May 14, 2021

Rio 2016 finalist Oliver Dingley on Friday finished a tough 3m Springboard competition in 16th position at the 35th LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

The Irish Senior Record Holder in both 1m and 3m Springboard scored high in five of his six dives, but made an error on dive five that ultimately led to missing the final.

Dingley, who finished 17th in the same competition at the FINA Diving World Cup last week, finished with a final score of 367.35, earning him 16th in Europe.

Damian Ball, National Head Coach for Diving, said: "The men’s 3m featured a really strong field, with divers making the most of the limited competition opportunities ahead of the Olympic Games.

"Ollie was looking sharp and sitting in a really good position with just two dives to go.

"Unfortunately one small mistake can cost so much, but that is the nature of performance sport. We live and learn and now start preparing for the next challenge."

Clare Cryan will be Ireland’s last diver to compete at the LEN European Aquatics Championships when she lines up for the Women’s 3m Springboard event on Saturday morning.

Having finished 8th in the 1m Springboard on Tuesday, with little preparation for that board, she will be hoping for a big performance in her main event to conclude Ireland’s diving in Budapest.

Ireland’s swimming schedule begins on Monday at the Duna Arena with Conor Ferguson and Darragh Greene expected in action in individual events and Ireland’s Olympic relay bid kicking off in the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relays.

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 Divers Schedule - ALL TIMES IRISH:

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

Final same evening after 18:30