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McMahon Advances to Medley Semi-Final at European Swimming Championships in Germany

Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon has qualified for the semi-final of the 200m Individual Medley (IM) at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany. Swimming in the last heat McMahon started well turning fourth after the Butterfly leg in 29.26, after the Backstroke leg she had fallen back to 7th but a strong 50m of Breaststroke put her right back in contention and carried her through to 4th in the heat and 13th overall in 2:15.46. Commenting afterwards “I’m happy to get [...]

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Doyle 13th in Breaststroke Semi Final at European Championships

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle has finished 13th overall in the 100m Breaststroke semi-final on the second day of competition at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin. Doyle had qualified for this evening’s semi-final in 10th place from this morning’s heats in a time of 1:08.77, over a second off her personal best time of 1:07.66 which won her Silver at the World University Games in 2013. She bettered this morning’s time in the semi-final to 1:08.49 but it was not enough [...]

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Fiona Doyle Progresses to Breaststroke Semi-Final in Berlin

Fiona Doyle has secured a place in the 100m Breaststroke Semi-Final following this morning’s heats at the LEN European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany. Swimming in heat 3 of 5 Doyle swam a solid 1:08.77 to finish 4th in the heat. The Limerick native had done enough to go through in 10th overall but was disappointed with her time and will be looking to get closer to her Irish Record time of 1:07.66 tonight to qualify for tomorrow’s Final. There [...]

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Quinn and Sweeney Post Lifetime Bests on Day 1 at European Championships

Four Irish swimmers got their European Championships campaign underway on the first day of competition at the Velodrome in Berlin today. Barry Murphy, Nicholas Quinn, Dan Sweeney and Brendan Hyland were all in action prior to competing in their main events later this week. Murphy, Quinn and Sweeney all swam in heat 2 of the 100m Breaststroke. Quinn was the fastest of the Irish swimmers touching in a new lifetime best of 1:02.11 to finish second, Barry Murphy was just [...]

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Ireland Junior Ladies Win 5 Nations Silver

The Irish Junior Ladies Water Polo team traveled to Thun, Switzerland last weekend for the 5 Nations Water Polo tournament. Coach Tadhg Murphy, assistant coach Aideen Conway and team manager Debbie Heery took 15 players to compete with Denmark, Scotland, Czech Republic, and host nation Switzerland. Ireland had a fantastic first day seeing off Scotland 18-6 to start their tournament and then battled with Switzerland just hours later to come out on top 11-9 on the final whistle. Day 2 would be a much tougher [...]

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RIP Ernest “Square” McCartney

Swim Ireland are saddened to learn of the passing of swimming and water polo star of the 1940′s and 1950′s Ernest “Square” McCartney(Wellington). Ernest attended the 1948 Olympic Games in London and was honoured by Swim Ireland in 2011 and by the Olympic Council of Ireland in 2012 for competing in the Games. Deepest sympathy is extended to his family and friends.

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Top 10 Finish for Bryan is Gruelling 25K Open Water Event

Ireland’s Chris Bryan Finishes 9th at European Championships Press Release 17th August 2014 Ireland’s Chris Bryan has today finished 9th in the 25 Kilometre Open Water Event at the LEN European Championships in Berlin, Germany just days after competing in the 10K Event. Normally a 10K specialist, Bryan opted to swim the gruelling 25K event for the first time at these championships and finished after 5 hours 12 minutes and 40 seconds just under 4 minutes off the Bronze medal [...]

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Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane Elected to Olympic Council

On Monday 11th August the Olympic Council of Ireland held its AGM in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Pat Hickey was elected unopposed for a new four-year term as President of the OCI, extending a record term of office since 1989. The Election of the new OCI Officers and Executive Committee was then finalised  with Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane elected as a new member. Elected OCI Officers President – Pat Hickey 1st Vice President William O’Brien (Archery) 2nd Vice President John Delaney [...]

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Impressive Bryan 16th in Tough 10K Open Water Event at European Championships

Ireland’s Chris Bryan has today finished 16th overall at the LEN European Open Water Championships in Berlin, Germany.  Racing in a field of 39 swimmers Bryan put in an impressive performance in an exciting race where the result could have gone any way. Swimmers racing in the 10K completed four 2.5 kilometre circuits at the ‘Regattastrecke Grünau’ with Bryan positioned well throughout. He came through the first circuit in 23rd place just 19 seconds behind the leader, Hungarian Gergely Gyurta. [...]

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Irish Elite Swimmers Set for European Challenge

Ireland’s Top Swimmers Fighting Fit Ahead of European Championships  Press Release 12th August 2014 Seven of Ireland’s top swimmers are making final preparations as they travel to Berlin, Germany this week for the 2014 LEN European Swimming and Open Water Championships. Clare’s Chris Bryan is the first Irish swimmer in action when he takes on the 10K Open Water event at the ‘Regattastrecke Grünau’ on Thursday. Bryan finished 16th at last year’s World Championships in Barcelona and a win at [...]

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