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Passing of Jackie Kearney

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Created on 23 August 2019 Last Updated on 23 August 2019
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Passing of Jackie Kearney

The club was saddened to hear of the death of Jackie on August 21 2019. It was lovely to see the reference to Dublin SC in his death notice. The club and its members and indeed the broader swimming community were hugely important in his life. According to the history section of our website, in 1998 he held 9 Irish records and more Leinster records. Though not a winner of the great Liffey Swim event,  Jackie is believed to have the record of the most Liffey Swims swum (along with Paul Emmett of Half Moon though exact numbers disputed, thought c50). Jackie first competed in the Liffey Swim in 1951. See link here for Jackie at the end of the 2004 (c60 secs) Liffey Swim when he came second - as the oldest competitor... aged a mere 75.

Jackie is survived by his wife Nuala, children Bernard, Miriam and Jonathan and his daughters and son in law and grandchildren.

2019 Open Water Season

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Created on 19 August 2019 Last Updated on 19 August 2019
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As the end of August 2019 approaches Dublin SC are going well in the annual Leinster Open Sea race series. The ladies lead the team standings and the men are again locked in a close race with NAC Masters. Weather disrputions have caused the cancellations of four races in August since The Liffey Swim, hopefully things will improve from August 24 onwards to the provisional final race - the Dun Laoghaire Harbouir Race on September 15.

In the individual stadnings the men have eight of the Top 50 placings led currently by 2019 captain Cliff Redmond in 9th, while Darina Barrett in 2nd is the first of nine Dublin ladies in the Top 50.

Swimmer of the Year 2017

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Created on 16 September 2017 Last Updated on 16 September 2017
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                                                                 After many strong swims over the course of the 105 day season, Dublin SC did incredibly well in the Leinster Open Sea race series with the following results:

Ladies' Swimmer of the Year (Overall) - Jessica Lamb
Ladies' Swimmer of the Year (Masters) - Sandra Trappe
Men's Swimmer of the Year (Vets) - Niall O'Sullivan

Ladies' Team of the Year - 1st (thats 3 in a row)
Men's Team - 2nd overall (thats 2 in a row, hopefully one better in 2018)

Liffey Champs on the Treble for 2017

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Created on 16 September 2017 Last Updated on 16 September 2017
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It was a Dublin Bus scenario, for Dublin SC, you wait a few years for one Liffey winner, and then an hour later another arrives, followed within seconds by a team victory. What a day for the club!

Ladies' Liffey Winner - Anne Marie Bourke
Men's Liffey Winner - Colin Monaghan
Ladies' Liffey Team Winners - Anne Marie 1st, Mairin McDevitt 9th, Claire O'Dwyer 10th and Amy Keating in 12th  (and men came a strong 5th)

Ladies U25 Winner - Heather Bourke

Ladies Supermaster - Mairin McDevitt

Thank you to all the swimmers who won a team prize throughout the year, all the swimmers who took to the sea for the first time in their lives, all the swimmers who helped other swimmers in their endeavours, the captains, the stand-in captains, the committee, and every member who helped the club in any way.

 

Three Race Weekend - June Bank Hol 2017

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Created on 09 June 2017 Last Updated on 09 June 2017
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Greystones: DSC member Ger Kennedy and his team put together an incredibly well organised race, timing the tide just in time to give swimmers a fun, fast swim in to Greystones harbour. Thanks to everyone involved in pulling it off, in particular those responsible for the cakes.

In the first race, the men’s team just missed out on first place. Men’s team captain Jody Clarke ignored his own advice and went for glory, banjaxing any chance of seeing 1st place until c. 2023. Yves Michalet had an excellent 5th place, with Mike McInerney in 13th and Eoin Mcdonald in 14th making sure DSC had four men in the top 15.

In the ladies, Melanie Anderson, Dee King and Cecilia McAllister joined Lisa Essuman in the top 10, assuring DSC ladies of first place. Also to note two strong swims from Eileen Remedios in 8th and Ladies captain Caitriona Kehily in 13th who were unfortunate to miss out on a team place.

South Wall: Participants in Sunday evening’s race would be forgiven for thinking that a beluga whale was doing dolphin kicks off the Poolbeg lighthouse. Amy Murphy in 4th, Aoife Kiely in 5th, Jennifer Murrin in 10th and Jessica Lamb in 11th put the ladies firmly in first place, not an easy achievement given the conditions.

In the men’s, Eoin McDonald in 3rd, Marco Losi in 19th, Phelim May in 20th and Paul Nolan in 29th put the men in second, and in contention for first place in the overall team competition. This position was solidified on Monday.

Lough Lene: In a much more competitive race than previous years, with 95 men and 73 women taking part. Niall O’Sullivan was almost a minute in front of the next man, with Phelim May 13th, Mark Dunne in 14th and Mike McInerney in 20th, giving us team prize.

In the ladies, Valerie Hayes came in 6th, Sandra Trappe 13, Cecilia McMaster in 26th and Jessica Lamb 27th.

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