Another successful weekend for the local gymnasts of City of Lisburn Salto National Gymnastics Centre who participated in the 2015 Celtic Cup in Wales.
We are proud to announce that there were a total of nine Salto gymnasts who were selected to represent Northern Ireland and Ireland at this event.
In the girls competition Casey Bell took the all around silver medal, first on Vault, second on Beam, third on Bars and fourth on Floor.
Casey’s performance made a huge contribution to the team score resulting in Ireland finishing in third place marginally behind Wales and Scotland.
In the minor age group Rebecca Geddis finished in 15th place in the all around competition and ninth on bars.
Lauren Lamont finished in 18th place and 11th on vault.
Both these girls are still young and at this competition proved that they have lots of potential to excel in their sport.
In the boys event, Ewan McAteer helped his team Ireland win the gold medal.
Ewan came seventh in the individual all around competition but more impressively took the gold on vault with a superb score of 14.266.
Ewan performed a new difficult vault at this event to become the first gymnast in Ireland ever to achieve a score of 14 plus in the junior age category.
In the minor age group the Salto boys did some great performances.
Eamon Montgomery came 3rd on floor, 7th on parallel bars, 7th on pommel, 4th on vault and 9th all around.
Ronan McCrory was 11th all around and 5th on vault.
David Martelli was 7th on pommel horse.
Anthony Hanrahan 8th on vault and 13th on the Parallel bars.
Ben Harron was 15th on Parallel bars.
The Celtic Cup is a great competition for the development of the younger gymnasts giving them some national competition experience.
The head boys coach at Salto Gymnastics Centre was delighted with the boys.
They commented that “All the boys had a great experience at the Celtic Cup and are now motivated to do well in the next event which is the Irish Championships in Limerick next month.
“I am very proud of my boys and we will continue to work hard in order to achieve even better results in the near future.”