Cleggan-to-Inishbofin Swim

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Kieran Fitzgerald finishing in 2001

The Cleggan-to-Inishbofin Swim or the Bofin Island Challenge is a 12 km marathon swim and charity swim held in August in Bofin Harbour in Ireland's County Galway, organised by Martin Cullen on behalf of the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association.


Description

[Ireland Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame]] Honor Swimmer Colm O'Neill describes the event, "In my view, this event under the leadership of Martin Cullen was the modern day catalyst for the growth and populism of this fab sport in Ireland." The list only includes solo swimmers who completed the swim. The swims would never have happened without many volunteers (kayakers, boat owners/pilots/crews), other safety staff, timekeepers etc. - so many thanks to them.

2001

  • Colm O'Neill 3:02
  • Kieran Fitzgerald 3:47
  • Aidan Connaughton 3:54
  • John Redmond 4:00
  • Anne McAdam 4:18
  • Felim O'Maolain 4:25
  • Shay Dillon 4:39
  • Pat Nash 4:51
  • Les Nolan 4:51
  • Maurice O'Connor 4:59
  • Eoin Gaffney 5:00
  • Johnny Fortune 5:11
  • Martin Cullen 5:29

2002 25th August

  • Tracey Telford 2:50
  • Colm O'Neill 2:52
  • John Egan 3:10
  • Felim O'Maolain 3:16
  • Kieran Fitzgerald 3:21
  • Chris Parkinson 3:35
  • John Redmond 3:39
  • Jerry Kersey 3:50
  • Eoin Gaffney 3:52
  • Neill McCabe 3:55
  • Colm McGrattan 3:59
  • Martin Cullen 4:20

2003

Before 2006 ??

  • Trevor Wood
  • Andrew Flanagan

2006

  • Ronan Joyce - 1st
  • Ned Denison - 2nd (1 minute behind)
  • Andrew Flanagan - 3rd (1 minute behind)
  • Imelda Lynch
  • Jeff Wilson
  • Graham Coleman
  • Danny Coholan
  • Helen Walley
  • John Conroy (wetsuit)

2007

  • Colm O'Neill 2:44 - this is believed to be the speed record for the swim

After 2006?

  • Niall Rafferty
  • Eoin Gaffney

2009

  • Colm O'Neill 2:54:53
  • William Ferguson 3:02:08
  • Andrew Flanagan 3:06:01
  • John Ward 3:24:25
  • Fergal Somerville 3:29:15
  • John Daly 3:59:34
  • Graham Coleman 3:59:34
  • John Downes 3:59:34
  • Kate Suitre 4:13:38
  • Eoin Hughes 4:42:36

2014

  • Dan Curtis 5:55

2021

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