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Statement by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD congratulating Annalise Murphy on winning a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics

 

"I wish to congratulate Annalise Murphy on an outstanding performance in winning a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.


Winning Ireland's first sailing medal in the Olympics since 1980 is a fantastic achievement and testament to Annalise's hard work, dedication and talent. 


Following on from her fourth place finish in 2012, I am delighted for Annalise, her family and for Irish sailing, that she has won a silver medal - just rewards for the considerable sacrifices made in pursuit of this Olympic success."

ENDS