Last weekend fifteen gymnasts from the RGC tumble squad took part in the Gymnastics Ireland Tumble League hosted at home in Renmore. This is a team and individual event and team scores are carried from league to league with an overall winner at the end.
There are individual gold, silver and bronze medal winners in each level and a team gold ONLY given to the winning team at each league.
Renmore missed the first league so this was their first league. There were four teams from Renmore and all teams competed in the highest level category called national age groups which is based on the same rules as world age group championships.
The first team consisting of Emma Greene, Darragh Moane an Dean Murray won the team gold in their over 15 category and came 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the individual placings. Darragh Moane bravely competing in an age group above his actual age group to fulfill our team score.
In the under 15 category, Renmore had two teams entered and unfortunately there was only one gold medal to contend for in the team competition so the two teams went head on head in a battle for the gold! The team consisting of Carraigh Murphy, Gracie Colleran, Sarah Hynes and Aisling Connaughton took the team gold. They were followed closely by only 0.1 less on the team score by the other Renmore team consisting of Hugo Kinehan, Patrick Flanagan, Nicole Shaw and Emer Shimizu who all competed new and difficult tumble passes!! In the under 15‘s individual placings Renmore took another clean sweep with Hugo Kinehan taking gold after his best performance to date, Gracie Colleran in 2nd and Aisling Connaughton in 3rd.
Finally our fourth team in the league were our very young and inexperienced under 12 team consisting of Tom Kidd, Maya Banarjee, Kim-li Loke and Eanna O Heanaigh. Eanna was also competing an age group above his actual age group to be part of a team. This team won the team gold. Individually Kim-li took the silver and Maya took the bronze. The two boys, after jumping four levels from their last competition, competed very difficult tumble passes and did very well in this national age group category!!
A huge thank you to all the parents who helped out on the day and to those who came to support!!
These tumblers are now in the middle of preparations for national finals on the 19th May and following that, their annual GYMFEST display!!!!!