Kate & Bryan make British Age-Groups times at the Dave McCullough Memorial
At the recent Dave McCullough Memorial meet in Dublin which doubled up as the Celtic Tri-Nations meet between Ireland, Scotland & Wales, Kate Finn & Bryan O’Sullivan qualified to represent Connacht & Ireland at the forthcoming British Age-Groups to be held in Sheffield from 22nd-26th July.
Kate made sure of her qualification in the 100 Backstroke in a PB time & also made the Open final. Bryan, made the British standard in both the 200 Butterfly & also the 200 Backstroke in both PB times & both swimmers will compete in the U14 girls & boys categories respectively at the British Age-Groups.
Other positive performances came for Cian Duffy who made finals in the 200 Fly, 200IM & 100 Backstroke which was also a Connacht U19 & Senior record & David O’Sullivan who was representing Ireland at the meet made finals in the 50,100 & 200 Butterfly. In the girls category, there were PB‘s for Ruth Keogh in the 100 Backstroke & 400IM & A Final swims for Ruth in the 200 & 400IM, Keena Walsh made finals in the 100,200 Breaststroke & 200 IM & there were also B final swims for Richard Murphy (400IM), Andrew Moore (400IM), Conor Smyth (400FS) & Oisin Duffy (400IM) who qualified for the Connacht Squad.
Galway SC would like to extend sincere thanks to all the parents who helped officiate at the meet making the event run seamlessly efficient & also to Team Manager, John Keogh who was excellent support to the swimmers & head coach over the 3 days.
The Dave McCullough meet concluded with Ireland winning the Tri-Nation title on home soil & although not all the GSC swimmers achieved their respective aims & targets for the meet, the GSC team can take many positives from all aspects of their performances over the 3 days & use the pluses in preparation for the summer meets.