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!


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