What a weekend! Last Saturday 20th of October 2018, gymnasts from UCC, UL UCD and NUI Maynooth descended upon the Mardyke Arena to compete in Munster Open. All day, the excitement was electric in the hall. UCC had 35 gymnasts competing, from Novice right up to Elite Pro.

We were looking to keep the Munster Open Cup in Cork for the second year in a row, but UL also had their sights set on the same prize. All of our hard-work and long training hours paid off when it was announced that UCC had won the Cup! UL put up a good fight though, and we definitely had our work cut out for us!  At the end of the day it was UCC that emerged victorious, with a final score of 306.8 to UL’s 304.55

And so, with UCC medalling in every category, here are this year’s Munster Open results:

Novice Men
Brian Buckley – Gold
Darragh Roberts – Bronze

Novice Ladies
Zoe LittleJohns – Gold
Claire Roche – Bronze

Intermediate Men
Artur Calyj – Gold
Joe Phelan – Silver

Intermediate Ladies
Sinead Lynch – Silver

Intervanced Men
Hugh Brien – Bronze

Intervanced Ladies
Aoife Collins – Silver
Jill Buckley – Bronze

Advanced Men
Kevin Sheppard – Gold
Cian Scully – Silver

Advanced Ladies
Emma Ambrose – Gold
Aisling O’ Brien – Silver
Aislinn Graham – Bronze

Elite Men
Adam Doyle – Gold
Sean Higgins – Silver

Elite-Pro Men
Jack Davis – Gold
Dylan Boon – Silver

Elite-Pro Ladies
Nicole Geaney – Gold

Synchro Roulette
Jack Davis and Ciara Judge – Gold
Jill Buckley and Zoe LittleJohns – Silver
Danny Anderson (Maynooth) and Brian Buckley – Bronze

In addition, the six members who contributed to our Cup scores were: Jack Davis (Elite Pro), Zoe Littlejohns (Novice), Aoife Collins (Intervanced), Jill Buckley (Intervanced), Brian Buckley (Novice) and Artur Calyj (Intermediate).

We would like to thank each of the Universities who made the journey to Cork for Munster Open, we can’t wait to do it all again in November for Varsities!