Posted on 8, March 2020

in Category Club News

What a great weekend of swimming as we welcomed over 350 swimmers to Limerick and the 50m Arena Pool. Teh records tumbled this weekend starting with the first event. But most of all it was a great chance to catch up with swimming friends from around Ireland and afar.  A bitg thank you 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.  Again it was great to have access to the 25m pool for the morning warm up.  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 & Celtic Waves for timekeeping throughout the event. Finally to the club members & Committee who helped with the many jobs in both planning and running the event.

Full Results are here: 2020 Irish Open Masters LC Gala Results

Trophy Winners:

John Dempsey Best Overall Club Trophy: Aer Lingus Masters

1500m FS Kearney Cup Norma Cahill Ennis Masters Time 19.13.04 a new European Record!!
50BS Jim Neylon Cup Deirdre Morris Aer Lingus Time 37.44
50FS Limerick Masters Cup Charlotte Reid Aer Lingus 29.44

Best Overseas Club: Potters Bar, UK
Best Overseas Female Swimmer: Jackie Carribine Warrington Masters, UK
Best Overseas Male Swimmer: Jonathan Refson Potters Bar, UK

Best Female Swimmer: Charlotte Reid Aer Lingus
Best Male Swimmer: Ceall O’Dunlaing Dublin Swimming Club

Limerick Masters Swimmer of the Gala, David Williams

At our gala night Eugene Hillick President of Swim Ireland & Aisling McKeever of Swim Ireland presented the Decathlon Awards to:
Charlotte Reid Aer Lingus & Kieran Kelleher Cork Masters. There were 13 participants in the Decathlon series this year.

Thank you to John Garrett for all the wonderful photos. See