Eight Sliabh Beagh Swimmers travelled to the NAC along with swimmers from the rest of Ulster and Leinster to take part in this gala. This was an opportunity for some to gain qualifying times for the Swim Ulster galas and to test themselves in different strokes and distances. The meet was very successful for the club with many bringing home medals and all gaining personal bests, showing that the hard work is paying off for swimmers and coaches! Well done to the following:
Katie Bowden: 200M Free 11 sec PB; 100M Breast PB; 100M Fly 11 second PB.
Niamh Lavelle: 100M Back PB; 100M Free PB; 200 Breast 14sec PB, placing 1st.
Emily Madden: 400M Free 19sec PB, placing 1st; 200M Free 10sec PB, placing 3rd; 200 Back 7sec PB, placing 1st.
Emma Mc Elvanney: 200M Free 11sec PB; 100 Breast PB.
Sheenagh Mc Kenna: 100M Back; 100M Free PB; 400M Free, placing 3rd.
Oran O’Caolain: 200M back 21sec PB placing 3rd; 200M IM 17sec PB.
Caolan Roberts: 200M Free PB; 200M Back PB, placing 3rd.
Cliona Sheridan: 100M Breast 7sec PB; 200M Back 12sec PB; placing 3rd, 200M IM 5sec PB.
Well done to everyone who won prizes in our recent very successful fundraiser. Prize winners were as follows, Gillian Harte, Dympna Mc Kenna, Emer Mc Kenna, Kieran Lavelle, Geraldine Woods, Dana Sheridan, Matt Campbell, Mary Mc Laughlin, Robert Heaney. Also a sincere Thanks to those who sponsored prizes. Mc Mahons Supervalu Castleblayney, O Gormans Supervalu Carrickmacross, Monaghan Leisure Centre, The Batch Loaf, Mc Ardles Stationary, Ronaghan’s Chemist Monaghan, Eamon Byrne Butcher Castleblayney, Coyles Chemist, SwimKit in NAC, Eamon O Hara, GAA Jersey.
Thanks to those who sold lines and assisted in any way with the draw, €1900 was raised. This money will go towards transport costs and an outing for the swimmers at the end of the season.
Irish Open Swimming Championships.
This prestigious competition took place in the National Aquatic Centre this weekend and attracted a field from America, UK, Denmark, Egypt, Isle of Man. Many Irish senior and junior records were broken and taking part in the action from Sliabh Beagh was Alannah Leonard.
Alannah swam in the 200IM and 50 back and reached the final of the backstroke. Well done Alannah!