Tuesday 17th November 2015, Dublin:
Donncha O’Siadhail receives a Community & Social Responsibility Award from Breda Collins, Chairman of Irish Water Safety and Alan Kelly T.D., Minister of Environment, Community & Local Government.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
In September, Donncha O’Siadhail, chair of our Meath Water Safety Committee, overcame huge physical adversity to be crowned Liffey Swim Champion 2015. He also holds the Irish Long Course Freestyle record in the 1,500, 800, 400 and 200 metres in his age group. This was accomplished even though Donncha, a teacher in Meath, had suffered a shattered collarbone in July 2014 before winning the 100-year old Liffey Swim Trophy. Donncha continues to volunteer running lifesaving classes in Trim.