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Munster Long Course Championships March 23rd & 24th 2013

 Munster Long Course Championships  

Last weekend, Nenagh Swimming Club had 23 swimmers competing in the Munster Long Course championships (up from only 3 last year). The day started off with the 1500m free for men, Thomas Adams and sprinter Shane Cody went head to head in heat 2 and with all bets on Thomas, Shane  had to pull out a great race to beat his team mate but that wasn’t the end of the head to head with these two guys. 

The Girls 400 was another great event with Elaine Yelverton and Sarah Mc Cutcheon this time going head to head where Sarah swam one of the most tactful races I have seen from a Nenagh swimmer. 

Another great swim of day one was Mark Ryan in the 200m Backcrawl (this might be the race for him), also in that race was Brian Mc Grath who must have stopped for a cup of tea on the way to his DQ, but he made up for it when he broke 30sec for the 50 freelong course for the first time. 

The day didn’t end there, Jessie Langridge had the swim meet of her life this weekend, with PB’s and a fantastic day in the 100m Breaststroke. 

With only one person not showing up for a race (she knows who she is)!!!!! It was a good day. 

To finish off the day Nenagh swimmer Shane Cody won the 50 free with a time of 25.80 winning it by the smallest margin from Limerick swimmer. 

Day two was a bit of a shorter day with the Womens 800 free first. Elaine Yelverton was competing and finished with a PB of 12.13.31sec was her swim of the weekend. 

The battle of the day was in the 400 when Shane Cody who swam first and clocked a time of 5.01.80sec then Thomas Adams knew what he had to do and did his best and also clocked a time of 5.01.80sec, Hollywood couldn’t right this script. 

The long day had started to take its hold on all and by the time the 200 free came in people were now wishing they were finished. 


Well done to all, especially the swimmers who are doing their leaving cert this year and still competed. This is probably the last time they will ever compete for the club that they have been involved with since they were 9, 10 or even younger it is a great way to finish, at the highest level in Munster. Well Done.   

I wish you all the best of luck in your leaving cert and beyond. 

Mark Dempsey

Head Coach 

Nenagh Neptune Swimming Club