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Success for Ennis swimmers


THE Ennis Swimming and Lifesaving Club Grade A swimmers won 60 medals in a Munster graded gala in Tralee recently. With the gala being the last one before the upcoming Munster Age Group Championships, the swimmers were eager to see how well they had progressed in their training.
Overall, the club won 60 medals, 18 gold, 24 silver and 18 bronze. In the girls’ 12-13 age group, Lily Barrett put in consistent swims in earning four silver medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle and the 100m and 200m breaststroke. Emily Ryan established four personal best (pb) times in securing gold medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle and silver medals in the 100m backstroke and the 200m individual medley.
The girls’ 14-15 age group saw Ciara Gleeson win two gold medals in the 100m freestyle in a time of 1.04:82 and in the 200m individual medley. Maebh Hogan set two pbs in her 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke events. Maebh Jacob swam well and secured a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke and just missed out on another bronze in the 200m breaststroke where she finished fourth in a pb of 3.25:19. Ciara Ryan put in a good swim on her way to winning the silver medal in the 200m freestyle in a time of 2.33:70. Katie Shannon established three pbs and finished with a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly.
Ailbhe Tuohy improved her times in the 100m breaststroke by two seconds and her 200m individual medley by one second. In the girls’ 16 and over group, Laura Bergin set four pbs and secured a gold medal in the 100m backstroke in a time of 1.19:84. Sarah Broderick won a gold medal and established a pb in her 200m butterfly, finishing in 3.01:23.
Emma Casey also established four pbs and won gold medals in the 100m butterfly and the 200m individual medley. She added to this a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle. Imogen Cotter set four pbs and swam a good 100m backstroke, finishing second in a time of 1.22:69.
Caoimhe Gowran set three pbs and won two bronze medals in the 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley. Cliodhna McCannon and Eadaoin McNamara both set three pbs in their swims. Siobhán Nestor put in a good effort in all her swims.
Luise O’Donovan won two silver medals in the 100m freestyle and the 100m butterfly and secured pbs in both events. Melissa Power earned two gold medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle, one silver medal in the 100m breaststroke and a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke. Niamh Willis achieved a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke in a time of 1.31:34.
In the boys’ 12-13 age group, Dara Gleeson won a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke and a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly. Rory McEvoy won silver medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle and the 100m backstroke and added to this a bronze medal in the 200m individual medley.
Hugh McMahon set three pbs on his way to winning two gold medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle and two silver medals in the 100m butterfly and the 200m individual medley.
In the boys’ 14-15 age group, Marcus Casey established two pbs in his 100m and 200m freestyle. Darragh Glavin swam well in all four of his events. Oliver Welaratne achieved three pbs and won a silver medal in the 100m backstroke and a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke.
In the boys’ 16 and over, Declan Bredin won gold medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke and the 100m freestyle in 1.00:77. He also won a silver medal in the 200m freestyle. Niall Broderick set two pbs in his 100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke events. Donough Cronin secured two bronze medals in the 100m breaststroke and the 200m individual medley. Mark Eisenberg won a silver medal in the 100m butterfly.
Eoin Gleeson established two pbs in his 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle events. Patrick Hogan captured a silver medal in his 100m breaststroke, while setting a pb of 1.25:34. Caimin Jacob won a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly, while team-mate Peter Lawlor won a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle. Martin Moore and Jack Neylon both set three pbs.
Michael Moriarty won a gold medal in the 100m butterfly in a time of 1.08:83, a silver medal in the 100m freestyle and two bronze medals in the 200m freestyle and the 200m individual medley.
Ultan O’Brien just missed out of a medal and settled for a pb in the 100m breaststroke. Donnchadh O’Sullivan earned three silver medals in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and the 200m individual medley. Charlie Whyatt finished with three bronze medals in the 100m breaststroke, the 100m backstroke and the 100m freestyle.

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