Mona McSharry

  • Mona McSharry will be gunning for her second medal of the European Shortcourse Championships in Glasgow this evening.


    After smashing the Irish record in winning her semi final, the Sligo teenager goes from the centre lane for the final of the 100-metre breaststroke.


    That final's set to get underway at 5.15.


    She has also qualified for the 4X50m freestyle mixed relay final.

  • After winning bronze in the 50 metres breast stroke yesterday, Sligo's Mona McSharry competes in the heat’s of the women's 100 metres individual medley at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow today.

  • Mona McSharry has missed out on a medal in the 100-metre breaststroke at the European Shortcourse Championships.

    The Sligo swimmer finished fourth in the final in Glasgow.

    She will compete in the mixed relay final at 6:50 this evening.

  • Mona McSharry is through to this evening's 100m breaststroke semi-final at the LEN European Aquatics Championships.

    McSharry finished second in her heat in a time of 1:06.97, which is the third time she's gone under the FINA 'A' time for Tokyo 2020.

    The 20-year-old first achieved the Olympic consideration time in this event at Irish National Team Trials in April, swimming 1:06.97 in heats and her present Irish senior record of 1:06.29 in round two.

  • Mona McSharry's broken her fourth Irish senior swimming record in three days.

    The Sligo teenager has broken her own 100-metres individual medley record in 1-minute-point-3-4 seconds at the Irish Short-Course Swimming Championships in Antrim.

    McSharry has also smashed the 100-metres freestyle and 50-metres freestyle records this week.

  • Mona McSharry again narrowly missed out on a medal in Buenos Aires last night.

    The Sligo swimmer finished just 7-hundredths of a second off bronze in the women's 50-metre freestyle.

  • Four Irish swimmers clocked up the Olympic qualifying time during the Irish National Team Trials in Dublin yesterday.

    Mona McSharry starred once again as the Sligo swimmer, along with Daniel Wiffen (800m Freestyle), Shane Ryan (100m Backstroke) and Darragh Greene (100m Breaststroke) had all gone under the FINA Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) in the morning heats.

    McSharry and Greene were both under that time again McSharry lowered her newly minted Irish Record knocking .68 seconds off her morning’s time of 1:06.97.

    The final of the 100m breaststroke takes place this evening – and is being streamed live on the RTÉ Player.

    Mayo's Nicholas Quinn is also vying for a qualification spot.

    Mona McSharry is due to swim in the 200 metres backstroke event on Friday.

  • Dublin’s Niamh Coyne has taken the silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games with a time of 1:08.90.

    Sligo’s Mona McSharry finished just out of the medals in fourth place with a time of 1:08.97. Mona was first to turn at halfway, just missing out on a medal in the closing meters.

    While Galway gymnast Emma Slevin has qualified for two more finals today following a phenomenal performance on the balance beam, netting her a fourth place with a 12.433. This means that she has not only qualified for the balance beam final, but also for the all-around finals which take place on Friday 12 October.


  • The winner of The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year Awards for December 2018 is swimmer and Sligo native Mona McSharry.

    In the space of just three days at the Irish Short-Course Championships in Lisburn in December, McSharry collected six titles – 50, 100 and 200m freestyle, 100 and 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke – as well as breaking six national records. Just about every time she dipped her toe in the pool she was excelling.  The highlight for McSharry was the breaking of Michelle Smith's 23-year-old 100m freestyle record which she lowered again in the final later in the same day.

    Next up for McSharry are the national championships at the end of March with July’s World Championships in South Korea the year’s key event. There’s the small matter, too, of the Tokyo Olympics the year after, her plan to take time off from her studies after the Leaving Certificate to focus purely on swimming, especially ensuring she qualifies for those 2020 Games.

    Her end of year achievements proved to be a highly fitting conclusion to what was a remarkable spell for Irish sport, our sportswomen providing so many of the most memorable moments in 2018. But McSharry is actually kick-starting our new year of awards and has set the bar high.


  • Mona McSharry says it's a "dream come true" to have booked her place at this summer's Olympics.

    The Tennessee-based Sligo swimmer was among a quartet to achieve qualifying times for Tokyo at this week's National Team Trials in Dublin.

    McSharry shaved more than half a second off her own Irish record in the 100-metres breaststroke and she's hoping to qualify in the 200-metres too.

  • Mona McSharry has set a new Irish record in the 200-metres breaststroke heats at the Olympics.

    The Sligo woman swam 2-minutes-25-point-0-8-seconds in finishing second in her heat.

    The top 16 times across the heats will advance.

  • The Irish men's and women's 4x100m freestyle relay teams both set new national record at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

    The women's quartet of Sligo's Mona McSharry, Danielle Hill, Victoria Catterson and Erin Riordan finished fifth in their heat in a time of swam 3:44.37, lowering the record set in 2009 by almost three seconds.

    In the men’s event, Jack McMillan, Jordan Sloan, Shane Ryan and Max McCusker came home in 3:16.88secs, bettering the time that was set by McMillan, Sloan, Ryan and Robbie Powell at the 2019 World Championships.

    Neither relay team has advanced to tonight’s final, but both have advanced their chances of qualifying for Olympics.

  • At the European Aquatics Championships Mona McSharry qualified sixth fastest for the final of the 100-metre breaststroke.

    The Sligo swimmer was third in her semi-final, and her final takes place tomorrow evening.

  • Mona McSharry has secured her place in the semi-finals of the 50 metres Breaststroke at the European Championships in Glasgow.

    The 17 year old from Sligo finished third in her heat in a time of 31.09 seconds, which was 10th fastest overall.

    She will be back in the water for the semi finals this evening.

  • Sligo’s Mona McSharry will bid to reach the finals of the 100m breaststroke at the European Swimming Championships later.

    McSharry competes in the semi finals of the 100m breaststroke just after 5:30.


    Niamh Coyne and Sligo's Mona McSharry have booked their places in the 100-metres breaststroke final at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

    Coyne was second in her semi-final while McSharry qualified eighth fastest overall.

    Galway's Emma Slevin is into the final of women's uneven bars.





  • Mona McSharry finished seventh in the final of the 100-metre breaststroke at the European Aquatics Championships this evening.

    The Sligo swimmer posted a time of 1-minute-6-point-5-8 seconds.


  • Sligo's Mona McSharry finished 9th in her 100-metre individual medley heat at the European Shortcourse Championships today.

    She will be back in the pool tomorrow morning in Glasgow for the heats of the 100m breaststroke.

    Yesterday, Mona won the bronze medal in the 50-metre backstroke.



  • 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.

  • Sligo’s Mona McSharry has been included in Swim Ireland’s team of 19 for the LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow from 4-8 December.

    Eleven senior and eight junior athletes have been selected for the event, with all team members then travelling on to compete in the Irish Short Course Championships from the 12-15 December.

    The selection policy allowed for both a senior and junior cohort to be selected to the championships, with selections made from individual's performances in their identified summer benchmark meet in relation to the IOC’s 2020 Olympic qualifying time.