Templeogue swimmers picked for Youth Olympics
By Stephen Leonard
TEMPLEOGUE swimmers Cara Osing and Sean McNicholl have been included in the Irish squad for the IOC European Youth Olympic Festival which takes place in Hungary from July 22-30.
The two carded victories in the Irish Open Junior Finals with Osing home first in the 100m Freestyle and McNicholl doing likewise in the 50m and 100m Freestyle as well as the 100m Butterfly.
Templeogue did enjoy Youth Olympic success back in 2015 when Ellen Walshe made the podium, and they will be hoping their representatives will be among the medals again this summer.
Looking ahead to the competition, Lars Humer, Head Coach at Swim Ireland’s National Centre, said of the panel: “It is a group of highly talented athletes and we are hopeful that they are not just successful in the now, but that we all recognise this group as forming the core of our hopes and aspirations over the next two Olympic cycles.
“A multi-sport event is a wonderful experience for this age group and will encourage each and every one of them to continue to strive for senior international success at what is just the beginning of such a journey.”