TEAM TSC finish Leinster Championships with 90% PB’s
As Day 3 of the Leinster LC Championships came to a close tonight, the 29 TEAM TSC Athletes who raced this weekend had done themselves proud with their collective effort over the 3 days.
Day 3 Finals finished on a High as Niamh Murphy (19) stood on the podium twice in 10 minutes picking up a Silver in the 50FC & the GOLD in the Womens 50BS, to cap a great weekend for her. Niamh is now based in the HPC unit in the NAC and her continued development a great dividend for her dedication and commitment to training.
The younger athletes also continued their impressive performances this weekend as they ALL yet again, delivered PB after PB demonstrating how they have grown since the season start and how their hard work is reaping reward with some superb swims in this OPEN senior event.
Tonight’s finals kicked off with Jessica Burke (12) & Nicole Walsh (13) deliver improved PB’s from already strong morning swims in the ‘B’ Final of the 400FC, whilst Rebecca Burke (14) also notched up another PB in the same 400FC event as she competed in the’A’ Final finishing in 6th place. In the heats earlier in the day, Muirin Goulding (14), Aoife Robinson (15), and Caoilfhinn Tan (13) delivered some new PB’s and seasons best times while the youngest team member in the meet, Ellen Walshe (11) delivered a fantastic PB in the same event.
Not to be outdone the younger Boys also delivered in the morning heats as Evan Rossiter (12) and Greg Sinnott (13) swim in the 400FC, in their first ever Long Course Championships and both delivered PB’s while Oliver O’Toole (13), Eoin Feighan (14), Stephen Herlihy (14), Traloach McKnight (14) & Peadar O’Loinsigh (14) delivered some excellent swims this morning. Sam Cosgrove (13), Cathal Tan (14) and Jonah Clegg (15) all got back for the finals session, with Tan qualifying for the ‘A’ Final in which he finished 7th
The Womens Sprint 50FC, saw Rebecca Burke & Niamh Murphy qualify for the Semi-Finals, while Ellen Walsh had a great heat swim. Murphy progressed to the Final and finished in the Silver medal position overall, but a Gold medal as the First Leinster Athletes to finish.
Peadar O’Loinsigh & Tom Giblin also raced the Sprint Event, with Giblin qualifying for the Semi-Final in the process, and both boys swimming LC PB’s.
In the Girls 200BC, Jessica Burke (12) delivered a superb swim in both heats and finals, having qualified for the ‘A’ Final and finishing 7th overall. Ellen Walsh (11), Caoilfhinn Tan (13) and Nicole Walsh (14) also delivered strong PB’s with Nicole also qualifying for the ‘B’ Final. In the boys 200BC Jonah Clegg (15), Eoin Feighan (13), Stephen Herlihy (13), Peadar O’Loinsigh (14) and Cathal Tan (14) all raced again, with Clegg qualifying for the ‘B’ Final, while Tan yet again delivered another great PB to qualify for the ‘A’ Final.
Cosgrove & Giblin returned to the block in the 200BF, with Giblin racing it for the first time ever and qualifying in the ‘A’ Final while Cosgrove swam the ‘B’ Final and delivered a great PB swim in the evening final.
The Last Events of the Weekend’s racing saw the Club represented in both Mens & Womens FTR relays, and after a strong weekend of fast racing, Nicole Walsh, Caoilfhinn Tan, Jessica & Rebecca Burke did the girls proud while Cathal Tan, Sam Cosgrove, Tom Giblin & Jonah Clegg carried the flag for the boys with pride.
A really strong weekend of Long Course racing comes to a close for the Team, with some positive results and a lot learned in the racing pool.
Our Junior Squads also capitalised on the availability of some LC pool time, kindly provided by Leinster Swimming, and our Coaches Paul & Pawel ensured that the younger developing athletes in the program, had access to experiencing the Olympic Pool for the first time.
A great weekend for TEAM TSC, with over 50 Athletes utilising the facilities in our National Aquatic Centre.