Marlins swimmers scale the heights in Ulster

Marlins swimmers scale the heights in Ulster
Roisin Maguire and Mona McSharry qualified to represent Marlins SC in the Ulster Short Course Championships in Bangor in November.

Roisin Maguire and Mona McSharry qualified to represent Marlins SC in the Ulster Short Course Championships in Bangor in November.

Roisin excelled in her 2 events - 400m Individual Medley (Butterfly, backstroke, Breastroke & freestyle) and 200m Breastroke.

Mona swam over the 2 days achieving new PB’s and placing 3rd in 100m Breastroke and 2nd in 200m Breastroke - well done to the two girls on a great weekend of swimming in Ulster!

Also in November, Mona McSharry competed in the Irish Short Course Championships in Lisburn swimming with the top Irish swimmers. As well as knocking serious time off her existing PB’s, Mona qualifed for the finals in 50 Breastroke, 100 Breastroke and 200 Breastroke. Mona as well as other Club swimmers is succeeding greatly in swimming and with the great support of her family and coaches, we expect to see Mona reach new higher levels of swimming.

Well done to Marlins SC Swimmers who competed last Saturday in the Connacht Schools Championships in Galway:

Cianna Ruddy, Liadan Ruddy, Grace Kehoe, Oisin Kehoe, Mouric McSharry - gold in breastroke and free, Gero Gilmartin - gold in free and silver in fly, Hannah Gilmartin, Sean McGloin, Joseph Stewart, Rosie Mai Booth. Gero, Hannah & Mouric have now qualified to the Irish National Schools finals February 9th, 2014!

Such fantastic swimming at Swim Ulster Development 2 Meet from Marlins SC swimmers last Sunday: Heather Doyle, Conor Foy, Laoise Gallagher, Aoibhinn Gallagher, Hannah Gilmartin, Gero Gilmartin, Michael Hurst, Caoimhe Keon, Orla Keon, Oisin Kerr, Mary Loughlin, Roise McGagh, Aoibhinn McGuckin and Kyle Murray. All swimmers achieved at least one PB many achieving all new PB’s.

Aoibhinn Gallagher placed 1st in 200 free & 2nd in 100 breastroke; Hannah Gilmartin placed 2nd in 400 free; Michael Hurst placed 3rd in 200 Breastroke & 2nd in 100 back

Oisin Kerr placed 3rd in 200 IM

Mary Loughlin placed 1st in 200 free & 400 free and 2nd in 100 Breastroke. Mary has also achieved her 3 Qualifying times for Swim Ulster Open Meets - well done to Mary!

Roise McGagh placed 1st in 200 free, 200 back & 400 free and 3rd in 100 breastroke

Aoibhinn McGuckin placed 1st in 100 breastroke and 400 free.

Looking forward to great swims this weekend in Lisburn for the Ulster Christmas Qualifying Meet - Cian Rooney, Mouric McSharry, Emma Rooney, Una Britton, Mona McSharry and Roisin Maguire will be representing Marlins SC.

Marlins SC are holding Club Swim Trials in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre on Sunday December 15th, 2013 at 12 noon. If you have any queries re. Marlins SC, please contact Club Secretary on marlinsswimmingclubballyshannon@yahoo.ie