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#Sycerika McMahon

# sycerika-mcmahon - Saturday 23 December, 2017

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’

Irish Olympian Sycerika McMahon chats to The42 about her decision to retire from the sport.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

'Unexpected and difficult choice' as Irish Olympian McMahon retires from swimming at 22

McMahon represented Ireland at the 2012 London Games and won two European medals during her competitive career.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Ireland's Fiona Doyle reaches 50m Breaststroke final at Euros

There was disappointment, however, for fellow Irish swimmer Sycerika McMahon.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Lisa Kearney secures bronze on world record-breaking day at Commonwealth Games

Australian swimmers cut the best part of a second off the previous world record in the women’s 100m freestyle relay.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Doyle takes place in world's top 20 as McMahon heads for Texas with new national record

Limerick native Fiona Doyle was a split second off her personal best in the 200 metre breaststroke.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Monday 29 July, 2013

'Bittersweet' night as Fiona Doyle finishes 11th in the world

Lithuanian teen Ruta Meilutyte blitzed the field to set a new world record in tonight’s 100m breaststroke semi-finals.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Sunday 28 July, 2013

New record and PBs, but no semi-final place for Murphy and McMahon

Barry Murphy managed to set a new 50 metre butterfly national record at the World Championships this morning.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Moving on from unlucky 2013 - the goal for Sycerika McMahon

Ireland’s teenage sensation is ready to put her disappointment behind her as she packs her bags for Texas.

# sycerika-mcmahon - 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.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Monday 29 April, 2013

Texas (hopefully not) Forever: McMahon takes up coveted US scholarship

The Co. Down Olympian will be studying in Texas A&M next semester.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Thursday 25 April, 2013

One of the world's top swimmers is competing in Ireland this weekend

The Irish Long Course Swimming Championships kick off in the National Aquatic Centre today.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Rising stars:’s ones to watch in 2013 Ones To Watch This post contains images

Rising stars:’s ones to watch in 2013

Check out who we rate among the best young prospects in Irish sport.

# sycerika-mcmahon - 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.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Saturday 1 December, 2012

National championships: Junior swimmers smash Irish records in Lisburn

They must be sprinkling pixie dust in the water.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Friday 30 November, 2012

Talent pool: Sycerika McMahon takes 5 titles at national championships

The Olympian’s gold haul included a new Irish record in the 200 metre medley, but watch out for Antoinette Neamt.

Breakfast of champions: here's what Ireland's top male swimmer got stuck into this morning

Barry Murphy is in action at the National Short Course Championships in Lisburn this weekend.

# sycerika-mcmahon - 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.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Sycerika McMahon makes Euro final as Barry Murphy breaks national record

The Belfast swimmer will compete in the final of the Women’s 100m Breaststroke on Sunday.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Friday 23 November, 2012

More national records as Sycerika aims at European double

Sycerika McMahon has qualified for tomorrow’s 100m IM final at the European Short Course Championships in France.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Thursday 22 November, 2012

McMahon wins bronze at European Champs

Sycerika McMahon set three national 50m breaststroke records as the European Short Course Championships got underway in Chartres, France.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Stay safe, Quade: It’s your sporting tweets of the week Twittershpere This post contains images

Stay safe, Quade: It’s your sporting tweets of the week

Olympians brought back to earth, eating lots of nachos and the best value chicken dinner this side of the Mississippi.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Monday 30 July, 2012

Olympic Village: Day Three, wrap Review This post contains videos

Olympic Village: Day Three, wrap

There were a number of big surprises and some good news for Team Ireland today.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, Day 3 Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, Day 3

Yes, the weekend may be over, but the Olympic Games are just warming up. Here is all the good stuff that unfolded on Day Three.

Off the record: 5 sports stories you may have missed this weekend

Michelle Obama hugs the entire, new Dream Team and Sycerika McMahon is studying a South African sensation closely.

So close: Sycerika McMahon vows to come back stronger in four years

The 17-year-old finished third in her heat in the 200m Individual Medley, but narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Olympic Village: Day Two, wrap

More shocks in the pool on a day when Team GB got their first medals and Team Ireland showed green shoots of promise.

London 2012: Nocher sets her sights on 200m

Melanie Nocher, Sycerika McMahon and Gráinne Murphy all failed to qualify from their heats in London this morning.

Olympic Breakfast: Sailing duo ready to make their mark

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day two in London.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing… Sycerika McMahon 16 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Sycerika McMahon

The Portaferry teenager will be hoping to confirm her considerable potential this summer.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Sunday 3 June, 2012

It's Sunday, so here are 18 of our favourite pics from the sporting week that was Developing Stories This post contains images

It's Sunday, so here are 18 of our favourite pics from the sporting week that was

Join us for a quick flick through the photo album, won’t you?

# sycerika-mcmahon - Monday 28 May, 2012

Sycerika McMahon on the Olympic radar as she wins European silver

The 17-year-old swimmer was very impressive in securing second place in the 50m Breaststroke final at the Euro Championships.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Stallard, Doyle into 200m breaststroke semis

Ireland also qualified for the final of the women’s 4x200m freestyle during this morning’s session at the European Swimming Championships.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

More good news: Ireland's Puspure qualifies for Olympics

Meanwhile, Sycerika McMahon finished fifth in the 100m breast stroke final today.

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Euro scares, Olympic delight, and rough rides — it’s all in Wednesday’s round-up of the news.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Double delight: Melanie Nocher seals Olympic spot

Melanie Nocher set a new PB in the 200m backstroke final at the European Swimming Championships in Debrecen this evening.

I don't believe it! McMahon qualifies for London 2012

17-year-old Sycerika McMahon is the latest member of Ireland’s Olympic party.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Monday 21 May, 2012

Melanie Nocher breaks Irish 200m Backstroke record and qualifies for European finals

The Belfast-born swimmer will need to find an extra 0.8 of a second if she is to make the Olympic A standard.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Road to London: No joy for Irish swimmers at British Championships

Sycerika McMahon, Gráinne Murphy and Melanie Nocher couldn’t get themselves close to the medals in London’s Aquatics Centre yesterday.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Nocher falls short of Olympic qualification, despite victory

The 23-year-old still has an opportunity to qualify at the upcoming European Championships.

# sycerika-mcmahon - Friday 2 March, 2012

Nocher warms up with personal best in 100m backstroke

Here’s your round-up from day two of the Irish Open Long Course Championships in Abbotstown.

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