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Clontarf 2nd and 10th in the 97th Liffey Swim 2016

Great result for Clontarf in the 97th Liffey Swim. The Men’s race was won by Brian Murray of Eastern Bay with a clock time of 30 min 46 seconds, the Womens race was won by Jennifer Gilbert from Swim4life with a clock time of 32 min 34 seconds. Congratulations from Clontarf to both winners. For Clontarf we had a fantastic result: in the Men’s race with Dario Fernandez coming in 2nd with a clock time of 32 min 15 seconds and a race time of 26 minutes with a 6.15 handicap, amazing race passing 201 swimmers. The next man home for Clontarf was Sean Nolan coming in 10th, a brilliant swim also by Sean with a clock time of 33 min 30 seconds. Clontarf had a great number of swimmers competing this year with two young guns representing the Club in Sean and Pierre, see below results. A very big thanks to the Leinster Open Sea committee and everyone involved in this event, it takes a lot to organise, also thanks to Will Dolan and Joe Kearns for the photos, finally a big thanks to all our families and friends who came out in strong numbers to support us in this iconic race. More swims next weekend the Jim Kavanagh & Plunkett McAlister is on Saturday 13th August starting at 7pm along the Bull Wall and Sunday 14th August is the Siobhan McKenna at 12.30pm at Killiney beach.

Place Hat  First Name Surname Clock Time Handicap Race Time
2 203 Dario Fernandez 00:32:15 06:15 00:26:00
10 179 Sean Nolan 00:33:30 04:30 00:29:00
60 175 Jim Tracey 00:34:16 04:15 00:30:01
63 163 Martin Reddington 00:34:17 03:30 00:30:47
79 182 Pierre Tracey 00:34:33 04:45 00:29:48
90 206 Colm Walsh 00:34:41 06:15 00:28:26
124 180 Jorn Langhave 00:35:08 04:45 00:30:23
130 106 Gerry Cleary 00:35:14 02:15 00:32:59
181 161 Alberto Placencia 00:36:15 03:30 00:32:45
209 246 Ken Turner 00:37:08 10:15 00:26:53

Sea Swim Win for Clontarf at Sea point 30th July 2016

Congratulations to Jim Tracey from Clontarf for winning the Cyril Duff Metro Perpetual Cup organised by Guinness SC at Sea point on the 30th July. Great win following on from last Sundays Team Prize in Malahide, again today we had a great turnout from Clontarf with 7 in the Men’s race (Dario, Martin, Gerry, Brian, Alberto Sean and Jim) and in the Women’s race Ane Rezola who finished 19 in her first sea race, well done to all the swimmers and thanks to Leinster Open Sea, Guinness SC for organising the Event and to the Duff family, this Swim is running since 1995 and had a great turnout in both the Men’s and Women’s Race. This weekend two more Swims are taking place; The Wicklow Open Swim at Wicklow Harbour on Sunday 31st July starting at 12pm and on Monday the Phoenix Swim starting at 10am Low Rock Malahide.

Team prize for Clontarf SC on Sunday 24th July 2016

Great result over the weekend for our Open Sea Swimmers, on Friday night Pierre Tracey came 3rd in the Leinster Open Sea Double Dip swim at Killiney Beach. Then on Sunday Clontarf won the Team Prize with Martin Reddington 5th, Dario Fernandez 15th, Jim Tracey 19th and Gerry Cleary 27th in the International Orphan Aid Charity race at Low Rock Malahide, Clontarf had 7 swimmers participating in both races over the weekend, Well done to all the swimmers. If interested in open water swimming visit the http://leinsteropensea.ie/ website, sea races take place every weekend throughout the summer.

Killiney Double Dip – Friday July 22 @ 6.45 / 7.30

The Killiney Double Dip Liffey Swim and Harbour swim qualifier is coming up on July 22. Entry fee will be €15 and completing the race gives you a double qualifier – counts as two swims. The race also doubles up to help raise much needed funds for the Leinter Open Sea equipment fund and to aid planning for Dublin City Liffey Swim 100 and more. If you could volunteer a small bit of help for the 22nd please email leinsteropenseaswim@gmail.com – if swimming, men could help in ladies race and vice versa.

