Omagh Primary Schools achieve success in swimming gala.

Published: 28th June 2016

The 12th Annual Primary Schools Swim Gala, which was organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, took place at Omagh Leisure Complex on Tuesday 14 June 2016.

More than 100 primary pupils from 26 school teams from the Omagh area competed at the event with All Saints Primary School and Gibson Primary School being crowned overall winners of the 2016 Primary Schools’ Swim Gala. Omagh Integrated Primary School and St Mary’s, Killyclogher; were also tied and were placed joint second overall.

Putting in some stand out performances on the day were Seannan Donnelly, Roscavey Primary School and Anna McGlinchey, All Saints Primary School who scooped the Overall Male and Female Swimmer Awards respectively.

In the individual Male Club category, Seannan Donnelly, Roscavey Primary School won three gold medals and was placed first overall with Mark McAnulla, Omagh Integrated Primary School taking second and Tiernan Campbell All Saints Primary School coming third overall.

Gareth Monaghan, Gortin Primary School came first overall in the Non-Club Male event followed by Matthew Hempton, Gibson Primary School, second overall; and DJ Crowne, Sacred Heart Primary School; coming third overall.

Fionn McCrory, Drumduff Primary School; Niall Blevins, St Mathew’s Primary School; and Rouire O’ Sullivan, St Brigid’s Altnamuskin; all put in impressive performances in the Non-Club Male category, with each winning gold medals for various individual events.

In the individual Female Club category Anna McGlinchey, All Saints Primary School won three gold medals and was placed first overall with Alice McGrath, St Mary’s Primary School, Killyclogher and Hannah Mc Carney, St Brigid’s Altnamuskin coming overall second and third respectively.

Olivia Pinder, Gibson Primary School won three gold medals in the Non-Club Female category coming first overall with Eimear Brogan, St Eugene’s Primary School coming second overall and Rhianna Orr, Gortin Primary School being placed third overall.

Mairead Corrigan, Holy Family Primary School also put in a strong performance in the Non-Club Female category, winning individual gold.

Going into the final of the 4 x 25 metre relay race St. Marys Primary School, Killyclogher scooped first with a time of 1:23:50 while All Saints Primary School came a close second with a time of 1:24:79 and St. Patricks Primary School, Eskra taking third place.

Speaking about the 12th Annual Primary Schools’ Swim Gala, Deborah Maxwell Manager of Omagh Leisure Complex said:

“The Primary Schools’ Swim Gala provides the opportunity for children to take part in a competitive swimming gala, many for the very first time.

On the day, event participants competed with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship, making it an enjoyable and successful event for all involved.

We were delighted to host the swim gala at Omagh Leisure Complex once again and would like to extend our thanks to school teaching staff who provided assistance with time keeping and recording of results.”

 

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For further information please contact Tracy Hunter, tel: 0300 303 1777 or email: tracy.hunter@fermanaghomagh.com

 

 

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