Murtagh achieves EYOF consideration time at Dave Mc Cullagh

Congratulations to top squad member Ethan Murtagh who at the Dave Mc Cullagh Memorial meet secured a consideration time for the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) to be held in Hungary in July. His time of 2:08.57 dipped well under the time required in the final of the 200 Butterfly. In the run up to the event Ethan was ill making the achievement more impressive and leaving scope for further improvement over the coming months. 

The team of Lucy Grindle, Martyna Szmagara, Katie Baguley and Cara Stapleton took silver in the 4 x 100 MTR, The Irish Junior Record of 2:28 is not an unrealistic expectation for these girls - who will have another opportunity at the Leinster Long Course championships. 

Katie Baguley, Cara Stapleton, Charlotte O Riordan and Sorcha Gueret also took silver in the 4 x 100 FTR while Charlotte, Laura Lynagh, Cara and Katie took bronze in the 4 x 200 FTR. 

The relay events showed the strength and depth of this young team, with the ability to collect medals at different distances and on each stroke. 

Ben Griffin, returning from a heavy camp in Edinborough took Silver in the 200IM, along with taking final positions in  multiple events

Most impressive was the number of swimmers returning for finals each evening. with 3-4 trojan athletes listed on the start sheet of some of the Breastroke events. 

Total Swims 


Total Finalists


Top 10 Finishes


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European Youth Olympic Consideration





  • Katie Baguley 200 Fly, 400IM, 50 Fly, 200 Free, 50 Free, 
  • Ben Griffin: 200 Fly, 400IM, 200 back, 
  • Lucy Grindle: 50 Back, 400IM, 50 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200IM, 
  • Sorcha Gueret: 100 Breast, 200 Breast
  • Laura Lynagh: 200 Free, 400IM
  • Ethan Murtagh: 200 Fly, 100 Fly
  • Antoinette Neamt: 400IM, 200 Free, 
  • Nicola Neamt: 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 50 Breast, 200IM, 
  • Charlotte O Riordan: 100 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Free, 50 Breast, 200IM, 400 Free
  • Cara Stapleton: 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 free
  • Martyna Szmagara: 100 Breast, 200 Breast

We currently have 3-4 athletes within 1.5% of international qualifying times, including Katie Baguley, Charlotte O Riordan and Lucy Grindle. These athletes will have another attempt at qualifying for these events at the irish Long Course Championships in a few weeks time. Katie competed at the inaugural European Games, bringing her international experience to the team. Antoinette Neamt has won medals at international events including Youth Olympic silver and bronze, she is also an Irish record holder. Ben griffin has also competed at the European Junior Championships. Ex top squad member Alex Melennec (swimming for UCD) broke an Irish record in the 4 x 200 FTR,  his second Irish record since joing the UCD team in 2015.


Trojan SC is extremely proud of its top athletes performing at this level - its success is attributed to the athletes, coaches and support structure from parents.