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Wednesday 22 January 2020

Duncannon Dippers take to the water

Niamh Lyng, Ballykelly; Roisín Parker, Horeswood; Tara Doyle, Clonroche and Sarah Sutton, New Ross
Niamh Lyng, Ballykelly; Roisín Parker, Horeswood; Tara Doyle, Clonroche and Sarah Sutton, New Ross

Simon Bourke

Duncannon FC'S annual New Year's swim attracted more than 50 people to Duncannon Beach for a day of ice-cold high-jinks and entertainment.

Although the water levels were low spirits were high as swimmers young and old took to the sea for what has become a highlight in the calendar for all connected with the club.

'It's an important event in our calendar of events for the year,' said Sharon Wall, chairperson of Duncannon FC.

'It gives us an opportunity to connect with the community and to promote health and fitness. The club would like to say thanks to all who came out to support the swimmers and to all those donated money on the day.'

Volunteering on the day, as he does all year round, was Joe Doyle, and he spoke of the contribution of the club's younger members and how important it was to the future success of Duncannon FC.

'The event is well established now and we hope to make it even bigger in years to come. Already we're planning the New Year's swim for 2021.

'It was particularly great to see so many of our young members taking part in the swim, they are the lifeblood of the club and the future of Duncannon FC.'

The club then thanked all those who had supported their two fundraisers over Christmas and extended a Happy New Year to all its members.

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