Gerry Ryan Gala 2019

It’s the start of the long course qualifiers of the season and it kicks off with Limerick’s Gerry Ryan Invitation Gala

18th, 19th and 20th January 2019
at UL Sports Arena, Limerick.

Swimmers eligable to attend are Sandra, Emma, Hannah D, Pola, Sarah, Isolde, Caoilin, Sorcha, Sara, Lucy, Anthony, Luke, Brogan, Rory, Lúc, David, Rian, Patrick, Robin, John S, Jake and Kieran.

(Some athletes are eligable for both Limerick’s Gerry Ryan and the Leinster Open on the same weekend. If you are unsure which to attend, please discuss with your coach.)

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Swimmers NOT attending, please email Bluefin Gala Secretary ASAP at

Entries to Kirsten by Monday 17th December.

Christmas Sprint Gala: Saturday 15th December 2018

Swim Ireland Connacht Christmas 50’s Sprint Meet will be at Kingfisher, NUI Galway on Saturday 15th December 2018 at 5:30pm

Swimmers are eligible to swim at this gala are: Lilian Owens, Rauiri Owens, Emma Barrett, Isabelle Mangan, Killian Burke, Ciara Cunney, Isabelle Magee, Harry Watterson, Jack O’Shaughnessy, Siofra Hannon, Élim Griallais, Stephen Joyce, Rian Carty, Emma Paskauskaite, Lily Darabi, Keelyn Corbett, Billy Twomey, Samuel Martins, Hannah Boyle, Finn Furey, Diarmuid Callanan, Thomas Davey, Amy Darcy, John Durkan, Daniel Robinson, Hugh O’Shaughnessy, Miriam Roland , Lauren Kilduff, Lúc Griallais, Mark Cormican, Pola Gizinska, Brogan Cloonan, David Kilbane, Lillian Furey, Kieran Watterson, Geordan Mangan, Anthony Boyle and Sara Martins

50m Butterfly
50m Backstroke
50m Breaststroke
50m Freestyle
12x25m Cannon Freestyle Relay!
(8 x U11 Swimmers 4 x Girls, 4x Boys, 4 x U13 or 14+ Swimmers 4 x Girls, 4x Boys –already competing in the meet)

Cost: €5 per event
Maximum of 3 events

Entries to Niall before Wednesday 5th December 2018

**Swimmers NOT attending, please email Bluefin Gala Secretary at **

The emphasis on a level 1 gala is participation and fun. Times will be recorded by clubs only, and will not be entered onto the National Database. All swimmers are invited, except in events that they have an A time.

Long Course Training: Sunday 16th December 2018

Long Course training in UL on Sunday 16th December, 10am to 3:30pm.

Swimmers to attend: Robin, Caoilin, Sorcha, Emma Boyle, Jake, Luke, Patrick, Rory, Sara, Anthony, Hannah D, Geordan, Sandra, Lucy, Lillian F, Pola, Brogan, Rian, David, Isolde, John S, Kieran, Sarah, Miriam and Leah

IMPORTANT: Email to let us know if you can, or cannot attend… as soon as possible please!

The first pool session runs from 10am to 12 noon, followed by lunch break. Second pool session from 2pm to 3:30pm. There will be S&C with coach James in Kilcornan at 5:45pm.

Cost: €20 to be paid in advance via EEP




RESULTS! Big Bluefin Bingo Fundraiser

Over 200 players flocked to Kilcornan for the Big Bluefin Bingo Bonanza Fundraiser on Saturday 10th November, to help raise a whopping €3,776.42 for the club!!

As sounds of legs eleven, two fat ladies and “ONE MORE LINE” filled the hall, an exceptional night was made by all the wonderful supporters, of all ages from across the county, to make this event a phenomenal success! Thank you!

Well done to all the winners of over 40 fabulous prizes that were won in the Bingo and Raffle, including €100 door prize sponsored by Yeats College, €100 Snowball prize sponsored by Ward & Burke and a Four Ball Galway Bay Golf & Country Club prize worth €570!

Bluefin Swim Team is incredibly thankful and grateful to our fantastic parents that make up our fundraising committee; Maryse Collins, Helen Van de Beek, Karen Roland and Jean Kearney. Thank you for taking on the onerous task of gathering prizes, promoting the night, and putting together such a fun-filled night for all.

Our thanks go to Kilcornan’s Ciaran McGrath and staff, for their continued support over the years; to Paul Gunning for providing the PA; to Sorcha Kearney and her team for managing the Coffee Shop; to Siobhan and Loretta of Fun Bingo, and to all the families that got involved selling tickets, donating prizes and for seizing the dauber!

Our highest appreciation to the many, many businesses in Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Maree, Oranmore and surrounding areas for their continued support to our club.

Top of the House to you all! :o)

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