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#Swimming - Some 50 friends of a young German-Irish man in a coma since a road accident in the US last year are this weekend racing to swim all 17 Irish coastal counties over 38 hours for his recovery, as TheJournal.ie reports. The 'Swim for Pádraig' was organised to raise funds for the care of popular 23-year-old Pádraig Schaler, who's currently in hospital in Germany after he was knocked off his bicycle in Cape Cod last summer while on a…
#OpenWaterSwimming - H2Open magazine reports on last week's successful swim from Kish Lighthouse to the Forty Foot by Dublin open water swimmer Gary Fitzgerald - the first person to swim the 12km route. The 24-year-old took on the challenge in memory of his late former manager and friend Arthur Dunne of the Half Moon Swimming and Water Polo Club, who had dreamed of swimming the route before his untimely death at the age of just 42. Gary was cheered on…
Monday, 23 September 2013 13:54

Hypothermia Ends Dublin Bay Charity Swim Bid

#openseaswim – So close yet so far... that's the verdict from open sea swimmer Glenn Treacy who was attempting to swim across Dublin Bay from Dun Laoghaire to Howth for charity at the weekend. Here Glenn thanks people for being so generous (almost €3000 has been raised since Friday) and explains why the plug was pulled.  After 2 hours and 40 minutes with only 750m to go my crew made the (correct!) decision to pull me from the water after…
Thursday, 05 September 2013 15:43

Electrician Preps For Killary Fjord Swim

#Fjord - The Irish Times reports on a Galway electrician who's planning to swim the length of Ireland's only fjord for a good cause. Matthew O’Flaherty hopes to fundraise for the Irish Red Cross in Connemara when he attempts the 14km swim of Killary fjord from Rossroe to Leenane this Saturday 7 September - and he's asking the public to join him in running or walking the length of the fjord as he does it. Aside from the distance, O'Flaherty's…
#DunLaoghaire - The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Annual Swim for 2013 takes place this coming Sunday 8 September. The men's and ladies' swimming races will both follow the same course starting at the RNLI boathouse, along the East Pier slipway then across the National Yacht Club pontoons, around the lifeboat mooring and along the length of Carlisle Pier, then directly across to the East Pier Lighthouse and along the pier to finish at the slipway. The men's race is set to…
#Swimming - Open-water swimmer Carol Cashell became the first person to swim around Bere Island when she completed her gruelling charity challenge on Saturday morning (31 August). As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Cork city resident had plenty of experience to fall back on when taking on the challenging 24km course around some seriously rocky and exposed coastline, setting out at 6.50am for an early start. But she made short work of the feat, making it round the island in…
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 15:52

Cork Woman To Swim Round Bere Island

Carol Cashell will swim around Bere Island
#Swimming - An open-water swimmer whose mother hails from the Beara Peninsula in West Cork is to complete a gruelling swim around Bere Island in aid of Castletownbere RNLI. Carol Cashell, from Cork City, has set the challenge to raise funds and awareness of the RNLI, and the swim will take place this Saturday 31 August. Having already completed the Cork-to-Cobh and Lake Zurich marathons, she has spent the winter months getting ready for the 28-mile swim around New York's Manhattan Island…
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