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Scully Secures Bronze in Eindhoven

James Scully has secured Ireland’s first medal on the opening day of competition at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, Holland. The 2013 World Championship Bronze medallist in the 200m Freestyle went into tonight’s S5 100m Freestyle Final in 3rd place after swimming a lifetime best in the morning heats of 1:21.66. And, despite the best efforts of Russia’s Roman Zhdanov, it was the man from Ratoath, Co. Meath who held on to that position in the Final and [...]

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Strong Irish team of five depart for IPC Paralympic Swimming European Championships

The five strong Irish Paralympic Swimming team departed Dublin early this morning bound for Eindhoven for the IPC European Swimming Championships which are set to take place from August 4th – 10th. The team, which is proudly sponsored by Allianz, features three swimmers who medalled at last summer’s IPC World Championships; Double Paralympian (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) Ellen Keane alongside fellow London Paralympians James Scully and Laurence McGivern. They are joined by another London Paralympian in Jonathan McGrath, and [...]

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Swimmers Bring Gold Medal Tally to 13 in Canada

29 Medals for Irish Swimmers Overall 29th July 2014 Swim Ireland sent their International Youth Squad to Winnipeg, Canada last week to compete at the Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships. The aim was for the squad to gain experience and to test the 12 talented young swimmers in unknown territory at a top International Meet. The swimmers didn’t only gain great experience going forward; they won medals, a lot of medals. On Sunday 27th July the team brought the Irish [...]

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5 Golds For 5 Star Ireland

Irish Swimmers Win 5 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze on Super Saturday 27th July 2014 Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada, Ireland had 12 swimmers competing in 10 finals. From there the unexpected happened, 5 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal. Over the past couple of weeks we have heard of a lot of impressive swims for Irish Swimmers but 5 Star Saturday surpassed all expectations. The squad excelled throughout the day right from the youngest swimmer, 12 [...]

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Two More Gold for Ireland as Medal Tally Reaches Eleven

Seven Heaven for Irish Swimmers 25th July 2014   Swim Ireland’s International Youth Squad can’t stay out of the headlines. The young swimmers continued their great form yesterday in Canada as they won another 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals. As a young team it is not easy to travel to a different Country, throw yourself into the deep end and perform to your best ability. Ireland’s young swimmers are showing how good they are physically and [...]

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Records Tumble as Ireland Win Golds in Canada on Day 1

2 Golds, 2 Bronze and Ferguson Breaks Irish Junior Records   24th July 2014   Conor Ferguson and Antoinette Neamt. Two names we have heard quite a bit in the past week and two names we will hopefully hear a lot of for quite some time to come. Larne swimmer Ferguson and Tallaght’s Neamt led Swim Ireland’s International Youth Squad to a winning start on Day 1 of 2014 Canadian Championships. In the morning heats 14 year old Conor broke the Irish Junior [...]

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Gold Medal Mel brings Irish Age Groups to a Close

20th July 2014 Melanie Houghton (Aer Lingus) continued her winning habit as she won Sunday’s Sprint event, the 50m Butterfly. The sprint specialist was somewhat of a “Gold Medal Mel” this week as she won the 50m and 100m Freestyle, as well as the 50m and 100m Butterfly. In Sunday’s 50m Butterfly she held off a strong challenge from UCD’s Shauna O’Brien touching in 27.56, with Shauna finishing in 27.78. Natasha Pollock of Lisburn completed the podium for the girls [...]

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Future Looks Bright for Irish Swimming at Irish Age Groups

19th July 2014 Irish swimming certainly has a lot to be excited about with the performance of Junior swimmers this week at Irish Age Groups and Summer Open. Larne swimmer Conor Ferguson had a very impressive swim on Saturday in the boys 100m Backstroke. 14 year old Conor recorded the fastest time of the day in the 100m Backstroke with a 57.96. Conor didn’t stop at backstroke as he stepped up for the 200 IM to take another gold medal showing [...]

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New Irish Club Record for UCD Girls Relay

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 [...]

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Sprint King Coulter wins 50m Freestyle

  17th July 2014 Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Groups and Summer Open started Wednesday evening with the 800m Freestyle for girls and 1500m Freestyle for boys. This was the first time the distance events have been swam on a separate day, giving the swimmers a chance to target the specialised events and recover for the rest of the meet. The swims of the evening went to Antoinette Neamt (Tallaght) in the girls 800m and Brendan Gibbons (Athlone) in the boys [...]

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