Golden girl Danielle brings home 11 medals from Cham­pi­onships

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Rep­re­sent­ing County Sligo Swim­ming Club, Danielle Farrell showed both tal­ent and de­ter­mi­na­tion in achiev­ing a mas­sive eight wins and three bronze po­si­tion plac­ings at the 2018 Re­gional Youth & Se­nior Long Course Cham­pi­onships for Con­nacht/ Mun­ster re­cently.

Sligo was proud of the per­for­mances of all its ath­letes from CSSC.

Mean­while, Sligo hosted it’s an­nual Open Swim­ming Meet which was at­tended by 205 swim­mers from clubs in Long­ford, Bal­lina, Roscom­mon, West­port, Car­rick on Shan­non, Clare­mor­ris and King­dom in Kerry.

There was plenty of ac­tion with some very tight races and as hoped for at this time of year, a plethora of Per­sonal Bests for the ma­jor­ity of swim­mers.

In to­tal CSSC swim­mers com­peted in 210 races over the course of the gala, with the ad­di­tion of re­lays, two of which were won by CSSC teams.

As well as the swim­ming, the club held a draw for an Ir­ish Rugby Grand Slam Jersey 2018, signed by 26 of the Ir­ish play­ers who won this ac­co­lade. What a prize!

It was won by Yvonne Cole­man, Gur­teen and the win­ning ticket was sold by He­len Fitzsi­mons of CSSC. The club raised €10,000 through the raf­fle due to the hard work of many par­ents and swim­mers and the gen­eros­ity of fam­i­lies, friends and mem­bers of the public who value and sup­port our sport.

Thank you to one and all who bought and sold tick­ets.

CSSC Medal­win­ners at Sligo Open Gala 2018 were: Jane Bradley (12-13yrs) Sil­ver, 100m Fly in 1:32:22 and 100m Freestyle in 1:16:91; Dar­ragh Gil­martin (11yrs), Sil­ver, 100m Breast­stroke in a time of 1:47:97;

Adam Hunter (14yrs and over) Gold, 100m breast­stroke in 1:28:34, Gold, 100m Freestyle in 1:09:53 and Sil­ver, 100m Fly in 1:19:25;

Max Hunter (13yrs) Sil­ver, 100m Fly in 1:29:06 and Sil­ver, 100m Freestyle in 1:14:42;

Kil­lian Langton (12-13yrs) Gold, 100m Fly in 1:18:72; An­thony Ma­her (14 and over), Gold, 100m Fly, in 1:07:96; Eala McDer­mott (16yrs), Bronze, 100m Breast­stroke in 1:39:62; Rachel McManus (14yrs), Bronze, 100m Freestyle in 1:15:41; Anna O’Con­nor (12-13 yrs), Bronze, 100m Fly in 1:32:66; Ro­nan O’Con­nor (12yrs), Gold 100m Freestyle in 1:14:09, Gold 100m Breast­stroke in 1:14:71;

Lily O’Grady (11yrs), Gold, in 100m Back­stroke in 1:35:90; Daniel Rat­ti­gan (11yrs), Sil­ver 100m Back­stroke in 1:34:16 and Sil­ver 100m Freestyle in 1:22:35;

Cal­lum Row­ley Hopkins (14yrs), Bronze 100m Fly in 1:38:78 and Bronze, 100m Freestyle in 1:15:57.

Danielle Farrell with her 11 medals.

Sligo hosted a very suc­cess­ful Open Swim­ming Meet with more than 200 swim­mers in at­ten­dance.

Co Sligo Swim Club swim­mers won nu­mer­ous medals re­cently.

Swim­mers from Co Sligo Swim­ming Club at the meet.

Sligo Se­nior 4x100m IM Re­lay team, David Woods, Peter Mooney, Ro­nan An­der­son and An­thony Ma­her.

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