On 5 & 6 April our WAG Gymnasts travelled to Limerick for the Irish National All Around and Apparatus Finals. This was the most successful Nationals for the Club to date. We are delighted to report that 13 Abbey Gymnasts represented the Northern Region from Levels 2 through to F.I.G. (elite). Kendal Maguire started the medal success for Level 5 under 13 age group winning the Bronze on Vault. Following this Abbie O’Neill and Rachel Campbell jointly won the National Vault title for Level 6Plus under 11. At FIG level Hannah Morrison had huge success placing 3rd All Around, 3rd on Floor, 3rd on Beam, 3rd on Bars and 2nd on Vault. The youngest member of the Team Fionnuala Mulholland narrowly missed out on a podium place finishing 4th on Bars at Level 2.
National Championships was also a successful experience for MAG Gymnast Aaron Nutt (12). Aaron was the only MAG representative from Abbey at the Championships. He performed well on Floor, Vault, Rings and Physical Prep to secure the Bronze medal at Intermediate Level 5.
This was an exciting yet exhausting experience for all the Team with a total of 25 hours of competition over 2 days. Abbey Management staff would like to thank the coaches and judges involved with the gymnasts this weekend, without their voluntary contributions to events like this these gymnasts would not have such amazing opportunities to shine.