2019 Limerick Masters Irish Open LC Championships

Posted on 3, March 2019

in Category Club News, Irish Open LC Championships, Uncategorized

We had an amazing weekend of swimming well done everyone.  Swimmers arrived in Limerick from Friday evening for the 1500m FS event where we saw 6 full heats & still had a wait list!
This year we kept to our usual schedule, Storm Emma a once in a lifetime distant memory! We had our first Prostrate Cancer Survivors relay.

Thanks to all those who travelled to Limerick to support the Irish Open. We want to thank UL Arena & their staff for supporting the gala, a special mention goes to Alan Ward.  We were delighted to have access to the 25m pool for a 1 hour morning warmup.  As ever the gala wouldn’t run like clockwork without the assitance of Mary, Don & Colin who manned the desk & the parents of Limerick Swimming Club for timekeeping throughout the day. Finally to the club members who helped with the many jobs and also showed their talent in cooking & baking with the delicious food on offer.

Trophy Winners:

John Dempsey Best Overall Club Trophy: Aer Lingus Masters

1500m FS Kearney Cup Dymphna Morris Aer Lingus Time 20.55
50BS Jim Neylon Cup Charlotte Reid Aer Lingus Time 35.5
50FS Limerick Masters Cup Charlotte Aer Lingus 29.16

Best Overseas Club: Potters Bar, UK
Best Overseas Female Swimmer: April Richards Potters Bar, UK
Best Overseas Male Swimmer: Isidoris Pagiavlas Olympiacas SFP, Greece

Best Female Swimmer: Derirdre Morris Aer Lingus
Best Male Swimmer: Boyd Freeman Aer Lingus

At our gala night Declan Harte President of Swim Ireland & Aisling McKeever of Swim Ireland presented the Decathlon Awards to:
Charlotte Reid Aer Lingus & Kieran Kelleher Cork Masters. There were 11 participants in the Decathlon series this year.