Irish Marathon Swim Gathering

owenswims93owenswims93 Fermoy, IrelandSenior Member
edited November 2012 in Event Announcements
This Saturday night, the who's who of Irish marathon swimming will gather in Fermoy, Co. Cork for Ned Denison's annual party and the ILDSA awards which will be held jointly for the first time. We have over 100 guests, including the great Steve Redmond and Chris Bryan... Hopefully, we will have a great night and will have a report on how it went next week! – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)



  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandCharter Member
    I've always thought of it as the Cork Channel party, Outsiders Welcome. ;-)

  • IronMikeIronMike Northern VirginiaCharter Member
    You guys do this every year?

    We're all just carbon, water, starlight, oxygen and dreams

  • owenswims93owenswims93 Fermoy, IrelandSenior Member
    @loneswimmer You make it sound like a John B. Keane play! @IronMike Ned has hosted a party at his house for the last few years and the ILDSA have hosted their awards separately. This is the first year that they will be held together and the first ever ILDSA function outside of Ulster or Leinster which is a big step forward... – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)

  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandCharter Member
    If it was a JBK play, it'd be the West Cork & Kerry Channel party, and only Steve Redmond would be entitled to go & the rest of us would be blow-ins fighting over the women, the venue, or both and there would be no female Channel swimmers!

    @IronMike Ironically, almost none of us are actually members of ILDSA, the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association. I think @Ned is the only member! Which I personally find hilarious. :D

  • owenswims93owenswims93 Fermoy, IrelandSenior Member
    Very good, @loneswimmer! The "outsiders" wouldn't have a hope, I suppose "the potatoes going black in the ground" would be equivalent to the days before such vicious luxuries as Channel pilots using GPS and the like to get swimmers across... – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)

  • owenswims93owenswims93 Fermoy, IrelandSenior Member
    Well, it was a great night! You can read about it at – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)

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