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Castlebar Swimmers All Out For Christmas Gala
By Linda Mc Caffrey
2, Jan 2002 - 12:17

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Castlebar Swimming Club held its Annual Christmas Gala for pre-club swimmers on Thursday the 13th December. There was a huge turnout for this very popular event with many young swimmers showing great promise in this, their first competitive event.


Boys U 9
25m F/S: 1 Rory Tuohy; 2 Michael Walsh; 3 Conor Waters
25m Br/St: 1 Tony Sweeney; 2 Rory Tuohy; 3 Conor Waters
25m B/C: 1 Rory Tuohy; 2 Michael Walsh; 3 Cian Costello

BoysU 11
25m F/S: 1 Conor Douglas; 2 Darragh Drumm; 3 Ciaran Moran
25m Br/St: 1 Conor Douglas; 2 Conor Walsh; 3 Mark Naughton
25m B/C: 1 Gerard McDonagh; 2 Darragh Drumm; 3 Conor Douglas

Boys 12 and over
25m F/S: 1 Brian McDonagh; 2 Paul Heneghan; 3 Cormac McGowan
25m Br/St: 1 Brian McDonagh; 2 Cormac McGowan; 3 Jack O’Donnell
25m B/C: 1 Brian McDonagh; 2 Paul Heneghan; 3 Cormac McGowan

Girls U9
25m F/S: 1 Ita Heneghan; 2 Aoife Healy; 3 Deborah Brennan
25m Br/St: 1 Ita Heneghan; 2 Deborah Brennan; 3 Aoife Healy
25m B/C: 1 Aoife Healy; 2 Ita Heneghan; 3 Deborah Brennan

Girls U11
25m F/S: 1 Ciara Brady; 2 Amy Gannon; 3 Nicole Helbert
25m Br/St: 1 Nicole Helbert; 2 Amy Gannon; 3 Orla Gallagher
25m B/C: 1 Siobhan Burke; 2 Ciara Brady; 3 Maeve Hopkins

Girls 12 and over
25m F/S: 1 1Aisling O’Malley; 2 Nicola Hall; 3 Siobhan O’Malley
25m Br/St: 1 Siobhan O’Malley; 2 Nicola Hall; 3 Aising O’Malley
25m B/C: 1 Aisling O’Malley; 2 Nicola Hall; 3 Leslie O’Connor

On Saturday 15th December the Club Gala for Squads, B, C and D swimmers was
also well supported and competition was keen in all categories.


Boys U 10
50m F/S: 1 James Sweeney; 2 Padraic Rocliffe; 3 James Caulfield
50m Br/St: 1 James Sweeney; 2 James Caulfield; 3 Nicholas Quinn
50m B/C: 1 James Sweeney; 2 Padraic Rocliffe; 3 Nicholas Quinn
50m Fly 1 James Sweeney; 2 James Caulfield; 3 Padraic Rocliffe

Overall winner: James Sweeney

Boys U12
50m F/S: 1 Patrick Wiseman; 2 Conal Joyce; 3 Charles O’Malley
50m Br/St: 1 Fergus Sweeney; 2 Rory Grier-Gavin; 3 Patrick Wiseman
50m B/C: 1 Patrick Wiseman; 2 Conal Jyce; 3 Charles O’Malley
50m Fly 1 Conal Joyce; 2 Patrick Wiseman; 3 Rory Grier-Gavin

Overall winner: Patrick Wiseman

Boys 12 and over
50m F/S: 1 Conor Heneghan; 2 Richard Martin; 3 Liam McLoughlin
50m Br/St: 1 Conor Heneghan and Liam McLoughlin; 2 Richard Martin
50m B/C: 1 Coror Heneghan; 2 Richard Martin; 3 Liam McLoughlin
50m Fly 1 Richard Martin; 2 Conor Heneghan; 3 Liam Mc Loughlin

Overall winner: Conor Heneghan

Girls U 10
50m F/S: 1 Liane Smith 2 Leagh O’Byrne
50m Br/St: 1 Leagh O’Byrne; 2 Leane Smith
50m B/C: 1 Liane Smith 2 Leagh O’Byrne
50m Fly 1 Leagh O’Byrne; 2 Leane Smith

Overall winner: Liane Smith

Girls U 12
50m F/S: 1 Maeve Garrick; 2 Elaine Joyce; 3 Eleanor Grier-Gavin
50m Br/St: 1 Sarah Caulfield; 2 Eleanor Grier-Gavin; 3 Maeve Garrick
50m B/C: 1 Katie Tuohy; 2 Elaine Joyce; 3 Maeve Garrick
50m Fly 1 Elaine Joyce; 2 Eleanor Grier-Gavin; 3 Natalie Bourke

Overall winner: Maeve Garrick

Girls 12 and over
50m F/S: 1 Aisling Walls; 2 Laura Sweeney; 3 Eva Walls
50m Br/St: 1 Doireann Dever; 2 Sarah Tully; 3 Eva Walls
50m B/C: 1 Aisling Walls; 2 Laura Sweeney; 3 Sally-AnnGannon
50m Fly 1 Eva Walls; 2 Aisling Walls; 3 Doireann Dever

Overall winner: Aisling Walls

Junior Girls 1 Shenagh O’Byrne
Intermediate girls 1 Laura Keaveney; 2 Sarah Wiseman; 3 Avril Egan
Senior girls: 1 Laura English; 2 Jill McGee; 3 Ciara McGowan
Intermediate boys: 1 Brian Moran; 2 Anthony English;
Senior boys: 1 Cian Holland; 2 Colm Garrick; 3 Joseph Moran

At the annual Christmas Party, which was held at Celtic Clubhouse on Friday 14th December, Club Head Coach, Francois Rossi expressed his pleasure at the many successes which the Castlebar swimmers have had during the year. These include maximum participation and success in Graded Galas, many gold, silver and bronze medals in National finals in both relay and individual events and new Connaught records being set. Francois thanked Club Coach Marion English, chairperson Linda McCaffery, the Club Teachers, Assistant teachers and helpers for their endless work and support during the year. Special thanks were also given to Nuala McGowan and the parents committee for their usual high standard of catering. The evening was rounded off with presentation of some very special awards to the following swimmers:

Most Dedicated Swimmer: Ciara McGowan
Junior Swimmer of the Year: James Sweeney
Senior Girls Swimmer of the Year: Laura English
Senior Boy Swimmer of the Year: Cian Holland

A special presentation was also made to Cian in recognition of his new Connaught Junior record in the 100m Butterfly and all his other achievements in what has been a fantastic year for him.

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