07 Dec 2021

Community Games: swimming, gymnastics county final results

The County Kildare Community Games swimming finals took place in the K-Leisure Pool in Athy at the weekend where twenty seven swimming events were decided including three squad events. County Kildare will be represented by ten areas at the HSE National Community Games Finals in Athlone next May. The National Finals up to this have taken place during the August program but were moved to May for 2013 in a major restructuring of the program of Events.

The County Kildare Community Games swimming finals took place in the K-Leisure Pool in Athy at the weekend where twenty seven swimming events were decided including three squad events. County Kildare will be represented by ten areas at the HSE National Community Games Finals in Athlone next May. The National Finals up to this have taken place during the August program but were moved to May for 2013 in a major restructuring of the program of Events.

The County Kildare Finals experienced a larger than usual turnout this year resulting in some very competitive events. Leixlip was the most successful area winning five individual events and a Squad while both Clane/Rathcoffey and Celbridge South will represent Kildare in four events. Newbridge St Brigid’s have two individual swimmers plus two squads heading to Athlone. Kilcock will have three members of the Curtain family representing Kildare. Holly (U14 Backstroke) and twins Eike and Scott in the U12 Breaststroke events. Maynooth East have two representative and there are one each from Kill/Johnstown, St Conleth’s, Two Mile House, and Confey

Newbridge St Brigid’s retained the Paddy Behan trophy for the U13 Boys Squad for a third time and their Girls brought home the Shield for the Under 13 Girls event. The Under 16 Girls Medley squad event went to Leixlip for the second time.

Kildare Swimming Champions 2013


U8 Freestyle Ben O’Connor (St Brigid’s)

U10 Freestyle Matthew Walsh-Hussey (Clane/Rathcoffey)

U10 Backstroke Jack McGann (Celbridge Sth)

U12 Freestyle Matthew Gardiner (St Conleth’s)

U12 Backstroke John Owens (Celbridge Sth)

U12 BreastStroke Scott Curtain (Kilcock)

U14 Freestyle Conor Lynch (Maynooth East)

U14 Backstroke Thomas Sia (Clane/Rathcoffey)

U14 BreastStroke David McKeon (Leixlip)

U16 Freestyle Enda O’Connell (Clane/Rathcoffey)

U16 Backstroke Ronan Tallon (Celbridge Sth)

U16 Butterfly Thomas McKeon (Leixlip)

U13 Squad St Brigid’s (Ethan Comerford, Cian Comerford, Ciaran Mulvey, Alan Sourke)


U8 Freestyle Alison Mahon (Two Mile House)

U10 Freestyle Amelia Philips (Maynooth East)

U10 Backstroke Bronagh Kennedy (Clane/Rathcoffey)

U12 Freestyle Aisling Nolan (Kill/Johnstown)

U12 Backstroke Gretta Martisauskaite (St Brigid’s)

U12 BreastStroke Eike Curtain (Kilcock)

U14 Freestyle Ellen Crean (Confey)

U14 Backstroke Holly Curtain (Kilcock)

U14 BreastStroke Orla Tallon (Celbridge Sth)

U16 Freestyle Labhaoise Collins (Leixlip)

U16 Backstroke Lauren Dooley (Leixlip)

U16 Butterfly Siobhán Loughlin (Leixlip)

U16 Squad Leixlip (Cliona Nic Suibhne, Lauren Dooley, Labhaoise Collins, Siobhán Loughlin)

U13 Squad St Brigid’s (Millie Case, Hannah Rasmussen, Gretta Martisauskaite, Naoise McBride)

There was a wide distribution of Medals within Kildare with twenty-one areas bringing home a medal with Clane/Rathcoffey (16), St Brigid’s (13) Celbridge Sth and Maynooth (11) the most successful areas.

