G.S.C host a Successful Christmas 50m’s Sprint
The annual Connacht 50’s (South area) meet was hosted by Galway SC in Kingfisher/NUIG on Saturday 2nd December & proved to be a very successful & enjoyable night of racing for all the competing GSC swimmers.
Podium place winners in the 50 Butterfly were Erin Smyth (3rd U11 & 1ST B Grade), Deirbhile Melody (3rd/U11 B Grade), Ingrid Shaw ( 2nd/U11 C Grade), Cillian Cullagh (1st U11/1ST B Grade), John Gibbs (2nd U11/2ND B Grade), Michael Mac Donnacha (1st U11/1ST C Grade), Daniel Mitchell (2nd U11/ C Grade), Eimear O’Leary (1st/U13), Sophie Lally (3rd/U13) & John Patten (2nd/U13).
In the 50 Backstroke, podium place winners included Deirbhile Melody (1st /U11), Erin Smyth (3rd/U11), Cillian Cullagh (3rd/U11) & Vlad Chizhevski (3rd/14 & Over).
Podium place winners in the 50 Breaststroke were Marijia Giedraityte (3rd/U11), Cillian Cullagh (3rd/U11), Eimear O’Leary (2nd /U13), Sophie Lally (3rd/U13), John Patten (2nd/U13) & Vlad Chizhevski (3rd/14 & Over).
In the 50 Freestyle, podium place winners included Eimear O’Leary (2nd /U13) & John Patten (1st/U13), while in the last event of the evening the 12×25 Canon relay which proved to be a brilliant finale, the GSC team made up of Erin Smyth, Eoghan Hart, Izzy Farrell, Cathal McGrath, Marijia Giedraityte, John Gibbs, Deirbhile Melody, Cillian Cullagh, Sophie Lally, Vlad Chizhevski, Eimear O’Leary & John Patten finished in 3rd place in a closely competitive finish.
GSC would like to congratulate all the swimmers for their endeavours & superb swimming on the night & would like to extend sincere thanks to all the GSC parents & committee members who helped on the night with all the necessary officials duties & to GSC Team Managers, Caroline Doorly & Caroline Rather & Coaches Magda & John for their excellent support work to the team on a very positive night of competing.
The Cannon-ball relay teams; 1st Shark SC, 2nd Galway SC, 3rd Tuam SC.