Our Coach Ita had the pleasure of meeting British Paralympian Ellie Simmonds

Club Notes: 24th March 2016

Dave Mc Cullagh International Meet:

Our Coach Ita had the pleasure of meeting British Paralympian Ellie Simmonds
Our Coach Ita had the pleasure of meeting British Paralympian Ellie Simmonds










Well done to our three swimmers who qualified for this high standard gala. Sisters Alannah and Caragh Leonard and Colin Gorman.  Our swimmers competed against the best in Ireland the Uk and further afield and did not come up wanting. Alannah is a seasoned competitor having swam in this event on a number of occasions. Alannah made the finals of the 50, 100 and 200M backstroke the 50 and 100 Freestyle and the 200IM which was a great weekend’s work. This was Colin’s first time to qualify for the Dave Mc Cullagh so he was delighted to be there soaking up the atmosphere! Colin Narrowly missed out on a final in the 200 Fly but came good in the 100 Fly putting in a great swim and finishing 13th overall. Caragh at 12yrs was one of the youngest competitors at the gala.  Caragh qualified to swim in the 50, 100 and 200M breaststroke and the 50M Freestyle. Caragh put in a good performance and was certainly not over awed by the prestigious field! Well done everyone and for representing Sliabh Beagh at this gala.


St Particks Day Parade:  Well done to all our swimmers who took part in the St Patricks Day parade. As usual your colourful Fishes added interest to the parade!  Ita O Hara, club coach was on hand to give out prizes for the most colourful and original fishes. Thanks to all who took part, who made Fishes and for the parents and committee who helped to marshal and give out goody bags.


Club Fundraising:

Thanks to everyone who returned Last Man standing cards. Good luck to everyone who entered.

Cake Sale: Our annual Cake Sale takes place this Saturday in Monaghan Shopping centre.  Remember lots of baked goodies and help on the day is needed to make this a success.

Table Quiz: takes place in Terrys in Monaghan on Friday 15th April.


Upcoming Galas:

The Antrim Championships takes place in Larne 25M swimming pool on 23rd-24th April

Entry forms are in the back of the sign in book and on the Club web-site. Entries must be with the Gala secretary by Tuesday 29th March.

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