Brendan Hyland Books Glasgow2018 Ticket With 1:57.44 Irish 200 ‘Fly Record

Brendan Hyland - Swim Ireland

Brendan Hyland stole the limelight one the third day of action at nationals in Dublin this evening with a 1:57.44 Irish 200m butterfly record.

That will surely be confirmed as a ticket to the European Championships in Glasgow this August when selectors draw up their final list. The new standard took down Hyland’s year-old 1:58.08.

Hyland, NCD/Tallaght, was 4sec clear of the closest to him, silver to Cillian Melly in 2:01.25, Tom Beely on 2:02.13.

There was a brace of wins for Mona McSharry, Marlins, on 56.85 as first Irish swimmer home, adrift Edinburgh’s Katie Stark, 55.60, in the 100m freestyle after a 31.45 win in the breaststroke dash.

Darragh Greene, NCD/UCD, made it a sweep with a 27.44 win in the 50m breaststroke ahead of Alex Murphy, on 27.56.

In other finals, Cadan McCarthy clocked 4:32.11 for a European junior quailed in the 400m medley, the senior crown top Casey Storch in 4:26.46; and Ellen Walshe clocked 2:15.93 for a European junior qualifier in the 200m butterfly; and Brendan Driscoll took the 800m free in 8:12.13.

Brendan Hyland stole the limelight one the third day of action at nationals in Dublin this evening with a 1:57.44 Irish 200m butterfly record. That will surely be confirmed as a ticket to the European Championships in Glasgow this August when selectors draw up their final list

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