On Wednesday 29 March, the Inchmarlo swim squad had a very early start on the road to Dublin for the Willow Cup. We had been invited down by Willow Park Prep ( Blackrock College ) due to a family connection with one of our Governors Mr William Yarr. It was a journey in to the unknown, but as always our boys were ready for the challenge. The gala was made up of six schools from all over the UK and Ireland and struck the correct balance between competitiveness and participation. We swam very well and had fourteen 1st Place finishes and eight 2nd place finishes throughout the meet. Sadly it wasn’t enough to wrestle the Willow Cup away from defending champions Dulwich Prep School, London but the boys came away with a real sense of pride and achievement.