April 22, 2021

16-year-old Roisín Ní Ríain highlighted the third morning of action at Irish National Team Trials as the National Centre Limerick swimmer clocked yet another Tokyo Paralympic Games Minimum Qualification Standard (MQS).

Ní Ríain was classified on Friday last and over the weekend racked up the MQS in the 100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly at the Para Swimming World Series. This morning she added 200m Individual Medley to that list touching in 2:35.34 - well inside the required time of 2:40.48.

Templeogue’s Ellen Walshe will lead the 200m Individual Medley semi-final this evening after clocking 2:17.02.

In the Men's 200m Individual Medley, Eoin Corby, now a senior swimmer, hit his own Irish Junior Record when swimming 2:04.61 to win the heat over Cadan McCarthy.

In the Men’s 400m Freestyle Sundays Wells Liam Custer topped the rankings in 4:04.00 and will go into this evening’s final as the top seed ahead of National Centre Dublin’s Dean Power (4:05.73).

In the first heat Custers’ Sundays Wells’ team-mate Sean O’Riordan swam a personal best 4:41.42, edging closer to the Minimum Qualification Standard (MQS) for the Paralympic Games of 4:34.61. Barry McClements, already under the MQS topped that heat in 4:34.75.

In the Women’s 400m Freestyle, Ards’s Amelia Kane will take the top seed in tonight’s final after cruising to win her heat in 4:23.50.

This evening's session begins at 17:30 LIVE on RTE Player and also includes the third round of the Men's 50m Freestyle, Women's 100m Butterfly, and Women's 100m Freestyle.

Full line up, and this morning's RTE Player replay, available at the links below.


  • The Trials are primarily open to Performance athletes currently training in recognised onshore training bubbles in the National Centre (Dublin) at the National Aquatic Centre, the National Centre (Limerick) at the University of Limerick and at Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, as well as those identified athletes of similar standing who are living and training offshore.
  • The competition will comprise of a full Olympic individual event programme with heats, semi-finals, and finals in all 50m, 100m and 200m events and heats and finals in 400m, 800m and 1500m events. It will give our top athletes several qualification opportunities and will provide some very exciting swims over the course of the meet.
  • The meet will be live streamed on RTE Player and will be available to view worldwide.

Useful Links

RTE Player Heats 10am / Round 2/3 5.30pm

Psych Sheets

Live Results and Meet Mobile App

Meet Schedule

Swim Ireland Olympic Games Nomination Policy

Consideration Times Achieved

(Team Selections will be made at a later date)

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, 23rd July – 8th August 2011

Darragh Greene (100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke), Shane Ryan (100m Backstroke), Daniel Wiffen (800m Freestyle), Mona McSharry (100m Breaststroke)

Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, 24th August – 5th September 2021

Ellen Keane (100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke), Nicole Turner (50m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley) Barry McClements (100m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle), Patrick Flanagan (400m Freestyle), Róisín Ní Ríain (100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly)