Ireland Wraps Up Nationals, Sycerika McMahon Wins Sixth Title

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 28. SYCERIKA McMahon kicked off the final day of action at the Carlton Irish National Swimming Championships putting a sixth national title to her name.

McMahon (2:15.60) finished behind Hungary's Katinka Hosszu (2:11.84) in the Women's 200m Individual Medley but picked up the title of National Champion to add to the 400m Individual Medley, 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly she had already won over the weekend.

Tallaght and NAC Performance Centre swimmer Brendan Hyland added a fourth Irish title to his collection, he finished 2nd in the 200m Individual Medley in a new Irish Junior Record time of 2:05.77 and then went on to set a New Irish Junior and Senior Record in the 100m Butterfly Final to win Gold. Hyland's time of 54.50 knocked .17 off Steven McQuillan's 2009 Senior Record.

Fiona Doyle added the 200m Breaststroke title to the 100m she won yesterday where she set a new Irish Senior Record and went under the qualification time for the World Championships in July. Doyle's time of 2:31.34 was well ahead of Scotland's Emily Jones (2:38.09) who touched for Silver.

The Men's 50m Backstroke final was the race of the night with Bangor's Jordan Sloan (27.47) just getting to the wall .01 of a second ahead of David Prendergast of Kilkenny (27.48). Jane Roberts retained her Irish title in the women's event claiming Gold in 30.50.

Shauna O'Brien (1:01.66) of UCD added the 100m Butterfly title the 50m Butterfly she won yesterday. O'Brien was the first Irish swimmer home but it was Katinka Hosszu who touched first once again in 59.19.

Curtis Coulter rounded off the night and these championships with a new Irish Junior Record and win in the men's 50m Freestyle. The Ards SC swimmer knocked .32 off the previous record held by Conor Leaney.


European Junior Championships, 10th — 14th July 2013, Poznan, Poland
Previously Qualified:
Sarah Kelly Comans SC, Clodagh Flood Tallaght SC/NAC HPC, Brendan Gibbons Athlone SC/NAC HPC, Mary Kate McDowell Bangor SC, Derbhail McNamara Westport SC, Brian O'Sullivan NAC SC, David O'Sullivan Galway SC, Gemma Kane Bangor ASC

World University Games, 10th — 17th July 2013, Kazan, Russia
Previously Qualified:
Chris Bryan (Ennis SC), Fiona Doyle (Portmarnock SC), Andrew Meegan (Aer Lingus SC)

European Youth Olympic Festival, 14th — 19th July 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands
Previously Qualified:
Niamh Kilgallon Claremorris SC, Rachel Bethel Lisburn City ASC, James Brown Ards AC, Morgan Berryman City of Belfast, Joseph Mooney Limerick SC, Benjamin Doyle Aer Lingus, Emma Reid Bangor SC.

World Swimming Championships, 28th July — 4th August 2013, Barcelona, Spain
Previously Qualified:
Sycerika McMahon (Leander ASC) Chris Bryan (Ennis SC) Fiona Doyle (Portmarnock SC)

US Open, 30th July — 3rd August 2013, Irvine, California
Today's Qualifiers:
Nicholas Quinn (200m Breaststroke) Castlebar, Dan Sweeney (200m Breaststroke) Sundays Well Previously Qualified: Brendan Gibbons (Athlone SC NAC HPC), Bethany Carson (Lisburn City SC), Andrew Meegan (Aer Lingus SC), Barry Murphy (Aer Lingus SC/NAC HPC), Brendan Hyland (Tallaght SC/NAC HPC), David Thomspon (Invictus ASC), Seamus Stacey NUIM Devils, Sean Leahy Dolphin SC, Curtis Coulter Ards ASC, David O'Sullivan Galway, Shauna O'Brien UCD, Michael Dawson

IPC World Championships, 11-17th August 2013, Montreal, Canada
Today's Qualifiers:
Ellen Keane (200IM & 100Fly) Aer Lingus SC, James Scully (50Free) Previously Qualified: James Scully NUIM Devils, Ellen Keane Aer Lingus SC, Bethany Firth Ards ASC, Darragh McDonald Asgard SC, Jonathan McGrath Limerick SC, Laurence McGivern Invictus ASC

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