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#WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference – THIS WEEK

Swim Ireland’s #WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference is taking place this Thursday. This is a one day conference for 12-18 year old females involved in sport, exploring health and well-being as a competitive athlete. The conference is be open to athletes from all sports and will see some of Ireland’s top female athletes come together on what promises to be a great day. We are delighted to have London 2012 Gold Medallist and Olympic Psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick as our […]

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#IAGD2 Concludes in Limerick with Oustanding Swimming from Young Stars

The final day of racing kicked off with the girls 400m Freestyle.  Zara Byrne, SWSC added a 4th National Title to her haul when she clocked a (5:34.49) in the 10&Under final.  The podium had a familiar look to it as Zara was joined by Ai Lin Sun, Tallaght (5:37.07) and Rionagh McCormack, Longford (5:58.97).  The top three in the 15/18 final were no strangers as Tara McEvoy, Ennis doubled up with Gold in the 400m to add to her […]

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McSharry Storms to Second European Gold Medal in Israel

Mona McSharry claimed her second European Title and third medal in five days at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya, Israel today with an outstanding win in the 100m Breaststroke Final. The Gold medal was never in doubt for the 16-year-old as she stormed to victory with over a second to spare on the Netherlands Tes Schouten (1:09.03) in 1 minute 07.61 seconds, in fact, no other swimmer broke 1:09 in the race. McSharry adds the title to 50m […]

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Plenty of PB’s Recorded as #IAGD2 Day 3 Closes

The penultimate day took off with a bang as the boys treated spectators to some really fast swimming in the 400m freestyle.  Personal Best (PB) times tumbled across all age groups.  Ollie Brennan, Coolmine touched for Gold in the 11&Under (5:17.78) with a great battle behind him for second between David Pau, Portadown and Owen Taylor, Glenalbyn, with David snatching the silver (5:20.60) from Owen (5:20.70).  400m IM Gold medallist Ben Riddell, Bangor with an 11.41 second PB, picked up […]

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Conor Ferguson Claims Fantastic Silver in Israel; McSharry Through to Another Breaststroke Final

Ireland’s medal haul continued to grow at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel tonight as Conor Ferguson took silver in the 50m Backstroke Final. Ferguson is focused on the World Junior Swimming Championships in August and is in Israel for today’s 50m Backstroke and Medley Relay only. The 17-year-old put in three fantastic performances to claim the medal today starting with a heat win this morning in 25.77 seconds. The Bangor swimmer then won his semi-final and was seeded […]

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Ireland Relay Through to Final; Ferguson, Reid, McSharry & Coyne Into Semi Finals

Irish swimmers have had their most successful morning of the week at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya, Israel today. Ireland’s Mixed Medley Relay advanced to the Final while four swimmers, Conor Ferguson, Mona McSharry, Niamh Coyne and Rebecca Reid have progressed to this afternoon’s semi-finals in their individual events. The Irish Relay of Jack McMillan, Mona McSharry, Ellen Walshe and Robbie Powell put in a superb race to qualify in third place overall in the 400m Medley Relay […]

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Age Group Swimmers Raise the Roof with Impressive Performances in Limerick

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships Division 2 continued in Limerick today with our young swimmers in impressive form throughout. The day began with some fantastic performances in the Girls and Boys 400m Iindividual Medley.  Rionagh McCormack of Longford added a second silver to her collection when she finished on (6:35.61) behind Tallaght’s Ai Lin Sun (6:34.86) in the 10&Under age group. Bronze medallist from 800m freestyle, Emma Forde of Dolphin added silver at 400m IM (5:47.43) in the 13/14 […]

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McSharry Smashes Irish Record to Claim Silver in Israel

Mona McSharry had the swim of her life in the 200m Breaststroke Final at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel today. The 16-year-old from Sligo shaved almost two seconds off her best time to claim Silver in a new Irish Senior Record of 2:27.44. McSharry, who had won Gold in the 50m Breaststroke on Wednesday, was the third fastest qualifier going into this afternoon’s Final after a swim of 2:29.42 in yesterday’s semi-final, the Marlins (Ballyshannon) swimmer led from […]

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Reid Swims Best Time on Day 3 in Israel

Rebecca Reid got day 3 of the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships for Ireland today as the Ards swimmer swam a best time of 30.26 to win her heat of the 50m Backstroke. Swimming in the fastest heat of the 200m Freestyle Rachel Bethel concluded her championships with a swim of 2:04.32 to place 24th overall. Ireland’s final race of the day saw Templeogue’s Ellen Walshe swim the 100m Butterfly heats where she clocked 1:02.11. Tonight will see Mona McSharry […]

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Swimmers Impress at Distance Events on Opening day of IAGD2

The Irish Age Groups Division 2 Championships kicked off at UL Arena, Limerick today with some impressive swims in the Girls 800m Freestyle and Boys 1,500m Freestyle. Zara Byrne of Sundays Well (SWSC) picked up the first medal of the evening when she touched for Gold (11:15.93) in the 10&Under 800m freestyle.  Longford’s Rionagh McCormack won Silver on (12:01.78). In the 11/12 age group little separated Kiara Ryan of New Ross (11:04.72) and Grace Seward of Dolphin (11:05.18) with Sophie […]

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