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Jordan Sloan sprints into Glasgow team

By David Kelly

Published 28/04/2014

Games time: Jordan Sloan will be picked for Glasgow
Games time: Jordan Sloan will be picked for Glasgow

Bangor's Jordan Sloan secured his place on the Northern Ireland team for the Commonwealth Games after a superb performance at the Irish long course championships in Dublin's NAC.

Sloan (20) clocked a nomination time of 26.13 for the 50m backstroke in the heats before going on to win gold in 26.35.

The Bangor man joins Sycerika McMahon, Curtis Coulter and Michael Dawson on the team, though at their meeting tonight the Swim Ulster board must surely make a case to the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council for also taking some of those with consideration times –14-year-old 400m freestyle silver medallist Rachel Bethel, paralymic gold medallist Bethany Firth, 15-year-old Gemma Kane, 14-year-old Danielle Hill, 18-year-old Conor Munn and 20-year-old David Thompson.

But Lisburn's Bethany Carson looks set to miss out.

FINALS RESULTS: Men 800m Freestyle: 1 A Meegan Aer Lingus 8:09.84 2 B Gibbons Athlone 3 C Turner NAC. Women 1500m Freestyle: 1 A Neamt Tallaght 16:54.80 2 L Comerford UCD 3 A Berry Aer Lingus. Women 200m IM: 1 D Lowe Aer Lingus 2:15.03 2 S Stallard UCD 3 B Carson Lisburn. Men 200m IM: 1 D Rapsys Lithuania 2:03.30 2 P Strazda Lithuania 3 J Brown Ards. Women 200m Breaststroke: 1 D Lowe Aer Lingus 2:30.81 2 D McNamara Westport 3 N Kilgallen Claremorris. Men 200m Breaststroke: 1 D Sweeney Sundays Well 2:17.20 2 N Quinn Castlebar 3 P Grigali Lithuania. Women 50m Backstroke: 1 K Kavanagh Galway 30.57 2 T Dunne Ballina Dolphins 3 Sinead Mylett Castlebar. Men 50m Backstroke: 1 J Sloan Bangor 26.36 2 D Rapsys Lithuania 3 D Prendergast UCD. Women 100m Butterfly: 1 D Lowe Aer Lingus 1:01.44 2 S O'Brien 1:02.23 3 G Kane Bangor. Men 100m Butterfly: 1 D Margev Lithuania 54.43 2 B Hyland Tallaght 3 J Brown Ards. Women 50m Freestyle: 1 M Houghton Aer Lingus 26.07 2 G Weaver Trident 3 A Hyland Invictus. Men 50m Freestyle: 1 C Coulter Ards 23.23 2 J Rogozin Lithuania 23.40 3r M McCarthy UCD.

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