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Charity Christmas Morning Swim in aid of The Childrens Medical Research Foundation,Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin at The Bull Wall Swimming Shelter,Clontarf...Pic shows Irish Rugby International Cian Healy

Charity Christmas Morning Swim in aid of The Childrens Medical Research Foundation,Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin at The Bull Wall Swimming Shelter,Clontarf...Pic shows Irish Rugby International Cian Healy

Charity Christmas Morning Swim in aid of The Childrens Medical Research Foundation,Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin at The Bull Wall Swimming Shelter,Clontarf...Pic shows Irish Rugby International Cian Healy

The cold Irish Sea water is very therapeutic but some dangers lurk in the shallow waters.

Cian Healy was named in Joe Schmidt's 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup squad despite the fact that a neck injury has meant that the prop has had zero game time to prepare for it.


Healy hasn't played since May but is training diligently to play a part for Ireland later this month and into October.

Swimming is a great form of cardiovascular training but taking a dip in the sea has it's drawbacks as Healy discovered.

Healy is obviously referring to the Friends episode when Monica got stung by a jellyfish and Chandler had to resort to using a warm, bodily fluid to provide relief.

Enough said.

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