Medals and glory for Mountrath CS swimmers Christopher Carew and Ryan Flynn

Mountrath

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

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lynda.kiernan@leinsterexpress.ie

Medals and glory for Mountrath CS swimmers Christopher Carew and Ryan Flynn

For the fourth year, Mountrath Community School 6th year student Christopher Carew has won medals at the Leinster Senior Schools Swimming Championships.

At the Provincials held recently at the NAC in Dublin he took bronze in both the 100 Breast Stroke and 200 IM.

He has qualified for the Irish Open in December to swim the 200m Breaststroke and the 200m Medley Relay for the Kilkenny Swim Club, with whom he started training in September.

Fifth year student Ryan Flynn also had a great gala, recording three top ten finishes and strong PBs in the 100 Fly, 100 IM and 200 IM. 

Even though Ryan’s time with Laois Marlins Swim Club has come to an end hopes are high that this
will not stop him from representing MCS for years to come at the Provincial Schools Championships.
He enjoyed many years of tremendous success during his six years with the Marlins, representing
the club at regional and national level, and competing at the IAGs Division 1 for four consecutive
years in all four strokes. Among his many achievements were National Relay Gold, Swimmer of The
Year, Club Sprint records and taking first place in six events at his first ever National Division 2
Championships.

Second year students Toni Dolan and Cian Nugent also represented their school with pride.
Toni recorded PBs in all three of her swims. She had a strong top ten finish in the 200 IM with a
three second PB, a top twenty finish in the 100 Breast Stroke and a top thirty finish in the 100 IM.
Cian also recorded PBs in all three of his swims and had strong placings in all, finishing ninth in the
100 IM, twelfth in the 100 Breast Stroke and fourteenth in the 100 Free.
Both Toni and Cian swim with the Laois Marlins club.