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Good luck to Olympians & Congratulations to Longford's European Champ

Good luck to our Olympians & Congratulations to Longford's European Champion

Two Longford Olympians competing in Tokyo as Cian McPhillips secures European U20 Gold in Estonia

19 July 2021

Wishing our local Olympians Darragh Greene and Derek Burnett well, Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council Peggy Nolan commented, “For a small county to be sending two Olympians to Tokyo, it’s unbelievable what Darragh Greene and Derek Burnett have achieved – we are so proud of them.”

“As Mayor and Cathaoirleach of County Longford, I wish them every success in their events. I know the preparation and dedication that they have shown to get to this stage and I want them and their families to know that their whole county is behind them alongside their country.”

“Win, lose or draw, we’ll certainly be celebrating their achievements to date here in Longford when they come home (in line with public health restrictions of course) – they are wonderful ambassadors for their county and their country.”

“I’d also like to encourage every home and business in the county to show their support by putting out flags or bunting for our Irish Olympic Team especially our two super athletes from Longford. And what better time to be showing support for Irish competitors at every level, after our own Cian McPhillips from Ardagh won gold in the Men’s Under 20’s 1500m Final at the European Championships in Estonia at the weekend.”

“On behalf of Longford County Council, I would also like to send my congratulations to Cian, his family, his coach and all at the Longford Athletics Club.”

“As Mayor and Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council, I am thrilled that this local authority has been able to support young athletes and sportspeople through our Sports Bursary scheme, helping both Darragh and Cian, in some small way, to get to where they are today. They are inspirational, leading the way for the next generation of athletes.”


All media queries should be directed to Longford County Council Communications Officer Denise Canavan on mediaenquiries@longfordcoco.ie or 043 33 43362.