August 12, 2022

Ireland’s Mona McSharry is through to tomorrow’s 100m Breaststroke Final at the European Swimming Championships in Rome.

McSharry entered the semi-finals at the fifth seed in 1:07.11, the 21-year-old moving up the rankings after the semi-final where she clocked 1:06.44 to place second just behind World Champion Benedatta Pilato of Italy in 1:06.16. She progresses third overall behind Pilato and 2012 Olympic Champion Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania in 1:06.44.

McSharry, who finished seventh in this final in the 2021 edition of the Championships in Budapest, is the Irish Record holder in 1:06.29, which she swam at the 2021 Olympic Trials in Dublin.

Niamh Coyne was also in action in the 100m Breaststroke semi-finals. The 21-year-old was faster than this morning’s heat swim touching in 1:08.00 for sixth in the semi-final and eleventh overall.

Tomorrow, Shane Ryan dives in for his first swim of the week in the 100m Butterfly where he is joined by Brendan Hyland and Max McCusker. Victoria Catterson swims the 200m Freestyle, an event she broke a 25-year-old Irish record in at the Commonwealth Games earlier this month. Danielle Hill returns for the 50m Backstroke and Darragh Greene, a semi-finalist in the 100m Breaststroke, swims the 200m Breaststroke with Eoin Corby.

Day 2 Results

Women 50m Butterfly Danielle Hill 27.10 (20th)

Men 100m Freestyle Max McCusker 50.12 (40th)

Robbie Powell 50.99 (62nd)

Women 100m Breaststroke Mona McSharry 1:07.30 (7th) SF 1:06.44 (3rd)

Niamh Coyne 1:08.11 (13th) SF 1:08.00 (11th)

Ellie McCartney 1:12.16 (34th)

Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Ireland 3:53.15 (11th)

(Danielle Hill, Eoin Corby, Brendan Hyland, Victoria Catterson)

Men 800m Freestyle Liam Custer 8:15.09 (19th)

Day 3 Schedule

Women 200m Freestyle Victoria Catterson

Men 100m Butterfly Brendan Hyland, Max McCusker, Shane Ryan

Women 50m Backstroke Danielle Hill

Men 200m Breaststroke Darragh Greene, Eoin Corby

Women 100m Breaststroke Final Mona McSharry