Clare native Liam Jegou has taken bronze at the World under 23 canoe slalom championships in Krakow, Poland.
The France-based Irishman, whose mother hails from Ballyvaughan, secured a spot in the top three despite suffering a two-second penalty.
Jegou will be overage for this competition next year but is already targeting the Tokyo Olympic Games are three consecutive final appearances.
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Its official, Ireland have their first medal of the U23 World Championships in Krakow . Super Result in the Finals , with Liam Jegou bringing home a Bronze Medal. What a result.Congratulations. So proud of you @LiamJegou @CanoeIrish @RTEsport @CanoeingIreland pic.twitter.com/EMNjn5kJ3R
— Elizabeth O’Ferrall (@oferralle) July 19, 2019