Historic Final for Irish Synchro Trampolining at European Championships 2024

8th April 2024, 10:11a.m. | International

Giumaraes, Portugal; Team Ireland's Trampoline and Tumbling gymnasts competed in the 29th annual European Championships this weekend. The junior boys synchro team for trampoline qualified in 7th with a score of 77.85 to make the Synchro Trampoline Final, which placed a record setting 7th place in the final. The gymnasts made history for Ireland as the first Irish Trampoline Gymnasts to make a final. 

Team Ireland also saw four new senior debuts this year at European Championships. 

  • Laoise Cox who placed 44th with a score of 49.60
  • Fionnuala Mulholland placed 49th with a score of 48.48
  • Liam Talbot in 50th with a score of 49.14
  • Ewan McGillicuddy who had an unfortunate fall placing 61st with a score of 20.29

The junior gymnasts also had a historic 8th place finish with a score of 253.40 over the weekend. In the synchro trampoline, the Women's Senior team, Laoise & Fionnuala placed 15th with a score of 43.83 and the Men's Senior team, Liam & Ewan placed 20th with a score of 20.94

Commenting about European Championships and the historic final, Coach Clara Deeney said:

"Major congratulations to Zack and Jay for making history for Irish Trampoline, competing in the first final for Irish Trampoline Gymnasts in synchro. I was so impressed by the attitude every gymnast, many of whom it was their first major championships or first outing as a senior. The team spirit was immense. The attitude & support in the training gym and on the competitive floor was unmatched. I'm so proud of not only their achievements, but how confidently they were able to take the stage. I can’t wait to see them bring that to their next event. Well done to all of our gymnasts on a successful and historic European Championships." 

Commenting on the Historic Championships, Judge Claire Thompson said:

"We have reached the conclusion of a busy competitive week including many individual, synchro and team debuts at a major championship for our Irish gymnasts. Completed routines, positive rankings including 8th place for our junior boys team and a first European Championships final for Irish trampoline gymnasts positions the team and the programme as an emerging nation at World and European level."

Well done and thank you to all the gymnasts, coaches, and judges.

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