Fiona Doyle sets new Irish record

Limerick’s Fiona Doyle, now based at the University of Calgary in Canada set a new Irish Senior Record this week in the 200m breaststroke at the Canadian World Championship trials in Vancouver, Canada.

She finished 1st in the ‘B’ final as was ineligible to swim in the ‘A’ final, and her time of 2:31.05 qualifies her for the World University Games in Shenzhen, China later this summer.The 19 years old and her twin sister Eimear , from Raheen, have been members of the Irish squad from schoolgirl level onwards.

Meanwhile, two of the swimmers from Swim Ireland’s UL High Performance Centre in Limerick – Peter Clarke and Shani Stallard are both in action this weekend at the Spanish National Championships in Madrid, Spain.
Stallard was the first of the Irish in the pool today, swimming in the final of the 100m breaststroke, clocking a respectable time of 1.12.47.

Earlier this year, Stallard recorded a personal best time in the 200m breaststroke (2.33.63) at the Dave Mc Cullagh Memorial gala in Limerick and the sixteen year-old will be looking to dip under this time in Madrid.

Both swimmers will swim in their premiere events, the 200m breaststroke later in the competition.


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