Cillian Melly

  • Ireland will have three athletes in the pool at this evening's European Short Course Swimming Championship semi-finals.

    Sligo's Mona McSharry progressed as joint eighth of sixteen qualifiers in the 100 metres breaststroke.

    Longford star Darragh Greene squeezed into the men's 50 metres breaststroke semi-finals, placing 15th.

    Also through is Danielle Hill - the multiple Irish record holder from Belfast broke the minute mark in the 100 metres backstroke for the first time in her career.

    Castlebar’s Cillian Melly is also among the 19 strong Irish team competing.

  • Swim Ireland has announced 38 swimmers who will form three cohorts of national squads for the 2020/21 season, including Castlebar natives Cillian Melly and Nicholas Quinn.

    The new season will see a change to the structure of Swim Ireland's national squad programme as the performance team plan for the commencement of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games cycle whilst keeping a firm eye on the successful completion of the 2020 (+1) Tokyo Olympics cycle.