G.S.C Swimmers step-up at the Connacht Age-Groups
The 2017 Connacht/Munster Age-Groups held in University Arena, Limerick held from the 2nd-4th June proved to be a excellent meet for the attending GSC swimmers who stepped up delivering multiple superb performances over the 2 ½ day meet.
Leading the Gold podium performances were Alison Gibbs who won four titles in the 200/400IM, 400 Freestyle & 200 Breaststroke events in the U14 age-group, Aoife Leahy in the U16 age-group who won 3 titles in the 100/200 & 400 Freestyle, Ailbhe Mulhall won two titles in the 100 & 200 Butterfly, while Tom O’Sullivan & David Doorly won Gold each in the Boys U15 400 Freestyle & 200 Backstroke age-group respectively. In the Open category James Symons who won four titles in the Open Male category in the 100/200 Backstroke, 100 Fly & 200IM & Sarah Kelly won gold in the 100 Butterfly & 200 Freestyle & topping of the gold medal haul the GSC U14 Girls relay team of Alison Gibbs, Lauren Sharkey, Oliwia Roclawska & Ailbhe Mulhall were in sublime form winning the 400 Medley & Freestyle relay events.
Silver podium places were achieved by Tom O’Sullivan in the U15 100Fly/200Fly, 200 Freestyle & 400IM, Alison Gibbs in the U14 100 Breaststroke & 200 Freestyle events, Aoife Leahy in the U16 100 & 200 Backstroke events, Joseph Doorly in the U17 200 Breaststroke, 200Backstroke & 400 Freestyle events, Eidhne Kennedy in the U15 Boys 200 Breaststroke, Oliwia Roclawska in the U14 Girls 800 Freestyle, Naoise O’Donnell in the U14 Girls 200 Butterfly, Ailbhe Mulhall in the U14 Girls 200IM, while the U15 Boys relay team of David Doorly, Eidhne Kennedy, Tom O’Sullivan, Ralf Bodamer won an excellent silver in the 400 Medley event.
Bronze podiums places were achieved in the Girls U14 age-group by Ailbhe Mulhall in the 200 & 400 Freestyle, Aoife Leahy in the 100 & 200IM & Oliwia Roclawska in the 100 Freestyle, in the Boys U15 age-group by David Doorly in the 100 Backstroke & 100 Freestyle & Eidhne Kennedy in the 400IM, while Tim Keogh won silver in the U17 Boys 200IM.
Congratulations, also goes to Lauren Sharkey & Eidhne Kennedy who qualified for the Div.1’s in the 100 Backstroke & 100/200 Breaststroke respectively & to Ben Naughton, Aoife Davitt, Rory Lally & Ralf Bodamer who all had excellent meets achieving multiple PB times.
With the GSC team amassing 19 Golds, 16 silvers, 9Bronzes & over 50 new PB times, this concluded a superb meet for the attending swimmers & GSC would like to extend sincere thanks to GSC Team Managers, Tracy Mulhall, Ursula Kennedy, Owen Doorly & Michelle Davitt & Coaches Stuart & Pearse for their superb support work to the team on a very busy weekend of competing.
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