Swim Ireland

  • St. Colmans College, Claremorris participated in the Swim Ireland Connacht Schools Competition yesterday in Longford. 

    Individual Medal Winners were Michael McNamara, Gold in 100 Breast and Gold in the 100m Fly-stroke and Niall Kelly, Silver in 100m Backstroke. 

    Both Intermediate Relay Teams came third winning Bronze Medals in the Freestyle and Medley Relay. (Peter Staunton, Luke Woolley, James Woolley, Mike Heaney, Eoin Treanor,) 


    Swim Ireland’s team for their premier benchmark meet of 2018, the LEN European Championships in Glasgow will be spearheaded by 2017 World University Games Champion Shane Ryan and 2017 World Junior Champion Mona McSharry.

    National Performance Director Jon Rudd has confirmed a selection of twelve athletes to the Irish team for the event in August of this year, following their first ever sole selection Trials period, simultaneously utilising the Irish Open in Dublin and the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast to finalise all of their summer National Teams.

    Swim Ireland’s Selection Policy for the European Championships allowed a junior element within the team to be added to the senior contingent for prospective development purposes and Rudd also states that relays are very much in mind with this selection alongside individual performance.

    Niamh Kilgallen from Claremorris has been included in the Ireland selection.

  • 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.