Darragh's good start

Published 14/07/2015 | 00:00

On the opening day of the Paralympic Swimming (I.P.C.) world championships in Glasgow yesterday (Monday) morning, Ireland's Darragh McDonald swam a season's best time of 5:11.26 to win the first heat of the S6 400m freestyle and qualify for last night's final which was held after our deadline had passed.

London 2012 gold medallist McDonald won 400m freestyle gold at the 2013 world championships but did not compete at last year's European championships due to surgery.

Although currently ranked fourth going into these championships, the Gorey athlete was buoyed by this first performance.

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