WATCH: 'My teeth are still chattering' Tommy Bowe takes winterly dive from Dun Laoghaire Forty Foot
Published 30/11/2016 | 16:04
When the weather hits a balmy 7 degrees Celsius, you might not want to dive into nippy waters. That didn't stop Ulster rugby legend Tommy Bowe.
The Monaghan native leaped into the freezing waters twice from Dun Laoghaire Forty Foot this afternoon to promote Coca-Cola's designated driver campaign.
"It's something that back home my family would do a fair bit," Tommy told Independent.ie.
"I was delighted to do it today. It's a bit of a Christmas tradition for a lot of people around the 40 foot and all around the country.
"My teeth are still chattering, but it was all good. I don't know if I'll put my hand up for it again at Christmas again," he joked.
Despite the low temperatures, it didn't take Bowe (32) long to shake off the cold.
"We do ice baths a lot for recovery in rugby.
"I see Cian Healy and Jamie Heaslip down here all the time. Those guys seem to be hanging in there, so I thought I'd follow them."
Coca-Cola are offering designated drivers two free drinks in certain pubs as part of their latest campaign.
For more information and a list of participating outlets, visit www.designateddriver.ie.