10th of December 2018 notes

Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the Invitational Gala in Tralee recently. Some great PB’s and an incredible haul of medals.

Girls under 12 – Faye O’Neill won a beautiful silver in the 100 backstroke.

Boys under 12 – Ian Coffey took bronze in a very fast 50 freestyle.

Girls under 13 – Alison Butler won a well-deserved silver in the 100 butterfly.

Boys under 14 – Nathan O’Connor won a fine silver in the 200 freestyle and a bronze in the 50 freestyle.

Girls under 15 – Aisling Coffey won a selection box of medals with gold in the 50 freestyle, silver in the 100 butterfly and bronze in the 100 freestyle while Ellen O’Connor won a magnificent gold in the 200 breaststroke.

Boys under 15 – Charles O’Brien was in scintillating form, hoovering up golds in the 200 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke and the 100 freestyle.

Girls under 16 – Our girls did us proud in this age group with Julie Rose Bowell winning gold medals in the 200 IM and 100 freestyle, Emer O’Dowd winning silver medals in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly and a bronze in the 100 breaststroke while Imogen O’Connor won a very nice pair of bronzes in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Boys under 16 – Donal Daly won a lovely bronze in the 200 IM.

Girls under 17 – Margaret O’Brien, who never fails to shine, won us gold in the 200 freestyle and silver in the 100 backstroke.

Boys under 17 – Paul O’Leary, one of our star swimmers, won gold in the 200 IM, gold in the 100 butterfly and capped it off with a silver in the 100 breaststroke.

Boys under 18 – Alan O’Shea took a great bronze in an extremely fast 100 freestyle.

Thanks to our coaches, Cathal O’Brien and John Edwards, who gave huge support and encouragement to our swimmers. Thanks also to our squad manager and to all parents for travelling and taking part in timekeeping duties.

Finally, don’t forget our Christmas Gala which takes place next Sunday, the 16th of December.  Lots of fun and goodies to be had (pizza, sweets, biscuits, cake, rice-crispy buns, that sort of thing).  There’s even a rumour that a surprise guest might turn up!

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