CLUB NOTES: 19 June 2014

 Clare Wins Gold in Special Olympics

Claire with her sister & brothers on her arrival back to Monaghan last Sunday night.
Claire with her sister & brothers on her arrival back to Monaghan last Sunday night.

The club would like to acknowledge the success of Claire McElroy who represented the Monaghan Special Olympics team in the Swimming discipline in University of Llimerick last weekend.  Claire trains with the Special Olympics squad in Monaghan on Saturday and the club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Ita O’Hara is her coach on all occasions.
Claire won Gold on Saturday in the 25m Individual Breaststroke race and was a member of the Gold medal winning Monaghan Relay team, swimming the Breaststroke leg in the 4 x 50 m Medley relay on Sunday.  Claire also was awarded a Ribbon in the 25 m Individual Butterfly event.

Well done Claire and all members of the Monaghan Special Olympics team.


NAC Long Course Meet

Sliabh Beagh Asc had six swimmers compete at the NAC Long Course last Sunday 8th June. For Cliona Sheridan, Matthew Comiskey and Oran O’Caolainn it was their last gala of the season and their first time swimming a long course gala. All three hit PB’s in their events. For Peter O’Hara, Emer Sheridan and Nathan Shields their season has 6 weeks left still and their times reflect the hard work they have been doing in practice. Well done to everyone for their effort.


Community Games County Final

Publication7Last Sunday 16th June saw the Community games county final take place in the Coral Leisure Centre.  As expected the Sliabh Beagh swimmers were out in force scooping most of the first place positions and finishing strongly in all of their races. The next stop is the national finals in Athlone in August. Well done everyone!


Swim Ulster Summer Meet

Good luck to all swimmers attending this gala in Lisburn at the weekend.  Sheenagh Mc Kenna, Hannah Skeath, Matthew Comiskey, Oran O’ Caolainn,  Caolan Roberts and Jamie Sheridan.

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