18th July 2014
Day 3 of Irish Age Groups and Summer Open got off to a fast start as UCD broke their Irish Club Team Record in the Girls 4X100m Freestyle Relay by just over a second. The team of Jess Stallard, India McGlynn, Shani Stallard and Shauna O’Brien combined for a time of 3.55.52. Galway’s girls team finished in second place with 3.9.88, whilst the Aer Lingus girls took third in 4.01.33.
Tallaght swimmer Brendan Hyland had an impressive victory in the 100m Butterfly with a 55.20, just outside his Irish Record of 54.50. Brendan who trains with High Performance Centre in the National Aquatics Centre will be in good form after the swim as he prepares for Senior European Championships next month.
Athlone swimmer Robbie Powell started day 3 of Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Groups and Summer Open just as he finished day 2, with a Gold Medal in a butterfly event. Robbie at only 14 years of age was the winner of the Boys 14-15 year old Age Group going 59.32 in a race that saw 4 swimmers break the 60seconds barrier. Mitchell Wilson from Galway also continued his impressive racing attitude as he pushed Robbie to the end with a 59.66, followed by Lisburn swimmer Keelan Logan (59.77) who picked up the bronze medal.
Dearbhail McNamara was back swimming today, this time in the shorter distance of 100m Breaststroke. The Castlebar girl is preparing for next month’s World Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China and was delighted to add the 100m Gold medal to yesterday’s 200m Breaststroke Gold.
Ireland’s 200m breaststroke duo Dan Sweeney (Sundays Well SC) and Nicholas Quinn (Castlebar) showed good form ahead of next month’s Senior European Championships as they battled it out in the 200m breaststroke. Dan’s 2.17.78 was enough to come away with the gold medal today as he out touched Nicholas (2.18.04) by 0.26seconds, whilst Aer Lingus and High Performance Centre (NAC) swimmer Ben Griffin claimed the bronze with his 2.23.37.
Robbie Powell and Brendan Hyland were at it again in the 200m Freestyle as they added another Gold Medal to each of their tallies. Robbie produced an excellent swim in his 200m, coming back strong in the second half to sneak under the 2minute barrier and finish in a time of 1.59.86. Brendan won the 16 and over age group with the fastest time of the day (1.53.47) for the 200m Freestyle, whilst another Athlone and High Performance Swimmer Brendan Gibbons took silver in 1.55.10. Longford’s Gerry Quinn completed the podium with his 1.55.64.
In the Woman’s 50m backstroke young Kate Kavanagh (16) continued Galway Swim Club’s impressive form as she just missed the Irish Junior Record by 0.09seconds, finishing in 30.10 to take the Gold Medal. The silver medal was picked up by another young swimmer, Kells swimmer Laoise Fleming (15), adding to her silver medal from yesterday. Laoise’s time of 30.88 was just enough to pip Emma Cassidy (30.89) of Sundays Well SC by 0.01.
The Competition continues over the weekend.
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Full Results Day 3
Boys 50m Backstroke Final: 1st D Prendergast UCD 27.09 2nd C Ferguson Larne 27.33 2nd M Keaveney Trojan 27.33
Girls 50m Backstroke Final: 1st K Kavanagh Galway 30.09 2nd L Flemming Kells 30.88 3rd E Cassidy Sundays Well SC 30.89
Boys 100m Butterfly Final 13&U: 1st F McGeever Limerick 1.04.53 2nd M Kolcow Galway 1.05.22 3rd S Scannell St Fiacc’s 1.07.26
Boys 100m Butterfly Final 14-15: 1st R Powell Athlone 59.32 2nd M Wilson Galway 59.66 3rd K Logan Lisburn 59.77
Boys 100m Butterfly Final 16&O: 1st B Hyland Tallaght 55.20 2nd D O’Sullivan Galway 55.96 3rd C Duffy Galway 56.42
Girls 200m Butterfly Final 12&U: 1st E Walshe Templeogue 2.28.69 2nd A Kane Ards 2.43.08 3rd S Hoban Castlebar 2.47.42
Girls 200m Butterfly Final 13-14: 1st A Neamt Tallaght 2.22.84 2nd V Hunter Lisburn 2.30.69 3rd L Higgins Templemore 2.31.74
Girls 200m Butterfly Final 15&O: 1st S Kelly Claremorris 2.18.81 2nd C Flood Tallaght 2.20.31 3rd M Dinneen Laser 2.21.38
Boys 200m Breaststroke Final 13&U: 1st E O’Hara Sligo 2.43.71 2nd E Corby Limerick 2.50.22 3rd F Duffy Galway 2.51.76
Boys 200m Breaststroke Final 14-15: 1st M Dervan Castlebar 2.36.43 2nd B O’Farrell Shark 2.37.42 3rd C Cunningham Aer Lingus 2.40.97
Boys 200m Breaststroke Final 16&O: 1st D Sweeney Sundays Well SC 2.17.78 2nd N Quinn Castlebar 2.18.04 3rd B Griffin Aer Lingus 2.23.37
Girls 100m Breaststroke Final 12&U: 1st E Moloney Dolphin 1.20.94 2nd Z Thompson Ards 1.22.24 3rd M Cobey Dunne St. Fiacc’s 1.24.22
Girls 100m Breaststroke Final 13-14: 1st M McSharry Marlins 1.15.05 2nd S McCracken Lisburn 1.16.48 3rd M Szmagara Glenalbyn 1.19.3
Girls 100m Breaststroke 15&O: 1st D McNamara Castlebar 1.13.34 2nd N Kilgallen Claremorris 1.14.76 3rd F Harling Aer Lingus 1.16.32
Boys 200m Freestyle Final 13&U: 1st F McGeever Limerick 2.06.62 2nd M Kolcow Galway 2.10.21 3rd O Mallon Olympia 2.11.11
Boys 200m Freestyle Final 14-15: 1st R Powell Athlone 1.59.86 2nd J McMillan Bangor 2.02.32 3rd M Moran Comans 2.02.86
Boys 200m Freestyle Final 16&O: 1st B Hyland Tallaght 1.53.47 2nd B Gibbons Athlone 1.55.10 3rd G Quinn Longford 1.55.64
Girls 400m IM Final 12&U: 1st R Reid Ards 5.16.68 2nd Z Thompson Ards 5.37.99 3rd C Quinn Lisburn 5.39.25 Girls 400m IM Final 13-14: 1st K Baguley Glenalbyn 5.08.60 2nd N Coyne Tallaght 5.21.23 3rd C Doran Limerick 5.21.79
Girls 400m IM Final 15&O: 1st K Walsh Galway 5.06.05 2nd A Shorten Shark 5.07.47 3rd M Dinneen Laser 5.08.37
Girls 14&U 4x100m FTR: 1st Tallaght (A Neamt, N Neamt, K Jurjane, N Coyne) 4.11.68 2nd Ards (S Brown, H James, M McGonigle, R Reid) 4.14.23 3rd Glenalbyn (L Taylor, s Linnane, C O’Riordan, K Baguley) 4.15.95
Girls 15&O 4x100m FTR: 1st UCD (J Stallard, S Stallard, I McGlynn, S O’Brien) 3.55.52 2nd Galway (K Finn, D Ryan, A McFarland, K Walsh) 3.59.88 3rd Aer Lingus (M Houghton, C Finlay, A Berry, H McMenamin) 4.01.33
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