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15 gold medal haul for Ennis club

  A haul of 15 gold medals was just the tip of the iceberg for the 62 grade C swimmers representing Ennis Swimming and Lifesaving Club at a Munster Graded Gala at St Enda’s Sports Complex in Limerick.With 32 of the team taking part in their first competition at this level, the club won 45 medals, 13 gold, 19 silver and 13 bronze, in the individual events and a total of eight medals, two gold, three silver and three bronze, in the relay events. In the boy’s 12-13 age group, Gerard Kennedy made the Grade B qualifying times. He captured gold in the 100m individual medley in a personal best (pb) time of 1.38.53. He added two silver medals in the 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke. In the girl’s U-11 age group, Odette Gleeson put in consistent swims in earning two silver medals in the 100m individual medley and the 50m butterfly and a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke. …

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Horse racing Six weekend winners for O’Connor

  Tubber jockey Derek O’Connor made the perfect start to the 2010 segment of the point-to-point season when riding six winners in 48 hours over the weekend. After a blank spell due to the recent bad weather, the first action of the New Year between the flags went ahead at Aghabullogue, Cork on Saturday afternoon where O’Connor posted a winner when guiding Rossbrin (5/2-3/1)), owned and trained in Tipperary by Roisin Hickey, to a facile success in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden. This son of Flemensfirth assumed command on the downhill run to the final fence before steadily drawing clear to beat Tomcoole Lad by a very easy 15 lengths. On Sunday afternoon O’Connor was in action at the Scarteen Foxhounds session at Kilfeacle, Tipperary where he totally dominated proceedings when taking the first five races on the card.  O’Connor struck first when guiding 6/4 favourite Society’s Best to an all-the-way success in the opening confined maiden. This fellow was always …

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