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Barry Murphy leads Irish at European Short Course Championships in Denmark

Updated: Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 16:15 | Comments

Brendan Hyland, Barry Murphy, Andrew Meegan, Fiona Doyle and Shani Stallard ahead of their trip to the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Denmark
Brendan Hyland, Barry Murphy, Andrew Meegan, Fiona Doyle and Shani Stallard ahead of their trip to the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Denmark

Barry Murphy will lead Ireland’s six-strong team at this week’s European Short Course Swimming Championships.

The short-course competition takes place in a 25-metre pool from Thursday to Sunday at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark.

Murphy along with Andrew Meegan, Bethany Carson, Brendan Hyland and Shani Stallard are just off the back of the Irish National Championships where all five picked up national titles over the three-day competition in Lisburn.

World University Games Silver medallist Fiona Doyle (pictured below) joined the team yesterday as she returned home from her training base in Calgary, Canada.

Following the Championships Doyle will travel to Glasgow to join Team Europe as they take on the USA at the Duel in the Pool on the 20-21 December.

Murphy is the highest seeded Irish swimmer at the meet with a fourth-place ranking in the 50m Breaststroke. He is entered on a time of 26.40, an Irish record that he swam in August this year, which won him a bronze medal at the FINA World Cup meet in Eindhoven.

Day 1: Thursday 12 December
Fiona Doyle 50m Breaststroke
Brendan Hyland 200m Individual Medley, 100m Butterfly
Barry Murphy 100m Breaststroke
Shani Stallard 200m IM
Bethany Carson 200m IM, 100m Freestyle
Andrew Meegan 400m Freestyle

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