GSC have positive Connacht graded meet success
The Longford A and B/C grade meets, held on the 25th May, were important opportunities for our GSC swimmers to post some positive swims before the Irish National Age–Groups in July, the Division 2’s in June and also for B/C grade swimmers prior to the final B/C graded meet being held in June.
The overall results were very encouraging and GSC would like to congratulate all the swimmers for their swimming endeavours over the two competitions.
There were some great results during the A Grade event, with GSC swimmers taking to the podium nine times in Longford. There was also a great result for Lucy Kavanagh qualifying for the Division 2’s in her U13 200m backstroke event.
Nell Mahdi took gold in the U13 200m backstroke event with a further two silver medal wins in the 200m freestyle and 200IM events.
There was also gold for Rory Melody in the boys U13 200m backstroke event and Rory also made the podium twice more with two silver medals in the 200m freestyle and the 200IM events.
Alibhe Mulhall swam to a podium finish in the U11 200m butterfly, winning silver in the event. There was a silver medal for Madeleine Mitchell in the U13 butterfly age group while Ava O’Donovan won silver in the U13 200m breaststroke event.
GSC would like to thank coach Ger Keogh and team manager Rose Kavanagh for their help and support during the busy morning.
In the afternoon’s B/C gala, GSC made the podium for a further nine medals with a silver medal for Dominic Matei in the B Grade 200m butterfly race while there were three medals for GSC in the C Grade 100m fly event, with a gold for Mati Dodek in the U11 age group, a gold for Eoin O’Malley in the U13 age group and a silver for Hugh Reddan in the U11 age group.
In the B Grade backstroke, there was a gold for Tom Kavanagh in the U13 age group while Harry Walsh won bronze in the U11. In the breastroke, there was further success for GSC with a gold for Jack Silke with Eoin O’Malley winning bronze in the U13 age group.
And in the B grade freestyle racing, there was another bronze for GSC with a good swim from Tom Kavanagh in the U13 age group event.
Thanks to coaches Gwen and Niav Ryan and team managers Frances Murphy and Kenneth Kenndy for their help and support to the swimmers during the afternoon event.