Team bronze medallist Eilish Byrne ends Paralympics on a high

Eilish Byrne won an equestrian team bronze medal for Ireland on Sunday

Armagh woman Eilish Byrne followed up her equestrian team bronze medal for Ireland by finishing an impressive fourth in the individual freestyle test grade II event at the Paralympics.

The 48-year-old produced a superb personal best of 75.250 and was only pipped for bronze by Germany's final rider Angelika Trabert.

Byrne and team-mates Helen Kearney, Geraldine Savage and James Dwyer won team bronze for Ireland on Sunday.

Kearney won Grade 1A silver on Monday.

Byrne, riding Youri, was delighted with her fourth place in Monday's individual event.

"To be fourth in the world is a magnificent feeling," said Byrne, who was born with spina bifida.

"I am not disappointed in any way to finish fourth and I couldn't asked for anything more from Youri."

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