Category Archives: Gala

Nenagh Invitation – Gala Report

Askeaton Swimming Club had four representatives namely Faye Walsh, Ellie Gallagher, Lauren Dowling and Kevin O Connor.  Three of these swimmers were taking part in their first gala.   We also got a very special announcement as we had the youngest swimmer competing at the gala.  Our swimmers competed in 15 events with 5 gold medals won.   A fantastic cannon was swam, with all clubs attending the gala mixing for this event.   A brilliant day was had by all.    Well done Faye, Ellie, Lauren and Kevin.


Sunday morning dawned a foggy morning, however that is where the fogginess ended, two of our swimmers Orla Fahy and Faye Walsh were in tip top form.

Both girls qualified in December to compete in the Irish Minor School Championships in the National Aquatic Centre on the 8th February 2015.  Orla (12) was representing St Anne’s National School, Rathkeale and Faye (7) was representing Askeaton National School.

The morning session saw Orla compete in the 100m Girls IM U12.  Orla swam a fantastic race with a time of 1.39.18.

The afternoon session saw Faye compete in the 50m Girls Backstroke U9.   Faye swam a fabulous race and achieved a PB of 53.63.

We would like to congratulate both girls on their fantastic achievements.

Grade ‘B’ – UL – Gala Report

Saturday 17th Jan saw Askeaton Swim club compete at the Grade ‘B’ Gala in UL. We had 20 athletes competing in 77 events.  With a later start than usual it proved to be a long and exhausting day however e had 72 personal bests with some swimmers experiencing long course competition. Topped off with a medal haul of 2 Gold, 5 Silver & 4 Bronze.

Congrats to:

MJ Ambrose, Dan Collins, Lucas Costello, Roisin Duggan, Orla Fahy, Joanne Foley, Colm Galvin, James Hanly, Aaron Heffernan, Eoghan Heffernan, Eve Higgins, Amy Keane, Dean McCarthy, Rachel Mullane, Eve Murphy, Jack O’ Shaughnessy, Lucy Relihan, Sophie Shiels, James Shine & Erin Wakley.