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#Swim Ireland

# swim-ireland - Sunday 12 January, 2020

From Sink or swim: Ireland's public swimming pools need a lifeline - here's why Pooled Resources

Sink or swim: Ireland's public swimming pools need a lifeline - here's why

The ebb and flow of government funding is the core problem facing public pools.

# swim-ireland - Friday 10 January, 2020

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .

# swim-ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2019

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''

Darragh Greene started swimming competitively after he broke his leg in fourth year, and now he’s set to represent Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

# swim-ireland - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification

The Irish men’s medley team set a new record on the final day of the FINA World Swimming Championships.

# swim-ireland - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Mayne adds to Ireland's medal tally with bronze in Baku

The Templeogue native produced a fantastic final swim and finished just three seconds behind runner-up, Justine Delmas.

# swim-ireland - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'The accent is usually the big thing. There will always be people who have something to say about it'

Irish Olympic hopeful Clare Cryan talks to The42 about identity, athlete burnout and diving’s growth in Ireland.

# swim-ireland - Thursday 23 May, 2019

'We didn’t have the facilities that athletes needed. Now, Ireland is beginning to look after its own'

Multiple Irish record holder Darragh Greene has welcomed the growth of swimming in Ireland over the past five years.

# swim-ireland - Saturday 19 January, 2019

'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake'

Swim Ireland’s National Performance Director Jon Rudd talks about the changes to Irish swimming since his appointment after the Rio Olympics.

# swim-ireland - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Jordan Sloan breaks third Irish record at European swimming championships

The 24-year-old Bangor native set a new Irish record in the 100m Freestyle at the European Championships in Copenhagen.

# swim-ireland - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"'

Pennsylvania-born Olympian Shane Ryan won gold for Ireland at the 2017 University Games two weeks ago.

# swim-ireland - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Coach of Olympic champion to lead Ireland's swimmers to Tokyo 2020

Jon Rudd says he wants to help Ireland ‘find that elusive podium position at World and Olympic level.’

# swim-ireland - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'

Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.

# swim-ireland - Monday 11 April, 2016

Rio, here we come! Nicholas Quinn becomes third Irish swimmer to qualify for Olympics

The 22-year-old won gold in Eindhoven last night.

# swim-ireland - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Olympic swimmer Gráinne Murphy retires at the age of 22

The Wexford athlete won a silver medal at the European Championships in 2010.

# swim-ireland - Thursday 21 January, 2016

A day in the life: Irish long-distance swimmer and Rio hopeful Chris Bryan

Inside the life of a professional swimmer.

# swim-ireland - Saturday 14 November, 2015

How a YouTube video is central to Tom Daley's bid for Olympic gold

The diver is in Dublin this weekend and spoke about his preparations for Rio 2016.

# swim-ireland - Monday 6 July, 2015

Ireland's Fiona Doyle adds bronze medal to Olympic qualification

The 23-year-old claimed third in the 100m Breaststroke at the World University Games after securing an ‘A’ qualification time yesterday.

# swim-ireland - Sunday 14 December, 2014

13-year-old Neamt knocks another 7.5 seconds off Irish 1500m record

The Dubliner was named swimmer of the meet at the national short course championships.

# swim-ireland - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Sports you should definitely try this summer... open water swimming

We asked Ireland’s leading 10km swimmer Chris Bryan what you need before dipping your toe in the water.

# swim-ireland - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Home improvement: New digs for Irish swimmers on the Abbotstown sports campus

Barry Murphy and Bethany Carson will live in the redeveloped accommodation on the National Sports Campus.

# swim-ireland - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Fiona Doyle unlikely to benefit following reports of Efimova doping positive

The Irish swimmer finished second to Russia’s Yulia Efimova athlete at the World University Games last summer.

# swim-ireland - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Fiona Doyle taking fresh belief and form to World Championships Interview This post contains videos

Fiona Doyle taking fresh belief and form to World Championships

Winning World University Games silver has only just started to settle in as the Calgary-based swimmer lines up in Barcelona

# swim-ireland - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Murphy building for future by making the most of World Championship chance

The 27-year-old is keen to lend his experience to Ireland’s up and coming swimming talent.

# swim-ireland - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Swimming director vows there will be no repeat of qualifying mix-up

Due to a breakdown in communication, Sycerika McMahon will have to sit out her strongest event at next week’s World Championships.

# swim-ireland - Friday 12 July, 2013

Fiona Doyle wins silver for Ireland at World University Games

Fiona Doyle set a new Irish senior record as she finished second in today’s 100m breaststroke final.

# swim-ireland - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Swim Ireland appoint new Limerick high performance boss

New Zealand’s Lars Humer has been appointed as head of the high performance training base in the University of Limerick.

# swim-ireland - Monday 3 December, 2012

Super 8: Sycerika McMahon dominates national champs -- again

Seventeen-year-old Sycerika McMahon won three more national titles on the final day of the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

# swim-ireland - Saturday 1 December, 2012

National championships: Junior swimmers smash Irish records in Lisburn

They must be sprinkling pixie dust in the water.

# swim-ireland - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Sycerika McMahon revels in medal success after London let-down

The Belfast swimmer won a bronze medal at the European Short Course Championships at the weekend.

# swim-ireland - Friday 3 August, 2012

We'll take lessons from London, insists Irish swimming chief

‘I don’t think there’s a blame thing here, I just think it’s just one of those things,’ says Peter Banks.

# swim-ireland - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle

Glandular fever has ended the Wexford swimmer’s Olympic Games.

# swim-ireland - Saturday 14 August, 2010

IRISH SWIMMER GRÁINNE Murphy has taken the silver medal in the women’s 1500 metre freestyle final at the European Swimming Championships.

Seventeen-year-old Murphy from Wexford held the silver-medal position throughout the race to finish on 16:02:09, breaking the Irish record.

Ahead of the race, BBC’s correspondent Ollie Williams wrote:

One name worth watching out for in the women’s 1500m freestyle final is Grainne Murphy. She’s 17, from Ireland, and has been putting a host of bigger names to shame this week.

Denmark’s Lottie Friis, who took the 800m gold on Thursday, led from the start after a strong break.

Murphy had led and easily won her qualifying round for the 1500m final yesterday, after narrowly missing out on a medal in the 800m final. She withdrew from the 200m butterfly event to concentrate fully on the freestyle final.

Ireland’s Barry Murphy missed the cut for the men’s 50m freestyle after finishing 29th in today’s heats. The Dubliner will be back in the water again this evening for the men’s 50m breaststroke final.