On Thursday November 19th, we travelled to the NAC in Dublin to compete in the Inter-Loreto Swimming Gala. The girls were excellent, and each did the school proud in their individual events. Five of the nine swimmers advanced to the finals, three of whom came away with medals. Ellen Buckley won gold in the U-14 Butterfly; Amy Fitzpatrick won gold in the U-16 backstroke; and Beth Fitzpatrick won silver in the O-16 freestyle. The Spirit Team were very unlucky this year not to come away with the Joly award. They sang and danced throughout the entire Gala and even had to be quietened at one point so the announcer could be heard. No doubt, they will succeed next year.