CELTIC Cup 2016
Better late then never I would like to inform you all about what a great job some of our Renmore WAG gymnasts did last month over in the Isle of Man for the 2016 Celtic Cup Championships!
Successfully selected onto Team Ireland for the Minors were Jane, Kate, Miriam and Emma. Joining them was Elisha from Nadia to make up the Irish Minors Team. Most of the girls representing Ireland for the 2nd year running with the exception of Emma who has now represented Ireland for the 3rd consecutive year, great achievement for such a young promising gymnast! Joining them this year for her International debut was Miriam Fuller contributing to team scores for Bars and Beam.
All the girls have worked so hard this year to compete creditable FIG routines gaining under their belts more and more of the necessary requirements that will in time see them as valid FIG gymnasts and serious contenders. The girls have upgrades on every apparatus and the objective of this event… get those new skills out in competition!
Great job to all! New elements competed by all on beam and floor and possibly most excitingly bars too! Emma competing her new bar routine with 2 new requirements amongst a few new elements and likewise for Jane, who can also cross 2 requirements off her list… mission complete… bar routines performed really well girls! Well no mistakes on the new elements… but 1 or 2 small errors on other areas keeping those bar scores down just slightly. Adding difficulty and new elements will always mean a period of transition, these elements are improving day but day, super work ladies!
Beam was not our best piece on this occasion (even though we actually had the highest team score for beam!) and every member of the team took a fall on beam, with the exception of Miriam who is really such a beautiful beam worker!
Our superstar Kate Molloy suffered an ankle injury just prior to the event so was a solid competitor for reliable routines on the day but had to hold off putting out new elements… but watch this space for Kate she’s a few things up her belt! Great job done on a fab new floor routine!
Super job by the Minors who secured the silver medal position, and well done also to Elisha for placing second overall!
Amongst the Junior team was our very own Emer Shimizu who had a very solid performance for the day, missing only a dance series on beam which gave her score a bit of a knock, but otherwise great job on bars and vault, and also a lovely new floor routine with some upgraded tumble runs. Emer you are such a fun competitor and should very proud as like Emma, Emer has also reached her 3rd consecutive year of International Selection.
Irish Juniors returned also with the silver medal position, with super competition by Casey Bell who took the AA title and Meg Ryan for an AMAZING performance that secured her the silver AA medal and a PB score of 48.50.
Girls we are super proud of you, here are some nice pics to remember the weekend! Keep up the hard work and good luck this weekend for National Champs!