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Commonwealth Games: Shooter Kirsty Barr takes Northern Ireland's medal total to 12 as boxers reach finals

Kirsty Barr can't hide her delight at landing a Commonwealth Games medal.
Kirsty Barr can't hide her delight at landing a Commonwealth Games medal.
Kirsty Barr celebrates with her silver medal.
Northern Ireland's silver medallist Kirsty Barr celebrates
Kirsty Barr of Northern Ireland, left, silver medal, Laetisha Scanlan of Australia, center, gold medal, and Sarah Wixey of Wales, right, bronze medal
Kirsty Barr in action during the women's trap finals.

Northern Ireland have now secured 12 medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

That's after shooter Kirsty Barr claimed silver on a day that boxers Carly McNaul, Michaela Walsh, Aidan Walsh, Kurt Walker and Brendan Irvine all won their semi-finals. Their team-mates James McGivern and Steven Donnelly, however, were made to settle for bronze.

Barr made it through to the finals of the women's trap but in the end couldn't prevent home favourite Laetisha Scanlan from defending her title from 2014.

The Northern Irish shooter lost out by a single shot, scoring 37 to the Australian's 28. Sarah Wixey, Wales, completed the podium.

Boxers McNaul, the Walsh siblings, Walker and Irvine joined Kristina O'Hara in Saturday's finals.

McGivern had already been guaranteed a medal when he reached the semi-finals of the men's lightweight division but was beaten by India's Manish Kaushik on a 4-1 split decision.

Ballymena middleweight Donnelly had been ahead on four of the five judges' cards after round one but was knocked to the canvas by India's Vikas Krishan, who in the end took the victory by unanimous decision.

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