Tuesday 6 December 2016

Mayhem in the muck at bog snorkelling championship

Lorraine Teevan

Published 12/09/2016 | 02:30

All Ireland champion Bog Snorkeller Paddy Lambe at the eight annual Irish Bog Snorkelling
Championships in Doohamlet, Monaghan. Photo: Lorraine Teevan
All Ireland champion Bog Snorkeller Paddy Lambe at the eight annual Irish Bog Snorkelling Championships in Doohamlet, Monaghan. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

Muck and mayhem ruled in Monaghan on Saturday as bog snorkelling enthusiasts grappled for the championship title.

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The Irish Bog Snorkelling championship saw hardy swimmers from Germany, France, UK and all over Ireland compete in the waters in Doohamlet.

Dean Carragher (15) who won the junior contest. Photo: Lorraine Teevan
Dean Carragher (15) who won the junior contest. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

Moira Lambe, from Castleblayney, secured the fastest time for the ladies' competition at 47 seconds for one length, while her brother, Paddy Lambe, set a new record by winning the men's competition with a time of 1 minute 19 seconds for two lengths.

The junior title was taken by Dean Carragher (15), with a time of 49 seconds, successfully defending his title, which he won last year. Wearing an impressive "bog beard" when he emerged, he said: "I've been planning that swim all year, my friends will be so impressed."

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