Great weekend for watching sport in Dublin

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The Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn will join 1,000 tri-athletes in the Phoenix Park this Sunday to participate in his first Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon.   The Lord Mayor is doing the triathlon to raise funds for the three Children’s Hospitals in Dublin - Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the National Children’s Hospital Tallaght.  

The Lord Mayor has also encouraged a Relay Team from the hospitals to take part.  Conor English from The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght will kick off with the swim in the River Liffey, followed by Charlene Foley of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin doing the 40km cycling leg with Denise Fitzgerald from Temple Street Children’s University Hospital bringing the team home on the 10km run.

The Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon is one of the biggest triathlons in Ireland this year with almost 1,000 participants, including Ireland’s top male and female tri-athletes.

The Lord Mayor said “I am really looking forward to my first Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon, especially as I am raising funds for three such worthy causes.  Dublin with all of its natural beauty is a great city for triathlons.  I wish all the athletes the very best of luck this Sunday, in particular Conor, Charlene and Denise who are representing the hospitals in the Triathlon Relay”.

Before the Lord Mayor takes on the triathlon course, he will fire the starting gun at this year’s 94th Liffey Swim on Saturday 24th August.  The men’s race will start at 12.30 p.m. and the ladies at 1.30 p.m.  This year’s race will start at the Loop Line Bridge beside Butt Bridge and finish at the pontoon on the North side of the river beside the East Link Toll Bridge in front of the O2. The race will be followed by the Liffey Living Festival which takes place at Grand Canal Dock from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m.

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For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170,