He won the gold medal in the blue ribbon 50Meter freestyle event representing his county, Donegal.
Matthew is a really fast improving swimmer and trains 5 – 6 time per week.
He would often swim 25/30km per week during his training regime.His time of 26.60 was fast and he joins a very select group from Swilly Seals won have won Gold on behalf of Donegal at national Finals. On Saturday, the Donegal girls brought home 3 golds (Freestyle U8, Freestyle U12, and the 4x25m relay), one bronze (Breaststroke U14), two fourth place medals (Backstroke U14 and Backstroke U16). This was 10% of the total medals on offer that day. Also, a couple of other swimmers reached the semi-finals in their events. This is a huge achievement for girls’ swimming in Donegal. These girls come from the Marlins club (Ballyshannon), Swilly Seals (Letterkenny) and IASC (Buncrana).