Irish School National Interpro’s Swimming Championship
At the recent Irish School National Interpro’s swimming championship PBC relay team won silver and bronze medals for their two relays.
The medley team of Sean O’Herlihy on backstroke, Michael O’Sullivan on breaststroke, Paul Higgins on Butterfly and Evan McArdle on Freestyle was narrowly defeated by Methodist College, Belfast for the gold medal, while holding off rivals CBC Cork for the silver.
In the freestyle relay the team of Evan McArdle, Jude Malley, Sean O’Herlihy and Paul Higgins were out touched by Methodist College and CBC to get an excellent bronze medal, while holding off strong challenges particularly from Blackrock and Tenure Colleges in a very exciting race.
The team handled themselves excellently and swam superbly. They did the school proud.
Also Paul Higgins added two individual gold medals in the 100meter Freestyle and Butterfly.
Many thanks to Ray McArdle for managing the relay team poolside on the day and for the parents of the pupils who made the trip to the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.
Well done all.