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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Doyle and McMahon Impress in Canada and Texas

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle and Sycerika McMahon put in impressive performances at university competitions over the weekend. Well done to Fiona Doyle who won 2 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze at the Canada West Swimming Intervarsity Championships (SC) over the weekend. Fiona took Gold in the 50m Breaststroke in 31.04 seconds, a new meet record on day 1. She continued her good form with a second Gold in the 100m Breaststroke (1:07.34) on day 2. On day three Fiona picked up […]

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Swim Ireland Win €25,000 from 2015 Coca Cola Thank You Fund

Swim Ireland are delighted to receive €25,000 from the Coca Cola Thank You Fund for the 2015 Swim for a Mile Programme. Coca Cola were so impressed with the event in 2014 that following our submission and presentation for the 2015 Thank You Fund we are once again selected as winners of the fund along with four other organisations. The funding will go towards our 2015 project which we hope to expand to over 150 swimming pools nationwide. Full details […]

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RECORD ALERT! Hyland Sets New 200m Butterfly Mark

RECORD ALERT! Well done to Brendan Hyland who continued his record breaking ways last weekend with a new IRISH SENIOR RECORD in the 200m Butterfly (SC) at the Coast Grand Prix in Aberdeen, Scotland. Having set a new mark of 1:58.36 at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven the previous week Brendan swam 1:57.89 to claim the siIver medal. We’re looking forward to seeing Brendan continue his great form at the Irish SC Nationals in December (12th-14th).

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Barry Murphy Announces International Retirement

Issued by Swim Ireland on behalf of Barry Murphy   4th November 2014   After much deliberation and an extensive time to reflect, I am happy to announce my retirement from International level swimming. It has been an arduous decision but at 29 years of age, I feel it is the right time. To represent the country I love, in a sport I have loved since I was 8 years old fills me with an incredible amount of pride. When I […]

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