2014 Swim Results
  • 2014 Swim Results

2014 Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim Results

The weather on the morning of the swim was dry. The wind speed was 12 Р14 Knots (Force 4) in the bay which backed from NW to W during the swim. Swimmers head almost directly North to cross Galway bay from Aughinish, Clare to Salthill.  This meant that the swimmers were swimming against the wind for the first half of the crossing before the wind backed to a more Westerly direction. This made for very challenging conditions for the swimmers as a Westerly swell rolled into the bay from the Atlantic with wave heights of 1 Р2 metres in the middle section of the swim.

64 swimmers crossed Galway Bay, (48 solo swimmers, 6 relay teams (16 relay team swimmers)

  • Date: July 26th, 2014
  • Swim Start Time: 9.00am
  • Wind Direction: NW to W (during the swim)
  • Wind Speed: 12 – 14 Knots (Force 4)
  • Wave Height: 1 – 2 metres (wind driven – excludes ocean swell)
  • Air Temperature: 17 – 18 degrees C
  • Sea Temperature: 13 – 15 degrees C
  • Low Tide: 11.39am (1.2m)
  • High Tide: 6.05pm (4.7m)
  • Data from Met Eireann – Mace Head

2014 Results - Table 1 is for Solo swimmers and scroll down to Table 2 for Relay swimmers.

NUMBER NAME SURNAME SOLO CATEGORY TOGS / WETSUIT TIME COMMENT
1 Dylan Barrett Male Wetsuit 2.24.40 1st Male Wetsuit
2 Mathew Mc Garrigle Male Wetsuit 2.43.29 2nd Male Wetsuit
3 Pascal Phelan Male Wetsuit 2.51.30 3rd Male Wetsuit
4 Clodagh Murray Female Wetsuit 2.57.05 1st Female Wetsuit
5 Arthur Beades Male Wetsuit 2.58.05
6 Wojciech Petasz Male Wetsuit 3.03.35
7 Mark Gibbs Male Togs 3.05.51 1st Male Togs
8 Evin Donnelly Male Wetsuit 3.06.41
9 Noel Carrick Male Wetsuit 3.14.38
10 Morgan Mc Guire Male Wetsuit 3.15.50
11 Richard O’Connell Male Wetsuit 3.16.15
12 Claire Thornton Female Wetsuit 3.16.15 2nd Female Wetsuit
12 Kevin Thornton Male Wetsuit 3.16.15
14 Art Naughton Male Wetsuit 3.16.47
15 Nigel Plumber Male Wetsuit 3.16.49
16 Padraig Smyth Male Togs 3.17.45 2nd Male Togs
17 Fergal Madden Male Wetsuit 3.21.30
18 Sheila Ryan Female Wetsuit 3.22.43 3rd Female Wetsuit
19 Rory Coll Male Wetsuit 3.27.20
20 Peter Mullaney Male Wetsuit 3.30.45
21 Deirdre Duggan Male Wetsuit 3.34.25
22 Thomas Kelly Male Wetsuit 3.34.40
23 Barry Bree Male Wetsuit 3.39.20
24 Brian Keville Male Wetsuit 3.43.50
25 Donncha O’Connor Male Wetsuit 3.44.18
26 Ivan Eustace Male Togs 3.48.25 3rd Male Togs
27 Maeve Howley Male Wetsuit 3.50.40
28 Tom Forde Male Wetsuit 3.50.50
29 Helen Vaughan Male Wetsuit 3.51.40
30 Kieran Whyte Male Wetsuit 4.01.27
31 Michael McCarthy Male Togs 4.01.30
32 Billy Dunne Male Togs 4.01.49
33 Con Crowley Male Wetsuit 4.12.00
33 Shane Heskin Male Togs 4.12.00
35 Des Broaders Male Wetsuit 4.13.45
36 Aidan Curry Male Wetsuit 4.14.10
37 Mike Flannelly Male Togs 4.15.25
37 Joe Kennelly Male Togs 4.15.25
39 Sharon Walsh Female Wetsuit 4.15.45 1st Couple
39 Seamus Walsh Male Wetsuit 4.15.45 1st Couple
41 James Casserley Male Wetsuit 4.18.45
42 Barry O’Connor Male Wetsuit 4.21.15
43 Jonathan Allen Male Wetsuit 4.24.10
43 Pauline Murray Female Wetsuit 4.24.10
45 Helen Colfer Female Wetsuit 4.28.48
46 Karl Bourke Male Togs 4.57.45
47 Mark Dwyer Male Wetsuit 5.02.50
48 Jarlath Healy Male Togs 5.03.05
NUMBER NAME SURNAME RELAY TEAM NAME TOGS / WETSUIT TIME COMMENT
1 J.P Gilmartin Relay Wetsuit 3.18.40 1st Relay
1 Jason McGarry Relay Wetsuit 3.18.40 1st Relay
2 Aideen Allen Relay Wetsuit 3.59.20 2nd Relay
2 Laura Shilling Relay Wetsuit 3.59.20 2nd Relay
3 Charlie Cox Relay Wetsuit 3.59.40 3rd Relay
3 Fergus Glynn Relay Wetsuit 3.59.40 3rd Relay
3 John Glynn Relay Wetsuit 3.59.40 3rd Relay
3 Liam Glynn Relay Wetsuit 3.59.40 3rd Relay
4 Mark Gantly Relay Wetsuit 4.14.25
4 Nora Kinelly Relay Wetsuit 4.14.25
4 Pat O’Dwyer Relay Wetsuit 4.14.25
5 Paul McLaughlin Relay Wetsuit 4.24.20
5 Eimear Ni Connala Relay Wetsuit 4.24.20
5 Naoisa O’Connala Relay Wetsuit 4.24.20
6 Paul Monaghan Relay Wetsuit 5.04.00
6 Niall O’Shaughnessy Relay Wetsuit 5.04.00