Mona McSharry hailed an excellent week in Glasgow despite narrowly missing out on a second bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke final at the European Short Course Swimming Championships on Saturday. 

The Sligo swimmer was aiming to land her second medal of the week after taking bronze in the 50m breaststroke on Wednesday. 

McSharry delivered probably her finest performance of the week in Friday's 100m semi-final, emerging as the fastest qualifier and installing herself as a gold medal contender. 

However, this evening's final didn't go as smoothly as she finished fourth in a time of 1.05.16, almost a second slower than her Irish record time on Friday. 

Still, McSharry is reasonably philosophical and isn't inclined to allow Saturday's disappointment detract from her week overall.  

"I am pleased. It was a great race yesterday in the semi-final. But I'm still learning. Every time I get in there I swim it differently so I'm still trying to figure out what works for me.

"It would have been nicer to finish on a higher note. But I can't forget what I did at the start of the week. I won't let this race dampen the mood. I did win a bronze which is great."

McSharry isn't done for the week with Ireland already having qualified for the 4x50m mixed freestyle relay final. Shane Ryan, Jack McMillan and Danielle Hill are the other three members of the team. 

"It's amazing. There's really no better experience than racing on a team, especially with athletes you mightn't see that often. We are one big team. It is lovely. It's just a different vibe really."

The heats are off the blocks on the final day of competition at 9.30am on Sunday and will be live on the RTE Player