New Irish record for Mona

Sligo’s Mona McSharry confirmed her place as Ireland’s fastest ever female swimmer at the Irish National shortcourse swimming championships in Lisburn on Monday.

The 18-year-old broke her own 50m Freestyle Record. McSharry cracked a new time of 25.03 seconds in her morning swim knocking three hundredths of a second off the previous record she had set just weeks ago. The Grange girl went on to take gold in the final in 25.22.

The 50m Freestyle was the first of two titles for McSharry as the Marlins swimmer also took gold in the 200m Individual Medley in 2:12.76.