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Ennis club sweeps through Munsters with medal haul of 42


THE Ennis Swimming Club Grade A swimmers had a very successful meet in Tralee in a competitive Munster region gala. They won a total of 35 medals (11 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze) in the individual events and a total of seven medals (three gold, three silver and one bronze) in the relay events.

In the girls’ 12 to 13 age category, Lily Barrett swam well and set new personal best times in earning two bronze medals in the 100m breaststroke in 1:29.89 and the 200m individual medley in 3:02.49.  Aisling Wolf put in a strong effort in securing a silver medal in her 200m freestyle in a time of 2:30.48.  There were personal best swims achieved also by Ciara Ryan, Emily Ryan, Katie Shannon, Sarah O’Reilly and Abbie Sullivan.
In the girls’ 14 to 15 age category, Sarah Broderick won a silver medal in the 100m butterfly in 1:22.80 while Emma Sheehy won a gold medal in her 100m backstroke swim in 1:13.16 and a silver medal in the 200m freestyle.  Maebh Hogan, Ciara Gleeson, Kate Molan, Aoife Staunton and Ailbhe Tuohy all swam well and had personal bests in a number of their races.
In the girls’ O-16 age category, Emma Casey won the silver medal while teammate Laoise O’Donovan took the bronze in the 100m butterfly.  Niamh Willis set a personal best time of 1:31.18 on her way to winning a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke. Melissa Power put in a strong swim in securing a silver medal in the 200m freestyle.  Mary Allen, Laura Bergin, Imogen Cotter, Caoimhe Gowran, Cliodhna McCannon, Eadaoin McNamara and Siobhán Nestor all excelled in their events and set a number of personal bests.
In the boys’ eight to11 age category, Dara Gleeson won two gold medals in the 100m breaststroke and the 100m freestyle and two silver medals in the 200m freestyle and the 200m individual medley.  Rory McEvoy finished with three gold medals in the 200m freestyle, the 200m individual medley and the 100m backstroke.
In the boys’ 12 to 13 age category, Stephen Rooney won a gold medal in the 200m freestyle in a personal best time of 2:21.24 and two bronze medals in the 200m individual medley and the 100m freestyle. Hugh McMahon put in some strong swims and set personal best times in all his races.
In the boys’ 14 to 15 age category, Bernard Cahill secured gold medals in the 100m breaststroke in a personal best time of 1:10.62, the 200m individual medley with another personal best time of 2:19.26 and the 100m freestyle.  He added to this a silver medal in the 50m freestyle skins and the 100m butterfly in a personal best time of 1:06.67.  Adam McEvoy earned a well-deserved bronze medal, setting a personal best time in his 100m backstroke in 1:10.57.  Conor Rooney swam an exceptional race in winning the silver medal in the 100m breaststroke in 1:19.21, knocking off a full 16 seconds from his previous best time.  He also won a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle.  Niall Broderick, Donough Cronin, Darragh Glavin, Patrick Hogan, Peter Lawler, Donal McKiernan, Colm McNamara, Martin Moore, Jack Neylon and Oliver Welaratne put in some strong swims and achieved personal best times.   
In the boys’ O-16 age category, Dylan Barrett finished with a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke, a silver medal in the 200m individual medley and two bronze medals in the 100m backstroke and the 200m freestyle.  Nicolas Welaratne finished with a gold medal in the 100m butterfly, a silver medal in the 100m backstroke and a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle. Declan Bredin, Mark Eisenberg,  Eoin Gleeson, Caimin Jacob, Hugh McEnery, Ultan O’Brien, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Dylan Ryan and Charlie Whyatt all set personal best times in a number of their events.

 

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