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Monday 26 August 2019

RNLI volunteers line out at Croker

Wexford RNLI’s Lorraine Galvin watches on as the Wexford team emerge for the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final
Wexford RNLI’s Lorraine Galvin watches on as the Wexford team emerge for the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final

Pádraig Byrne

The thrill of running out at Croke Park in front of nearly 70,000 people is not something that everyone gets to experience.

However, local volunteers with Wexford RNLI had the opportunity to do just that as they played a part in spreading the important message of water safety to the huge crowd ahead of Wexford's semi-final against Tipperary.

Lorraine Galvin from Wexford RNLI and Declan Roche from Kilmore Quay Lifeboat were among the fully kitted out volunteers who unfurled a huge flag ahead of the game promoting water safety.

The initiative was a partnership between the RNLI and GAA in a bid to prevent drownings and share water safety advice.

'We as Wexford Lifeboat Crews were so proud to be in Croke Park yesterday to share the Float to Live safety advice and cheer on our county,' said Lorraine.

'We want to say a big well done to the Wexford team on what they've achieved and to the huge crowd of Wexford fans that were there on the day.'

'Lets hope that the water safety message will help someone who was there on the day and saw it.'

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