Moore wins national title at swim champs

Andrew Moore with double Irish swimming Olympian Andrew Bree, five-times winner of the 200 breaststroke short course title.

Andrew Moore with double Irish swimming Olympian Andrew Bree, five-times winner of the 200 breaststroke short course title.

Galway swimmer Andrew Moore has claimed the 200m breaststroke national title at the recent short course swimming championships in Lisburn.

Fifteen-years-old Moore stormed to victory in the open male 200m breaststroke to claim the national title in a superb race on the last stroke. In doing so he finished ahead of five swimmers who all touched within a second of Andrew’s winning time of 2.20.99.

It was a super finish to the meet for Moore and for Galway SC, which also had another 10 podium finishes.

In the open female 4x50 freestyle relay, Kate Finn, Ruth Keogh, Alex McFarland and Keena Walsh raced to gold before adding bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay and in the process setting a new Connacht senior record.

There were podium successes for Keena Walsh, who won silver medals in the female 100m and 400m individual medley - the latter being a new Connacht record.

NUI Galway student Cian Duffy won bronze in the men’s 100m individual medley, 50m and 200m butterfly with the 50m event being a new Connacht senior record.

David O’Sullivan won silver in the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 100m butterfly, which was another new Connacht record.

Capping a successful meet for Galway SC, the team of Cian Duffy, Andrew Moore, David O’Sullivan and Kevin McGlade won silver in the open men’s 4x100 medley relay in another new Connacht time.

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