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EYOF2015 “Make it happen”

Rhys Mcclenaghan

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Rhys is an up and coming gymnast from Ireland, although he is only 15 years old he is doing high performance routines with a special talent on the pommel horse . Rhys’s pommel routine is bigger than a lot of senior international gymnasts with being able to compete one of the hardest skills in the world on pommels horse a triple Russian on one handle! The same skill that brought huge success to Louis Smith helping him win an Olympic medal!

Rhys is building up for the European Youth Olympics (EYOF) to be held in Tibilsi, Georgia on the 26th of July 2015.

Although Rhys is training hard (around 24 plus hours per week) and competing at this high level day in day out, there is very little funding available for gymnastics within Ireland, subsequently all training fees, training camps and competitions have to be funded  by himself and his family- Yes every penny!

As you can imagine this all adds up to a huge amount of money and therefore Rhys will not be able to attend all of the correct training camps and competitions to gain vital experience for the build up to EYOF.

So any funding raised here on Pledge Sports will be a huge step forward to qualifying to Tibilsi and one step closer to success #makeithappen.

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+Achievements

Irish AA Champion U14 2012

Northern Ireland AA Champion 2012

Northern Ireland AA Champion U16 2013

Irish AA Silver U18 2013

Irish AA Champion Floor, vault, rings U18 2013

Celtic Cup AA Champion 2012, 2013 U14

Celtic Cup AA Silver 2013 U18

UK School Games Bronze Pommel Horse 2013 U18

UK School Games Gold Pommel Horse, bronze Parallel Bars 2014

Russian Junior International Bronze floor and Vault

2013 Northern European Championships 9th AA, 3 Finals, Senior Men

2013 Selected for Irish 2016 Olympic Training Squad

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