December 07, 2018

Mona McSharry continued her impressive form on Day 2 of the Irish Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships in Lisburn today as the 18-year-old broke Michelle Smith’s 1995 100m Freestyle Irish Record twice, she had already broken the 50m Freestyle record yesterday.

The Marlins swimmer first went under the record in the morning heats clocking 54.65, taking two hundredths of a second off Smith’s 23-year-old time of 54.87, she then lowered that time by another three hundredths of a second to 54.34 to claim gold and the national title.

Less than 20 minutes later McSharry added her fourth gold medal of the meet in the 100m Breaststroke where she touched in 1:07.91.

UCD’s Andrew Moore, Erin Riordan, Kate Kavanagh and Kevin McGlade broke the third relay record of the week as the quartet touched in 1:35.74 in the Mixed 200m Freestyle Relay to break their own record (1:36.87) set at Leinster Championships in November.

National Centre Dublin’s Jordan Sloan, Robbie Powell and David Prendergast took a clean sweep of medals in the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final. Irish record holder Sloan touched first in 48.93 followed by Powell (49.22) and Prendergast (49.26). The men from the National Centre in Limerick followed this claiming gold, silver and bronze in the 100m Breaststroke as Eoin Corby (1:01.04), Liam Doyle (1:01.26) and Uisean Cooke (1:01.79) were the first three home. 

National Centre Limerick swimmers continued to impress as Cillian Melly (4:17.82) and Cadan McCarthy (4:20.71) took the top spots in the 400m Individual Medley. In the women’s event Jessica Burke of NAC SC clocked 5:00.25 for gold ahead of Leander’s Emma Henderson (5:05.43) and Dolphin’s Hannah O’Shea (5:07.15).

Emma Reid retained the 50m Butterfly title for the third time in as many years, touching ahead of sister Rebecca (27.82), in 27.04. The bronze medal was shared by Otter SC team mates Jena Macdougald and Cara Stapleton who both finished in 28.36. UCD’s John Higgins claimed a first national title winning the men’s event in 24.06.

Ards’ Amelia Kane cruised home to victory in the women’s 1500m Freestyle Final. The 15-year-old touched in 17:02.30 adding to yesterday’s 200m Butterfly gold medal.

Competition continues tomorrow through to Sunday.

December 07, 2018

Day 2 Results:

Women 1500m Freestyle: 1st Amelia Kane Ards 17:02.30 2nd Lara McEvoy Aer Lingus 17:53.25 3rd Danielle Farrell Sligo 17:58.40

Men 100m Freestyle: 1st Jordan Sloan National Centre Dublin 48.93 2nd Robbie Powell National Centre Dublin 49.22 3rd David Prendergast National Centre Dublin 49.26

Women 100m Freestyle: 1st Mona McSharry Marlins SC 54.34 ISR 2nd Erin Riordan UCD 55.52 3rd Naomi Trait Kilkenny 56.38

Men 100m Breaststroke: 1st Eoin Corby National Centre Limerick 1:01.04 2nd Liam Doyle National Centre Limerick 1:01.26 3rd Uisean Cooke National Centre Limerick 1:01.79

Women 100m Breaststroke: 1st Mona McSharry Marlins SC 1:07.91 2nd Aisling Haughey Aer Lingus 1:08.01 3rd Niamh Kilgallen National Centre Dublin 1:09.66

Men 400m IM: 1st Cillian Melly National Centre Limerick 4:17.82 2nd Cadan McCarthy National centre Limerick 4:20.71 3rd Alfie Kelly Dolphin 4:26.15

Women 50m Butterfly: 1st Emma Reid Bangor 27.04 2nd Rebecca Reid Ards 27.82 3rd Jena Macdougald Otter 28.36 Cara Stapleton Otter 28.36

Men 50m Butterfly: 1st John Higgins UCD 24.06 2nd Michael Hewitt City of Belfast 24.35 3rd Fiachra Lennon UCD 24.88

Women 400m IM: 1st Jessica Burke NAC 5:00.25 2nd Emma Henderson Leander 5:05.43 3rd Hannah O’Shea Dolphin 5:07.15

Mixed 200m Freestyle Relay: 1st UCD 1:35.74 ISR 2nd Ards 1:39.92 3rd Athlone 1:40.98