Seventeen Sliabh Beagh swimmers took part in the club’s Inaugural Masters Gala last weekend. For some this was their first attempt at Masters swimming, for many others this was an opportunity to swim at this level on their home turf!
The gala was a huge success with great interest from across the country. For the organising committee this was a baptism of fire, running the first gala at this level and operating the new timing system which was recently installed. The committee was delighted with its success and the positive feedback received from the participants.
It is hoped this will become an annual event. Below are the results of the Sliabh Beagh swimmers.
- Colum Caughey: Silver in the 800 Freestyle
- Mary Farrell: Gold 50M Free, 50M Backstroke and 800 Freestyle. Silver in 100 freestyle.
- Colin Gorman: Gold in 50M free, 50M Fly, 100 Free, 100 Fly and Silver in 50M Skins.
- Frankie Gorman: Silver in the 50M free,50M Breaststroke and silver in the 100 Breaststroke.
- Deirdre Hennessy: Silver in the 100 Breaststroke.
- Margaret Irwin: Gold in the 100 Freestyle.
- Emily Madden: Gold in 50 Breast, Silver in 100 Free and 50 Fly.
- Sinead Madden: Silver in the 50 Breast and Bronze in the 100 Free.
- Shauna Mc Gahon: Gold in the 100 free,100 Fly, 50 free, 50 Fly and gold in the 50M Skins.
- Aoife Mc Mahon: Gold in 100 Free, Silver in 50M free and 50M Back.
- Gregory Murphy: Bronze in the 800M Freestyle.
- Peter O Hara: Gold in 100M free, 100 Fly, 50M free, 50M Breast and fly and Gold in the 50M Skins.
- Jamie Sheridan: Silver in 100M freestyle, 100 Fly, silver in 50M free, Fly and bronze in 50M skins.
- Nathan Shields: Gold in 100 Breaststroke, 50M Breast, Silver in the 50M Free and Bronze in 100 Free.
- Joe Shiels: Gold in 50M Free and Bronze in 100M freestyle.
- Richard Skelly: Gold in 50M Freestyle.
- Marcin Tobiasz: Gold in 50M Fly and Silver in the 800M freestyle.
National Records achieved at Sliabh Beagh Inaugural Masters Gala:
The club are delighted to announce that a number of Irish Records were set at the Inaugural Gala. They were as follows:
- Brian Lee, National Aquatic Centre, Dublin (25 – 39 Age group) 200 Butterfly 2:28:74
- Kieran Kelleher, Sandycove Island, Cork, (70 – 74 Age group) 50 Free 29:84; 200 Free 3:04:42; 400 Free 6:15:04; 800 Free 12:35:24; 100 Butterfly 1:15:04.
- Tony O’Brien Aer Lingus Masters, Dublin, (70 – 74 Age group) 50 Butterfly 35:33; 200 Butterfly 3:17:25.
- Marie Keane, Comans, Roscommon, (60 – 64 Age group) 100 Breaststroke 1:37:50; 200 Breaststroke 3:29:06.