The Dublin St Patrick’s Day Parade has become such a colourful extravaganza that having an Olympic Sailing Silver Medallist as Grand Marshall is something which a almost got lost in the crowd. But Irish sailing’s own Annalise Murphy, heroine of Rio, bravely stepped up to the plate to lead the way in a classic vintage car, accompanied by her mother Cathy, herself a former Olympian sailor. They gallantly saw it through in style, and our photo shows Annalise with some of her newfound fellow Paraders having a quick visit to Liffeyside, which maybe wasn’t quite the same as Rio de Janeiro in regatta mode, but the mood was good.
Sailor off the Water Annalise Murphy Led Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade
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