Well done to Colm Walsh from Clontarf for his second place finish in the Siobhan McKenna Cup held today 14th August 2016 at Killiney Beach. The Men’s race was won by Mick Mongey from St. Vincents and the Womens race was won by Siobhan O’Brien from NAC, congratulations to both winners. In the Men’s race Clontarf took home team prize with Colm Walsh, Jim Tracey, Alberto Placencia and Brian Nolan. Thanks to Half Moon for holding this great race and to the race sponsor former Irish Olympic Swimmer Donnacha O’Dea, son of Siobhan McKenna.
On Saturday night North Dublin held the Jim Kavanagh and Plunket McAllister Cup, the Men’s race was won by Stephen O’Brien from North Dublin and the Women’s race was won by Catherine Leavy from Aer Lingus Master whose daughters play for Clontarf in Waterpolo, congratulations. Also well done to our young Swimmer 13 year old Philippe Tracey for finishing his first Open Sea Race Saturday night.
Finally to finish off a great weekend of Open Sea Swimming a big congratulation from Clontarf SC to Rachel Lee on swimming the English Channel in a fastest Irish Time of 9 hrs 40 min (to be ratified).
Next weekend on Saturday 20th August Clontarf hosts the Bobby Nolan Trophy at the Bull Wall, Men’s race starting at 1pm, Women’s race at 2pm, please come along and support. Then and on Sunday it’s the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race.