Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nenagh Neptune Fundraising Clothes Collection

Help raise money for Nenagh Neptune Swim Club and spring clean your house at the same time! We are running a clothing collection to raise some funds. Tell all your family and friends to clear out their closets and wardrobes and bring all their unwanted items to the collection point. All information is available here

Michael Bowles Invitation Gala (S.C) 2015

Friday 29th of May to Sunday 31st of May 2015 at Gus Healy Pool Douglas, Cork

More information available here

Munster Grade C – Askeaton 10th May

Report by Peter Hennelly

Our swimmers enjoyed a very rewarding day at the Grade C Gala held in Askeaton on Sunday last 10th May. First into the pool at the Limerick venue was Jimmy Dwyer and he got the Nenagh Neptune team off to a good start with a PB of 1:40.24 in the 100 Free. Jimmy continued his good form through the day as he went on to record PBs in his 3 other events – a 59.59 in the 50 Fly, 2.07.12 in the 100 IM and a 45.75 in the 50 Free.

Connor Leahy’s efforts saw him knock off 11 and 12 seconds respectively from his 100 Free and 100 IM times. Connor’s 1:26.90 in the 100 Free and 1:42.24 in the 100 IM secured his grade B status on a day that he also recorded PBs and claimed bronze medals in the 50 Fly with 53.24 and in the 50 Breast with 52.08 in the 14 to 15 Age Category.

Our 3 youngest swimmers on the day can take great pride in their performances too with PBs for Kate Ryan in the 100 Free – 1:53.59, 100 IM – 2:19.27 and in the 50 Back – 1:06.31. Laura Quinn had PBs in the 50 Back – 1:09.44 and in the 100 Free – 2:02.27 – an improvement of over 12 seconds on her old PB while Nikolette Heveli had PBs in the 100 Free – 1:51.59 and in the 100 IM – 2:10.24 an improvement of over 14 seconds on her previous mark.
Ellen Ryan continued her good form as she recorded 4 PBs from her 4 events, 100 Free – 1:35.72, 100 IM – 1:59.14, 50 Breast – 1:02.68 and 50 Back – 55.81 notably making significant improvements of 10 and 12 seconds respectively in her 100 Fee and 100 IM times.

Martain Ryan achieved 3 PBs in the 100 IM – 2:00.59, in the 50 Back – 53.90 and in the 50 Breast – 1:05.17 as did Sophie Hogan in the 100 Free – 1:46.65, in the 50 Breast – 1:04.94 and in the 50 Free – 43.96 with Sophie’s strong swim in the 50 Free securing her the Gold medal in the 11 and Under Category.

Mariana Gheorghita achieved a PB and her B grade time for the 100 Free with a swim of 1:27.63 along with another PB in the 100 IM with a mark of 1:48.81 while Padraig Cody also secured a PB, a bronze medal and a B time in the 100 Free with a swim of 1:26.37. Padraig also went on to PB in the 50 Back with a swim of 46.72.

Elaine Treacy’s determined efforts were rewarded with 4 PBs on a day that she recorded her B time and a bronze medal in the 100 Free with a swim of 1:30.22 – an improvement of over 13 seconds on her old mark. Elaine recovered from her earlier efforts to claim PBs in the 100 IM – 1:50.59, in the 50 Back – 49.00 and in the 50 Breast – 59.58.
Achieving B Grade status was the focus of the day for Blathnaid Ryan and Sarah Lane and they didn’t disappoint with Blathnaid securing the required PB marks in the 100 Free – 1:29.62 and 100 I.M – 1:46.22. Blathnaid completed a clean sweep of PBs with a 52.10 in the 50 Back and a 53.65 in the 50 Fly which also earned her a silver medal in the 11 and Under Category. Sarah achieved her goal with a PB in the 100 IM with a time of 1:45.20 while also claiming a silver medal in the process in the 12 -13 Category. She PB’d in the 100 Free for good measure with a 1:34.32 swim.
James Finn and Sean Hogan also had aspirations of making the move up to the B Grade and again they produced the required performances. James lowered his previous B grade time in the 100 Free to 1:23.32 and also claimed the silver medal in the 12 -13 Category while his 1:42.05 in the 100 IM guaranteed B grade status. Sean produced one of his best set of performances in a Nenagh Neptune hat securing B grade status in claiming PBs, medals and B grades in the 50 Back – Gold in a time of 44.44, 50 Breast – Gold in a time of 45.01 and 100 IM – Silver in a time of 1:35.50 which was an improvement of 21 seconds on his previous mark.
Well done to all on a great days performances – a reflection of the efforts that you are making in training. Keep up the good work.

