Swim star Darragh launches new sporting organisation

Newbridge swimming star Darragh Murphy was in Dublin last Tuesday, February 15, to help launch the Irish Down Syndrome Sporting Organisation.

Newbridge swimming star Darragh Murphy was in Dublin last Tuesday, February 15, to help launch the Irish Down Syndrome Sporting Organisation.

This is a new national body to help develop the sporting ability and talent of young people with Down Syndrome, from the age of six upwards. It will establish a network of sporting and swimming clubs across the country. The intention is that local talent will ultimately feed into national teams that can compete at international events.

Darragh was recently part of the national Down Syndrome swim team which won 12 medals at the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships in Taiwan.

The new organisation is calling for interested volunteers and mentors to contact Margaret Carroll, chairperson, on 086 1540652.

“We are calling on interested parents to contact us with a view to working with us to establish local sporting and swim clubs across the country that will nurture future national talent such as Darragh’s,” said Ms Carroll.