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Ennis takes 16 medals at Munster championships

THE Ennis Swimming and Lifesaving Club recently took part in the Munster Age Groups championships which were held at the University of Limerick Sports Arena. There was intense competition over the two-day event and the Ennis club was well represented at all age groups with 52 individual medals won.

The Ennis results are
Girls 11-12: Lily Barrett won her first Munster title by securing a gold medal in her 400m freestyle and she set a personal best (pb) by over five seconds. She added to this a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle.
Girls 13: Lily Ryan established two pbs on her way to winning a silver medal in the 100m freestyle.
Girls 14: Ciara Gleeson won a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle.
Girls 15: Emma Sheehy put in a good swim to finish third in the 100m backstroke.
Girls 16: Sarah Broderick had a terrific race in the 100m butterfly to take the gold medal in 1:19.04. She also won a silver medal in the 400m freestyle and two bronze medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle. Emma Casey swam well and won a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle. Imogen Cotter earned a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke. Caoimhe Gowran won a silver medal in the 400m freestyle by setting a 22s pb. Siobhán McGrath won a trio of gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle. She added to this a silver medal in the 100m backstroke. Niamh Willis secured a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.
Girls 17-18: Luise O’Donovan clocked up an impressive 25s pb in the 400m freestyle to clinch the silver medal. Melissa Power achieved a gold medal in the 400m freestyle, a silver medal in the 200m freestyle and a bronze medal in the 200m individual medley.
Boys 11-12: Dara Gleeson won a silver medal in the 100m freestyle and set a 14s pb to go with his bronze medal in the 200m individual medley. Rory McEvoy won a silver medal in the 100m backstroke and a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle while establishing a new 29s pb finishing in 5:19.29.
Boys 14: Adam McEvoy won gold medals in the 200m individual medley and the 100m breaststroke, a silver medal in the 100m backstroke and three bronze medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle and the 100m butterfly. 
Colm McNamara won a gold medal in the 400m freestyle. He put in consistent swims in securing four silver medals in the 200m individual medley, the 100m butterfly and the 100m and 200m freestyle. He also added a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.
Stephen Rooney came away with the bronze medal in the 400m freestyle finishing with a twelve second pb of 4:18.51. Oliver Welaratne won a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke.
Boys 16: Bernard Cahill won six gold medals.  He achieved pbs and made it a clean sweep in the freestyle events at 100, 200 and 400m. His other gold medals came in the 200m individual medley, the 100m backstroke and the 100m breaststroke. Conor Rooney won two silver medals in the 100m and 400m freestyle. He added to this a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle and lowered his pb by over four seconds. Nicolas Welaratne won a silver medal in the 100m backstroke.
Boys 17-18: Dylan Barrett won a gold medal in the 400m freestyle, a silver medal in the 200m individual medley and a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.
Training continues through to the end of June for those swimmers who have achieved Division 2 times and to July for the national Division 1 championship.

 

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