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Swimming Updates - April and May Galas 2005
By Linda McCaffrey
May 13, 2005, 22:35

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Leisureland Cup - Galway

All ages participated from U.10 to O.16 and two buses were hired to bring all the swimmers to Galway. Castlebar came home with the plaque for second place being narrowly defeated by Galway. Castlebar Club provided the swimmers and the coaches with a well deserved treat after the gala in Supermacs.

Connacht B+C Gala - Castlebar
Castlebar hosted a B+C Gala in Castlebar Swimming Pool on 17th April 05. Clubs from Sligo, Ballina, Claremorris and Westport came to Castlebar to take part in the gala so all hands were on deck for the occasion. Many thanks to all who participated and helped to make the day a successful one. The following are the results of the Castlebar Swimmers:

100m Freestyle;
Boys U.11
Killian Dervan A Certificate. Cian Morrin Silver C and Patrick Sweeney Bronze C.
Girls U. 11
Julia McCormack Gold B and Eimear Dunne Gold C.
Girls U.13
Laura Breslin Silver B.
Boys 13 and over
Rory Grier Gavin A Certificate.
Girls 13 and over
Ita Heneghan Gold B and Deirdre NiDhomhnaill Bronze B.
50m Butterfly;
Boys U.11
Oisin Ferriter Silver B and Luke Benson Bronze C.
Girls U.11
Caitriona Walsh Bronze B and Eimear Dunne Silver C.
100m Butterfly;
Boys U.13
Tony Sweeney Gold C.
Girls U.13
Laura Breslin Gold C
Boys 13 and over
Rory Grier Gavin A Certificate.
Girls 13 and over
Ciara O'Malley Gold B, Aisling Walls Silver B, Juliet Connaughton gold C and Deirdre Walsh Bronze C.
Individual Medley;
Boys U.11
Conor O'Malley A Certificate, Killian Dervan
A Certificate, Patrick Sweeney Bronze B and Oisin Ferriter Gold C.
Girls U.11
Julia McCormack Gold B, Caitriona Walsh Silver B, Eimear Dunne Silver C and Megan Staunton Bronze C.
Boys U.13
Diarmaid Joyce Bronze C.
Girls U.13
Aoife Gavin Gold B and Deirdre McGauran Silver B.
Boys 13 and over
Rory Grier Gavin Gold B.
Girls 13 and over
Giara O'Malley Gold B, Aisling Walls Silver B, Ita Heneghan Gold C, Deirdre Walsh Silver C and Deirdre Ni Dhomhnaill Bronze C.
Freestyle Relays;
Boys U.11 Castlebar A Team Silver
Girls U.11 Castlebar A Team Bronze
Girls 13 and over Castlebar Gold.
Other club swimmers who took part on the day were Conor Tuohy, Michael Hall, Daire Morrin, Aisling Conlon, Anna Tuohy, Chloe Sheridan, Craig Sheridan, Cal McCormack, Louise Dervan, Siun NiDhomhnaill and Eibhlin O'Sullivan.
Well done to all swimmers and their coaches.

Long Course Open Championships - Limerick
Sally Cunniffe and Nicholas Quinn travelled to Limerick on Friday 29th April - 1stMay to take part in the above gala. They both swam in the 11-12 age group and achieved the following results;
Sally Cunniffe Silver Backstroke, Bronze both in Freestyle and Breaststroke and 4th in Butterfly.
Nicholas Quinn bronze in Breaststroke and 4th in Butterfly.
This is an excellent achievement for such young swimmers. Congratulations to both.

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