Ireland qualify for European Team Championships

Chloe and Sam Magee helped Ireland beat Bulgaria
Chloe and Sam Magee are Ireland's top mixed doubles pairing

Ireland have qualified for the European Mixed Team Championships for the first time by beating Norway, Slovakia and Bulgaria in their qualifying group.

The Irish side clinched their place in February's tournament in Belgium with Sunday's victory over the Bulgarian side in Dublin.

In the opening game Chloe Magee and her brother Sam beat Stilian Makarski and Dimitria Popstoykova in two sets.

Scott Evans Chloe Magee then won their singles matches for Ireland.

Donegal woman Magee's singles success meant Ireland were assured of joining Europe's elite in Belgium..

In the remaining doubles matches, Scott Evans and Sam Magee comfortably won 21-09, 21-09 while Petya Nedelcheva and Dimitria Popstoykova beat Sinead Chambers and Jennie King 21-07, 21-12 for Bulgaria's only win of the day.

Ireland qualified for the European Mixed Team Championships
The first Ireland side to qualify for the European Mixed Team Championships