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2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships

The newly renamed and revamped 2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships have just been launched to the public. This year we are doing things a little differently and all spectators will require tickets which will be checked on the door. In order to reward our loyal followers here on Facebook for a limited period only you can avail of Special early bird discount and receive these tickets normally valued at €20 for FREE. In order to claim your free tickets simply [...]

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Irish Men Claim Bronze at EU Nations Cup

Congratulations to the Irish Senior Men’s Water Polo Team on their third place finish at the EU Nations Cup in Denmark over the weekend. They picked up Bronze after a penalty shootout with Switzerland yesterday winning 17-15. Well done to Irish player Jonny Clarke who was top scorer in the tournament also.  

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Swim Ireland Awards Night 2015 – Nominations NOW OPEN

On the 9th May 2015, Swim Ireland will present our fifth annual Awards evening.   The 2015 Awards night will celebrate and honour the fantastic work and the outstanding accomplishments of our athletes, coaches and volunteers throughout the year and we will induct a deserving member of the aquatic community into the Swim Ireland Hall of Fame. All members of the aquatic community will be invited to purchase tickets at a cost of €50(£45) by completing the ticket order form (attached), [...]

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2015 SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

2015 SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Sports Capital Programme for applications. A fund of €40 million is available for development of sports facilities and the purchasing of sports equipment. Applications are now sought from sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities.  Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards and schools may only [...]

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Chris Bryan Competing at FINA 10K World Cup

God luck to Chris Bryan who will compete at the FINA/HOSA 10K Swimming Marathon World Cup event in Abu Dhabi tomorrow (Friday). Chris will swim the Men’s 10K event at 11am. Event Website and Results here

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RIP Fred Parkes

Swim Ireland are saddened to hear of the passing of Past President Fred Parkes who passed away on 24 Feb 2015 at the age of 78 after a short illness. A memorial service will take place on  Sunday 22nd March at Campbell College,Belfast commencing at 3pm. All are invited. Fred was a top swimmer and water polo player and represented Ireland at both sports. It was while swimming he met his wife Elizabeth who was also an Irish international swimmer. Fred won 16 [...]

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Hyland and Ferguson Smash Irish Swimming Records

Records continued to fall on the final day of competition at Swim Ireland’s Dave McCullagh Memorial and Swim Ulster International in Bangor. Brendan Hyland set a new 100m Butterfly senior standard in tonight’s Final, breaking his own 2013 record of 54.50 in 54.27 seconds. Hyland who trains with the Swim Ireland Performance Centre at the NAC and lives on the National Sports Campus commented after the event “I was surprised at the record, I haven’t rested for this event so [...]

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Shauna O’Brien Breaks Butterfly Record as Irish Swimmers Make International Qualification Times

Irish records fell on the second day of competition at the Dave McCullagh/Swim Ulster International at the Bangor Aurora in Down as a number of swimmers secured qualification times for this Summers international meets. Shauna O’Brien set a new Irish Senior Record in the Women’s 50m Butterfly Final. The UCD swimmer broke the previous record of 27.33 held by Melanie Houghton since 2014 in 27.10 seconds to claim gold, her time was under the qualification for the World University Games [...]

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Updated: Norma Cahill Sets 3 European Records at Irish Masters Championships

07/03/2015 Norma Cahill has broken the 800m Freestyle European Record (50-54 Age Group) for the second time in 24 hours at the Swim Ireland Masters Championships in Limerick. Having set a new record time of 10:04.64 last night Norma dipped under the 10 minute mark today finishing in 9:59.85. Congratulations Norma on a fantastic achievement! 06/03/2015 Congratulations to Norma Cahill of Ennis SC on setting 2 new EUROPEAN RECORDS in the 50-54 Age Group at the Irish Masters Championships in [...]

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Ferguson, UCD Set Irish Records in Bangor

Fifteen year old Conor Ferguson set himself up for a great weekend of racing setting a new Irish Junior Record in the 50m Backstroke Final, tonight’s first event at the Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet/Swim Ulster International in Bangor. Ferguson’s time of 26.11 broke Karl Burdis’ 2008 Record of 26.19. The Larne swimmer now holds the 50m and 200m Backstroke records with the 100m record surely under threat tomorrow. Bangor Performance Centre swimmer Jordan Sloan won the event in 25.88 seconds. [...]

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