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Let’s Talk Food & Sport With … Ellen Keane

From learning to swim aged 2, being Ireland’s youngest Olympian aged 13 in Beijing and winning a bronze medal at last year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro the sky is certainly the limit for para-swimmer Ellen Keane. Ellen is a trailblazer not just for athletes but females worldwide as anyone who has watched her Ted Talk will know she is …

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Ireland Team of Ten Announced for European Championships

Swim Ireland has announced a squad of ten to compete at the LEN European Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 13th to 17th December. 2017 World Championship team members Nicholas Quinn, Jordan Sloan, Brendan Hyland, Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson lead the team, with 50m Breaststroke bronze medalist at the 2015 event Alex Murphy, Irish record holders Danielle …

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McSharry 4th in World Championship Finals

Irish swimmers concluded a historic week with 4th and 7th place finishes on the final night of racing at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, USA. With Ireland’s first ever medals at a World Junior Championships secured including gold and bronze for Mona McSharry and silver for Conor Ferguson, the duo had qualified for the 200m Breaststroke and 200m …

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Magnificent McSharry Crowned World Champion

There was more swimming history made for Ireland as Sligo’s Mona McSharry won 100m Breaststroke Gold at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis USA, Ireland’s second World swimming title in just 4 days after Shane Ryan’s 50m Backstroke Gold medal win at the World University Games on Wednesday and the country’s fourth world swimming medal this week. McSharry lead …

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McSharry Advances to Finals in Indianapolis

Irish swimming continued to ride the wave of success on Friday with more outstanding performances from swimmers at World Junior Championships in Indianapolis and World University Games in Taipei. After their medal winning performances last night Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson continued their fine form qualifying for the finals of the 100m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke respectively. McSharry was one …

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Ferguson and McSharry Make History with Silver and Bronze for Ireland at World Junior Championships

In an historic night for Irish swimming Conor Ferguson and Mona McSharry collected Silver and Bronze medals at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, Ireland’s first medals in the sixth edition of the event. The result follows Shane Ryan’s 50m Backstroke Gold medal win at the World University Games yesterday, Ireland’s first gold medal in the pool at the …

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Irish Junior Swimmers progress to Semi Finals

There was further success for Irish swimmers as the World Junior Championships kicked off in Indianapolis today. Another Irish Backstroker, Conor Ferguson, is through to the 100m Backstroke semi-final as the top seed after winning his heat in 54.95 seconds. Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne are both in to the 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final, European Junior Champion in the event McSharry …

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World Junior Swimming Championships gets underway

Ireland’s junior swimmers will start their World Junior Championships campaign in Indianapolis, USA today (Wednesday). European Junior Champion Mona McSharry and European Junior Silver medallist Conor Ferguson are both competing on the opening day of competition. McSharry is the top seed going into the 50m Breaststroke heats while Ferguson is ranked in third place in the 100m Backstroke. Tallaght and …

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ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE PARA SWIMMING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, DUBLIN 2018

FIRST TIME A MAJOR PARA SPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD IN IRELAND Sunday officially marked one year to go until the start of the World Para Swimming European Championships, which will take place at Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre. This key milestone comes just a month after Paralympics Ireland together with its event partners; Swim Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Sport Ireland, …

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Ireland’s Medal Winning Team Return Home from the European Youth Olympic Festival

Team Ireland’s 40 athletes returned home on Sunday to Dublin Airport following a multi-medal haul at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2017 in Gyor, Hungary. There were six medals won by Ireland at the multi-sport event which saw athletes (aged 13-17) compete against the best youth athletes in Europe. The Athletics Team won five of the six medals with …

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