Golden girl Danielle brings home 11 medals from Championships
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.