Monthly Archives: April 2012
Old Bawn had 12 gymnasts representing South Dublin in last Sundays National Level 2-7 Regional teams and Apparatus comeptition held in the DCU Sports Complex. The girls performed really well with all of our gymnasts winning a team medal and some of them also achieving individual apparatus medals. We also had 3 of our boys competing at the Mens National level 2-4 Competition and they also had a fantastic day with all three of them coming home with medals in a tough field of competitors.
Results as follows:
MENS 2-4 COMPETITION
Level 3 under 10 – Oisin Delaney GOLD
Level 3 Overall National Championship (all ages) – Oisin Delaney SILVER
Level 3 Under 12 – Ciaran Fitzgerald SILVER
Level 3 over 12 – Matthew Donohoe SILVER
WOMENS 2-7 COMPETITION:
Level 3 under 9 – Team GOLD (Amy Thewlis, Alanah Hunter, Heather Morgan)
Amy Thewlis – Gold on Vault, Silver on Floor and Bronze on Beam
Level 3 under 12 – Team BRONZE (Liadh Cruise, Emily Fitzpatrick)
Level 4 under 11 – Team SILVER (Maeve Kalusche, Sarah Moran)
Maeve Kalusche – Silver on Bar
Sarah Moran – Silver on Beam
Level 4 over 11 – Team SILVER (Martha Kavanagh)
Level 5 over 12 – Team SILVER (Aine Murphy, Emer Handly)
Emer Handly – Bronze on Vault
Level 6 under 13 – Team GOLD (Hannah Sullivan)
Level 6 over 13 – Team GOLD (Aoife Murphy)
Aoife Murphy – Silver on Floor
A massive well done to all of the Irish team and of course our four Old Bawn gymnasts who competed at last weekends Celtic Cup competition. The girls had some really fantastic performances on the day and we are very proud of all of them. For our minors, Shauna Kelly and Katie O’Hara, it was their first time representing Ireland and by far their biggest competition to date. They held their nerve very well under the pressure with only a couple of minor errors. Shauna competed a full twist on the floor and tuck back on the beam for the first time which was a great achievment. For our juniors, Ali Kavanagh and Beth Gillmor, it was their last chance to compete at Celtic Cup – next year they will be age ineligible. Both girls pulled off some really nice performances landing tsuk vaults and clean bar routines. Beth achieved a personal best score on beam (10.8) with her rock solid routine that impressed the home crowd.
It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces in the audience and a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support all our wonderful Irish gymnasts. The atmosphere at the competition was warm and encouraging and hopefully now the girls can continue to improve and increase their skill level for the next competition which will be the Irish National Apparatus finals in May.
Well done to all involved.
Just a reminder that there will be no gymnastics classes this Saturday, 14th April to allow coaches and gymnasts to attend the Celtic Cup competition to support our four Old Bawn competitors as they represent the Republic of Ireland.
For anyone who wishes to attend the competition, tickets can be bought here: Buy Tickets