Bingo! Saturday 9th November 2019

Join us for a fun-filled evening of FAMILY BINGO on Saturday 9th November in Kilcornan Hall, Clarinbridge at 6:30pm.

This is our club’s biggest fundraiser, so please support! Bring the whole family, invite your friends, that crazy cousin, anybody and everybody… of all ages… is welcome!

Many thanks to our supporters who have already contributed to the 50+ fantastic prizes waiting to be won on the night!

  • Three month membership to the Kingfisher, worth €175
  • Two pairs of adult tickets to the Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, worth €280
  • Private Sailing Lesson courtesy of the Galway Bay Sailing Club, worth €100
  • Two-course meal for two at L’Arco Restaurant in Lahinch, worth €100
  • Annual family pass to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park for 2 adults and 4 children, worth €95
  • €50 voucher Clarinbridge Garden Centre
  • €50 One-for-all voucher, donated by Frank and Kara Shortt
  • €40 Rafterys Rest voucher
  • Two Craggaunowen Family Tickets ( 2 adults & 4 children)  worth €39 each
  • The White Company, Mustique – Hand & Nail Gift €34
  • Dunguaire Castle Family Ticket (2 adults & 4 children), worth €32.50
  • 45-minute Piano Lesson for Beginner or Advanced Child or Adult worth €30 courtesy of Maryse Collins
  • Handmade Soap Company worth €35/€40
  • €35 voucher for Galway Atlantaquaria
  • Elegance Hair Salon – Wella Invigo Colour Brilliance Shampoo & Conditioner, worth €30
  • Lisa‘s Health & Beauty – Elemis pack worth €30
  • €30 cash Clarinbridge Pharmacy
  • Hair wash & blowdry from Hair Symphony Clarinbridge, worth €30
  • Carolyn Donnelly Candles worth €20
  • €100 courtesy of Barna Waste
  • Carolyn Donnelly Candle, worth €15
  • Cooney Uppercuts voucher, worth €15

And much, much more!

Prize donations can be collected by the team’s PIAs, Coach Helen or by the fundraising team, Helen van de Beek, Milena Gizinska, Jean Kearney, Kara Shortt or Maryse Collins. 


Bluefin SC Awarded Swim Ireland’s “Clubmark”

On 28th September, Bluefin SC received the esteemed Clubmark at the Swim Ireland Awards 2019 in Maynooth, and is now recognised by Swim ireland for offering the highest of club standards.

The accreditation programme focuses on attaining and keeping pace with best practice and leading ideas in monitoring membership, club governance and administration, activities, club development /planning and communication, social and marketing.

While raising our club’s profile, the Clubmark will help increase the number of qualified coaches, improve our retention policy and ensure the provision of a safe and secure environment which incorporates all aspects of the Swim Ireland child welfare programme.

The Clubmark application process was taken on by Maurice Boyle, Christine Watterson and Karen Roland, along with the help of last year’s committee and Head Coach Helen Gunning. Congratulations!

RESULTS: Shark SC Development Meet

BlueFin Team snatch medals
from the Jaws of Shark!

Well done to all our athletes who took part in last weekend’s Development Gala, hosted by Shark SC in Leisureland.

Across, the team achieved amazing PBs, A times, B times and C Times. Great performances from all our swimmers. The tally of medals was a fantastic 21. Team spirit is an important ethos in our club and it was great to see our swimmers cheering their team mates on.

Congratulations to our swimmers who achieved their A times!
100 Free: Lúc , Miriam, Anthony, Brogan and Eoin
200 Breast: Hannah and Finn
100 IM: Diarmaid

Well done to all who competed: Amy Darcy, Anthony Boyle, Billy Twomey, Brogan Cloonan, Diarmuid Callanan, Emily Rooney, Emma Paskauskaite, Eoin McDermott, Finn Furey, Hannah Boyle, Harry Watterson, Isabelle Magee, Isabelle Mangan, Lauren Kilduff, Lillian Furey, Lily Darabi, Lúc Griallais, Mark Cormican, Miriam Roland, Rian Carty and Samuel Maia Martins.

Thanks to all the coaches and officials who provided encouragement and tips to the swimmers. A big thanks to our volunteer timekeepers, Maria and Paul.

I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm

We look forward to the next Gala!

Fear the Fin…

Team Manager,

Regional Qualifying Meet Castlebar: 18th-20th October 2019

Hosted by Castlebar Swimming Club, our first Regional Qualifying Meet of the season runs from  Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2019 at the Lough Lannagh Swimming Complex in Castlebar.

Click here to download full details

Swimmers with two or more ‘A-times’ are eligible to compete:
Anthony, Caoilin, Diarmuid, Emma, Eoin, Geordan, Isolde, Jake, John, Kieran, Miriam, Rian, Robin, Rory, Sandra, Sarah, Sorcha and Thomas.

• Event selection is agreed by the swimmer and their coach.
• Parents/guardians will be notified of selections and entry fees.
• Confirmation of attendance must be received by closing date.
• Entry fees of €6 per event must be received by closing date.
• Strictly no late entries.

Closing Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 

All queries to

Competitive Swimming in Galway