Shane Ryan has claimed Ireland's second bronze medal of the week at the European Short Course Swimming Championships, finishing third in the 50m backstroke in Glasgow.
Ryan, the world short course bronze medallist 12 months ago, made up somewhat for a disappointing sixth-place finish in the 100m backstroke earlier this week as he chased home Russia's rising star Kliment Kolesnikov and Germany's Christian Diener.
The 25-year-old, who finished second in his semi-final in 23.21 seconds, clocked 23.12 in the final as Kolesnikov triumphed in 22.75.
There was a blanket finish to the two-lap decider, but Ryan did just enough to deny Robert Andrei Glinta of Romania a place on the podium as he added a second bronze to the Irish medal tally after Mona McSharry's third-place finish in the 50m breaststroke on Wednesday.
Reflecting on his performance afterwards, Ryan said: "It’s good, I still have to clean up some things in my turn and that cost me the silver medal, I think."
Earlier, Brendan Hyland competed in his first major international final in the 200m butterfly, having finished ninth overall in the heats but progressing as there were three swimmers qualified from one country, in this case, Russia.
He was eighth in the final in a time of 1:55.06, which was disappointing after posting 1:53.79 to qualify.
Greece's Andreas Vazaios won the race in 1:50.23.
"It was good before I dove in," a mischievous Hyland opined afterwards.
"I enjoyed the whole experience but that was the first time this week that I had a double swim this championships. I'm disappointed with the time and I've no idea why I was two seconds off my best."
Danielle Hill agonisingly missed out on a place in the final of the women's 50m backstroke.
Hill set a new Irish record of 24.44 and missed out on a place in the final by 0.30.
She finished in a tie for ninth overall, losing out by just one place.
The Irish men's team lowered the Irish record twice on Sunday in the 4x50m medley, qualifying in 1:34.14 and setting a new national mark of 1:34.12 in the final to finish sixth after Finland, Germany and Norway were all disqualified.
The women's medley quartet also broke the Irish record by almost four seconds in a time of 1:49.31 in qualifying, but finished in 10th and missed out on the final.