Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lauren Reddy makes National Squad 2012!

Fantastic news!! Old Bawn has another National Squad member! – Lauren Reddy has made the grade!

Following Lauren’s strong performance at the Irish National All Around Finals, she has been awarded a position on the National Minor squad having achieved the benchmark score set by the Womens Technical Committee for placement on squad.

Lauren will attend the next squad session on April 22nd in Excel Gym Club along with her fellow squad members Ali, Beth, Katie and Shauna.

What a fantastic achievement.  Well done Lauren!


Success at South Dublin Regional Level 2-7 Competition

This weekend saw the South Dublin Regional Level 2-7 Teams and Apparatus competition take place in Shoreline Leisure Centre in Greystones.  The Old Bawn gymnasts performed really well with a total of 5 team medals and a total of 27 individual apparatus medals!!  All apparatus medalists will go through to form part of the South Dublin team for the National Finals in DCU on 15th April.

Results as follows:

Level 3 under 9
Team Gold (Amy Thewlis, Heather Morgan, Alannah Hunter)
Amy Thewlis – Gold Vault, Silver Beam and Floor and Bronze bars
Heather Morgan – Silver Vault, 1st Reserve on Beam
Alannah Hunter – Gold Floor, Silver Bars, 1st Reserve on Vault

Level 3 under 11
Team Silver (Sarah O’Reilly, Liadh Cruise, Emily Fitzpatrick, Amber Ryan-Fitzpatrick)
Liadh Cruise – Silver Floor and Bronze Vault
Emily Fitzpatrick – Silver Vault

Level 3 over 11
Leah O’Reilly – 5th Vault

Level 4 under 11
Team Gold (Maeve Kalusche, Sarah Moran, Julia Corps-Heffernan,Hanah Molloy, Aoibheann Bryson, Niamh Boland)
Sarah Moran – Gold Beam, Silver Bars
Maeve Kalusche- Gold Vault & Bars, Bronze Floor
Aoibheann Bryson – 1st Reserve on Floor

Level 4 over 11
Martha Kavanagh – Gold Bars

Level 5 over 13
Team Gold (Aine Murphy, Caoimhe NicSeain, Emer Handly)
Aine Murphy – Gold Bars, Silver Vault & Beam, Bronze Floor
Emer Handly – Silver Floor, Bronze Vault, Bars & Beam
Caoimhe NicSeain – 1st Reserve on all four apparatus

Level 6 under 13
Team Silver (Hannah Sullivan, Lucy Gillmor, Shannon Quinn, Amy Dunne)
Hannah Sullivan – Bronze Beam, 1st Reserve on Vault
Lucy Gillmor – 1st Reserve on Bar
Shannon Quinn – 1st Reserve on Beam

Level 6 over 13
Aoife Murphy – Gold Bars, Silver Floor, 1st Reserve Beam

Four Old Bawn Gymnasts to Celtic Cup 2012!!

More great news for Old Bawn. The Celtic Cup delegation was announced on Tuesday and we can now announce that FOUR of our gymnasts have been selected to represent the Republic of Ireland at the competition. As a club we will have the biggest representation at the competition which is great testament to the hard work of the gymnasts and coaches over the past year.

On the Junior team we will have Beth Gillmor, who has been selected onto the team for the 5th year in a row, and Ali Kavangh who has returned from a difficult injury to regain her place on the team this year. This will be Ali’s 4th time to compete at Celtic Cup. On the minor team we have Shauna Kelly and Katie O’Hara who have both only moved up to full FIG level competition this year. A pretty impressive achievement for their first attempt! Coach Evelyn Burke will also travel as part of the delegation to the competition as Team Coach for both the Minor and Junior teams.

The Celtic Cup is an annual competition where teams from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Rep. of Ireland battle it out. This years comeptiton will be held in Dublins DCU on 14th April. Full teams are as follows:

Minor Team:
Shauna Kelly – Old Bawn
Katie O’Hara – Old Bawn
Ellen Hynes – Renmore
Taylor Coyle – Trojan
Jessica Ryan – Nadia
Niamh Rogers – Excel

Junior Team:
Beth Gillmor – Old Bawn
Ali Kavanagh – Old Bawn
Ciara Melia – Excel
Emma Lunn – Excel
Denise Moloney – Nadia
Sarah Buckley – Douglas

Success for Old Bawn Boys at Appenzeller Shield 2012

Big congratulations to the 3 Old Bawn boys who competed in the annual Appenzeller Shield competition last Saturday 10th March in Phoenix Gymnastics, Churchtown.

All 3 boys came away with medals as follows:

Ciaran Fitzgerald – GOLD- level 3 under 12

Oisin Delaney – BRONZE – Level 3 under 10

Jamie Greene – GOLD – Level 2 under 8

Well done to the boys and their coaches!


Yesterday saw 8 of our National Level gymnasts compete at the Irish National All Around finals held in Janz Gymnastics, Sandyford, Dublin.

In the senior competition Beth Gillmor had a strong competition to bag her first ever All Around medal coming in 3rd place. She nailed her tucked tsukahara vault and performed an impressive double twisting somersault on floor to help her to bronze. Ali Kavanagh was not far behind her in 4th while Julie Sadlier who was guesting at the competition would have come in overall 6th and Ciara Nixon in 7th. The girls had some very strong performances with Ali and Julie both adding upgrades to their beam routines and Ciara having a much improved bar set from previous competition.

At junior level Elaine Hayden came in 4th with strong performances on both Vault and Bars and upgrades on beam adding a switch leap to her routine.


Our newest National level gymnasts also had a great competition in the minor age group. Shauna Kelly came in 5th, Lauren Reddy 6th and Katie O’Hara 8th. All of the girls showed upgrades on beam with Katie performing an aerial cartwheel, Lauren adding a tuck back and Shauna adding a switch leap. Lauren and Shauna also upgraded on vault. This was a very encouraging competition for the minors and they are growing in confidence with each performance.

Congratulations to all gymnasts and coaches on a fantastic day. Next competition for our National gymnasts will be the Apparatus finals on 20th May where we will hopefully come away with even more success!