Well done, Daniel. Some achievement.
School Aid Romania students from St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh travel to Romania each year with students from Cookstown High School to provide aid.
Operating as usual
Daniel Wiffen has picked up his second gold medal at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in sensational, record-breaking fashion.
The 22-year-old secured the 1,500m freestyle title in style - his winning time of 14.09.11 was the third fastest effort in history and just outside the world record of 14.06.88 as well as being a personal best and an Irish record.
The performance confirmed his status as one of the most promising swimmers in the world. On Tuesday, he won the gold medal in the 400m freestyle, setting a new Irish record.
Adding to the history of the race, Ireland were represented by twins for the first time in a European final as Daniel's brother Nathan made his first final. Nathan swam a personal-best time of 14:38.75 to finish eighth.
Daniel modestly said the highlight of the final was having his twin Nathan in the race.
"It was fantastic, and it was a great achievement for him to reach a final in his first championship,” he said.
Daniel and Nathan will be back in the pool tomorrow in the heats of the 800m freestyle, an event in which Daniel is the European record-holder.
During their Lower Sixth year in Saint Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh, the twins travelled to Romania as part of the SAR Group. Every morning, before commencing a long days’ work, they both diligently trained in the swimming pool of the next door hotel at 6.30am. It certainly has paid off.
Well done, boys, from all in SAR.
Congratulations to twins Daniel and Nathan Wiffen, former Armagh SAR participants, who qualified for today's 1500m Freestyle Final at the European Short Course Championships in Otopeni, Romania. Nathan secured a first European final on his debut for Team Ireland at Championship level.
Daniel also won Ireland's first ever European short course gold medal on Tuesday in the 400m Freestyle.
Congratulations to former SAR participant, Matthew Hynds, on his recent appointment as General Manager of Killeavy Castle Estate. Well deserved.
Congratulations, Daniel. Well done.
Well done Daniel! 💚❤️
Vasile watching a video of Ionuit’s birthday party from the previous week. Vasile lived with the others in Harman before moving back to Comona to be with his family.
Some pictures from a February/March visit.
Unbelievable. Well done, Daniel
He does it again! For the third time this weekend, Daniel Wiffen has broken an Irish Senior Record; this time, it's the 800m Freestyle!
⚡ 7:46.32 ➡️ 7:44.45
⚡ Fastest time in the World this year!
What an epic weekend Daniel has had in Stockholm
✔️ 400m Freestyle ISR ➡️No. 2 in the World this year
✔️ 800m Freestyle ISR ➡️ No. 1 in the World this year
✔️1500m Freestyle ISR ➡️ No. 1 in the World this year/4th fastest man ever in the event
✔️ Male Swimmer of the meet
Yet again, Congratulations, Daniel. Unbelievable achievement.
World Downs Syndrome Day. Thinking of our friends in Brasov.
Thinking of all our friends in the Down Syndrome Centre, Brasov, tomorrow on 21st March. On that day we should all wear odd socks.
Well done, Daniel Wiffen
Well done, Daniel and Nathan
🇮🇪 NEW IRISH RECORDS 🇮🇪
WHAT A SWIM! Incredible stuff from Daniel Wiffen in Scotland -
✔️ New 1500m Freestyle Irish Record 14:14.45 (previous 14:32.13)
✔️ New 800m Freestyle Irish Record 7:35.71 (previous 7:39.03)
✔️ 6th fastest time in the World EVER
✔️ Fastest time in the World in 2022
Shoutout to Nathan Wiffen also, who becomes just the second Irishman to break the 15-minute barrier in the 1500m; he placed third in 14:57.50.
As I said before, all down to the high altitude training in Poiana Brasov.
🇮🇪 IRISH RECORD ALERT 🇮🇪
Congratulations to Daniel Wiffen on yet another Irish Record!
The Larne swimmer, competing at the Scottish SC Championships, has broken Brendan Hyland’s 2019 400m Individual Medley Irish Record of 4:12.13 in 4:11.05.
Congrats Daniel 💪🏻
Well done, Niall
Well done, Matthew
Meet Matthew Hynds, Operations Manager at Killeavy Castle Estate 🏰
Overseeing operations on the Estate means that Matthew’s role requires him to be involved in many different areas of the business, from weddings to the Walled Garden Café, and he even gets to walk our resident Irish Wolfhounds, Foxall and Papworth!
Read more about Matthew and his role at Killeavy Castle Estate here: https://killeavycastle.com/blog.html/meet-matthew-hynds-operations-manager
Well done to past pupil Daniel Wiffen!
Good luck next week in the 1500m.
Another record broken but missed out on securing Northern Ireland's first Commonwealth Games swimming medal by an agonising 0.13 seconds in the men's 400m freestyle final.
Congratulations, Aidan and Niall
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