Swimming

Róisín Ní Ríain rounds out Paralympic Gams with yet another PB

By Jack Neville / September 1, 2021 /

Ireland’s youngest Paralympian concluded an exceptional games today in the pool in her fifth final. The Drombana native had her final race of the 2020 Paralympic Games in the SB13 100m Breaststroke. Her time of 1.20.34 was enough for a fourth personal best in just her sixth event of the games. In the end, the…

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Limerick swimmer Róisín Ní Riain through to another final in Tokyo

By Joe Saunders / August 30, 2021 /

16-year-old Drombanna native Róisín Ní Ríain is through to yet another final at the Paralympics following a third placed finish in the SM13 200m individual medley heat. The final will take place at 11:42am our time, live on RTÉ2. Ní Riain has competed in three other finals so far at the games, with a medal…

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WATCH: Róisín Ní Ríain’s heroic effort leads to personal best time in fifth place in 400m freestyle final

By Joe Saunders / August 27, 2021 /

In her third final in as many days at the 16th iteration of the Paralympic Games, Limerick teenager Róisín Ní Ríain finished in fifth place in the S13 400m freestyle. After finishing third in her heat in a time of 4:45.14, Ní Ríain bettered it with a heroic personal best time of 4:44:09 in the…

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Limerick’s Róisín Ní Riain through to third final in three days following another PB

By Joe Saunders / August 27, 2021 /

Drombanna native Róisín Ní Riain is through to her third final in as many days following heat success in the S13 400m freestyle overnight. It was also another personal best time as she finished third in her heat in a time of 4:45.14, enough to qualify her as the seventh fasted swimmer for the eight…

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Róisín Ní Riain ‘thrilled’ to break personal best for second time in a day in S13 100m backstroke final

By Joe Saunders / August 26, 2021 /

Limerick swimmer Róisín Ní Riain finished in 6th place in the S13 100m backstroke final, breaking her personal best time for the second time in a day. The 16-year-old swam a time of 1:08:61 as American Pergolini took the gold medal. Speaking about her result and time, Ní Riain said that she’s thrilled. “I’m delighted.…

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Limerick’s Róisín Ní Riain goes into S13 100m Backstroke final at the 2021 Paralympics

By Benjamin Geary / August 26, 2021 /

Drombanna’s Róisín Ní Riain set another personal best of 1.09.23 in yesterday’s heat, which will see her go into the 100m backstroke final of the 2021 Paralympic games in Tokyo. A product of Limerick swimming club, Ní Riain is Ireland youngest athlete in the Tokyo Paralympics. In late 2020, Ní Riain began to turn heads…

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WATCH: Limerick’s Róisín Ní Riain through to the 100m Butterfly final at the Tokyo Paralympics following heat success

By Joe Saunders / August 25, 2021 /

16-year-old Róisín Ní Riain from Drombanna is through to the 100m butterfly S13 final at the Paralympics thanks to a third-placed finish in her heat in the early hours of this morning. Ní Riain, making her debut, is the youngest athlete to represent Ireland at this year’s games, having just completed transition year at Gaelscoil…

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Limerick’s Róisín Ní Ríain to represent Ireland as their youngest athlete in Tokyo at the Paralympic Games

By Joe Saunders / August 18, 2021 /

Hailing from Drombanna, Limerick’s Róisín Ní Ríain is another local hero representing Ireland at the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo. The 16-year-old trains with Limerick Swimming Club and is Ireland’s youngest athlete at the games. She announced her arrival on the world stage with a string of impressive swims at the World Para Swimming Series in…

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Hockey the highlight as Upton and co face India: Team Ireland Olympic schedule Friday July 30th

By Mark Reilly / July 29, 2021 /

Friday Kicks off with Team Ireland partaking in golf as Rory McIlroy tees off at 12.25am, with Shane Lowry following up as he will begin his round at 12.41am. Daniel Wiffen will begin his 1,500m heat at 11.48am while Danielle Hill Swims in her 50m freestyle heat at 11.38am. Ireland Women’s Hockey side will look…

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Limerick teenager Eoin Corby just misses out on Olympic Qualification

By Benjamin Geary / June 28, 2021 /

Limerick swimmer Eoin Corby has just missed out on qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The 19-year-old Clarina native attempted to qualify for the games this week in the men’s 200m breaststroke final but narrowly missed the FINA ‘A’ consideration at the National Team Trials in Dublin last Saturday. This is Corby’s…

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