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Fiona Doyle continues World’s Preperation

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle continues to prepare for the FINA World Short Course Championships in Doha from the 3rd – 7th December as she competes in the FINA Masterbank World Cup this week. Doyle, who will be Ireland’s only competitor at the World Championships, is competing today in Tokyo, Japan. Following Tokyo, Fiona travels to Singapore for the final leg of the World Cup on Saturday and Sunday, she will be swimming 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke at both events. Best of [...]

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MyClubFinances.com Sports Award

Clubs are invited to enter the MyClubFinances.com Sports Award. The Award offers sports clubs a chance to recruit new supporters, fundraise and to pay tribute to their volunteers. One lucky club/association will also win a cash prize of €1,000. Show Ireland why your club matters by entering a short video (no longer than two minutes long) by 7 November. Your entry will be hosted on www.bettertogether.ie where the public will vote for their favourite videos. Last year over 400,000 people watched [...]

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Weekend Roundup: McMahon & Bryan Compete Abroad; Celtic Masters take place at NAC

Irish swimmers impressed over the weekend with some fantastic results from Ireland and abroad. Chris Bryan completed his season with a 12th place finish at the FINA Open Water 10K World Cup in Hong Kong. Having touched in 14th in the China event last week, Chris went 2 places better, finishing in 12th place in 1 hour, 56 minutes and 21 seconds, less than 10 seconds behind the winner Christian Reichert of Germany (1:56.12). Sycerika McMahon was in impressive form [...]

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Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshops

Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshop Autumn 2014 Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs This Anti-Bullying workshop is being delivered by Patricia Kennedy from Sticks and Stones (please view their work on their website www.sticksandstones.ie). Who should attend? The workshop will be interactive and is a must for Children’s Officers, Coaches, Teachers, Team Managers and other roles who have direct interaction with young people in the Club.  It will also be useful for committee members to understand the importance [...]

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2014 Irish National SC Championships

The 2014 Irish National SC Championships are taking place from the 12th – 14th December at Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn. Entries are now open and full details available for the event here    

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Mood Matters Workshop for Adults

Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs Information about the programme Swim Ireland and Swim Ulster are working with Aware (www.aware-ni.org) to offer the Mood Matters programme.  Mood Matters is a well-being and mental health workshop for adults working with young people in our clubs.  We aim to support the well-being of young people both physically and mentally.  The interactive workshop will be delivered by a facilitator from Aware. What does ‘Mood Matters’ cover? The workshop will cover [...]

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FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO REINSTATE CURRENT SPORTS FUNDING BACK TO 2011 LEVELS BY 2016

Federation budget submission also calls on government to extend donations tax relief to current spend The Federation of Irish Sport in their pre-budget submission on behalf of all Irish sport has made two requests of Government. The Federation announced details of their submission at a briefing in Trinity College Dublin earlier this morning Wednesday 8th October. They also announced that Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan was to be the first President of the Federation. As part of the briefing Swim [...]

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Gerald Wilkes and Rachel Lee Win Liffey Swim

Congratulations to Gerald Wilkes of North Dublin and to Rachel Lee (pictured) of Guinness SC and Dublin Fire Brigade for winning the 95th Dublin City Liffey Swim. Over 400 competitors completed the annual swim along Dublin’s River Liffey from Watling Street Bridge to Custom House Quay taking in the James Joyce Bridge, Ha’penny Bridge and new Rosie Hackett Bridge along the way. All entrants are Swim Ireland members and must complete a series of races before they can enter the [...]

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Scotland, Denmark Win 4 Nations Titles in Dublin

Scotland Women and Denmark’s Men were crowned 4 Nations Championships yesterday (Sunday) following an exciting weekend of Water Polo at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. It came down to the final game in the women’s competition with both Scotland and Ireland beating Wales and Denmark in earlier games leaving them to battle for 1st place. In a close fought encounter, Ireland opened the scoring with Scotland responding straight away. Ireland took the lead for the second time with the [...]

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