Tuesday 23 January 2018

A good samaritan steps in to ensure brother Finn doesn't miss Annalise Murphy's medal race

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Panic over.

After Annalise Murphy's medal race was postponed yesterday evening, it seemed her brother Finn would be the biggest casualty.

He has been providing fans of his sister with regular updates on her progress on her Facebook page but unfortunately, Murphy was originally set to miss the sailor's rescheduled race as it clashed with his flight back to Ireland.

Read more: Annalise Murphy's brother Finn set to miss Olympic medal race after postponement

Murphy highlighted his plight on social media and thankfully, he will now be able to remain in Rio for Annalise's big day.

He posted another update to let fans know that he sorted out his flight issue, saying that an ' exceptionally kind person has pulled some strings'.

Here is is message in full:

'YEEAAAS! An exceptionally kind person has pulled some strings and myself and Annalise's training partner Sara will both be able to stay for the race tomorrow! Frantic evening but it's all sorted! BACK TO THE TASK! Will keep you updated from the beach and for all the Irish in Rio would be great to see you there tomorrow! Come on Annalise!!!'

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