Poll: From Stockdale to Frampton, what is your favourite Northern Ireland sporting moment of 2018?
It's been another big year in Northern Irish sport but what moment topped 2018 for you?
It's been another big year in Northern Irish sport but what moment topped 2018 for you?
It's the end of an era for Ards Swimming Club as last night they hosted the final gala in their William Street pool, out of which has come so many fine swimmers.
Top coach Davy Johnston believes the impact of High Performance chief Jon Rudd on Irish swimming is having a positive effect on his Ards swimmers who were to the fore in the Ulster Short Course Championships.
Northern Irish swimming star Bethany Firth has been nominated for a prestigious British Swimming award and needs your vote.
Northern Ireland swimming star Bethany Firth has ended her World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in fitting fashion, landing her third gold medal of the week.
Northern Irish swimming star Bethany Firth has ended her week at the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in fitting fashion, landing her THIRD gold medal of the week.
Bethany Firth has won her second gold medal at the World Para Swimming European Championships in Dublin.
Bethany Firth has won gold and bronze at the World Para Swimming European Championships in Dublin.
Northern Ireland brought home 12 medals from the 2018 Commonwealth Games - tied for their second best ever total.
Ellie McCartney may have just made a sensational impact at the Ulster Open long course swimming championships but she won't be able to seek glory at this week's Irish event - because she is too young!
An emotional Danielle Hill emerged from the Bangor Aurora pool after booking her place to the Commonwealth Games next year with an Irish record-breaking performance in the women's 50m backstroke final.
Bangor's Jordan Sloan put months of pain behind him at the Ulster Open long course championships as he hit the nomination time for the Commonwealth Games next April on the Gold Coast.
Sam Bothwell made a disappointing first round exit at the $15,000 tournament in Turkey yesterday.
If there was ever a swimming coach you would not want to follow in the footsteps of, it is surely Nelson Lindsay considering his record of relentless success at Ards - but Davy Johnston is relishing the challenge.
Campbell College are celebrating a plethora of medals at the Ulster Schools championships in Bangor Aurora.
Team GB's Olympic silver medallist and two-time world 10km open water swimming champion Kerri-Anne Payne will be hosting a free swimming masterclass in Belfast tomorrow.
Conor Ferguson has won Ireland's first ever medal at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.
Conor Ferguson believes he is on course to deliver the performance he desires at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis next month.
Adam Peaty experienced elation and disappointment in the space of an hour at the World Championships in Budapest.
Sligo's Mona McSharry became the most decorated Irish swimmer ever at the European junior championships when she lifted the 100m breaststroke title in Netanya, Israel.
Mona McSharry had the swim of her life in the 200m breaststroke final at the European Junior Championships in Israel.
Sycerika McMahon has decided to retire from swimming at the tender age of just 22, admitting: "I always wanted and felt I was capable of a lot more".
Ards Swimming Club is continuing to set the gold standard for others in the sport to follow.
Conor Ferguson and James Brown led an Ulster blitz of gold medals on the final day of competition at the Irish Open swimming championships in the National Aquatic Centre.
Jordan Sloan and Mona McSharry were on fire at the Irish Open Championships in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin last night. Sloan, who broke the 200m freestyle Irish record on Thursday, set a new 100m best. The 24-year-old broke another Ryan Harrison record from 2009, touching in 49.44, knocking .05 off the previous record.
Bangor's Jordan Sloan was the outstanding performer at the Irish Open swimming championships in Dublin last night. Sloan set the tone for his campaign at the championships on the opening morning when he clocked a new Irish senior record of 1:47.41 for the 200m freestyle in the heats, breaking the mark of 1:47.94 set by fellow Ulsterman Ryan Harrison eight years ago.
Conor Ferguson will bid to show the world that he’s ready for an exciting summer when competing at the Irish long course championships this week. The Carrickfergus teenager starts his campaign on the opening day of competition tomorrow morning as he seeks to set qualifying times for the World senior and junior championships.
Walking into Bangor Aurora I happened to mention to one of Northern Ireland’s current top swimmers that I was here to “interview Sharlene” and was greeted with the quizzical response, “oh the coach”.
Conor Brines believes he has the ideal team backing him to enable him to kick on and qualify for next year's Commonwealth Games.
It has been 12 months of hard work but Danielle Hill proved she is back firing on all cylinders when she broke the 15-year-old 50m freestyle record at the Dave McCullagh international meet in Bangor Aurora last night.
Danielle Hill made the perfect start to her campaign at the Dave McCullagh international meet in Bangor Aurora last night.
Jordan Sloan capped off what has been described as the best Ulster short course championships in 20 years with a stunning Irish senior record for the 400m freestyle.
Conor Ferguson came up with another sparkling performance to land a silver medal in the 50m backstroke final at the British short course championships in Sheffield.
Conor Ferguson produced an outstanding performance at the British championships in Sheffield to land a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke. The 17-year-old, who moved on a scholarship to the prestigious Ellesmere College near Cheshire in September, was competing in his first ever British championships and immediately set a new Irish senior record in the morning heats.
Conor Brines has turned his swimming career on its head and just seems to be getting better and better.
For some time now Rachel Bethel has been seen as one of the brightest prospects in Irish swimming, but the past couple of years have been far from easy for the Lisburn teenager.
Emma Reid celebrated one of the most emotional gold medal winning performances of her young career at the Irish short course championships in Lisburn's Lagan Valley Leisureplex over the weekend.
A fine crop of Ulster junior swimmers were to the fore on the opening day of the Irish short course championships in the Lagan Valley Leisureplex. Mona McSharry, one of the sport's brightest prospects, scooped three gold medals as well as an Irish junior record.
Ards Swimming Club are celebrating a rare coaching double after scooping two top Sport NI awards. Nelson Lindsay picked up the Performance Coach of the Year gong on the back of Bethany Firth's Paralympic medal blitz in Rio, while Norma Munn's relentless run of success with the juniors at the club was also recognised when she was handed the prestigious REACH award - supporting women in coaching.
They may be in heavy training but Emma and Rebecca Reid still made a record-breaking impact at the Ulster Schools Championship in the Bangor Aurora.
Teenager Conor Ferguson has been handed a golden opportunity to take his swimming career to the next level after securing a scholarship to the prestigious Ellesmere College in Cheshire.
Northern Ireland swimmers Danielle Hill, Conor Ferguson and Emma Reid will return from the European junior championships in Hungary having bolstered the belief that a successful senior career is on the horizon.
Teenager Conor Ferguson became the first Irish male swimmer to secure a European junior championship medal in Hungary with yet another stunning performance in the pool.
Ards Swimming Club are celebrating further success after their young guns lifted the Forest Feast Aqua Sprint club title for the fourth time in succession.
Ross Murdoch showed Great Britain's embarrassment of breaststroke riches by winning 200m gold at the European Championships in an event for which he has not earned Olympic selection.
Rio-bound Fiona Doyle secured a place in the final of the 100m breaststroke at the European championships in London's Olympic pool.
In the end a less than perfect finish at the Irish championships cost Conor Ferguson a place at the Olympics in Rio — just five hundredths of a second away from the 100m backstroke qualification mark.
Bethany Firth will be ready to make her delayed debut for Great Britain today at the IPC European swimming championships.
The final night of competition at the Irish long course championships proved to be a successful one for Ulster swimmers, with James Brown and Curtis Coulter of Ards leading the way with 200m individual medley and 50m freestyle titles.
Conor Ferguson was left utterly frustrated after just missing out on qualification for the Olympics by just five hundredths of a second at the Irish Open swimming championships in the National Aquatic Centre.
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