National MAG 2-4

On Sunday June 8th five of our Renmore boys travelled to Portlaoise gymnastics Club to compete in the Mag National 2-4.

Victor and Dara were competing at level 4. this was a big step up for the boys as rings, mushroom and high bar are introduced at this level. Both boys performed well on all appartatus. Victor finishing the day in 3rd place taking bronze and Dara who kept his composure under pressure of competing last with all eyes on him as all other competitiors had finished their routine. He went through a good rings routine finishing with a lovely straight dismount. Dara placed 2nd and was delighted to take the silver medal at over 12 level4.

Daniel L3 recorded some very good scores on floor, P bars, metal bar but his best score of the day was his vault which he performed very well. Well done Daniel great progress indeed keep up the good work!

In the morning Gallius and Thomas competed in the under 10 level level 2. Both boys worked extremely hard and went through lovely floor routines and vault. Our ‘star’ of the day was Gallius who outshone all other gymnasts to take home the gold medal. And in his first ever competition! Gallius has worked so hard since joining the competitive squad and really deserved this fantastic result. He was tight, clean strong and stylish and really stood out on the day. He was presented with his gold medal by Mr Barry Winch, former British Olympian. Barry has recently moved to Ireland and is working with Gymnastics Ireland to raise the standard of Mens gymnastics. It is very exciting to have himself and Ben Taylor working with our boys at both the National Start and Development squad sessions.

We would like to thank everyone in Portlaoise gymnastics club for hosting and running a great days competition for all the boys. We were made very welcome. Also a big thank you to all the judges who did such a super job.

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Well done boys. Keep up the good work. We are all very proud of you all!