Ruth Herlihy

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Ruth Herlihy is a swimmer at Fermoy SC and is from Mitchelstown, Ireland. She received the Martin Duggan Memorial Shield for the Youngest Swimmer in 2011. The award is given to the youngest swimmer of the annual Martin Duggan Memorial Swim which is held in the River Blackwater at Fermoy Rowing Club in County Cork.

Martin Duggan Memorial Shield

The Martin Duggan Memorial Shield is awarded to the youngest swimmer to complete the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim, formerly known as the Blackwater Swim. It was first awarded in 2009 having being donated to the event by the family of Martin Duggan. The recipients to date are:

Year Name Swimming Club Age on the Day Swim Swim Time Wetsuit
2009 Stephen Brooks Fermoy SC 12 years 223 days 1 km 22 minutes 0.0 seconds No
2010 Ellen Brooks Fermoy SC 12 years 26 days 2 km 37 minutes 34.0 seconds No
2011 Ruth Herlihy Fermoy SC 12 years 67 days 2 km 39 minutes 57.6 seconds No
2012 Ellen Brooks Fermoy SC 14 years 44 days 2 km 34 minutes 16.0 seconds Yes
2013 Mary Brooks Fermoy SC 12 years 170 days 2 km 32 minutes 39.1 seconds Yes

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