Irish Team Selected for Celtic Tri Nations

Swim Ireland are pleased to announce the Irish Team selected for the Celtic Tri Nations 2013.

Selection was made by the National Performance Director, Peter Banks.

The selection criteria has been based on the fastest swimmer in each Olympic event available for selection from the period of July 1st 2012 to March 1st 2013.

Each nation can have a maximum of 10 male and 10 female representatives.

In the case where the fastest swimmer was unavailable to accept their place the place was then offered to the next available swimmer and so on until the fourth fastest swimmer was nominated.

The team will travel to East Kilbride, Scotland, to compete at the Celtic Tri Nations from May 10th-12th. The event will be run in conjunction with the West District Open and promises to be a competitive occasion between the 3 Nations all vying for the Celtic Tri Nations Championship Title.

The meet will run a full Olympic Programme and will offer the selected Irish representatives a ‘last chance’ opportunity to qualify for the major meets of the summer.

 Congratulations to the selected team who are as follows:

Swimmers:

Curtis Coulter                     Ards ASC

Seamus Stacey                  NUIM Devils

Andrew Meegan                 Aer Lingus SC

Brian O’Sullivan                 NAC SC

Barry Murphy                     Aer Lingus SC

Nicholas Quinn                  Castlebar SC

David O Sullivan                Galway SC

Sean Leahy                       Dolphin SC

Sean O’Brien                     Aer Lingus SC

David Prendergast            Kilkenny SC

Niamh Murphy                 Templegue SC

Jess Stallard                     Kilkenny SC

Therese Corry                 Portmarnock SC

Jane Roberts                  Kilkenny SC

Niamh Kilgallen              Claremorris SC

Bethany Carson             Lisburn City ASC

Sarah Kelly                    Comans SC

Dairne Ryan                   Galway SC

Lydia Keogh                   New Ross SC

Staff:

Fran Ronan- Coach

Sebastian Locteau- Coach

Nelson Lindsay- Coach

Anne Cummins – Lead Team Manager

Peter Banks –National Performance Director

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