloan and McSharry also qualified for tonight’s final in seventh place, which is scheduled to get underway at 6.50pm.
The finals are off the blocks on the penultimate day of competition at 5pm and the action is live on the are all live on the RTÉ Player.