Club Race in Killiney
Well done everyone from the club and all who took part for some great swims, great help, great atmosphere. The women won the team race, with Roisin leading them in in second place, the men, came second, narrowly beaten by NAC. Great to see so many out.
The race course is below:
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End of June Success
We had a great turnout for the Dublin teams for the last weekend of June. For the ladies it was a pleasure to see our perennial warriors Molly, Leslie and Claire starting their racing season at the Bull Wall on Saturday. Not the easiest of races with the wind against us, making for a choppy race, but the water was warm and the weather was sunny. The two Eithnes, Janice, Máirín and Mairead also swam. Top finisher was Niamh in 10th.
In the men’s we were in double figures again for turnout and came in third overall, putting us into a clear second place overall in the team rankings. We now also have five swimmers in the Individual Top 20. The first four home at the Bull Wall were Ceall 4th, Niall 20th, Andriu 27th and Dermot 41st, but great swims also from Matt, Colin, Michael, Ron and Frank and also for Rory and Ralf doing their first swims of the year. Good to see Ryan and Tony also. All those in the new club togs were looking great….
Sunday was Wicklow and a gorgeous swim – swimming from one small cove to another just south of the town. The Dunne women were out in force (Maeve, Michelle and Niamh) and two of the Bourkes (Anne Marie and Eleanor) with Heather keeping an eye on the rankings! The entire Pickering family were there to support Sharon also and juniors coach Eileen was also there to support Shauna and the Dublin ladies. Conditions were good in the clear fresh sea with the tide at our backs. The Dublin women just lost out on the team prize to the home team with four swimmers in the top 20-Caroline O’Donoghue 6th (our only podium finisher), Claire O’Dwyer 11th, Eleanor Bourke 12th and Mairead 20th. Also spotted were Janice and Mary-Rose. This result should keep the women in first place overall.
We had lots of men out also - Ceall, Niall O’S, Andriu, Luke, Matt, Colin, Frank, Rory, Daniel - doing his first ever sea swim (and doing really well) - Niall Robinson doing his first race of 2013, Tim and Ger. Considering only Johnny Pickering swam this race last year for us, what a turnout. With a stunning four in the top five however Eastern Bay took the spoils in this race.
Scorching Results – Men and Women on the Double and a win for Michael
June 8/9. At a sun soaked Sandycove on Sunday, Dublin Swimming Club won both team prizes. While the women are well used to winning, this was the first men's team victory in recent times.
Michael McInerney won the men’s race while the other top four finishers were Colin 3rd, Ceall 11th and Matt 18th. The women’s team had a remarkable four in the Top 10 – these were Shauna 3rd, Caroline O’Donoghue 4th, Mairead 7th and Caroline Hyland 9th. Well done to those who completed their first race also.
We had great numbers out in Portmarnock also where Ceall 9th won the vets prize and top of the women was Caroline Hyland in 7th.