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23/10/2021

Longford swimming star Darragh Greene strikes Gold again in winning the 200m Breaststroke at the Irish Open

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Irish Open Swimming Championships

Longford swimming star Darragh Greene.

After setting a new  Irish Senior record in winning the Men 100m Breaststroke on Wednesday evening, outstanding Longford athlete Darragh Greene struck Gold again on Day 2 of the Irish Open Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.

Darragh, a member of UCD Swimming Club, powered his way through the pool to finish first in the final of the Men 200m Breaststroke on Thursday evening, clocking 2:10.53 on his way to winning another National title. 

Greene was just three hundredths of a second off Andrew Bree’s 2008 Irish Record (2:10.16) and was well under the consideration time for the European Championships in August.  

There is just no stopping the extremely talented 22-year-old Longford swimmer whose father Brian is the current Captain of Co Longford Golf Club.

Men 200m Breaststroke Final Result:

1st: Darragh Greene, NCD/UCD 2:10.53 Euro CT
2nd: Nicholas Quinn, Castlebar 2:14.35
3rd: Eoin Corby, NCL 2:18.22

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