first_imgFifteen swimmers from the swilly seals left Letterkenny at 6.30am to make the two hour trip to Newry for the Swim Ulster development gala meet one. The swimmers goal was to attain 3 qualifying times to gain promotion up through the ranks of Ulster Swimming. They did just that and a fine haul of medals were gained also.Brothers Jack and Joseph Bond had a great day with fine performances in the 200m free and 100m fly, Joseph also swam a fine 400m free narrowly missing the qualifying time. Young Isabel du Plessis showed her class in the 200m I.m and 100m free getting qualifying times in both events.Cody Dunnion had a busy day gaining qualifying times in the 200m free and 100m breaststroke picking up a bronze in the breaststroke and narrowly missing out on a third time in the 100m fly.Lauren Hall at her first development gala showed great improvement in her times also narrowly missing qualifying times in the 200m I.m and 100m Freestyle.Eimear Hegarty swam in the 100 backstroke showing great skill. Matthew Hegarty won bronze medals in the 200m free and 100m fly.Johnny Lambe swam in the 200m freestyle and gained a qualifying time in the 200m backstroke placing 6th in his age group.Katie Mc Gee performed excellent swims in the 200m breaststroke and 100m backstroke.Kira Mills swam the 200m I.m and also the 100m backstroke gaining a qualifying time also.Cian Mulligan had an excellent day as usual getting 3 times and 3 medals two gold and one bronze in the 100m fly, 100m breaststroke and 400m freestyle. Eamon Russell picked up a silver in the 100m fly and bronze in the 200m freestyle and his sister Grainne gained her third qualifying time and picked up a silver in the 200m I.m and bronze in the 100 freestyle.Oisin Sheridan picked up two qualifying times one in the 100m breaststroke and also the 200m backstroke finishing 5th in his age group.Bronagh Sheridan had an excellent day picking up her third qualifying time. She placed 4th in the 200m I.m and lifted gold in her 200m breaststroke setting a time 20 seconds inside the qualification time.So an excellent display from all swimmers involved giving that around eleven hundred swimmers took part throughout the day. SWIMMING: SWILLY SEALS DO WELL AT ULSTER DEVELOPMENT GALA was last modified: November 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Swilly Sealslast_img read more