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2017 World University Games Team Ireland Announcement

25 Days to Go to 29th World University Games in Taipei City, Taiwan. Embracing the International University Sports Federation (FISU’s) motto of ‘Excellence in Mind and Body’, over 10,000 athletes will come together in Taipei, Taiwan to compete in some 300 medal events, across 21 sports at the 29th World University Games, 19-30 August 2017 and Student Sport Ireland (SSI) is delighted to announce the Team representing Ireland in Taipei who will compete with student athletes from all over the […]

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Hyland Makes World Championships Debut in Budapest; Lowe & Osing Swim Big PB’s in Gyor

The FINA World Swimming Championships continued at the Duna Arena in Budapest today with a fourth Irish swimmer making a Worlds debut. Swimming in the fastest heat of the 200m Butterfly Brendan Hyland clocked 1:59.09 to finish in 28th place overall. Hyland was the only Irish swimmer in action this morning. Jordan Sloan is back in the pool tomorrow for the heats of the 100m Freestyle. At the European Youth Olympic Festival in Gyor, swimming in the second heat of […]

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Corby 14th, McNicholl 15th in EYOF Semi-Finals

Eoin Corby and Sean McNicholl were Ireland’s first swimmers in semi-final action as the European Youth Olympic Festival got underway in Gyor, Hungary today. In the 100m Breaststroke semi-final, Limerick’s Eoin Corby finished in 14th overall in a time of 1:06.43, just outside of the time he posted in this morning’s heats. Having competed in the 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and 400m Freestyle Relay earlier in the day, Sean McNicholl touched in 59.55 in this evening’s 100m Backstroke semi-final to […]

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Shane Ryan 12th in Worlds Semi Final

Ireland’s Shane Ryan has finished 12th overall in the 100m Backstroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Ryan had progressed from this morning’s heats in 13th place in 54.33 seconds and despite posting a faster time of 53.94 in this evening’s semi-final, just a tenth of a second off his Irish Record, the Rio Olympian missed out on qualification for tomorrow’s final by just .18 of a second. China’s Jiayu Xu maintains his top seed status from […]

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McNicholl and Corby Advance to Semi-Finals on Opening Day of European Youth Olympics

Ireland’s European Youth Olympics campaign got underway this morning with all 12 of Ireland’s swimmers in action, Sean McNicholl and Eoin Corby advancing in the 100m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke. With only the top 16 progressing in each event, Sean McNicholl was Ireland’s first swimmer to advance after a 59.10 second swim to see him in 14th place going into this afternoon’s 100m Backstroke semi-final. Eoin Corby swam an impressive 1:06.20 to go through in the 100m Breaststroke also in […]

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Ryan Advances to Backstroke Semi-Final at World Championships

Ireland’s Shane Ryan is through to the 100m Backstroke Semi-Final at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Rio Olympian Ryan clocked 54.33 seconds to finish 6th in his heat and 13th overall to progress to this evening’s semi-final. Ryan, the Irish Senior Record holder in 53.85, will look to get closer to that time when he returns to the water at 4.48pm (Ireland). China’s Jiayu Xu was this morning’s fastest qualifier in 52.77 seconds. Also in action this […]

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Age Group Championships & Summer Open Conclude at NAC

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open came to conclusion today at Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre with more impressive swimming across all age groups, we have been lucky to see many future stars of Irish swimming compete across five days of fantastic competition. Marlin’s swimmer Cora Rooney kicked off tonight’s proceedings by finishing her championships with a third gold medal in the girls 12 and under 200m Backstroke Final in 2 minutes 29.49 seconds. In the 13-14 final […]

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28 Age Group Titles Decided on Penultimate Day of IAGSO

The penultimate night of swimming at the Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open continued as the previous three days and did not disappoint, there was more fantastic swimming on show from our young stars as age group titles were decided for the girls 100m Freestyle, boys 400m Freestyle, girls and boys 200m Butterfly and 100m Backstroke and the girls 800m Freestyle Relay. The Bethel household in Lisburn will have great cause for celebration after the weekend, following Rachel’s Silver […]

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Swimmer Raise the Roof as Day 3 of IAGSO Comes to a Close

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open continued at the National Aquatic Centre Dublin today as Irish swimmers raised the roof with some fantastic performances and races highlighting the third day of competition. Athlone and National Centre Dublin swimmer Robbie Powell claimed his third Freestyle gold medal of the meet adding the 100m title to the 200m and 50m Freestyle titles from earlier in the week. Powell, who travels to Indianapolis for the World Junior Championships in August, […]

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Rio Olympians Quinn and Ryan Lead Ireland Team at World Championships in Budapest

Rio 2016 Olympian Nicholas Quinn will be Ireland’s first swimmer in action as the FINA World Swimming Championships get underway on Sunday at the Duna Arena in Budapest. Ireland will have six swimmers competing across eight days of competition in the Hungarian capital. Quinn will make his World Championships debut with a warm up for his main event, the 200m Breaststroke, swimming in the 100m Breaststroke heats on Sunday morning. Three more Irish swimmers will then be in action on […]

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