Liffey Entries Now On Line

Liffey Entries are now available now Online, see http://leinsteropensea.ie/downloads/ . A number of Clontarft Swimmers and almost 200 other swimmers have surpassed six swims and can now enter the Dublin City Liffey Swim and Dun Laoghaire Harbour race Please enter (both) now – and help lighten the admin load on the race organisers by doing so early. Thanks in advance.

26th June – 83rd Island Swim 2016

On the 26th June Clontarf SC hosted for the 83rd time the Island Swim, which starts just off Islands eye and ends at Balscadden beach in Howth, just under 100 swimmers took part in the event both Male and Female. The conditions were just right but the swimmers had to handle the tide pushing them out to sea. With a handicap of 5.30 the race was won by Paul Wynne from Half Moon in a clock time of 26.08 and race time of 20.38. Paul a well deserved winner has competed in this race more than 30 times and came 2nd in 1976. 2nd Place this year went to Ronan Joyce form NAC Masters and 3rd Place went to Rachel Lee from Guinness who also had a fantastic fastest time of 15.42, the team prize went to Aer Lingus Masters. Thanks to all the Volunteers who came out on the day, also thanks to the Dublin Bay Cruises, Leinster Open Sea Committee, Safety Boats and Kayaks. Without volunteers these events are not possible, thanks to all for making this event, which is very special to Clontarf SC another great success, see you all next year.

Club Sea Race Results 25th June

On Saturday June 25th the Club held our internal sea swim along the Bull Wall at Dollymount, ~100 people turned up to take part or support the sea races and then back to Clontarf GAA Club for the prizes and some well deserved food and drinks. Well done to all our swimmers ranging from 5 to 55, some taking to sea swimming for the first time. We had four sea races, the first was the Junior Girls race won by Mia Nolan with Lana Nolan 2nd and Robyn Joyce 3rd, a special thanks to Linda Barton for sponsoring the Girls prizes. Then the Junior Boys race was won by Philippe Tracey 1st, James Tracey 2nd and Jack Dolan 3rd, the Senior boys race was won by Philip Nolan 1st, Leo Costello 2nd and Iollann McKeon 3rd, special thanks to Joe Kearns for the Boys prizes. The Senior race was won by Colm Walsh 1st with Jorn Langhave 2nd and Gerry Cleary 3rd. Thanks to everyone involved on the day, from people who donated prizes, food, to our Chef’s and a big thanks to Clontarf GAA Club. A special mention to Bert O’Brien, Chairman of Leinster Waterpolo who came along and presented our Junior Waterpolo players with their Leinster League winning medals for the U12Mixed, U14Mixed and U14Boys leagues. It was a fantastic day with a great turnout, well done to all enjoy the summer.

Sea Races starting this weekend – Important Notice for Sea Swimmers to register

The Sea swim season is starting this weekend, all swimmers from the Club need to complete the on line declaration. Go to http://leinsteropensea.ie/rules-swimmers-declaration/ .Best of luck to all swimmers this year, if anyone is interested in doing any sea swims with the Club contact Brian or Jim. We would like to encourage as many as possible junior and senior swimmers. For this years race calendar go to http://leinsteropensea.ie/calendar/ . The Clontarf Swimming Club sea races are the Island swim which is on Sunday 26th of June and the Bobby Nolan swim which is on Friday 9th of September.

Irish Girls win Gold in ASA Regionals 2016

Well done from Clontarf to the Irish Girls team who came home with Gold from the ASA Regional Tournament held in Liverpool last weekend. A special mention to Robyn Joyce doing Clontarf proud and also well done to Sophie Moran who was Ireland MVP over the tournament. The group stages took place on Saturday 28 May, with Ireland leading the table in Group A, despite an early 3-4 loss to North West Thunder. Ireland won against Wales by just a goal in a thrilling 4-3 victory. A brilliant performance from Ireland in the semi-final saw the first clean sheet of the competition in a 7-0 shutout against the South East, booking their place in the final. A thrilling final followed, Ireland took the lead in the closing seconds of the first half, with Robyn scoring on a man-up. Aoife Hennessy found the back of the net early in the second half. Just seconds later, Aoife then scored her second of the game and Ireland held on to take their first ever victory in the competition, claiming gold. Well done again to all the Players, Coaches and Supporters who travelled over, great achievement for Irish Waterpolo. Well done from Clontarf.