Former Ad Astra Elite Scholar Darragh Greene, who holds the Irish breaststroke records from 50-200m, went 59.82 over 100m at the 2019 World Aquatic Championships in Gwangju, months after stopping the clock at 2:10.05 in the 200m at the Irish Open with both times inside the cut.
Greene is also part of Ireland’s men’s 4x100m medley relay who finished seventh in the LEN European Aquatics Championships final in Budapest.
Greene, along with Shane Ryan, Brendan Hyland, and Jack McMillan set a new national senior record of 3:34.62 in the heats and went under 3:35.00 for a second time to finish seventh in the final in 3:34.88. Greene, along with teammate Shane Ryan, was pre-selected by Swim Ireland for Tokyo after the Olympic nomination policy was revised in light of the pandemic.
There was also success in Budapest for UCD’s Erin Riordan. The Women’s Four of Mona McSharry, Danielle Hill, Victoria Catterson and Erin Riordan finished in a time of 3:44.37 – fifth in their heat but shaving almost three seconds off the previous Irish Senior record.