May 11, 2021

Team Ireland diver Clare Cryan has finished eighth in the Final of the 1m Springboard competition at the 35th LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

The Irish Senior Record Holder in both 1m and 3m Springboard put a disappointing FINA Diving World Cup behind her with a score of 241.60 points in the preliminary round, advancing her to the evening Final in joint sixth position with Russia’s Mariia Poliakova

The Final proved tougher with Cryan scoring 234.30 points to secure a final finishing position of eighth in Europe.

Damian Ball, Swim Ireland's National Head Coach for Diving, said: "The 1m springboard is not an Olympic event, and with this being an Olympic year, we have done very little preparation on the 1m. To come away from this with a top eight finish is actually pretty impressive."

Clare Cryan added: "It was great to get out and compete again this week and have a steady performance. The arena has a great atmosphere even without the crowd, so walking out for that final with Europe's best was really special."

The 28-year-old will hope she can experience that feeling again on Saturday when she concludes Ireland’s diving programme in the 3m Springboard.

Tokyo 2021 qualifier Tanya Watson and Ciara McGing will be Ireland’s next divers to compete at the LEN European Aquatics Championships when lining up for the 10m Platform event on Thursday.

You can watch all the diving and swimming in Budapest live online via the links below.

LIVESTREAMS: RTE Player | Eurovision Livestream | LEN Livestream

For all results, please visit European Championships 2020 | Budapest (

LEN European Aquatics Championships 2021 Irish Diving Team




Ciara McGing

Ohio State University

Justin Sochor

Clare Cryan

National Centre Dublin

Damian Ball

Oliver Dingley

National Centre Dublin

Damian Ball

Tanya Watson

National Centre Dublin

Damian Ball

Remaining Irish Diving Schedule - ALL TIMES IRISH:

Thursday, May 13 - 11:00 Tanya Watson & Ciara McGing - 10m Platform

Final same evening after 18:30

Friday, May 14 - 11:00 Oliver Dingley - Men's 3m Springboard

Final same evening after 18:30

Saturday, May 15 - 11:00 Clare Cryan - 3m Springboard

Final same evening after 18:30