Rhys McClenaghan was delighted to be part of the men's team which made history for Ireland lifting the Team Gold at the N European Gymnastics Championships in University of Limerick 19-20 September.

Rhys 16, was the youngest of the men's team but certainly made his presence felt with a fantastic performance on the first day of competition. He helped his team mates to the historic N. European Title and also qualified himself to Pommel Horse and Rings Finals on day two.

On finals day he did not disappoint placing in bronze medal position on Pommel Horse amongst a field of senior veterans of World Championships and Commonwealth Games. He also put in an impressive performance on rings placing 4th.

Rhys reflects,
"I was very happy with my performance. We met our target of lifting the team title. That was the most important thing. The crowd in Limerick were fantastic and really got behind the Irish Team. It was a great atmosphere. Making finals was a big bonus for me as a junior and I was delighted to lift the bronze medal on Pommels."