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Latest News From Castlebar Swimming Club
By Linda McCaffrey
13, Apr 2002 - 00:08

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A strong team from Castlebar Swimming Club travelled to Galway on Monday March 18th to take part in the Annual Leisureland Cup. They finished a very creditable third as they competed against the top clubs in Connaught. There were many fine individual performances and good displays in relay events also.

U. 10 Boys (25m Individual)
Nicholas Quinn - Backstroke 4th and Butterfly 4th
Diarmaid Joyce - Breaststroke 4th and
Edward O'Byrne - Freestyle 3rd.
Relays (4 x 25m)
Nicholas Quinn, Diarmaid Joyce, Edward O'Byrne and Rory Tuohy
- Freestyle Team 3rd
- Medley Team 4th.

U. 10 Girls (25m Individual)
Annie McCormack - Backstroke 1st and Butterfly 1st and
Leagh O'Byrne - Breaststroke 2nd and Freestyle 3rd.
Relays (4 x 25m)
Annie McCormack, Leagh O'Byrne, Sally Cunniffe and Katie Costelloe
- Freestyle Team 2nd
Medley Team 2nd

U. 12 Boys (50m Individual)
Patrick Wiseman – Backstroke 5th and Freestyle 3rd.
Conal Joyce - Butterfly 3rd.
James Sweeney - Breaststroke 2nd.
Relays (4 x 25m)
Patrick Wiseman, Conal Joyce, James Sweeney and James Caulfield
- Freestyle Team 3rd
- Medley Team 4th.

U. 12 Girls (50m Individual)
Shenagh O'Byrne - Backstroke 4th, Butterfly 2nd,
Breaststroke 3rd, Freestyle 2nd.

Relays (4 x 25m)
Shenagh O'Byrne, Aisling Bourke, Emma Hynes and Katie Tuohy
- Freestyle Team 4th.
- Medley Team 4th.

U. 15 Boys (100m Individual)
Brian Moran - Backstroke 4th.
Darragh Quinn - Butterfly 2nd, Breaststroke 1st, Freestyle 2nd.

Relays (4 x 25m )
Darragh Quinn, Anthony English, Brian Moran and Anthony Moran
- Freestyle Team 2nd.
- Medley Team 3rd.

U. 15 Girls (100m Individual)
Zoe Davis - Backstroke 4th.
Laura Keaveney - Butterfly 2nd, and Freestyle 2nd.
Sarah Wiseman - Breaststroke 5th.

Relays (4 x 25m)
Laura Keaveney, Zoe Davis, Sarah Wiseman and Avril Egan
- Freestyle Team 3rd and
- Medley Team 4th.

Senior Boys (100m Individual)
Joseph Moran - Backstroke 3rd
Cian Holland - Butterfly 1st and Freestyle 2nd.
Dara Dever - Breaststroke 4th.

Relays (4 x 25m)
Cian Holland, Joseph Moran, Colm Garrick and Brian McCaffrey
- Freestyle Team 1st.
- Medley Team 1st.

Senior Girls (100m Individual)
Sarah English - Backstroke 3rd and Freestyle 5th.
Laura English - Butterfly 3rd and Breaststroke 1st.

Relays (4 x 25m)
Sarah English, Laura English, Jill Magee and Ciara McGowan
- Freestyle Team 4th.
- Medley Team 3rd.

Castlebar Swimmers continue their winning ways at Cranny Gala.

Sixteen of the top swimmers from Castlebar Swimming Club were in action at the Cranny Memorial Gala which was held at Leisureland, Galway on Saturday April 6th.
This event, as always, attracted a huge entry from the Connaught Clubs including Athlone Aces, Ballina Dolphins, Castlebar, Claremorris, Falcon (Galway), Laser, Galway, Longford, RAGS (Athlone), Sligo and Tuam.

Cian Holland was in superb form, he took gold in the Senior 50m Butterfly event and followed this with a fine swim in the 50m Freestyle to take a second gold medal. Cian showed his proficiency at all four strokes by taking silver in the 100m Individual Medley. He also reached the finals of the 50m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke events where he came 4th and 5th respectively.

Darragh Quinn also had a most successful day, taking gold in the U. 15 50m Breaststroke, silver in the 100m Individual Medley and bronze in the 50m Butterfly. Darragh also reached the final of the 50m Freestyle where he came 5th and was reserve finalist in the 50m Backstroke event..
Colm Garrick had fine swims in the finals of the Senior 50m Freestyle and Breaststroke events, taking bronze in both. Colm also came 4th in the final of the 50m Backstroke.
Laura Keaveney had a wonderful swim in the final of the U. 15 50m Butterfly and produced a “Nationals” qualifying time as she took the silver medal. Laura also reached the final of the 50m Breaststroke where she came 5th and was reserve finalist in the 50m Freestyle.

Shenagh O’Byrne produced a very good swim in the final of the U. 13 50m Butterfly where she took bronze, Shenagh also reached the final of the 50m Freestyle where she came 4th.
Jill Magee reached the finals of the Senior 50m Backstroke, Freestyle and Breaststroke events.

Anthony English reached the final of the U. 15 Breaststroke and was reserve finalist for the 50m Backstroke.
Brian Moran qualified for the final of the U. 15 50m Backstroke where he came 5th.
Dara Dever reached the final of the Senior 50m Breaststroke and Jimmy Wiseman and Zoe Davis were reserve finalists in the Senior and U. 15 Butterfly events respectively.

Other swimmers to represent the club were:
Conal Joyce, Patrick Wiseman, Sarah Wiseman, Avril Egan and Michael Walls.
In the Freestyle Relay events, the Senior Boys 4x25m team of Cian Holland, Colm Garrick, Jimmy Wiseman and Michael Walls took gold. The Boys U. 15 4x25m team of Darragh Quinn, Brian Moran, Anthony English and Conal Joyce took silver.
The Girls U. 15 4x25m team of Laura Keaveney, Zoe Davis, Sarah Wiseman and Avril Egan came 4th as did the Jumbo Relay team which included U.13: Shenagh O’Byrne and Conal Joyce, U.15: Laura Keaveney and Darragh Quinn and Senior: Jill Magee and Cian Holland.

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