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#WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference

OVER 170 teenage girls and 2012 Olympic gold medallist Rúta Meilutyté took part in a ground breaking ‘Inspiring Girls in Sport’ conference, organised by Swim Ireland, in Dublin on July 6 2017. The event, which took place at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown was funded through Sport Ireland’s ‘Women in Sport Programme’. It was particularly unique because it ... Read More »


FIRST TIME A MAJOR PARA SPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD IN IRELAND Paralympics Ireland, together with its event partners; Swim Ireland, Failte Ireland, and Sport Ireland officially announced that they will host the 2018 Para Swimming European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre from 13th to 19th August 2018. This is the very first time such a prestigious Para sport event, which ... Read More »

McSharry Storms to Second European Gold Medal in Israel

Gold for Mona McSharry in Israel @swimireland #rtesport — RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) July 2, 2017 Mona McSharry claimed her second European Title and third medal in five days at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya, Israel on Sunday with an outstanding win in the 100m Breaststroke Final. The Gold medal was never in doubt for the 17-year-old as ... Read More »

Ferguson Claims Fantastic Silver in Israel with McSharry Through to Another Breaststroke Final

Ireland’s medal haul continued to grow at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel on Saturday night as Conor Ferguson took silver in the 50m Backstroke Final. Ferguson is focused on the World Junior Swimming Championships in August and is in Israel for Saturday’s 50m Backstroke and Medley Relay only. The 17-year-old put in three fantastic performances to claim the ... Read More »

McSharry Smashes Irish Record to Claim Silver in Israel

It’s another medal for @MonaMcsharry at the European Junior Swimming C’ships as she takes home silver in the 200m Breaststroke this evening! — Inpho Photography (@Inphosports) June 30, 2017 Mona McSharry had the swim of her life in the 200m Breaststroke Final at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel on Friday. The 16-year-old from Sligo shaved almost two ... Read More »

European Junior Champion McSharry Through to Another Final in Israel

Following a Gold medal win in the 50m Breaststroke on Wednesday night Mona McSharry continued her impressive form at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel on Thursday to make a second Breaststroke Final. McSharry, swimming in the 200m Breaststroke, eased through preliminaries winning her heat in 2:29.63 and secured her place in Thursday evening’s semi-final in third place overall. ... Read More »

Magic Mona Crowned European Junior Champion

Ireland’s Mona McSharry has won Gold and is crowned 50m Breaststroke European Junior Champion following a 31.38 second swim at the European Junior Championships in Israel this afternoon. After an Irish Junior Record swim of 31.14 in this morning’s heat the Marlins (Ballyshannon) swimmer progressed from the semi-final to final with a new Irish Senior Record of 30.91 seconds, breaking ... Read More »

Irish Juniors Ready to Take on Europe

An 8 strong Irish swimming team will begin competition from tomorrow (Wednesday), at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships.  The team, led by Andy Reid as head coach and assisted by Davy Johnston (Ards ASC), will compete from the 28th June to the 2nd July at the Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel. The team boasts two medallists from the last edition of ... Read More »


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