TEAM NI: Day Five review - swimming, shooting, athletics and full results

Northern Ireland's Danielle Hill following the Women's 50m Backstroke Semi-final
Northern Ireland's Danielle Hill following the Women's 50m Backstroke Semi-final

In swimming, Curtis Coulter was 14th overall in the men’s 50m freestyle after swimming 23.02 in his semi-final which was another personal best for a Northern Ireland swimmer this week, the tenth for the team going into the final day of competition. David Thompson 23.79 (21st) and Conor Munn 23.88 (24th) missed out on the 50m freestyle semi-final earlier in the day.

Danielle Hill was 13th in the women’s 50m backstroke in a time of 30.87. In the women’s 200m butterfly Sycerika McMahon was just outside her personal best in finishing 14th overall (2:15.53) with Gemma Kane 17th in 2:18.39.

In shooting, David Calvert lies in seventh place going into the final day of competition in the full bore rifle individual. Calvert has shot 252 and is two points behind a five-way tie for the lead.

However, within the tied scores, the top five are separated by the number of perfect target hits, which puts Barry Le Cheminant from Jersey in the lead with 32 perfect hits.

On the last day of shooting competition, the athletes will complete the third and final stage, shooting at targets 900 and 1000 yards away, which will decide the Queen’s prize individual champion.

In other shooting news, Gary Duff was 7th in the 50m Rifle Prone final while Samuel kelly was 15th in qualifying. In the women’s event Claudia McClung was 18th and Louise Alken 20th. Kirsty Barr made the semi-finals of the women’s trap but missed out on the final after a shoot-off and ended up sixth.

After the first day of competition in the men’s trap, the Melbourne 2006 silver medalist David Beattie lies in 8th place and David Henning 21st.

In athletics, Peter Glass goes into Day 2 of the Decathlon ranked 14th overall with a score of 3721. Following his first event this morning (100m) he said the following:

“I was really happy with my start which has been good all year. While I was the fastest out of the blocks I did tighten up a bit in the last 20 metres when I was caught by 2 athletes. I am glad to get the first event out of the way as I was really nervous beforehand as these are the Commonwealths.”

Amy Foster finished 5th in the semi-final of the Women’s 100m, with a time of 11.54 seconds but didn’t qualify for the final.

“You can work off people close to you but that didn’t happen tonight. I tried to stay relaxed but the semi-finals are a massive step up,” said Foster.

She added: “My race was much better than Delhi in 2010 and I am delighted to have made 3 major championships this year. I am looking forward to the Europeans in Zurich next month.”

Dempsey McGuigan qualifies for tomorrow’s (Tuesday) final after finishing 11th overall in the Men’s hammer with throw of 66.16m in Group A.

“I am over the moon with my performance, it is all due to my coach Alan Bertram who passed away last year. 66.16 metres is my fourth best ever performance and I only wish that Alan was here to see this. I fouled my first throw and a year ago I would have been a nervous wreck trying to qualify with two remaining throws, however, Alan taught me to focus and adapt to such circumstances and it has paid off.”

“I was anxious at the start of the competition particularly as my parents and 5 brothers and sisters are all here to see me. It is just great that everything has worked out well!” said McGuigan.



Men’s Triples (Paul Daly, Neil Mulholland, Neil Booth) Gold Medal Match, Northern Ireland vs South Africa, 10 – 19

Women’s Triples - Sec. C, Rd 1, Match 2, (McMILLEN Catherine, DOWDS Jennifer, McCLOY Donna) England vs Northern Ireland, 18-12

Men’s Singles - Section C, Rd 2, Match 1, McILROY Shannon NZL vs McHUGH Martin NIR, 21-7

Men’s Light Fly (49kg) Round of 16, BARNES Paddy NIR vs FURAHISHA Hamadi Omari TAN, W - L(TKO)


Men’s Decathlon 100m, GLASS Peter, 11.20

Men’s Decathlon Shot Put - Group A, Peter Glass, 9th

Men’s Hammer Throw Qual. Round - Group A, Dempsey McGuigan, 11th, 66.16

Men’s Decathlon Long Jump - Group B, GLASS Peter, 6th

Men’s Decathlon High Jump - Group B, 5TH

Women’s 100m Semi-final 3, FOSTER Amy, 11.54

Men’s 50m Freestyle Semi-final 1, COULTER Curtis, 14TH, 23.02

Men’s Decathlon 400m – Peter Glass, 3rd


Men’s Bantam (56kg) Round of 16, THAPA Shiva IND vs CONLAN Michael NIR, 0 – 3

Men’s Middle (75kg) Round of 16, COYLE Connor NIR vs THOMAS Dennis GUY, 3 – 0

Men’s Welter (69kg) Round of 16, DONNELLY Steven NIR vs FINAU Oscar TGA, 3-0

Women’s Fly (48 - 51kg) Round of 16, WALSH Michaela NIR vs DUMAS Thessa MRI,


Men’s 50m Freestyle, Conor Munn, 24th; David Thompson, 21st, 23.71; Curtis Coulter, 7th, 23.23

Women’s 50m Backstroke, Danielle Hill, 14th, 30.77; Bethany Firth, 26th, 32.80

Women’s 200m Butterfly, Sycerika McMahon, 14th, 2:15.53; Gemma Kane, 17th, 2:18.39

Women’s 50m Backstroke Semi-final 1, Danielle Hill, 13th, 30.87


Trap Men’s Qualification - Day 1, BEATTIE David John (8), HENNING David (21)

50m Rifle Prone Men’s Qualification, DUFF Gary, KELLY Samuel , 5, 15

Trap Women’s Qualification, BARR Kirsty, 3RD,

Trap Women’s Semi-Finals, BARR Kirsty, 6TH

50m Rifle Prone Women’s Finals, AIKEN Louise Kathryn, McCLUNG Claudia, 20, 18


Netball Pool A Match 10, N. Ireland vs Saint Lucia, 61-40