In what was for many their end of season race, a number of Piranhas headed to the Louth coast for Pulse’s popular sprint event. In conditions that were difficult at times, former Piranha president, James Hoare, was first overall, with a comfortable margin over those behind him. Richie Dooley finished sixth continuing a good season under the watchful eye of two-time TI coach of the month, former club ironman record holder, ‘spirit of Piranha’ recipient, acquathon age-group medallist and current club president, Steven Moody. Another having a strong season, Kevin Beades, was next, while all the above, and Cathal O’Sullivan, finished in the top ten men.
On the women’s side, Brianne Mulvihill showed that her time away hasn’t slowed her down, as she finished just off the podium, fourth women home. Shannon Kelly also finished in the top ten, while ex-rower and recently-crowned acquabike champ, Siobhan Foreman was third of the Piranha women.
Thanks to strong performances throughout the season, the club is well-positioned to challenge for team and individual honours. For anyone with any gas in the tank, there are still two races left! Elsewhere, ‘Doctor Tom’ McEnenery achieved a notable first, becoming the first Piranha to finish in the top three of a Superseries race.