28 Irish swimmers qualify for international competition, including 4 for Worlds, Junior Worlds

At the conclusion of Ireland’s National Championships, the nation has announced all the athletes who qualified for the major meets this summer, headlined by a likely 4-person team for the World Championships.

Irish Swimming compiled a list of 28 athletes who hit qualifying times for various international meets, but did note that the officially-selected rosters would come out at a later date.

The 4 names penciled in for Worlds, though, are breaststrokers Sycerika McMahon, Fiona Doyle and Alex Murphy and open water swimmer Christopher Bryan.

That meet will be held in Kazan, Russia this July and August.

In addition, 4 have qualified for Junior Worlds, to take place in late August in Sinagpore. That crew includes Conor Ferguson, Antoinette Neamt, Rachel Bethel and Rory McEvoy.

The only roster that appears to be completely finalized is the crew for the European Games, happening next month in Azerbaijan. There are 13 names set to compete there, including McEvoy and Bethel.

The Irish press release also announced swimmers qualified for the World University Games in South Korea and the European Youth Olympic Festival, to happen in the nation of Georgia.

The full list of names is below, courtesy of Swim Ireland:

Qualification Times Met (selection of athletes for all events (except European Games) will be made at a later date)


European Games, 23rd – 27th June 2015, Baku, Azerbaijan (Final Selection made on 23/04/15)

Natasha MacManus (Diving) Rory McEvoy, Rachel Bethel, Mona McSharry, Iseult Hayes, Danielle Hill, Niamh Kilgallen, Emma Reid, Andrew Moore, James Brown, Alan Corby, Benjamin Doyle, Katie Baguley.


World University Games, 4th – 11th July 2015, Gwangju, South Korea

Qualifiers: Sycerika McMahon, Fiona Doyle, Christopher Bryan, Jordan Sloan, Shauna O’Brien, Alex Murphy, Grainne Murphy, Dan Sweeney, Nicholas Quinn, Shani Stallard.


European Youth Olympic Festival, 26th July – 1st August 2015, Tbilisi, Georgia

Qualifiers: Antoinette Neamt, Niamh Coyne, Ellen Walsh, Rebecca Reid, Conor Ferguson, Emma Moloney.


FINA World Swimming & Open Water Championships, 25th July – 9th August 2015, Kazan, Russia

Qualifiers: Sycerika McMahon, Fiona Doyle, Christopher Bryan (Open Water), Alex Murphy.


World Junior Swimming Championships, 25th – 30th August 2015, Singapore

Qualifiers: Conor Ferguson, Antoinette Neamt, Rachel Bethel, Rory McEvoy.

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