Team G.S.C amass 56 podium finishes at the Connacht SC 2017
The Connacht short course swimming championships took place on the 4th and 5th November with G.S.C swimmers having an fantastic weekend achieving multiple personal best times and amassing an impressive 56 podium finishes.
Leading the performances in the pool, there was podium Gold for Fionn Duffy (U16/200mIM, 200m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, 50m & 100m Breaststroke), Stephanie McLaughlin (Open & U16/400m Freestyle, U16/100m & 200m Freestyle), Isabelle Gibbs (Open & U16/100m Backstroke) and Joseph Doorly (Open 400m Freestyle).
Silver podium success was achieved by Isabelle Gibbs (Open & U16/50m & 200m Backstroke), Sophie Moran (Open & U16/400m Freestyle & 200m Butterfly), Stephanie McLaughlin (Open & U16/100mIM, Open/100m Freestyle & U16/200mIM), Tom O’Sullivan (U16/400m Freestyle, U16/200m Butterfly, Open 1500m Freestyle), Brian O’Farrell (Open/100m Breaststroke), Aoife Leahy (Open/50m Freestyle), Sarah Kelly (Open/100m Butterfly) Ailbhe Mulhall (U16/50m Butterfly), Alison Gibbs (Open & U16/400mIM), Girls 200m Freestyle relay (Keela Mulhall, Sarah Kelly, Isabelle Gibbs and Aoife Leahy), Mixed 200m Medley relay (James Symons, Brian O’Farrell, Sophie Moran and Aoife Leahy), Boys 200m Medley relay (James Symons, Brian O’Farrell, Kevin Murray and Joseph Doorly) and the Girls 200m Medley relay (Isabelle Gibbs, Alison Gibbs, Sarah Kelly and Aoife Leahy).
Bronze podium success was achieved by Aoife Leahy (Open & U16/200m Backstroke, U16/100m Freestyle & U16/50m Freestyle), Stephanie McLaughlin (Open/200mIM, Open/200m Freestyle), David Doorly (U16/200m Backstroke & Open 1500m Freestyle), Éidhne Kennedy (U16/800mFreesytle & U16/1500mFreestyle), Ailbhe Mulhall (Open/50m Butterfly), Brian O’Farrell (Open/50m Breaststroke), James Symons (50m Butterfly), Fionn Duffy (U16/50m Butterfly), Sophie Moran (U16/100m Butterfly), Tom O’Sullivan (Open/400m Freestyle), Rory Lally (U16/400m Freestyle), Boys 200m Freestyle relay (Brian O’Farrell, James Symons, Joseph Doorly & Kevin Murray) & the Mixed 200m Freestyle Relay (Brian O’Farrell, Aoife Leahy, Keela Mulhall and Kevin Murray).
Excellent personal best performances were achieved by Ralf Bodamer, Conor Burke, Aoife Davitt, Ciara Davitt, Rosie Doorly, Michael Hussey, Eidhne Kennedy, Aleksander McAleer, Martin Mitchell, Maria NicDhonnacha, Catriona NicDhonnchadha, Emma Murphy, Gillian Murphy, Ben Naughton, Paola O’Brien, Kate Owens, Kassie Rather, Lauren Sharkey, Aoife Sweeney, Anouska Vinod and Katie Waters.
G.S.C would like to congratulate all the swimmers for their endeavours and superb swimming over a very busy weekend of competing. We would also like to extend sincere thanks to GSC Team Managers, Trisha Murphy, Annemarie Lally, Michelle Davitt, Marian O’Farrell, Tracy Mulhall and Ken Kennedy & Coaches John, Brian & Head Coach Pearse for their excellent support to the team at the meet.
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Clada – Galway Water who provided water and fruit for all throughout the weekend and to our elite squad of bakers who provided a fantastic buffet on Saturday, a great team effort, thank you all!
Check out our Galway Swimming Club Facebook page for many more photo’s of the weekend!