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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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Young Swimming Stars Shine at Age Group Championships

Competition continued today at Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open at the NAC, Dublin with some familiar names returning to the podium to collect additional titles on day two of competition. Thursday evening’s finals started with some swift swims from both the boys and girls in the 50m Freestyle. Cookstown’s Calum Bain topped the podium in the 18 and over event winning gold in 22.93 seconds. Robbie Powell, representing Athlone and National Centre Dublin won 16-17 age […]

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Irish Age Group Championships & Summer Open Kicks off in Dublin

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open kicked off today at the NAtional Aquatic Centre, Dublin with some fantastic results from Ireland’s top swimmers. The competition will run across five days with 744 swimmers in action from 102 clubs including visiting teams from South Africa, Dubai and the UK. Fresh from her European Junior medal success and just ahead of World Championships in Budapest Mona McSharry prepared for the Worlds 100m Breaststroke event on Monday with a win […]

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Dingley 33rd in Worlds Debut; Four Swimmers Through to Finals in Bahamas

Rio 2016 Olympian Oliver Dingley placed 33rd overall after a tough morning at the FINA Diving World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The 24 year old, who has been suffering through an ankle injury, was disappointed not to make this afternoon’s semi-final. Dingley started well with a score of 67.50 points, which would be his highest score of the day, to place 20th of 58 competitors after round 1. By the halfway mark Dingley had fallen to 30th place with 191.15 […]

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Dingley to Make World Championship Debut in Budapest

Rio 2016 Olympian Oliver Dingley will be Ireland’s first competitor in action as the FINA World Championships get underway in Budapest, Hungary this week. Dingley will compete in the 3M Springboard preliminaries on Wednesday morning, an event in which he finished 8th at the Olympic Games in Brazil. Budapest will be Dingley’s first World Championships having previously competed in European Championships and the Olympic Games.  Rio medalists Yuan Cao (China), Jack Laugher (Great Britain) and Patrick Hausding (Germany) will all […]

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