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13 Irish Aquatic Athletes named for European Games

Team Ireland Athletes Inaugural European Games in Baku 2015 The Olympic Council of Ireland and Swim Ireland as well as the National Federations of Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Judo, Karate, Shooting, Triathlon and Wrestling  are today announcing the first group of athletes selected for the first ever European Games to be held in Baku from the 12th -28th June 2015. 12 Irish swimmers and 1 diver will join over 6,000 athletes from the 50 National Olympic Committees of Europe to compete in [...]

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Swim Ireland Awards Night 2015 – Tickets Available

On the 9th May 2015, Swim Ireland will present our fifth annual Awards evening.   The 2015 Awards night will celebrate and honour the fantastic work and the outstanding accomplishments of our athletes, coaches and volunteers throughout the year and we will induct a deserving member of the aquatic community into the Swim Ireland Hall of Fame. All members of the aquatic community will be invited to purchase tickets at a cost of €50(£45) by completing the ticket order form (attached), [...]

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Conor Keleghan RIP

The President of Ireland Water Polo, the National Water Polo Committee, members of the water polo community and Swim Ireland wish to extend their sincere sympathy to the family of the late CONOR KELEGHAN, St Vincent’s Water Polo Club, who tragically passed away this week. Conor, in his short water polo career, made a significant impact with his club, provincial and Irish teams and was highly regarded by all with whom he came in contact with throughout the sport. Our thoughts [...]

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2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships

The newly renamed and revamped 2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships have been launched to the public. This year we are doing things a little differently and all spectators will require tickets which will be checked on the door. In order to reward our loyal followers for a limited period only you can avail of Special early bird discount and receive these tickets normally valued at €20 for FREE. In order to claim your free tickets simply visit http://irishopenswimming.eventbrite.ie and select the early [...]

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Irish Men Claim Bronze at EU Nations Cup

Congratulations to the Irish Senior Men’s Water Polo Team on their third place finish at the EU Nations Cup in Denmark over the weekend. They picked up Bronze after a penalty shootout with Switzerland yesterday winning 17-15. Well done to Irish player Jonny Clarke who was top scorer in the tournament also.  

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2015 SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

2015 SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Sports Capital Programme for applications. A fund of €40 million is available for development of sports facilities and the purchasing of sports equipment. Applications are now sought from sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities.  Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards and schools may only [...]

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Chris Bryan Competing at FINA 10K World Cup

God luck to Chris Bryan who will compete at the FINA/HOSA 10K Swimming Marathon World Cup event in Abu Dhabi tomorrow (Friday). Chris will swim the Men’s 10K event at 11am. Event Website and Results here

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RIP Fred Parkes

Swim Ireland are saddened to hear of the passing of Past President Fred Parkes who passed away on 24 Feb 2015 at the age of 78 after a short illness. A memorial service will take place on  Sunday 22nd March at Campbell College,Belfast commencing at 3pm. All are invited. Fred was a top swimmer and water polo player and represented Ireland at both sports. It was while swimming he met his wife Elizabeth who was also an Irish international swimmer. Fred won 16 [...]

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Hyland and Ferguson Smash Irish Swimming Records

Records continued to fall on the final day of competition at Swim Ireland’s Dave McCullagh Memorial and Swim Ulster International in Bangor. Brendan Hyland set a new 100m Butterfly senior standard in tonight’s Final, breaking his own 2013 record of 54.50 in 54.27 seconds. Hyland who trains with the Swim Ireland Performance Centre at the NAC and lives on the National Sports Campus commented after the event “I was surprised at the record, I haven’t rested for this event so [...]

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Shauna O’Brien Breaks Butterfly Record as Irish Swimmers Make International Qualification Times

Irish records fell on the second day of competition at the Dave McCullagh/Swim Ulster International at the Bangor Aurora in Down as a number of swimmers secured qualification times for this Summers international meets. Shauna O’Brien set a new Irish Senior Record in the Women’s 50m Butterfly Final. The UCD swimmer broke the previous record of 27.33 held by Melanie Houghton since 2014 in 27.10 seconds to claim gold, her time was under the qualification for the World University Games [...]

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