Aaron Cooper held his pace and took victory for his team(Fionn McConvey, Laura Molloy and Chloe Galloway) in the first event, the U9 Medley Relay by 0.93sec. This set the tone for many of the events that followed and the touch judges from both teams had to confer on numerous occasions. Lecale went on to win five out of the eight medley and freestyle relay events.
In the individual events Chloe Galloway, Fionn McConvey, Aidan McCauley, Megan Rodgers, Daniel Molloy, Niall George and Richard Cleave clocked up a further twenty 1st places between them.
U10s Aidan McCauley, Fergal Mooney and Tom Rodgers finished first, second and third respectively in the butterfly and U11s Daniel Molloy, James Mahoney and Niall George took first, second and third places respectively in the backstroke and butterfly events. Megan Rodgers and Amy Godfrey comfortably took care of first and second places in all their individual events.
Overall Lecale achieved 25 firsts, 20 seconds and 16 thirds. Chloe Galloway, Aoibheann Cassidy, Philip George, Cliodhna MacFarlane, Fionn McConvey, Niamh Corrigan and David Hunt were among the 19 swimmers who achieved personal bests of -2secs or more. In all the team attained 33 PBs.
At the halfway point only 6 points separated the two teams with Lecale narrowly in the lead. Lecale proved the stronger team in the butterfly and freestyle events of the second half, eventually finishing a hard-won 26 points in the lead; Lecale 213 points to Slaibh Beag’s 187 points. Click here for full results.
We would like to thank all the swimmers for a great effort on the night, especially after a long, noisy bus journey! Enjoy your break over Easter and come back in good shape for the May galas!
Lecale ASC would like to thank Slaibh Beag SC for their competition and hospitality in Monaghan and look forward to welcoming them to Downpatrick next year. Lecale will meet Olympia SC and Mid-Ulster SC in May in Downpatrick.