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'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''
# Inspiring
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# Inspiring

'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 46,020 Views 2 Comments

Nicole Turner won a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane
# Speaking Up
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# Speaking Up

'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane

Sep 15th 2021, 6:17 PM 30,856 Views 5 Comments

Ellen Keane says that access is often a problem for her compared with Olympic athletes.

Ellen Keane records personal best to finish fifth in 200m final
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# Tokyo 2020

Ellen Keane records personal best to finish fifth in 200m final

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 1:11 PM 2,119 Views 1 Comment

The Team Ireland swimmer has already claimed gold at these Paralympic Games.

'When I woke up this morning I was like ‘was I in a crazy dream, did that really just happen?''
# Pinching Herself
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# Pinching Herself

'When I woke up this morning I was like ‘was I in a crazy dream, did that really just happen?''

Aug 31st 2021, 3:59 PM 1,910 Views 0 Comments

A day after claiming Paralympic silver for Ireland in the 50m butterfly, Nicole Turner reflects on the achievement and discusses her rivalry with friend Ellie Robinson.

Barry McClements sets new PB to finish seventh in 100m backstroke final
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Barry McClements sets new PB to finish seventh in 100m backstroke final

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 1:25 PM 1,551 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile Róisín Ní Ríain finish sixth in the final of the SM13 200m individual medley.

'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success

Aug 30th 2021, 11:21 AM 12,316 Views 7 Comments

The Portarlington swimmer won silver with a time of 36.30 seconds in Tokyo.

Superb Nicole Turner swims to Paralympic silver in 50m butterfly final
# 2020 Paralympics
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# 2020 Paralympics

Superb Nicole Turner swims to Paralympic silver in 50m butterfly final

Aug 30th 2021, 10:06 AM 27,786 Views 7 Comments

Portarlington’s Turner smashed her PB to win silver in Monday’s final.

Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool
# Strong Start
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# Strong Start

Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool

Aug 26th 2021, 7:53 AM 10,621 Views 2 Comments

All four Irish athletes competing in this morning’s early events clocked new personal best times.

Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch

Aug 23rd 2021, 4:20 PM 15,505 Views 3 Comments

A handy guide to a selection of Team Ireland’s star athletes.

Irish Paralympian's wheelchair 'completely broken' while flying to London for Tokyo Games
# Unacceptable
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# Unacceptable

Irish Paralympian's wheelchair 'completely broken' while flying to London for Tokyo Games

Aug 14th 2021, 1:11 PM 57,904 Views 23 Comments

Patrick Flanagan says there was damage to the wheels as a lot of dents and scrapes on the chair.

Do Not Swim notice extended for 72 hours at north Dublin beach
# Balbriggan
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# Balbriggan

Do Not Swim notice extended for 72 hours at north Dublin beach

Aug 9th 2021, 6:13 PM 19,079 Views 7 Comments

Another Do Not Swim notice which was in place at Malahide Beach has been lifted.

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history

Aug 1st 2021, 11:25 AM 10,352 Views 2 Comments

The American machine earned the title of world’s fastest swimmer.

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'
# Water Safety
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# Water Safety

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'

Jul 31st 2021, 9:30 AM 18,654 Views 3 Comments

The RNLI and the Department of Transport are appealing for people to be conscious of water safety this weekend.

Ledecky beats Titmus for 800m free hat-trick, Dressel shatters WR to win 100m fly gold
# Pool Party
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# Pool Party

Ledecky beats Titmus for 800m free hat-trick, Dressel shatters WR to win 100m fly gold

Jul 31st 2021, 4:04 AM 3,931 Views 0 Comments

US swim star Ledecky signs off with her fourth medal in Tokyo.

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics
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# Swimming

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics

Jul 30th 2021, 1:16 PM 9,784 Views 12 Comments

Danielle Hill was also in action in the 50m freestyle heats at the Tokyo Games.

'Crazy and surreal' – Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey finishes second in 100m freestyle
# Taking Silver
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# Taking Silver

'Crazy and surreal' – Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey finishes second in 100m freestyle

Jul 30th 2021, 6:06 AM 9,825 Views 1 Comment

The grand-niece of former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey has been a revelation in Tokyo.

Wang steals show to become first 200m medley champion since Phelps
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Wang steals show to become first 200m medley champion since Phelps

Jul 30th 2021, 4:43 AM 4,518 Views 0 Comments

Wang was the top seed for the 200m after an impressive showing in the semi-final.

Shane Ryan sets new Irish record in 100m butterfly heats
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Shane Ryan sets new Irish record in 100m butterfly heats

Jul 29th 2021, 12:13 PM 5,740 Views 1 Comment

Ryan sets new Irish record of 52.52 seconds but falls short of a place in tomorrow morning’s semi-finals.

McSharry sets new Irish record in the 200m breaststroke
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

McSharry sets new Irish record in the 200m breaststroke

Jul 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 10,220 Views 3 Comments

The 20-year-old swimmer finished second in her heat but narrowly missed out on a spot in the semi-final.

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
# Sligo's Finest
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# Sligo's Finest

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 9:32 AM 52,417 Views 54 Comments

The 20-year-old clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field.

