National Swimming - November 2021

The Community Games National Swimming finals took place in the University of Limerick on Saturday 27th November.  Clare were well represented by a fine team of swimmers from across the county.   Many of the Clare team were delighted to meet Irish Olympian, Brendan Hyland.  Huge thanks is due to Niamh O'Connor from Doora / Barefield who coordinated everything for County Clare on the day and who assisted all Clare swimmers and their families to ensure everything went smoothly - no easy feat in the current Covid environment. Thanks also to the other volunteers who helped out: Leanna Conway (Youth Officer, Ballynacally/Lissycasey), Christina Liddane (Carrigaholt/Cross) and Sarah Quinlavin (Area Secretary Newmarket on Fergus).

National Swimming Medal Winners

  • Silver - Girls U12 freestyle - Leah O'Connor.
  • Silver - Girls U16 butterfly - Leanna Liddane.
  • Silver - Boys U16 butterfly - Oisin O'Grady 2nd (with amazing fast time of 28s).
  • Bronze - Boys U16 freestyle  - Sean O'Connor (awesome time of 26s).
  • 4th - Girls U14 freestyle - Ingrid Murphy.
  • 4th - Girls U14 backstroke - Sarah Cosgrove.
  • 4th - Girls U16 freestyle - Ella Holly.
  • 6th - Boys U10 backstroke - Conor Keogh (quickest in his heat with 22.64s and 24.10 in final).

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Pictured Olympian Brendan Hyland with Leah O'Connor (U12 Freesyle, silver).  See more photos on Facebook. Check out national Community Games swimming album also.

Swimmers Representing County Clare

  • Lillan O'Reilly (Girls u10 25m Freestyle)
  • Filipe Wodjak (Boys u10 25m Freestyle)
  • Sadhbh McGeehan (Girls u10 25m Backstroke)
  • Conor Keogh (Boys u10 25m Backstroke)
  • Leah O’Connor (Girls u12 50m Freestyle)
  • Odhran Donnellan (Boys u12 50m Freestyle)
  • Sally Fennell (Girls u12 50m Backstroke)
  • James Laverick (Boys u12 50m Backstroke)
  • Courtney Flynn (Girls u12 50m Breaststroke)
  • Dan Holly (Boys u12 50m Breaststroke)
  • Ingrid Murphy (Girls u14 50m Freestyle)
  • Sarah Cosgrove (Girls u14 50m Backstroke)
  • Tadgh Hassett (Boys u14 50m Backstroke)
  • Mia Holly (Girls u14 50m Breaststroke)
  • Roisin Hogan (Girls u14 50m Butterfly)
  • Eric Cronin (Boys u14 50m Butterfly)
  • Ella Holly (Girls u16 50m Freestyle)
  • Sean O’Connor (Boys u16 50m Freestyle)
  • Jodie Perkins (Girls u16 50m Backstroke)
  • Leanna Liddane (Girls u16 50m Butterfly)
  • Oisin O’Grady (Boys u16 50m Butterfly)


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