Full County Kildare Swimming Results 2013

Boys U8 Freestyle

Gold Ben O’Connor (St Brigid’s)

Silver Oisín O’Donoghue (Athy)

Bronze Odhran Brannigan (St Brigid’s)

Fourth Cathal Keenan (St Conleth’s)

Boys U10 Freestyle

Gold Matthew Walsh-Hussey (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Silver Oliver McNamee (Prosperous)

Bronze James McNamee (Prosperous)

Fourth Thomas Richards (Maynooth East)

Boys U10 Backstroke

Gold Jack McGann (Celbridge Sth)

Silver Cathal Kennedy (Prosperous)

Bronze Jack Mahon (St Conleth’s)

Fourth David Grant (Two Mile House)

Boys U12 Freestyle

Gold Matthew Gardiner (St Conleth’s)

Silver Ethan Comerford (St Brigid’s)

Bronze James McAteer (Celbridge Sth)

Fourth Michael Spillane (Athy)

Boys U12 Backstroke

Gold John Owens (Celbridge Sth)

Silver Cian Comerford (St Brigid’s)

Bronze Eamonn Little (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Fourth Ben Guinan (Monastrevin)

Boys U12 Breaststroke

Gold Scott Curtain (Kilcock)

Silver Eoin Richards (Maynooth East)

Bronze Fionn Ennis (Prosperous)

Fourth Jack O’Connell (Kilcullen)

Boys U13 Squad

Gold (St Brigid’s) Ethan Comerford, Cian Comerford, Ciaran Mulvey, Alan Sourke

Silver (Clane/Rathcoffey) Matthew Walsh-Hussey, Noel Austin, Cormac Vizzard, John Lynch

Boys U14 Freestyle

Gold Conor Lynch (Maynooth East)

Silver Eoghan Maguire (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Bronze JB Murphy (St Brigid’s)

Fourth John Sheehan (Carbury)

Boys U14 Backstroke

Gold Thomas Sia (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Silver Joe O’Sullivan (Two Mile House)

Bronze Sean Ballantine (Celbridge Sth)

Fourth Cian Murtagh (Maynooth East)

Boys U8 Breaststroke

Gold David McKeon (Leixlip)

Silver Garry Mooney (Carbury)

Bronze Calum Sourke (St Brigid’s)

Fourth Ethan McInerney (Monastrevin)

Boys U16 Freestyle

Gold Enda O’Connell (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Silver David O’Connell (Monastrevin)

Bronze Brian Corbett (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Fourth Cathal Dervan (Eadestown)

Boys U16 Backstroke

Gold Ronan Tallon (Celbridge Sth)

Silver Thomas Grant (Two Mile House)

Gold Thomas McKeon (Leixlip)

Girls U8 Freestyle

Gold Alison Mahon (Two Mile House)

Silver Meabh Maguire (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Bronze Aoife Doran (Balyna)

Fourth Amy Galvin (Monastrevin)

Girls U10 Freestyle

Gold Amelia Philips (Maynooth East)

Silver Nadya Dunne (Kilcullen)

Bronze Eadaoin Murtagh (Kildare Town)

Fourth Áine McGuire (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Girls U10 Backstroke

Gold Bronagh Kennedy (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Silver Nicole Mullins (Celbridge Nth)

Bronze Kate Redmond (Athy)

Fourth Caitlin Moran (Celbridge Sth)

Girls U12 Freestyle

Gold Aisling Nolan (Kill/Johnstown)

Silver Naoise McBride (St Brigid’s)

Bronze Fiona Lynch (Maynooth East)

Fourth Mary Enright (Suncroft/Curragh)

Girls U12 Backstroke

Gold Gretta Martisauskaite (St Brigid’s)

Silver Aisling Corbett (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Bronze Molly Dagg (Leixlip)

Fourth Caoimhe Byrne (Monastrevin)

Girls U12 Breaststroke

Gold Eike Curtain (Kilcock)

Silver Leah Fortune (Maynooth East)

Bronze Niamh Dooley (Leixlip)

Fourth Laoise O’Callaghan (Maynooth East)

Girls U13 Squad

Gold St Brigid’s ( Millie Case, Hannah Rasmussen, Gretta Martisauskaite, Naoise McBride)

Silver Clane/Rathcoffey (Róisín Maguire, Aisling Corbett, Amy Mason, Katie Walsh Hussey, Emma Jane Power)

Bronze Maynooth East (Ruth Millett, Ciara Mahon, Fiona Lynch, Martha Gilligan)

Fourth Celbridge Sth (Alannah Watkins, Alma Deane, Emma Elliott, Alexis Vaganova)

Girls U14 Freestyle

Gold Ellen Crean (Confey)

Silver Tara McCourt (Celbridge Sth)

Bronze Hannah Rasmussen (St Brigid’s)

