Two Golds & one Silver at the 2021 Northern Europeans Apparatus Finals

14th November 2021, 15:54p.m. | International

14.11.21 Cardiff, Wales; Team Ireland gymnasts Daniel Fox, Ewan McAteer and Michael O’Neil delivered podium finishes in the Apparatus Finals of the 2021 Northern Europeans. Fox hit gold on Rings with a score of 13.800, McAteer claimed gold on Vault with 14.350 and O’Neil scored 14.200 on Floor to bring home the silver medal.

Speaking of today's competition coach Conor McGovern said: "Well done to the four male Irish Gymnasts who competed at Northern Europeans, Michael O'Neill coming away with a 2nd on the Floor Exercise, at his 1st international competition and missing out on the gold by less than a tenth, Ewan McAteer and Daniel Fox both came away with 1st place medals, Daniel taking the gold on Still Rings by just less than half a mark and Ewan taking gold on Vault, respectively. Ewan's 1st vault coming in at a 14.6 was the highest single score of the Men's competition on any piece."

Gymnastics Ireland’s Women’s National Performance Coach, Sally Batley commented: “It’s been a really positive few days out here in Wales for the Team, many competing for the first time in two years so I want to commend them on every level for their work out here. They represented themselves to be a very strong team of athletes with a bright future ahead of them.

It was an exciting day today watching our boys take such great rankings and results in finals. They demonstrated their ability to dominate on their individual apparatus and seeing them on the podiums today was a great end to the weekend”

Gymnastics Ireland’s Performance and Technical Manager Sally Johnson added: “Great results for our men’s artistic gymnasts Daniel, Ewan, Michal and Eamon this weekend. I am very pleased to see consistent performances to complete this year. Now the focus is to build the team into the new cycle for 2022 through the World Cup Circuit and looking towards to the European selections… exciting times ahead! Well done to all gymnasts and coaches.”

Commenting on the achievement, Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher said: “A great day for the Gymnastics Ireland team in the apparatus finals at the 2021 Northern European Championships. Huge congratulations to Michael for his silver on Floor, to Daniel for his gold on Rings and Ewan for his gold on Vault. Congratulations also to the coaching teams at Douglas and Salto gymnastics clubs for the excellent preparation of the gymnasts for this event. These results will surely set the guys up well for the full return of the international competition calendar next year”

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