Tumbling Nationals 2016

Last weekend the Renmore tumblers went to UL to compete in the national tumbling championships 2016 and did us proud yet again, taking home numerous national titles and silver medals too!!

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In the regional two, 11/12yrs, Cillian O Donovan was crowned national champion, after performing his two runs as neatly as he could to beat his score from qualifiers!! Cillian works so hard and just keeps improving!! We can’t wait to see what he does at nationals next year!! He is one to watch!!!


In the NDP 2, 8,9,10yrs, Gavin Hartnett was crowned national champion with his very dynamic and neat runs, and Cillian Kelly took the silver medal! Both boys worked very hard over the last few months and are looking forward to upping their difficulty for next years competition season! These pocket rockets are two boys to watch in the future!!

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In the 11/12yrs, Lillian Kavanagh took a truly deserved silver medal with her outstanding runs, and Cliona McLaughlin places 4th, just missing out on a medal minimally after a little step on landing a very dynamic tumble pass! Both girls were fantastic on the day in what proved to be a very tough competition with a very high standard!
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Éanna performed a very impressive 5whjps flic straight back and 5whips flic full twist to take the 11/12yrs national age group title, and qualified for an open finals against gymnasts much older than him where he fought hard and pulled out his double twist on the end! He was superb and takes another national title home with him this year!

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Hugo Kinahan performed a massive whips to flic double pike and whips to flic double tuck to take the national 15/16 age group title, followed closely by Cian Hayes who took silver with his new runs of whips to flic straight and whips to flic full.

Both boys qualified for finals where Hugo became national junior tumbling champion!!!

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Cian wowed judges who realised he only started tumbling last year and already has placed himself amongst the best tumblers in the country!

Both boys were outstanding and their dedication of travelling from Limerick to Galway to train is really paying off!

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Molly nightingale won the senior FIG title as well as winning the overall highest tumbling score in the final to become crowned as “Overall tumbling champion 2016”
Molly had to leave before presentations to study for a college exam the following morning but her dedication and travel from Tralee to train during the week is really paying off!!

All of our tumblers are doing amazing and Elaine is thrilled to work with such a fantastic bunch of children and young adults every day! Well done to everybody on a very successful national championships!

We also would like to congratulate and thank Elaine for all her hard work throughout the year. She does an amazing job and our tumbling team is certainly fabulous!

Many of our tumblers will compete in our club competition on June 5th for further competition experience!

The tumbling team has a very exciting summer ahead with a trip to one of the world’s best tumbling clubs in the UK planned as well as a visit from one of the world’s top tumbling coaches all the way from Russia!

Watch this space for more from our tumbling team!!