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Irish Swimming Championships

April 30, 2015
The Irish Open Swimming Championships will take place in the National Aquatic Centre, Blanchardstown from Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May, with a host of Irish and International swimmers taking to the pool. Over 350 swimmers from 60 clubs including a contingent of 51 from the USA and 8 senior internationals from Denmark will […]

Irish Swimmers Seek Qualification Times

March 5, 2015
Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2015.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which will incorporate the Ulster International Meet, takes place at the Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 350 swimmers from 60 clubs including 10 foreign clubs will compete in […]

Neamt shatters 1500m Irish record

December 15, 2014
Antoinette Neamt deservedly won the “Swimmer of the Meet” Award when she smashed the Irish Senior 1500m Freestyle Record on the final day of competition at the Irish Short Course Championships in Lisburn. Having set the previous record of 16:40.22 at the 2013 championships, Neamt knocked almost 8 seconds off that time to set a […]

Murphy inspires future generation

November 11, 2014
Olympic swimmer Barry Murphy went back to school today to share his experiences about the positive impact sport has had on his life with pupils at  Drumcondra National Primary School. Having competed at the Olympic Games in 2012, won a European Bronze medal and World Cup Bronze medal in 2013 and broken numerous Irish national swimming records Barry […]

European Swimming Summary

August 25, 2014
Ireland’s Fiona Doyle finished 7th in the 50m Breaststroke Final on the last day of competition at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany. Doyle was ranked 6th going into the Final in a time of 31.30 seconds. However, the University of Calgary student was unable to match the time in the Final touching in 31.37 […]

Murphy Qualifies for 50m Semi-Final

August 22, 2014
Ireland’s Barry Murphy has advanced to the European Championships 50m Breaststroke semi-finals on the fifth day of competition at the Europa-Sportpark in Berlin, Germany. Murphy posted a time of 28.01 to finish 5th in his heat and 14th overall to secure his place in the last 16. Speaking after the race, Murphy who trains at […]

McNamara 10th in 200m Breaststroke

August 22, 2014
Congratulations to 16 year old swimmer Dearbhail McNamara (Castlebar SC) finished in 10th place overall this morning in the Nanjing 2014 women's 200m breaststroke in a time of 2:34:39. The top eight qualified for the final. All qualifying times below: http://www.nanjing2014.org/en/en_sports/GamestimeResults.htm  

McMahon and Doyle miss out

August 21, 2014
Sycerika McMahon and Fiona Doyle both missed out on making the top 16 in the women's 200 metres breaststroke at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin this morning. McMahon was seventh in her heat in a time of 2:31.81, with Doyle also seventh in 2:32.23. Doyle and McMahon made semi-finals in other events during the week, and although […]

2014 Nanjing Swimming

August 21, 2014
Calum Bain finished second in heat 1 of the Men's 100m Freestyle but unfortunately did not qualify for the semi finals. Calum's time of 52.51 placed him 29th overall. http://result.nanjing2014.org/IRS/resYO2014/pdf/YO2014/SW/YO2014_SW_C73A1_SWM011901.pdf  

Team Ireland Nanjing Swim Results

August 20, 2014
Team Ireland swimming results from todays session in Nanjing as follow: Calum Bain was placed 27th overall following todays heats in the Men's 50m Butterfly in a time of 25.69. Laoise Fleming was placed 37th overall following the heats in the Women's 50m Backstroke in a time of 31.64.   Summary - Men's 50m Butterfly - Heats Rank Name […]

Nanjing 2014 Swimming

August 19, 2014
Irish swimmers got their Youth Olympic competition underway this morning at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre. Calum Bain was just .01 off the semi-finals in the 50Free with a time 23.57, finishing 17th overall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtvhBtNUfD8 Watch Calum Bain 50m freestyle heat at 41-50 into the highlights Laoise Fleming 200Backstroke recorded a time of 2:21.89, and Derabhail McNamara 1:13.79 […]

RIP 1948 Olympian Ernest McCartney

August 18, 2014
The Olympic Council of Ireland have been informed of the death on Thursday 14 August of Ernest " Square " Mc Cartney selected for the 1948 Olympic Games (Wellington Swimming Club member). Square, as he was commonly known,  received a special award from the OCI prior to the London Olympics to mark his selection for the London games of […]

European Swimming Championships

August 14, 2014
Ireland’s Chris Bryan has today finished 16th overall at the LEN European Open Water Championships in Berlin, Germany.  Racing in a field of 39 swimmers Bryan put in an impressive performance in an exciting race where the result could have gone any way. Swimmers racing in the 10K completed four 2.5 kilometre circuits at the […]

Irish Swimmers set for Euro Challenge

August 13, 2014
Seven of Ireland's top swimmers are making final preparations as they travel to Berlin, Germany this week for the 2014 LEN European Swimming and Open Water Championships. Clare's Chris Bryan is the first Irish swimmer in action when he takes on the 10K Open Water event at the 'Regattastrecke Grünau' on Thursday. Bryan finished 16th […]