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video
# Off The Chain
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# Off The Chain

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video

Jul 27th 2021, 9:00 AM 12,293 Views 11 Comments

Dean Boxall flipped out after his swimmer Ariarne Titmus clinched gold in the 400m freestyle at the Olympics.

Hyland records his second fastest ever swim but misses out on next stage
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Hyland records his second fastest ever swim but misses out on next stage

Jul 26th 2021, 12:35 PM 4,803 Views 1 Comment

Ellen Walsh’s 19th place finish wasn’t enough to qualify for the semi-finals.

Man dies after being taken from water in Tramore
# Tramore
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# Tramore

Man dies after being taken from water in Tramore

Jul 26th 2021, 8:57 AM 38,790 Views 3 Comments

The man in his 60s was pulled from the water yesterday.

Mona McSharry qualifies for 100m breaststroke semi-finals, but disappointment for Danielle Hill
# Mixed Bag
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# Mixed Bag

Mona McSharry qualifies for 100m breaststroke semi-finals, but disappointment for Danielle Hill

Jul 25th 2021, 11:41 AM 6,007 Views 1 Comment

Hill finished 25th in the overall standings of the 100m backstroke heats.

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
# Water Safety
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# Water Safety

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

Jul 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,179 Views 4 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
# Water Safety
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# Water Safety

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 14,798 Views 44 Comments

Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.

Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain
# Decision
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# Decision

Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:42 AM 4,223 Views 0 Comments

He will still compete in the men’s 100m butterfly and the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Five people die in separate drowning incidents this week
# Lough Sheelin
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# Lough Sheelin

Five people die in separate drowning incidents this week

Jul 23rd 2021, 7:21 AM 39,666 Views 11 Comments

A 15-year-old boy who was rescued from Lough Sheelin on Tuesday has died.

Poll: Have you been out swimming during the heatwave?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Have you been out swimming during the heatwave?

Jul 21st 2021, 10:23 AM 27,925 Views 35 Comments

There are signs the high pressure could break down over the weekend.

Poland forced to send six swimmers home from Olympics following 'administrative error'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Poland forced to send six swimmers home from Olympics following 'administrative error'

Jul 20th 2021, 9:29 AM 8,189 Views 2 Comments

The six swimmers have threatened legal action against the Polish Swimming Federation.

Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision
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# Swimming

Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision

Jul 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 2,621 Views 0 Comments

The Irish swimmer is eligible to be nominated by Swim Ireland to the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the Tokyo Games.

Olympic champion's eight-year doping ban halved - but will still miss Tokyo 2020
# Sun Yang
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# Sun Yang

Olympic champion's eight-year doping ban halved - but will still miss Tokyo 2020

Jun 23rd 2021, 8:44 AM 3,403 Views 2 Comments

Sun Yang has always protested innocence over the anti-doping violation in 2018.

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over
# End Of The Road
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# End Of The Road

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over

Jun 19th 2021, 6:04 PM 12,230 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Lochte’s bid to make a fifth Games ended in an emotional 200m medley defeat.

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse
# Sea Swimming
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# Sea Swimming

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:23 AM 21,509 Views 11 Comments

Professor Dearbháile Morris and Dr Liam Burke of NUI Galway say the EU-backed water pollution tests being used here do not give an accurate reading.

Two-time Olympic medallist hits out at 'misogynistic perverts' and pulls out of Tokyo trials
# Claims
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# Claims

Two-time Olympic medallist hits out at 'misogynistic perverts' and pulls out of Tokyo trials

Jun 11th 2021, 8:10 AM 7,382 Views 1 Comment

Swimmer Maddie Groves made the shock revelation ahead of the Aussie trials starting in Adelaide on Saturday.

'A historic moment for Irish swimming': Olympic qualification confirmed for men's relay teams
# Tokyo Bound
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# Tokyo Bound

'A historic moment for Irish swimming': Olympic qualification confirmed for men's relay teams

Jun 5th 2021, 4:26 PM 4,399 Views 3 Comments

4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley teams set to compete in Tokyo this summer.

ESB warns of dangers of swimming in reservoirs ahead of bank holiday weekend
# Dangerous Waters
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# Dangerous Waters

ESB warns of dangers of swimming in reservoirs ahead of bank holiday weekend

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:13 PM 18,078 Views 18 Comments

Reservoirs are not safe for swimming due to the risk of fast-flowing water and uneven ground.

Irish 4x200m freestyle team boost Olympic hopes with another national record
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# Swimming

Irish 4x200m freestyle team boost Olympic hopes with another national record

Updated May 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 4,533 Views 0 Comments

Finn McGeever, Jack McMillan, Gerry Quinn and Jordan Sloan finished fifth at the European Aquatics Championships.

Seventh for Ireland's Conor Ferguson in European Championship final
# Final Destination
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# Final Destination

Seventh for Ireland's Conor Ferguson in European Championship final

Updated May 18th 2021, 7:22 PM 2,454 Views 0 Comments

Mona McSharry, meanwhile, will swim for a medal in the 100m breaststroke final tomorrow.

'I do not want any other child, any other young person or athlete to go through what I went through'
# Breaking The Taboo
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# Breaking The Taboo

'I do not want any other child, any other young person or athlete to go through what I went through'

May 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,407 Views 2 Comments

Psychotherapist Karen Leach shares her lived experience and explains why more must be done to prevent children being harmed.

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