Longford’s Darragh Greene wins the 100m Breaststroke final at the National Team Trials

Gerry Quinn finishes fourth in the 200m Freestyle final

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Darragh Greene breaking from the blocks in the 100m Breaststroke final on Day 2 of the Swim Ireland National Team Trials at the National Aquatic Centre on Wednesday Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Swim Ireland’s Irish National Team Trials continue at the NAC in Dublin this week and 25-year-old Darragh Greene, already under the Olympic Qualifying time and heading for the Tokyo Games in July, won the 100m Breaststroke Final on Wednesday evening in a time of 1:00.08. 

The outstanding Longford swimmer, who broke his own Irish senior record (59.76) in the heats on Tuesday, held off Eoin Corby (National Centre Limerick) in 1:00.21. 19-year-old Corby swam a best time of 1:00.15 in the semi-final and will need to find .23 between now and his next Olympic qualification opportunity. 

 Jack McMillan (Bangor) won the 200m Freestyle final, clocking 1:47.67, with Longford’s other swimming star Gerry Quinn finishing in fourth place in a time of 1:49.41, following his faster 1:48.87 swim in the semi-final.  

 Ireland currently has four swimmers under the Olympic Consideration Time; Darragh Greene (100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke), Shane Ryan (100m Backstroke), Daniel Wiffen (800m Freestyle) and Mona McSharry (100m Breaststroke).