Swimming - Irish Championships Attract Record Numbers

July 14, 2014
Over 900 swimmers to compete; 3,762 Individual Swims Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open kicks off this Wednesday at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Over 900 swimmers from more than 100 clubs will compete in the biggest Championships Swim Ireland has ever run with 3,762 Individual and 151 Relay swims taking […]

Swimmers end Successful European Campaign

July 13, 2014
Irish swimmers at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Dordrecht, Holland finished their week with a number of personal best swims in what has been a successful week for the stars of the future. The eight swimmers made 2 finals, 3, semi-finals and broke two Irish Junior Records over the five day meet which sees […]

Swimming - Irish Record Smashed with Relay Team Reaching European Final

July 11, 2014
Ireland to compete in TWO European Finals tonight 11th July 2014  Ireland’s junior girls have smashed the National 4x100m Medley Team Relay Record on the third day of competition at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Dordrecht in an action packed heats session and have secured a place tonight’s Final. The team of Danielle Hill, […]

Swimming - Irish National Championships

April 24, 2014
Swim Ireland’s Irish Long Course National Championships kick off this Thursday 24th April at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin where over 300 swimmers from 63 clubs will compete over 4 days of competition. The championships will serve as a final opportunity for swimmers to qualify for Summer International Meets. 2014 will see International competition focus […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

February 2, 2014
We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Barry Murphy Olympic Swimmer

October 4, 2013
Barrry Murphy talks about his swimming career to date.

Doyle qualifies for World Cup Final

August 8, 2013
Ireland’s Fiona Doyle qualified for the final of the 200 metres breaststroke at the Fina short-course World Cup in Eindhoven this morning. The 21-year-old from Dublin finished seventh in the only heat in a time of 2:26.86 and will start from lane one in tonight’s final, which is due to start at 6.26pm Irish time. Doyle, […]

Murphy wins World Cup Bronze

August 8, 2013
Irish swimmer Barry Murphy has won a Bronze Medal at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Eindhoven. 27 year old Murphy, who has just returned from the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, was the third fastest qualifier from this morning heats in a new Irish Record time of 26.54. The Dubliner bettered this time […]

World Cup next for Doyle and Murphy

August 6, 2013
Fiona Doyle has finished 14th overall in the 50m Breaststroke semi-final at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona. The 21 year old was unable to better her Irish Record of 30.93 set earlier today, finishing 7th in her semi-final 2 in 31.52 seconds.   Speaking after the event Doyle said “It would have been nice […]

Swimming World Championships

August 1, 2013
Fiona Doyle was also in action this morning, the 21 year old who finished 11th overall in the 100m Breaststroke earlier this week, finished just outside her Irish 200m Breaststroke Record of 2:30.21 in a time of 2:30.49 to secure a top 20 place in the World. “20th is a lot better than I thought […]

Murphy into World 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final

July 30, 2013
Ireland’s Barry Murphy is through to the semi-finals of the 50m Breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain.   Murphy swam a season’s best time of 27.52 in this mornings fastest heat at the Palau Sant Jordi, finishing 6th and securing a spot in the semi-final that will take place at 5.18pm this […]

Doyle into World Semi-Final

July 29, 2013
Ireland's Fiona Doyle is through to the semi-final of the 100m Breaststroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Swimming in heat 5 of this mornings preliminaries, Doyle put in a morning’s best performance of 1:07.88 to finish 4th in the heat and 12th overall qualifying comfortably for the semi-final at 5.29pm this […]

Bryan continues to improve

July 22, 2013
Ireland’s Chris Bryan has finished 16th at the FINA Open Water  10K World Championships in Barcelona. Bryan made a good start quickly settling into the leading pack of 25 of the  65 swimmers, finishing the first lap of the 2.5 Kilometre course in 15th place just 8 seconds behind the leader.   The Clare man […]

EYOF2013 Results - Swimming

July 19, 2013
Niamh Kilgallen was 9th overall in the semi-final of the 100m Breaststroke just missing out on the Final. Kilgallen, from Claremorris Swimming Club, took 1.5 seconds off her morning heat swim to finish in 1:13.69. Emma Reid also posted a faster time in the semi-final of the 100m Butterfly, clocking 1:04.78 whilst Benjamin Doyle placed […]

Reid Qualifies for Butterfly Final on Day 1 at European Youth Olympic Festival 16th July 2013

July 16, 2013
Ireland’s young swimmers got off to a flying start on Day 1 of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht, Holland, with three of Ireland’s six representatives in action at the Swimming Pool De Krommerijn.   Rachel Bethel was first off the mark with a 10th place finish overall in the heats of the 100m […]

Doyle through to 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final in Russia

July 15, 2013
Doyle Qualifies for 50m Breaststroke Final at World University Games 15th July 2013   Fiona Doyle will contest her second final of the World University Games in Kazan, Russia following a third place finish in her 50m Breaststroke semi-final.   Doyle, who won a Silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke on Friday last, will enter […]



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