13th of February 2017 notes

Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the Tipperary Invitational gala on Sunday the 5th of February.  There were substantial improvements by our swimmers on their own “personal best” times for events and a fine haul of 28 individual medals.

Under 9 Girls – Jocelyn Hickey once again showed us what a fine young swimmer she is by winning gold in the 100 Individual Medley, gold in the 50 metres backstroke, a third gold in the 50 metres butterfly and, finally, a silver in the 100 metres freestyle.

Under 11 Girls – Alison Butler was another girl in great form winning a gold medal in the 50 metres butterfly and a silver in the 100 metres Individual Medley while Faye O’Neill won a very difficult gold medal in the 50 metres backstroke.  Well done, Faye!

Under 11 Boys – Ian Coffey was in flying form to take a lovely silver in the 100 metres breaststroke.

Under 13 Girls – In this category, Clodagh Carroll won a silver medal in the 50 metres breaststroke and a bronze in the 50 metres backstroke while Marnie Horan took a comfortable silver in the 50 metres backstroke.

Under 13 Boys – Michael Sweeney won a very classy gold in the 50 metres backstroke, following that up with a bronze in the 100 metres backstroke.  Meanwhile, Colm Looney went about his business very efficiently to win silver in the 50 metres backstroke and bronze in the 100 metres freestyle. 

Under 15 Boys – Moving up in the age groups, Adam Flynn was very relaxed in the pool, taking home a fine pair of bronze medals in the 50 metres backstroke and the 50 metres breaststroke.

Under 15 Girls – Cliona Murphy was showing some fine pace to win silver in the 100 metres backstroke.  Moya Noctor won a well-deserved and very stylish bronze in the 50 metres breaststroke while Orlaith O’Sullivan was focussing on the longer, harder events to win bronze in the 100 metres freestyle and a second bronze in the 100 metres Individual Medley.

Under 19 Girls – Meadhbh O’Sullivan simply hoovered up the medals in Tipperary, easily winning the gold in the 50 metres breaststroke, silver in the 100 metres Individual Medley, another silver in the 50 metres backstroke and rounding all that off with a bronze in the 100 metres freestyle.  Emma Quirke laid down some markers of her own, taking silver in the 50 metres breaststroke and silver 50 metres butterfly while Rebecca Twomey set out her stall to win the bronze in a very fast 50 metres backstroke.

Thanks to our coaches who gave wonderful support and encouragement to all our swimmers on the day.  Thanks also to all parents for travelling.

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