Murphy 43rd fastest overall in Barcelona

Irish swimmer finishes in eighth place in his 50 metres Freestyle heat

  Barry Murphy in action at the FINA World Swimming Championships, Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona. Photograph: Giorgio Perottino/Inpho

Barry Murphy in action at the FINA World Swimming Championships, Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona. Photograph: Giorgio Perottino/Inpho

 

Barry Murphy completed his World Championships campaign today in Barcelona with aneighth place finish in his heat of the 50 metres Freestyle. Murphy started strongly but faded over the last 10 metres to clock a time of 23.13 in the sprint event, finishing 43rd overall.

The Dubliner leaves the Championships with a new Irish Record in the 50 metres Butterfly and a 14th place finish in the 50 metres Breaststroke following his semi-final swim on Tuesday. Murphy will now travel to Eindhoven and Berlin to compete in the FINA Swimming World Cup which takes place next week.

Fiona Doyle will be the final Irish swimmer to compete at the World Championships tomorrow when she returns to the pool for the 50 metres Breaststroke heats. Doyle was fourth at the recent World University Games in Russia in the event missing out on a bronze medal by .01 of a second. She is ranked 10th going into tomorrow’s heats.

At the US Open in California, UCD’s Shauna O’Brien was in action in the 100 metres Butterfly C Final. O’Brien was sixth in the Final in a time of 1:00.99 and finished 22nd overall.

Ireland’s men’s 200m Freestyle Relay team of Sean Leahy, Seamus Stacey, Brendan Hyland and Curtis Coulter posted a time of 7:30.45 to finish seventh overall.

US Open Results Day 3: Brendan Hyland 400m IM H 3:28.09 (28th) Shauna O’Brien 100m Butterfly H 1:00.78 (17th) C Final 1:00.99 (22nd) Bethany Carson 100m Butterfly 1:01.51 (34th) Brendan Hyland 100m Butterfly 55.00 (39th) David O’Sullivan 100m Butterfly 56.20 (70th) Ireland Men 4x200m Freestyle Team Relay 7:30.45 (7th)