Carrie sets new personal best at Irish Swimming Short course finals

Carrie McDaid pictured with coach Laura Tighe at the Lagan Valley Leisureplex
Carrie McDaid pictured with coach Laura Tighe at the Lagan Valley Leisureplex

Carrie McDaid pictured with coach Laura Tighe at the Lagan Valley Leisureplex

Swimmer Carrie McDaid continues to shine in the swimming pool as the 12-year-old Dromahair girl set a new personal best at the Irish National Short-course Swimming Championships in Lisburn.

Competing at the Lagan Valley Leisureplex at the Irish National Short Course event in a 25m pool, the County Sligo Swimming Club member was one of only three 12-year-olds who qualified for the 100m freestyle event as she rubbed shoulders with Ireland’s top swimmers.

Carrie’s qualification time going into the event was 1:03.07 but she managed to knock half a second of her time, swimming a magnificent time of 1:02.57 and a new pb.

The next competition for this young talented swimmer is the Connacht SC Championships which take place next weekend in Athlone, followed by the Swim Ulster International Meet/Dave McCullagh Memorial gala which takes place in Bangor in early March.

Mohill & District AC

Our Christmas Party for all juvenile members will be held on Friday, December 19, from 6 - 8 pm in Hill Street Nightclub, looking forward to you all joining in the celebrations.

Training has stopped for the duration of the holidays, it will resume in January 2015 parents will be informed via text and FB.

The Christmas Annual Goal Mile will be held on Sunday December 28, at 12 midday from Planxty Maguire’s car park. Refreshments are being kindly sponsored by Planxty Maguires.

Wishing all our athletes in AC & Adult Running Club a very happy Christmas & a prosperous New Year.

Two Leitrim stars win DCU Scholarships

St. Mary’s Kiltoghert’s Rob Lowe and Fenagh St. Caillin’s Donal Wrynn have both been awarded scholarships in this year’s GPA DCU Business School Masters Scholarship Programme.

Lowe will start his second year on the DCU MBA programme, which is widely recognised as the degree of choice for rising executives with ambitions to become leaders in the business world, while Wrynn will pursue the MSc in Finance as part of the GPA/DCU Programme.