Tuesday 22 January 2019

Five-star display by Aisling in Bangor


Aer Lingus Swim Club sent a small team of its senior members north of the border to the McCullagh International Meet where Aisling Haughey emerged as their star performer.

Bangor pool in County Down played host to the competition, held over three days, and Malahide native Aisling helped herself to five medals in all, including individual bronze in three backstroke events over 50m, 100m and 200m.

Her remaining two medals came in the relays - silver as part of the 400m freestyle team ad bronze in the 400m medley relay.

Another Malahide native, Christine McFeely, took home bronze in the 400m individual medley and silver for her part in the 800m freestyle relay.

Swords' Caitriona Finlay swam on all three women's relay teams, thereby netting herself two silver medals and a bronze, and in the process she recorded some great personal best times.

Another of the Aer Lingus contingent, Caoimhe Quinn, also swam on the three women's relay teams, made many finals and nabbed individual bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Sophie Hayman, also swimming for Aer Lingus, performed strongly on two of the women's relay teams, helping to ensure their medal wins.

Most of the club's successes were in the women's events, but bucking that trend were the Men's 400m freestyle relay quartet of Cathal Kearney, Jordan Byrne, Andrew Meegan and Kasparas Juskus from Swords who brought home the bronze medals, while Meegan also won finished third in the 1500m freestyle.

Fingal Independent