Gaelscoil de hÍde pupils and principal Sean Mac Gearailt with European kettlebell silver medalist Ailbhe Ni Chonghaile. (ES)

Gaelscoil de hÍde teacher Ailbhe Ni Chonghaile, won silver at the Kettlebell Lifting European Championships in Latvia this month, breaking her personal best by making 212 repetitions of a 16kg kettlebell in 10 minutes.

Originally from Galway, Ailbhe trains with the Rebels Kettlebells Club in Cork with her coach Mark Stapleton. Her PB of 212 lifts in Latvia, she told The Avondhu, very nearly secured her a coveted gold medal.

“I matched the gold medallist on reps, both of us had 212. What happens then, because it’s so rare for people to match reps, is that it goes to your weight …”

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