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James Scully 6th in Freestyle Final

Ireland’s first finalist of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, James Scully, has finished in 6th place in the S5 200m Freestyle in the event of the night in the Rio Aquatics Centre. The roof was raised as the Brazilians supported home favourite Daniel Dias. Scully, who described the experience as “the pinnacle moment of my career to date”, swam a huge personal best of 2:51.45 spurred on by the 10,000 strong crowd. The 23 year old had progressed to tonight’s [...]

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James Scully through to 200m Freestyle Final; Ailbhe Kelly makes Paralympics debut

Meath man James Scully became Ireland’s first finalist in the pool this morning after a fantastic performance in the S5 200m Freestyle heats. Scully swam a Season’s Best of 2:53.17 to finish third in his heat and progress to the finals in 6th place. The time was just off his Personal Best of 2:53.03 from the 200m final at the London Paralympic Games. “I’m delighted with the placing and to be able to get into the final again,” he said [...]

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IRISH TEAM SET FOR SUCCESS AS RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES OPENS

This evening the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will raise the curtain on what promises to be eleven days of spectacular sporting competition. For the 48 strong contingent of Irish athletes who have spent the past two weeks at the Irish pre games holding camp in Uberlandia, final preparations have gone well and expectations are high for leading performances and continued Irish Paralympic success. 4336 athletes from 161 countries, including two refugee athletes competing under the International [...]

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Vacancy: Swim Ireland National Performance Director

Swim Ireland (SI) is seeking to appoint a dedicated National Performance Director who will lead and deliver Swim Ireland’s 2017-2020 High Performance Plan and Performance Targets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games campaign and beyond.  The National Performance Director will be the architect and custodian of the High Performance Plan, reporting directly to the Chief Executive.  He/she will be responsible for leading and managing a team of dedicated High Performance Coaches and Support Staff including a National Head Coach, to [...]

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Ireland Host Junior 4 Nations Water Polo Tournament

Ireland Water Polo will host Wales, Denmark and Scotland this weekend in the Junior Four Nations/North Sea Cup. The junior men and women will compete across Saturday and Sunday at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin. Ireland’s men kick off the tournament on Saturday morning at 11am against Wales while the women will also face Wales in their opening encounter at 1.45pm. A full schedule can be seen below.

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Irish Swim Team Competing at Schools Games

Good luck to the 17 Irish swimmers and to the support staff competing at the 2016 Schools Games on Saturday (tomorrow) in Loughborough. There are 45 events in the jam-packed timetable and all the action will take place over one day of competition on Saturday 3 September. Plus, with each race at the Games being swum as a final, it’s sure to be a fast and exciting day out! Live Results Live Stream Team Ireland Amelia Kane (Ards ASC) Cadan [...]

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Limerick SC Celebrating 30 Years

Limerick Swimming Club are celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary /Reunion on September 10th in the Castletroy Park Hotel. The club would love to see all those that have been connected with them past and present over the last 30 years, it would be a great time to catch up with all your old swim buddies, parents and committee members.

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Dingley 8th in Olympic Final

Oliver Dingley has finished 8th in the 3M Springboard Olympic Final in Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic debutant scored his highest marks of the Games in an outstanding Final that saw China’s Yuan Cao take Gold in 547.60 points. Having looked nervous in the semi-final earlier today, Dingley looked calm and collected throughout tonight’s Final and scored a personal best of 442.90 after the six rounds, the 23 year old was even in medal contention early on. Having progressed in [...]

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Oliver Dingley Advances to Olympic Final

Team Ireland’s Oliver Dingley continued to make Irish diving history today as he became the first Irish diver ever to make an Olympic Final. Dingley qualified for tonight’s 10pm (Ireland) Final with a spectacular last dive to score 414.25 overall and progress in 9th place. Completing the same set of 6 dives as he did in the preliminary round, but in a different order, the 23 year old showed impressive form throughout the 2 hour competition. A score of 69.75 [...]

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Dingley dives into history with semi-final spot

Oliver Dingley, Ireland’s first diver in 68 years to compete at an Olympic Games, has qualified for the semi-final of the 3M Springboard after a 13th place finish in today’s preliminaries at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Ireland has only ever had one other diver compete at the Olympic Games, Dubliner Eddie Heron in London in 1948. Heron withdrew from the Games after the preliminary round along with his team mates in protest over the banning [...]

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