North Munster Championships – Askeaton 25th – 26th April

Report by Uta Fietsch

22 athletes from Squad 4, 5 and 6 represented Nenagh Neptune Swimming Club at the North Munster Championships in Askeaton last weekend.

Askeaton is by far the most challenging gala of the year, every year. We went from tears and disappointments one year to winning the McCarthy Shield another. Throughout the years we had lots of personal best swims, unfortunate disqualifications, newly graded swimmers and qualifications for the National Divisions. It was no different this year.

The swimmers impressed with a very good stroke delivery, excellent dives and tumble turns, most of all Kelvin Knight and Emily Ryan. As a lot of hard work went into race pace training over the past few weeks we took great care in recording each swimmers splits (times taken at every 25m turn). Sorcha Nagle impressed with a continuous 21 second split for each length of her 200m Frontcrawl race.

All participating athletes swam to their best ability. With a total of 71 entries, we achieved 56 personal best swimming times and had only 3 disqualifications. Furthermore the athletes won 22 medals: 8 gold (Emily Ryan, Ethan Geoghegan, Phoebe Cooney, Sarah Lane, Billy Seymour and Dermot Kinane), 7 silver (Thomas Adams, Patrick Finn, Christine Ryan, Dermot Kinane, Shane McAteer and Billy Seymour) and 7 bronze (Lily O’Brien, Ethan Geoghegan, Shane McAteer and Christine Ryan).

Congratulations to Ellen Frahill, who achieved her Grade B times, to Christine Ryan, who moved up to Grade A and National Division 2’s, Ethan Geoghegan who qualified for the National Division 2’s and Thomas Adams who was more than thrilled to swim himself into the National Division 1’s on his final race of the day.

Congratulations to all swimmers we haven’t mentioned yet: Dylan Geoghegan, Tadhg Kelly, Sarah Seymour, Sarah O’Brien, Mark Brennan, Mark Ryan, Ian Knight and Clodagh Ryan who all swam personal best times!

It was a great day for all involved and a fitting end to weeks of hard training.

20150426 Askeaton North Munster Championships

Club Summer Outing Sunday June 21st

Last years outing at UL activity centre was a great success with 60 of our swimmers taking part. Preparations are well on the way for the Nenagh Neptune summer outing 2015, which we hope will as well supported. This year it will take place on June 21st, bypassing communions, confirmations and hopefully allowing our hardworking junior and leaving cert students to take part in the days activities!

Its anchors away, as the day is launched with a boat trip on the Ku-ee-tu water bus, leaving from Dromineer Harbour, across the lake to Dromaan Harbour. Once on dry land our head chef Maurice will once again oversee a BBQ. Parents are invited to bring salads or whatever tickles your taste buds, all food donations welcome. Activities will include a scavenger hunt, weather permitting maybe a swim in the lake, and end of year club presentations. There may even be an opportunity for a sing along beside a camp fire! Further suggestions are welcome from our swimmers.

All of this at the bargain price of 10 euro per person, adult or child.

Details on departure times will be announced once our numbers are confirmed as depending on demand we may have to run two boat trips. Payment will be required no later than 8th June, further information on this will be sent by text, within the next few weeks.

Anyone interested please register by text to club phone on 085-1859228

We look forward to seeing everyone on what we hope will be a fun day, the more the merrier!!

Munster Connaught Ages DIV 1

Closing date for entries to the Munster Connaught Ages DIV 1 taking place in UL on the 23rd and 24th May is tomorrow Friday 8th May. Please visit the Gala Information link on the website to see if you are eligible to compete at this event. You can then let the club Recorder know which qualifying events you wish to go forward for. Please also view the document regarding the information about this particular gala which outlines additional events which a swimmer with a qualifying time may enter.

Quick link to Gala Information here

Swim Ireland Club Development Day 2015

Swim Ireland will be holding some Club Development Days for the various regions in the upcoming weeks. This is part of Swim Ireland’s on-going support program for clubs.

They are aimed at committee members, children’s officers, team managers, officials, coaches and teachers who are invited to attend, along with club members who are interested in volunteering with their club in the future.

The Munster day is scheduled for Sunday June 7th in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow. If you are interested in attending please contact one of the NNSC committee members.

Further details are availble here Swim Ireland Club Development Day 2015

Change of Date for Munster Grade B Gala

Please note the change of date for the Muster Grade B gala which is now scheduled for Sunday 17th May instead of the original date of Saturday 16th May. Information for the gala is available on Gala Information link in the menu above.