Day 2 of Irish Open Swimming Championships

Day 2 of Irish Open Swimming Championships Day 2 of Irish Open Swimming Championships
Lisa Ennis

Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Championships continued in Dublin today with two new Irish Records and six new names added to the consideration list for International Teams this Summer.

National Centre Dublin’s Niamh Coyne debuted at this Irish Open with a win in the 100m Breaststroke and a consideration time for the European Championships in 1:07.83. Second place Molly Mayne of Templeogue clocked 1:10.29 and a consideration time for European Juniors while Ellie McCartney also added her name to the European Juniors list in 1:11.59.

Danielle Hill doubled up on national titles, adding 200m Backstroke gold to the 50m Freestyle gold she won on Tuesday. Hill battled with National Centre Limerick’s Maria Godden over the four lengths, eventually coming out on top in 2:14.35, Godden claimed silver in 2:15.45.

Grace Hodgins closed out the day winning the 1500m Freestyle in 17:09.89, it was a second gold for the Trojan swimmer who won the 400m Freestyle yesterday. The 17-year-old also met a second consideration time for the European Junior Championships.

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Competition continues tomorrow through to Saturday.

Day 2 Results

Men 400m IM Final: 1st L Custer Sundays Well 4:24.50 2nd C McCarthy National Centre Limerick 4:25.82 3rd A Wilson Banbridge 4:42.22

Women 200m Backstroke Final: 1st D Hill Larne 2:14.35 2nd M Godden National Centre Limerick 2:15.45 3rd L Cullen Sundays Well 2:19.29

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Men 100m Freestyle Final: 1st M McCusker Dolphin 49.67 2nd C Bain Cookstown 50.05 3rd J Sloan National Centre Ulster 50.40

Women 100m Breaststroke Final: 1st N Coyne National Centre Dublin 1:07.83 2nd M Mayne Templeogue 1:10.29 3rd E Doyle National Centre Limerick 1:10.45

Men 200m Backstroke Finals: 1st N Wiffen Larne 2:05.11 2nd B Bliss Sundays Well 2:08.08 3rd N Irwin National Centre Limerick 2:08.66

Women 1500m Freestyle Final: 1st G Hodgins Trojan 17:09.89 2nd

Men 50m Butterfly Final: 1st M McCusker Dolphin 23.44 ISR MR 2nd C Fitzgerald Splashworld 25.35 3rd S Winston Aer Lingus 25.39

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