Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the grade “C” gala earlier today in Askeaton. This was the last “C” gala of the current season and the last opportunity for some of our swimmers to shine – and shine they certainly did! With medals galore, “B” qualification times in every category and Personal Best times all around, it was a magnificent display of just how far these young swimmers have progressed in one season. Well done to all.
Under 11 girls – A great display by Clodagh Carroll who not only won her gold in the 50 metres breaststroke but also the silver medal in the 50 metres backstroke.
Under 11 boys – A powerful performance by Ethan O’Neill produced a gold in the 100 metres freestyle, gold in the 50 metres butterfly and yet another gold 100 metres Individual Medley.
Nathaniel Doncel also turned on the style winning a bronze medal in the 50 metres butterfly and also a bronze medal in the 100 metres Individual Medley.
Under 13 girls – Once again Imogen O’Connor dismissed the opposition with some very talented moves, seizing gold in the 100 metres freestyle and another gold in the 50 metres backstroke.
Particular praise goes to Elizabeth McGuire who not only achieved her “B” times, in this her first season in our club, but also took the gold medal in the 100 metres Individual Medley.
Just to show the strength of the club in this age group, Aisling White hoovered up the gold in the 50 metres breaststroke while Mairead Egan won the silver medal in the 100 metres freestyle.
Under 13 boys – In a display unlikely to be seen again this side of Rio, Paul O’Leary won a gold medal in the 100 metres freestyle, another gold in the 50 metres backstroke, yet another gold in the 100 metres Individual Medley and then a silver in the 50 metres breaststroke. Nice one, Paul!
Under 15 girls – Courtney O’Sullivan went about her business very calmly on the day taking silver in the 100 metres Individual Medley and bronze medals in both the 100 metres freestyle and the 50 metres backstroke. Meanwhile, MaryClare McCarthy won a beautiful silver medal in the 50 metres freestyle. Well done, MaryClare!
Under 15 boys – Connor Griffin looked very comfortable as he won gold in the 50 metres freestyle.
Thanks to our coaches, Kristian O’Donovan and Cathal O’Brien, who were giants of support on the day. Thanks also to all parents who travelled to Askeaton, especially those who took part in the timekeeping.
Well Done to all our swimmers who represented the club in the gala. Another sucessful outing that reflects the efforts of all and ensures that the name of the club is now well known in the Munster swimming scene. The support of coaches, parents, family and friends is an important ingredient to the sucess of the Club. Mike.