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Rosie Foley

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Rosie Foley is an inductee in the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland in its Class of 2022

Rosie Foley is a 49-year-old open water swimmer who also serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor from Killaloe, Ireland.


Foley is an Honour Swimmer in the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland Class of 2022. Her Class of 2022 includes Honour Swimmers Elaine Burrows Dillane and Finbarr Hedderman and Honour Contributor Kevin Williams (Administrator) and Honour Contributor Noel Browne (Crew).

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Athletic Background

  • The mother of three children and the all-around star athlete, few are as active or accomplished as Foley on the land and in the water. She has played camogie and gaelic football winning a county Clare championship in both codes and has won All Ireland medals in both gaelic football and rugby.
  • She is a qualified swim teacher, tutor, water safety instructor and examiner and played international rugby winning 39 caps for Ireland having played in two rugby World Cups, two European Championships and 5 Six Nations Championships.
  • With an honors degree in Physical Education & Geography and a Masters degree in Science from the University of Limerick, Foley teaches physical education and geography in St Anne’s Community College, Killaloe, Co Clare. and is involved in Derg athletics, community games, open water swimming, rugby and hurling as well as a member of Limerick Masters Swimming Club, Tralee Bay Swimming Club, Irish Water Safety.

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