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Dingley Comfortably Through to Euro 3m Final

Oliver Dingley has progressed to his second Final at the European Diving Championships in London today. The 23 year old eased into the Final of the 3m in 7th place with a score of 404.35. Dingley was never in doubt of making the final and remained within the top ten throughout the six rounds of dives. Top scores of 71.40 and 70.50 in rounds one and three made up for some lost points in round four but a 67.50 point [...]

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Dingley 8th in European Final

Ireland’s Oliver Dingley has finished in 8th place in the 1m Springboard Final at the European Diving Champions at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Dingley, who lives and trains at the National Sports Campus in Dublin, had progressed to this evening’s final in 6th place. A missed dive in round 2 earlier today saw the 23 year old lose out on points but he seemed full of confidence as he nailed the dive in tonight’s final scoring 24 [...]

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Dingley Secures European Final Place

Irish diver Oliver Dingley has secured a place in the 1m Springboard Final with an impressive score of 364.95 points on the opening day of Diving at the European Aquatics Championships in London. Olympic qualifier Dingley put in a solid performance across 6 dives to progress to this evening’s final in 6th place. A slightly off entry in the second round pushed Dingley from 2nd place to 14th, but the 23 year old recovered well to climb back up the [...]

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Two silver medals, one bronze medal and 23 Personal Bests for Ireland following hugely successful IPC European Open Swim Championships

The Irish Paralympic swim squad returned home to the Emerald Isle on Sunday evening (May 8th) with their heads held high after collecting two European silver medals, one bronze medal and a whopping 23 Personal Best (PB) times. Teen sensation Nicole Turner will return as the toast of the county of Laois, and indeed her country, as she won two silver medals and one bronze medal, and also secured nine PB times over the course of the seven-day competition. The 13-year-old [...]

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Diving & Swimming Teams Announced Ahead of European Championships

Swim Ireland has today announced the teams that will represent Ireland in Diving and Swimming at the LEN European Championships from May 9th to 22nd at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 2016 marks the first time in almost 20 years that Ireland will be represented at a senior European Diving Championships. Olympic qualifier Oliver Dingley will lead the team with 2015 European Games finalist Natasha MacManus and Jack Ffrench also competing from Monday May 9th. [...]

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Teen sensation Nicole Turner scoops her second silver medal of the week on Day 4 of the IPC European Open Swim Championships

Teen sensation Nicole Turner is certainly making a massive splash at this week’s IPC European Open Swim Championships in Funchal, Portugal, as the talented 13-year-old scooped her second medal of the week this evening. The Laois teenager not only won silver in the 100m Breaststroke SB6 this evening, but also tipped home in a fantastic Personal Best time of 1.46.29. Speaking afterwards, an exhausted Turner stated: “After this morning I thought I was a bit off, but that swim was [...]

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Ireland’s Nicole Turner wins European silver medal

It was a big day today for 13-year-old Nicole Turner from Co. Laois as she secured her first major medal when she won silver in the 200m Individual Medley SM6 final this evening. The talented young star booked her spot in the final earlier today, after an incredible swim in the heats saw her achieve a Personal Best in a time of 3.19.79. As the day progressed though, it was clear that Nicole was on form, and she secured yet [...]

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McSharry Shines on Final Night of Swimming Championships

Mona McSharry was the star on the final night of the Irish Open Swimming Championships as she picked up titles in the 200m Individual Medley, 200m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle. McSharry, who trains at Donegal’s Ballyshannon Marlins, had already won the 50m and 100m Breaststroke Irish titles this weekend. The 15 year old was the fastest Irish qualifier out of the 50m Freestyle semi-final, tonight’s first event, then just minutes later she claimed the 200m Individual Medley in 2:19.27. Taking [...]

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McSharry, UCD Break Irish Records on Penultimate Night of Swimming Championships

Irish swimmers continued to impress on the penultimate night of racing at the Irish Open Championships at the National Aquatic Centre. Saturday night’s final event had the crowd on their feet as Conor Ferguson led off the relay hoping to post a time that could qualify them for the Olympic Games. Ferguson, who was just .05 shy of qualification in the 100m Backstroke last night was once again close to the time clocking 54.91 seconds, Alex Murphy (Breaststroke), Brendan Hyland [...]

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Ferguson Edges Closer to Olympic Qualification

Conor Ferguson came agonisingly close to the FINA Olympic A time in winning tonight’s 100m Backstroke Final on the second day of competition at the Irish Open Swimming Championships. The 16 year old clocked 54.41, a new Irish Senior Record, but was just .05 of a second shy of the required Olympic qualification time of 54.36. The Larne swimmer will have another shot at the time tomorrow as he leads out the Ireland 400m Medley Relay. Mona McSharry was also [...]

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