Medals galore at swimming finals

The County Community Games Swimming Finals took place in Portlaoise Leisure Centre on Sunday last.

The County Community Games Swimming Finals took place in Portlaoise Leisure Centre on Sunday last.

There was plenty of competition and some excellent swimmers on the day. All the races were very well contested in the finals. The winner in each event will represent their Area and County at the National Finals in Athlone in August.

Congratulations and well done to all the competitors. We would like to thank Portlaoise Leisure Centre for the use of their excellent facilities.Thanks to Denis Donoghue and Jane Walsh who co-ordinated the event. Thanks to all Committee members who helped out on the day. The results are as follows:

Girls U-8 Freestyle: 1st - Rachel Byrne (St Paul’s Portlaoise); 2nd - Lucy Goode (Ballyfin); 3rd - Daniella Ryan (St Paul’s Portlaoise); 4th - Katie Donoghue (St Paul’s Portlaoise); Boys U-8 Freestyle: 1st - Ruairi Maher (Portarlington); Girls U-10 Freestyle: 1st - Ellen Donoghue (St Paul’s Portlaoise); J2nd - Aoife Flynn (Ballyfin); J2nd - Isabella Logan (St Mary’s Portlaoise); 4th - Ciara Crowley (Emo-Rath); Boys U-10 Freestyle: 1st - Fionn Mathews (Emo-Rath); 2nd - Jacques Pretorious (St Mary’s Portlaoise); 3rd - Ross Doyle (St Mary’s Portlaoise); 4th - Alex Munro (Stradbally); Girls U-10 Backstroke: 1st - Zara McMahon (Emo-Rath); 2nd - Toni Dolan (Ballyfin); 3rd - Aoibheann Maher (Portarlington); Girls U-12 Freestyle: 1st - Faith Bennett (St Mary’s Portlaoise); 2nd - Emily Gleeson (Emo-Rath); 3rd - Niamh Gahan (Portarlington); 4th - Aoibhin Murphy (Killenard); Boys U-12 Freestyle: 1st - Conor Donoghue (St Paul’s Portlaoise); 2nd - Abdel Karim (St Mary’s Portlaoise); 3rd - George Byrnes (St Mary’s Portlaoise); Girls U-12 Backstroke: 1st - Amy Byrne (St Paul’s Portlaoise); 2nd - Niamh Crowley (Emo-Rath); 3rd - Amy Pretorious (St Mary’s Portlaoise); Boys U-12 Backstroke: 1st - Sean Scannell (St Paul’s Portlaoise); 2nd - Mathew Carroll (Stradbally); Girls U-12 Breaststroke: 1st - Sinead Quinn (St Paul’s Portlaoise); 2nd - Caoimhe Maher (Portarlington); 3rd - Alice Carew (St Paul’s Portlaoise); 4th - Hannah Johnston (Emo-Rath); Boys U-12 Breaststroke: 1st - Sean Donoghue (St Paul’s Portlaoise); Girls U-14 Freestyle: 1st - Odile Fitzpatrick (Mountrath); 2nd - Caitlin Pretorious (St Mary’s Portlaoise); 3rd - Kirsten Maher (Portarlington); 4th - Shauna Fenlon (Portarlington); Girls U-14 Backstroke: 1st - Niamh Downey (Portarlington); Boys U-14 Backstroke: 1st - Ryan Flynn (Ballyfin); Girls U-14 Breaststroke: 1st - Tyler Dolan (Ballyfin); 2nd - Aideen Barry (Killeshin); 3rd - Lucy Scully (Stradbally); 4th - Sorcha Brennan (Stradbally); Boys U-14 Breaststroke: 1st - Eoin Donoghue (St Paul’s Portlaoise); 2nd - Christopher Carew (St Paul’s Portlaoise); Boys U-14 Butterfly: 1st - Jordan Overton (Emo-Rath); 2nd - Thomas Martin (St Paul’s Portlaoise); Girls U-16 Freestyle: 1st - Kayleigh Maher (Portarlington); 2nd - Sorcha Mathews (Emo-Rath); Boys U-16 Freestyle: 1st - Mick Carroll (St Paul’s Portlaoise); Girls U-16 Butterfly: 1st - Sheena Murphy (Killenard); Boys U-16 Butterfly: 1st - Aaron Barry (Killeshin); Boys U-13 Relay: 1st - St Paul’s Portlaoise (Thomas Martin, Conor Donoghue, Sean Scannell, Aidan Nealon, Chistopher Carew, Adam Scully); Girls U-13 Relay: 1st - Portarlington (Shauna Fenlon, Niamh Downey, Caoimhe Maher, Niamh Gahan, Aoibheann Maher); 2nd - St Paul’s Portlaoise (Amy Byrne, Sinead Quinn, Ciara Conroy, Alice Carew, Ciara Byrne, Ellen Donoghue); 3rd - Emo-Rath (Niamh Crowley, Emily Gleeson, Zara McMahon, Niamh Ryan, Ciara Crowley)