Dundalk Swimming Club duo prepare for Irish Short Course Championships
Dundalk Swimming Club duo Eliza Logan and Evelyn Donnelly (pictured above) will compete in the Irish Short Course Championships in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin later this week from December 12th to 14th.
Evelyn (15) makes her second appearance at the Championships on Saturday following her impressive debut last year, when she competes in the 50m Breaststroke. There are no age divisions in the Irish Short Course Championships so Evelyn will be up against the best of Ireland’s swimming talent including Mona McSharry who earlier this month scored a Bronze for Ireland in the 50m Breaststroke at the European Short Course Championships in a new Irish Senior Record time of 29.87 and Niamh Coyne, our current Junior Olympic Silver Medalist.
Eliza (13) takes to the blocks on Friday when she looks to build on her Leinster Silver success in the Under 15 50m Butterfly last month. Again, as there are no age groups in these Championships Eliza, who is the youngest swimmer in this event at 13, will also be competing against the 19 year old McSharry.
Some of the Dundalk Club’s newest swimmers were also in action on Sunday at the Swim Leinster Christmas Cracker event. This is the perfect gala for those who have recently taken up competitive swimming and the club had seven promising swimmers in action. Eanna and Oisin Finnegan, Sophie and Ryan Matthews, Cian McCoy, Adrijana Viliusyte and Ciara Jensen represented Dundalk in 18 events at this exciting gala.
The event inspired some outstanding performances as, for many, this was their first outing at the National Aquatic Centre, the home of Irish swimming.