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The 2012 triathlon racing season has come to an end and it’s now time to start thinking about the 2013 racing season.
Two of Mayo’s finest competitive swimmers and exponents of life saving skills will be representing Ireland in the World Surf Lifesaving Championships in Adelaide, Australia, next month.
Rice College student Con Doherty marked himself out as a future triathlon star on the world stage last Sunday when he claimed the bronze medal at the World Championship Series Finals event at the ITU Junior Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. The 17-year-old was just pipped at the line by Simon Viain from France for second place, he was also just 14 seconds behind the winner Wian Sullwald from South Africa. Doherty was given a hero’s welcome home on Tuesday afternoon in Westport where hundreds of people including huge number of students turned out to greet the bronze medalist at the Octagon in the town.
If your child was enthralled by the recent Olympics, now is the perfect time to capitalise. Help him/her stay fit by enrolling him/her in a class at NRG Junior at the Clybaun Hotel in Knocknacarra.
I sent a text to a Dublin friend of mine at half time during Mayo’s match against Down last Saturday telling him that, for the first time ever while following Mayo teams in Croke Park, I was going to sit back, relax, and enjoy the second half safe in the knowledge that we had almost definitely secured our place in the last four.
Castlebar’s Afterschool club which is based at Castlebar Celtic Clubhouse is now enrolling for September with limited places still available. An enrolment day takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at Celtic Clubhouse from 5pm to 7pm.
An Olympic size 50-metre swimming pool – rather than the proposed 25-metre swimming pool – should be incorporated into the new €12.5 million Sports Academy planned at Lough Lannagh, which would in turn guarantee national success and make Castlebar the tourist centre of the west.
Following in quick succession from its May auctions, Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard has launched its June auctions with open viewings already under way. The second of its summer auctions in as many months will take place on June 15 in the Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square, where proceedings will commence at 3pm.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has announced a grant of €352,800 to Ballyhaunis Swimming Pool for refurbishment works under the Green Swimming Pool initiative, designed to make the pools across Ireland more energy efficient and less reliant on State support.
Laser Swimming Club is celebrating its recent award as Connacht Club of the Year 2012.