On Sunday 10th March 35 gymnasts from our Advanced Recreation program and our boys and girls recreation program were selected to represent Sugarloaf Gymnastics at Gymnastics Ireland’s first ever GymSTART Challenge Competition. This is the first year that this has been a competition, previously there had only been GymSTART Participation events held so it was a fantastic opportunity for our gymnasts to experience a real competition at the super National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown, which is also home to the National Gymnastics Training Centre. Over 500 gymnasts competed across 4 levels and multiple age groups in the hopes of winning titles on Floor, Vault and the All Around competition.
After weeks of hard work in preparation for the event on their routines our gymnasts made us extremely proud showcasing their excellent work on floor and vault. Each of them, ranging in age from 7 up to 14, showed great confidence, poise and team spirit with every performance. Each gymnast was awarded a participation medal and we also had a large number of medal placings and 4th – 6th place highly commended All Around placings.
Girls Level 2 U7
- Aifric Smyth 1st Vault, 3rd Floor, 1st All Around
Boys Level 2 U9
- Bill O’Herlihy Ryan 1st Vault, 3rd Floor, 1st All Around
- Zain Rahman Highly commended 4th place All Around
Girls Level 2 U12
- Amelia Cheevers 1st All Around, 1st Vault, 1st Floor
- Lucy Kennedy Highly commended 4th place All Around
Boys Level 2 U11
- Elwood Sweeney 2nd Floor, 3rd Vault, 2nd All Around
Girls Level 3 U9
- Ciara Curran 3rd Floor, 1st Vault, 1st All Around
Girls Level 3 U10
- Ailis Walsh 1st Floor, 3rd All Around
Girls Level 3 U11
- Mia Cullinane 1st Floor, 2nd Vault, 1st All Around
- Eva Carey 1st Vault, 2nd All Around
Girls Level 4 U11
- Kate McCormack 2nd Floor, 3rd All Around
- Kyla Maynard Highly commended 5th place All Around
Girls Level 4 U13
- Georgia Hogan 1st Floor, 2nd Vault, 1st All Around
- Alice Low 3rd Floor, Highly commended 4th place All Around
- Alison Finnerty 3rd Vault, Highly commended 5th place All Around
Girls Level 4 O13
- Ciara Bright 2nd Vault, Highly commended 4th place All Around
Special mentions must go to some particular gymnasts. Eva Carey scored a perfect 10 on Vault, Amelia Cheevers had the third highest score All Around among all of the 500+ gymnasts competing while Mia Cullinane, Georgia Hogan and Ciara Bright also ranked within the top 25 highest scoring All Around placings.
Well done to all of our superb gymnasts!