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Ireland Represented at World Junior Open Water & Diving & UK School Games

Irish swimming will be represented at the World Junior Open Water Championships and at the UK Schools Games this weekend while diver Natasha MacManus will compete at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships from the 9th – 14th September. Ethan O’Brien is first up at the 7.5K Open Water Championships taking place in Balatonfure, Hungary at 9am on Friday. O’Brien takes his second outing in International open water competition following a 25th place finish at the European Junior Championships in [...]

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Fiona Doyle 7th in European 50m Breaststroke Final

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle has finished 7th in the 50m Breaststroke Final on the last day of competition at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany. Following last night’s semi-final Doyle was ranked 6th going into tonight’s Final in a time of 31.30 seconds. However, the University of Calgary student was unable to match the time in the Final touching in 31.37 and seventh overall. Doyle would have needed to break her Irish Record of 30.93 to win a medal with [...]

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Doyle Delivers in 50m Breaststroke to Secure Final Berth

Fiona Doyle has secured her place in the 50m Breaststroke Final on the penultimate day of competition at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany but there was disappointment for Sycerika McMahon who was outside the top 8. Doyle had earlier qualified for the semi-final in 13th place in 31.63 seconds but the World University Games Silver medallist improved her time by .33 of a second to finish 4th in her semi-final and 6th overall. Doyle is the current Irish [...]

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McMahon, Doyle Ease into Breaststroke Semi-Final’s at European Championships

Sycerika McMahon and Fiona Doyle have secured places in tonight’s 50m Breaststroke semi-finals at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin. McMahon, swimming in heat 4 of 5, swam a new lifetime best of 31.02 and finished 3rd in her heat to go through as the fifth fastest qualifier for the semi-final. The 19 year old won Silver at the European Championships in 2012 in the event in 31.27 seconds, her previous best of 31.12 stands from the Commonwealth Games in [...]

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Murphy 12th in 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final at European Championships

Ireland’s Barry Murphy has finished 12th in the 50m Breaststroke semi-final at the European Championships in Berlin missing out on the Final by just two tenths of a second in an event where a new World Record was set by Great Britain’s Adam Peaty. Murphy had qualified for tonight’s semi-final in 14th place in 28.01 seconds, the 28 year old managed to better this time in the semi-final in a season’s best 27.90 but this was not enough to secure [...]

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Barry Murphy Through to 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final at European Championships

Ireland’s Barry Murphy has advanced to the European Championships 50m Breaststroke semi-finals on the fifth day of competition at the Europa-Sportpark in Berlin, Germany. Murphy posted a time of 28.01 to finish 5th in his heat and 14th overall to secure his place in the last 16. Speaking after the race, Murphy who trains at Swim Irelands Performance Centre at the National Aquatic Centre commented “Job done this morning, I’ve been waiting around for 3 days now so it was [...]

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No Progress for McMahon & Doyle in 200m Breaststroke in Berlin

Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon and Fiona Doyle could not progress from the heats of the 200m Breaststroke on the fourth day of competition at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin. McMahon posted the faster time of the two touching in 2:31.81 to finish 6th in her heat and 21st overall. Doyle clocked a time of 2:32.23 to finish 23rd overall. Russia’s Vitalina Simonova was the fastest qualifier in 2;25.46 while World Record holder Rikke Moeller Pedersen was 6th in 2:27.42. Tomorrow [...]

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McMahon 12th at European Championships in Medley Semi-Final

Sycerika McMahon took over a second off her heat time from this morning to finish 12th overall in the 200m Individual Medley semi-finals at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin today. Not happy with her time of 2:15.46 this morning McMahon put in an impressive performance this evening to finish just .75 of a second off a Final position. Her time of 2:14.42 was a season’s best and only .04 of a second off her personal best in the event [...]

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McMahon Advances to Medley Semi-Final at European Swimming Championships in Germany

Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon has qualified for the semi-final of the 200m Individual Medley (IM) at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany. Swimming in the last heat McMahon started well turning fourth after the Butterfly leg in 29.26, after the Backstroke leg she had fallen back to 7th but a strong 50m of Breaststroke put her right back in contention and carried her through to 4th in the heat and 13th overall in 2:15.46. Commenting afterwards “I’m happy to get [...]

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Doyle 13th in Breaststroke Semi Final at European Championships

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle has finished 13th overall in the 100m Breaststroke semi-final on the second day of competition at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin. Doyle had qualified for this evening’s semi-final in 10th place from this morning’s heats in a time of 1:08.77, over a second off her personal best time of 1:07.66 which won her Silver at the World University Games in 2013. She bettered this morning’s time in the semi-final to 1:08.49 but it was not enough [...]

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