Marlins star at Leinster Finals

Padraic Dolan, Coach, pictured with the Marlins'  Leinster Division 1 competitors Ryan Flynn, Adam Scully, Tyler Dolan, Mathew Doyle, Zara McMahon, Aidan Nealon, Sinead Quinn and Eoin Donoghue.
Eight Laois Marlins competed at the very highest level of provincial swimming at the Division I Leinster Finals held at the National Aquatic centre in Dublin.

Eight Laois Marlins competed at the very highest level of provincial swimming at the Division I Leinster Finals held at the National Aquatic centre in Dublin.

Eoin Donoghue continued to lead the way for his club by winning silver in 100m Breaststroke and bronze in 200m Breaststroke as well as qualifying for the 100m Backstroke and 200m freestyle finals.

Mathew Doyle was just outside the medals coming fifth in the 100m Breaststroke. He also qualified for the 200m Breaststroke final.

Zara McMahon also swam brilliantly and was placed fifth in the 100m Backstroke, as well as making qualification times for the IAG National Division 2 Finals.

Tyler Dolan recorded new PB’s in all strokes and was placed 13th in Leinster in 200m Breaststroke and also made qualification times for the IAG National Division 2 Finals.

Ryan Flynn also recorded new PB’s in all strokes and was just pipped for qualifying for the 100m Butterfly. He too made qualification times for the IAG National Division 2 Finals. Aidan Nealon also recorded new PB’s and qualified for the IAG National Division 2 Finals.

Adam Scully and Sinead Quinn swam very well in their first Division 1 competition and they too reached qualification times for the IAG National Division 2 Finals.

This brings the total number of qualifiers for the IAG National Division 2 Finals, to be held at UL at the end of June, to a record-breaking ten as Christopher Carew, Thomas Martin and Mick Carroll had reached qualification times earlier in the season.

Eoin Donoghue and Jordan Overton will represent Laois Marlins at the IAG Division 1 Championships in July.

“Having 12 of our swimmers competing at National level is a wonderful achievement,” said Laois Marlins Head Coach Irina Dawson. “Great credit is due to each individual swimmer as well as their parents, and to all involved in the club.”