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McSharry 4th, Ferguson 7th in World Championship Finals

Irish swimmers concluded a historic week with 4th and 7th place finishes on the final night of racing at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, USA. With Ireland’s first ever medals at a World Junior Championships secured including gold and bronze for Mona McSharry and silver for Conor Ferguson, the duo had qualified for the 200m Breaststroke and 200m Backstroke Finals this evening. McSharry was first up in the 200m Breaststroke, the Marlins Donegal swimmer put in a huge […]

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McSharry and Ferguson Target More Medals at World Junior Championships

Ireland’s Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson have progressed to more finals on the last day of racing at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, USA. McSharry, who has already won gold and bronze at these Championships, won her heat of the 200m Breaststroke to progress to tonight’s final in fifth place overall. The 17-year-old clocked 2:30.07, and with a best time of 2:27.44 she is well in contention for a third medal. USA’s Zoe Bartel was today’s fastest qualifier […]

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Magnificent McSharry Crowned World Champion in Indianapolis

There was more swimming history made for Ireland tonight as Sligo’s Mona McSharry won 100m Breaststroke Gold at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis USA, Ireland’s second World swimming title in just 4 days after Shane Ryan’s 50m Backstroke Gold medal win at the World University Games on Wednesday and the country’s fourth world swimming medal this week. McSharry lead from start to the finish in tonight’s race winning out by .37 of a second over silver medallist Faith […]

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McSharry and Ferguson Advance to Finals in Indianapolis

After their medal winning performances last night Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson continued their fine form qualifying for the finals of the 100m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke at the World Junior Championships. McSharry was one of only two swimmers under 1:08 in the morning heats of the 100m Breaststroke where she progressed in 1:07.79 as top seed. Swimming in the second semi-final tonight McSharry was the first swimmer home in the exact same time as her heat swim, she goes […]

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Greene 6th in World University Games Final; McSharry, Coyne and Ferguson Through to Semi-Finals at World Juniors

Irish swimming continued to ride the wave of success today with more outstanding performances from swimmers at World University Games in Taipei and World Junior Championships in Indianapolis. Darragh Greene concluded Ireland’s individual events in the pool at the World University Games today with a fantastic 6th place finish in the 50m Breaststroke Final. Greene broke 28 seconds for the first time in yesterday’s heat swim in 27.87 seconds, the UCD student bettered that time to 27.85 in the semi-finals […]

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Ferguson and McSharry Make History with Silver and Bronze for Ireland at World Junior Championships

In an historic night for Irish swimming Conor Ferguson and Mona McSharry collected Silver and Bronze medals at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, Ireland’s first medals in the sixth edition of the event. The result follows Shane Ryan’s 50m Backstroke Gold medal win at the World University Games yesterday, Ireland’s first gold medal in the pool at the event in 26 years. After cruising to victory his semi-final swim last night, Conor Ferguson battled to a Silver medal […]

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McSharry and Ferguson Secure Final Places at World Junior Championships

Following a Gold medal win for Shane Ryan in the pool at World University Games yesterday, Ireland’s junior swimmers Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson kept Ireland trending in the swimming world with impressive displays on the opening day of competition at the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, both advancing to finals in their respective events. McSharry, the current European Junior Champion in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke, let her intent for the week be known in last night’s 50m Breaststroke […]

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Shane Ryan Clinches World University Games Gold in Thrilling Final

Shane Ryan has claimed 50m Backstroke Gold for Ireland at the World University Games in Taipei today, in a thrilling final he came home first holding off current world number two Justin Ress of the USA. Ryan, who graduated from Pennsylvania State University this year, had entered this evening’s final in first place after yesterday’s semi-final in a new Irish record time of 24.97. Ryan then dashed to gold in today’s final in 24.72 seconds, another Irish Record. Ress, who […]

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Shane Ryan Advances to 50m Backstroke Final in Taipei in Irish Record Time

Shane Ryan continued his fine form at the World University Games in Taipei today securing his place in the 50m Backstroke Final in a new Irish Record, the 2016 Olympian is the top seed for the final. Ryan, who finished 4th in yesterday’s 100m Backstroke Final, had progressed from this morning’s heats in second place touching in 25.12, just outside his own Irish record of 25.09 from 2016. The 23-year-old went on to become the first Irishman to break 25 […]

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Masters Championships Come To A Close In Budapest

There is a saying “we don’t stop exercising because we get old, we get old because we stop exercising”. FINA World Masters Championships serves to prove that point with athletes ranging from 25 – 97 taking to the pool and open water events across two weeks in beautiful Budapest. 48 athletes representing Irish clubs competed across 3 disciplines at this years championships. the pinnacle of the aquatics season. With medals from 1st to 6th position at the World Masters there […]

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