Fourth Amy Mason (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Girls U14 Backstroke

Gold Holly Curtain (Kilcock)

Silver Millie Case (St Brigid’s)

Bronze Róisín Maguire (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Fourth Kate Murphy (Sallins)

Girls U14 Breaststroke

Gold Orla Tallon (Celbridge Sth)

Silver Lauren Burke (Celbridge Sth)

Bronze Ciara Regan (St Brigid’s)

Fourth Ciara Geraghty (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Girls U16 Freestyle

Gold Labhaoise Collins (Leixlip)

Silver Zoe Mason (Clane/Rathcoffey)

Bronze Laura Millett (Maynooth East)

Fourth Aoibheann Conlan (St Conleth’s)

Girls U16 Backstroke

Gold Lauren Dooley (Leixlip)

Silver Meg Horgan (Kill/Johnstown)

Girls U12 Butterfly

Gold Siobhán Loughlin (Leixlip)

Silver Cliona Nic Suibhne (Leixlip)

Bronze Megan Curtain (Kilcock)

Fourth Aoife Lynch (Maynooth East)

Girls U16 Medley Squad

Gold (Leixlip) Cliona Nic Suibhne, Lauren Dooley, Labhaoise Collins, Siobhán Loughlin

Silver (Celbridge Sth) Orla Tallon, , Tara McCourt, Sarah Deane, Lauren Burke

Bronze (Maynooth East) Aoife Lynch, Laura Millett, Marie Howard, Collett Murtagh.


Scoil Mhuire Ballymany was once again the venue for County Kildare Community Games Gymnastic Finals. Changes to the National program of events resulted in there being just four Age categories for 2013 instead of five. Kildare Gymnasts have a strong tradition at the National Community Games Finals having won 4 gold in 2011 followed by three in 2012. All eight of Kildare’s Team for 2013 have represented Kildare Athlone previously, seven of them in 2012. Kildare’s Under 9 Competitor Patrick McGrath (St Conleth’s) won Silver at U8 in 2012. Cian Leahy (St Brigid’s) and Tadgh Murtagh (Kildare Town) are both bidding for a fourth successive National Title. This year they compete at Under 11 and Under 15. Cathal Hyland (Newbridge) missed out in 2012 having won Gold in 2011 but returns to Athlone this year in the U13 age group.

In the Girls events Aisling Murtagh (Kildare Town) who won Silver in U8 at the National Finals last year returns in the Under 9 while her cousin Eadaoin Murtagh (Kildare Town) having being placed fourth in 2011 and bronze last year now goes in the Under 11 event. Naoise Mc Bride (St Brigid’s) and Robyn Kennedy (St Brigid’s) will represent Kildare again, this time at U13 and U15 to make up Kildare’s 2013 Gymnastics team for Athlone on weekend of 24th to 26th May

Gymnastic Results 2013

Girls under 9

Gold Aislinn Murtagh (Kildare Town)

Silver Mia O’Connor (Newbridge St Brigid’s)

Bronze Saoirse Murtagh (Kildare Town)

Fourth Kiera Legg (Kilcullen)

Girls Under 11

Gold Eadaoin Murtagh (Kildare Town)

Silver Aimee Prestreshi (Newbridge St Brigid’s)

Bronze Maeveen Ryan (Confey)

Fourth Lily Connolly (St Conleth’s)

Girls Under 13

Gold Naoise McBride (St Brigid’s)

Silver Marelle Farrelly (Newbridge St Brigid’s)

Girls Under 15

Gold Robyn Kennedy (Newbridge St Brigid’s)

Silver Aibhe Doran (Naas)

Boys Under 9

Gold Patrick McGrath (Newbridge St Conleth’s).

Silver Darragh Murtagh (Kildare Town)

Bronze Jake Reid (St Brigid’s)

Fourth Aidon Jordan (Confey)

Boys Under 11

Gold Cian Leahy (Newbridge St Brigid’s)

Silver Eoin Byrne (Suncroft/Curragh)

Bronze Bill Nolan (Newbridge St Brigid’s)

Boys Under 13

Gold Cathal Hyland (Newbridge St Brigid’s)

Boys Under 15

Tadgh Murtagh (Kildare Town)

Silver Daniel Anderson (Newbridge St Conleth’s)

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