5000 gymnasts & spectators attend the 2019 National Gymnastics Team Championships
12th November 2019, 18:31pm | National Series
12th November 2019; The last competitive event of 2019 Gymnastics Ireland National Series took place at Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena this weekend with 2000 gymnasts competing across the disciplines of Acrobatics, Men’s & Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline & Tumbling for the National Teams Championships with over 3500 spectators in attendance watching.
Our resident media company Hello Deer Media captured some spectacular photography of the event which can be viewed on our Facebook Page and equally impressive video highlights of the weekend, which you can see below…
The 2019 National Team Champions title in the Men’s FIG category went to Phoenix GC with a team comprising of gymnasts Aaron Drennan, Jake Duggan and Damien Feller, with Feller also taking the gold medal in the senior All-Around competition. In the Women’s Artistic senior FIG category the National Team title went to Renmore GC for a great performance from gymnasts Blathnaid Higgins, Emma Slevin, Kate Molloy, Jane Heffernan and Caoimhe Donohue, Higgins also took the gold medal also in the All-Around competition.
In the Rhythmic discipline 'group 2' from Act 2 Gymnastics Club consisting of gymnast Alena Romanovskaya, Eva McStay, Lucy Charlton, Mia Hughes, Megan Bell and Ellie Dickson won the Level 5 Senior Team title. As for the Acrobatics discipline Carlow Gymnastics Club women’s trio Eilis O Neill, Rebecca Shannon, Ella Sullivan won the Team Trophy in the FIG Age 12-18 category and the men’s group from Excel Gymnastics Club of Sergei Sandu, Rian Bailey, Kyal Reid & Sean Auden achieved the highest score same category. Trampoline saw Ryan Devine & Rowan Deakin from Renmore GC taking the FIG Synchro title and Devine taking gold in the FIG category. Finally, in the Tumbling competition Rachael Buckley & Isobel Buckey from Blarney Gymnastics took gold in the FIG category. The complete list of results of the weekend can be found on the Gymnastics Ireland scores website.
Commenting on the event Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher said:
“The 2019 National Series Team Championships was by far the largest event we have ever held with approx 2000 gymnasts competing across 5 competitive disciplines making this one of the largest gymnastics competitions in the world. It was a mammoth task in terms of the planning & preparation through to the execution of the event and I am incredibly proud of our entire events team and GI staff team for working together to deliver the event to a successful conclusion. Finally my congratulations to the clubs and members who participated - it was great to see so many young gymnasts compete, because of the hard work being done at club level through to national our sport has an exciting future ahead.”
Attention now shifts to the upcoming GymSTART Challenge participation events which Gymnastics Ireland will be hosting on Sunday 24th November here in the National Indoor Arena and on Sunday 1st December at the UL Sports Arena in Limerick City. These events are about fun and personal achievement in gymnastics. Tickets for this event will be available in the coming days in our social media channels.
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