LIMERICK Olympian Fiona Doyle has received a boost ahead of the Rio Games with a special message from City and County Mayor, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon.
“On behalf of the people of Limerick, I want to wish Fiona every success in the games. She has trained very hard and consistently for years and now her dream is coming true,” the Mayor said.
The 24-year old swimmer from Raheen will compete in the women’s 100m and 200m breaststroke with her first event on Sunday August 7.
Commending Fiona’s dedication and discipline, the Mayor said, “She has shown great determination and drive for many years now, when she used to get up at 4.30am every morning to go training before school in Crescent College Comprehensive and all her hard work and sacrifice is now paying off.”
Fiona, who has won medals at three World University Games, featured on the RTÉ series Road to Rio earlier this year which documented her progress as she successfully qualified for this summer’s games.
Mayor O’Hanlon meanwhile, extended his support to the entire Irish team, citing their ties to the Limerick region: “Many of the athletes competing have strong links to Limerick, having trained here thanks to our internationally recognised sporting facilities, and I want to wish each and everyone one of them the very best at the Olympics,” he concluded.