July 09, 2022

The penultimate day of action got underway at the Irish National Division 2s in UL Sport with morning finals of the Male 400m Freestyle.

After yesterday’s victories, Sean Carragher and Ewan Coleman were back atop the podium today. In the 15-year-old final, Banbridge’s Carragher took gold in 4.40.56 touching ahead of Alex Li from Trojan and James Hayden from Enniskillen. Dolphin’s Coleman (16) finished in 4.30.95, followed by Jamie Murphy (4:34.22) and Cian Houlihan (4:35.98).

17-year-old Fionn Nugent won his first gold of the competition, touching the wall in 4.30.36. Second and third place were taken by Remus Onitiu (4:32.97) and Patrick Segondat (4:34.15) respectively.

In the 13-year-old age group Billy Anglim struck again for his fifth gold medal during an incredible race against Barry Lowe. Billy touched the wall in 5.01.56, only .15 of a second ahead his opponent. Another promising talent to watch out for!

It was a fourth gold for young Baltazar Allende (12) of Trojan SC who managed to get the touch in 4.43.86, closely followed by Riley Brown in 4.44.27.

Liam O’Connor won his third gold in 4.48.87 in the 14-year-old final.

In today’s relays, Trojan won the Mixed 12 years 200m Freestyle Relay in 2.03.36, Cookstown (2:12.81) were second and Galway (2:14.38) third while Curragh Swim Team won the Boys 13-14 years 200m Medley Relay in 2.27.05.

In the Girls 100m Freestyle Trojan’s Eavan Ramsay won her sixth gold medal in 1:05.75 ahead of team-mate Georgia May Agnew (1:06.19) and Templeogue’s Mira Knowles. For the 13-year-olds, Sundays Wells’ Aoife Gardiner claimed her first gold in 1:04.46, while Trojan’s Lily Ranke (1:05.12) was second and Cate Diamond (1:06.24) of Templeogue third.

New Ross’ Nicole Colfer added to 200m Breaststroke gold and two silver medals taking the win in the 14 years age group in 1:04.62. Curragh’s Alexandra Solan was second in 1:05.29 and Mallow’s Victoria Roche third in 1:05.57.

The 15-year-olds final had the crowd on their feet as just .06 separated the three medallists. Lisburn’s Yzabelle Pacia (1:04.47) held off Fermoy’s Amy Hawe (1:04.48) and Asgard’s Jill Connolly (1:04.53) for the gold. Holly Marx was the 16-year-olds winner in 1:02.43, while Clonmel’s Aislinn Callery posted the fastest time of the day in the 17 and overs taking gold in 1:00.81.

In the Boys 200m Butterfly Banbridge’s Shea Mathers (12) claimed gold ahead of Garvan Gallard (2:58.72) in 2:50.81. Shark’s Killian Bank’s won the 13-year-old age group in 3:02.85 while for the 14-year-olds, Longford’s Senan McWeeney clocked 2:39.56 ahead of Galway’s Joseph Patten (2:40.84). In the 17 and overs Curragh’s Filip Halaczkiewicz (2:20.54) was victorious over Diarmuid Blackwell (2:23.03).

Aislinn Healy of Templeogue cruised to the win in the Girls 200m Butterfly 12-years-old in 3:04.29 ahead of Blackrock’s Katya Barrett (3:09.56). Maia O’Loughlin Brophy won the 14-year-old category in 2:59.81.

For the 15-year-olds Emily Hill topped the podium in 2:50.91 followed by Sundays Wells’ Mia Dowling O’Mahony (2:59.69) and Trident’s Ella McKeon (3:06.73). Having narrowly missed out on a medal in the 100m Butterfly, where she finished fourth, Faith Lynott took Gold in the 16-year-old Final in 2:47.17 with Shark’s Rachel Whelan second in 2:49.79 and Leander’s Joanna McCullagh third in 2:53.59.

Kingdom’s Mariia Marynsteva added to 100m Butterfly and 200m IM gold with gold in the 17 and over age group clocking 2:35.72. New Ross’ Holly Butler took silver in 2:39.58 and Alison Hyland bronze in 2:45.15.

In today’s open event, the 50m Breaststroke Sliabh Beagh’s Rebekah Gillis won gold in 36.77, Wexford’s Kacie Cooper was second in 37.33, just .02 ahead of Anna Van Wijnen and Myriam Ibarz who couldn’t be separated on 37.35. In the Boys Final, Dolphin’s Caleb O’Sullivan won in 32.02, Clonmel’s Brendan Cantwell was second in 32.49 and Castlebar’s Adam King third in 32.95.

Baltazar Allende climbed atop the podium for the second time today and a fifth gold medal in the 100m Backstroke 12-year-old final. The young Trojan touched in 1:10.04 ahead of Riley Brown (1:10.38) and Fiachra Reddington (1:11.74). Athlone’s Padraig O’Neill claimed his first medal of the meet winning the 13-year-old final in 1:12.58 with Lewis Timms second in 1:14.73 and Finn Casey third in 1:15.49.

ESB’s Rudi Lacy won the 14-year-old Final in 1:11.82, Kevin McNally touched for silver in 1:12.40 and Sean Greenan bronze in 1:12.51. Zach Daniels-Howard of Fermoy was first in the 15-year-old Final followed by NAC’s Daire O’Neill (1:08.44) and Nathan Caulfield (1:08.56).

Coolmine’s Cian McGrath won his first individual medal of the meet in the 16-year-old Final clocking 1:04.78 with Cookstown’s Andrew Lipscomb second in 1:05.17 and St Fiaccs Oisin Ward third in 1:05.32. Finally in the 17 and overs age group Lurgan’s David Clenaghan won gold in 1:04.39 ahead of Joseph Kenny (1:05.65) and Shaun Kilkenny (1:06.01).

The final event of day four saw some familiar names return to the podium in the Girls 100m Backstroke Finals. Trojan team-mates Eavan Ramsay and Georgia May Agnew added to their collections in the 12-year-old age category. Ramsay taking her seventh gold in 1:12.17 and Agnew, adding to three gold and two silver, second in 1:17.28 while Aer Lingus’ Julia Dziedzic finished the podium in 1:19.00. Killarney’s Ella Cremin won the 13-year-old category in 1:13.43, she held off Klava Hayes (1:15.03) and Cate Diamond (1:15.49).

In the 14-year-old Final Caroline Redmond (1:13.20) won gold over Galway team-mates Louisa Hussey (1:13.80) and Anna Fitzgerald (1:14.60). Aoibh Blake won the 15-year-old Final, touching ahead of Dolphin’s Mary Cassidy (1:13.32) and Mallow’s Daisy O’Toole (1:13.69).

Having won a silver medal in the 100m Freestyle earlier in the evening, Carrick Fins Joanna Pereguda took a step up the podium for gold in the 16-year-old-final. Pereguda clocked 1:10.47 ahead of Sliabh Beagh’s Aoibhin MacCinna (1:11.48) and Wexford’s Kacie Cooper (1:11.73).

In the final race of the day, the 17 and overs Final, Clonmel’s Aislinn Callery won her second gold of the night and fourth of the week touching in 1:08.99 while St Fiaccs Abby Byrne was second in 1:09.14 and Athlone’s Sile McAuley third in 1:10.89.

Thanks to Tokyo Olympians Ellen Walshe and Shane Ryan who attended today to meet the swimmers, get some photos, sign autographs and present medals!

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