Category Archives: AquaSprint

Second Aquasprint Gala for Sliabh Beagh in Ballymoney

Sliabh Beagh ASC Sponsored by Scotstown Pharmacy.

Almost 50 Aquasprinters and their parents headed off to Ballymoney last Saturday to compete in our 2nd Forest Feast Aquasprint gala.  After a 2 hour bus journey our excited young team took to the water for their warmup under the watchful eye of our coach Ita O’Hara

Even though this was only the second time most of these children had competed, they were all so professional in their approach to their swims.  All children listened carefully to coaches and mentors and all races ran so smoothly as a result.  The swimmers swam hard and put a huge effort into every race they swam.  The improvement in some of our swimmers since the last gala was evident to all.

After a very exciting competition, with lots of cheering and close finishes, Ballymoney came out victorious with a scoreline of 221 to Sliabh Beagh’s 179.

A lovely reception followed, where our two captains, Caoimhe and Éanna spoke confidently thanking all swimmers,  Ballymoney club, coaches and parents and our sponsor Forest Feast for supporting the gala

The next Aquasprint gala for these 7-12 year olds will take place on April 13th against Lecale Swimming Club.

AquaSprint Final – Friday 8th June 2018: JOB ALLOCATION

AQUASPRINT Final vs Mid Ulster

8th June 2018, Dungannon

Job Allocation:

The following jobs have been allocated to parents:

Recording Table:   Aoife Hennessy, Helen Hughes
Touch Judge:           Ian Walker, Sylvia Gillis

Group Leaders:

  • Lane 4: Regina Walker
  • Lane 2: Sinéad Doherty
  • Lane 6: Deirdre Hennessy
  • Relay : Linda/Grainne/Brenda

Time Keepers:

  • Helen Carroll
  • Sharon O’Shaughnesy
  • Stephen McGeough
  • Carmel Duffy
  • Sarah Norton
  • Helen Duffy

Linda, Brenda and Gráinne will be on the deck to direct children to their team leader and to help with the relays.

If you are unavailable to do the job given please swap with another parent.

Warm-up at 6:30pm, gala starts at 7pm.

Please ensure your child wears his/her red Forest Feast Aquasprint tee-shirt and Sliabh Beagh hat. 

We will try to take the team photo before the warm-up at 6:35pm.


Its that time of year again where our Aquasprint Team will compete in a Three Club Final…….

This Friday we are in Lurgan and will be competing against Mid Ulster & Ballymoney.

Warm Up 6.30pm : Gala Starts at 7pm.

Job Allocation:

The following jobs have been allocated to parents:

Recording Table:   Helen Hughes, Lorcan Duffy

Touch Judge:           Kevin Curran

Starter:                        Ian Walker

Group Leaders:

Lane 1 : Emer McKenna

Lane 4: Emma Sherlock

Group organiser: Linda

 Time Keepers:

Cormac McMahon

Karen McConkey

Liz McKenna

Pat O’Shaughnessy

If you are unavailable to do the job given please swap with another parent. 


Aquasprint Team 1st Gala of the League

Aquasprint Captains & Vice Captains

Aquasprint Team : 2016-2017

Sliabh Beagh held its first gala of the season on Saturday  7th January. We welcomed a team from Portadown to Monaghan and both sides were delighted with how our swimmers competed. Portadown won comfortably and we wish them well for the rest of the season.

Many Sliabh Beagh swimmers were competing for the first time – some of these children are very young – and they swam extremely well.
We were very impressed with the support we got from our parents too and they all helped out both at the poolside and afterwards at the beautiful reception.
Thanks to forest feast for supporting the aquasprint league this year – we are delighted with our new tee-shirts too.