Annalise Murphy shares her Passion for Sailing with Dun Laoghaire Students

Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy visited a number of schools across Dún Laoghaire yesterday with An Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire Cllr Cormac Devlin.

Their visits were to highlight the multitude of opportunities available to learn sailing along our beautiful coastline.

Annalise Murphy visits Dun Laoghaire schools Sailing

Inspiring words Annalise Murphy talks to students from St Attracta’s Senior National School, Ballinteer. Credit Peter Cavanagh

Following the visits to the schools, Cllr Devlin said: “I was proud to travel from school to school across the County with Annalise Murphy. Her achievements, and most of all her message to young people, is one that encourages them to dream big and not fear failure. She is a wonderful ambassador not only for sailing but for sport generally.”

Annalise Murphy visits Dun Laoghaire schools Sailing

Future Sailors? Harold School Students, Glasthule,  Annalise Murphy and Cllr Cormac Devlin. Credit: Peter Cavanagh

Devlin continued “I commend the Irish Sailing Association and dlr for partnering together on this initiative. As a coastal county we must all work to promote sailing to the next generation so that the public utilise our waterfront more. The children we met look up to Annalise and we all look forward to her continued success.”

The visits were organised by the dlr Sports Partnership and the Irish Sailing Association

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