Dawson and Coulter achieve Commonwealth Games times

Northern Ireland swimmer Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson and Curtis Coulter are the latest Northern Ireland swimmers to make nomination times for the Commonwealth Games.

Ards club man Dawson did it in Thursday's semi-final of the 50 metres breaststroke on the first day of the Irish National Championships in Dublin.

Dawson clocked a time of 29.01 - inside the needed 29.09 - in finishing second behind Barry Murphy.

Coulter secured his time in the first leg of the 4x100m freestyle relay.

He clocked 50.32 in first leg for Ards and as it was from the blocks, the time counted and was inside the nomination standard of 50.43.

Coulter and Dawson join Sycerika McMahon who claimed the nomination times in five events at the recent Canadian Championships

In Thursday night's 50m breaststroke final, Dawson was third in 29.24, with Irish Olympian Murphy taking the title in 28.14.