Grand Marshals 2020 - Longford St. Patrick's Festival 2020

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Grand Marshals 2020
We are delighted to introduce our Grand Marshals 2020 - Darragh Greene and Patrick Flanagan. Darragh and Patrick are two outstanding sportsmen and have both secured qualification times in their respective swimming disciplines for the
2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Come out and support these two wonderful young sportsmen on 17th March in Longford on St. Patrick's Day. Parade commences at 1pm with reviewing stand on Ballymahon Street this year.

Darragh Greene
is 24 years old and comes from Newtownforbes.
He currently trains at the National Sports Campus in Abbottstown
His top top achievements to date are finishing 10th in the world representing Ireland / Olympic pre-validation secured for Tokyo 2020 / and National Record Holder in the 50m, 100m & 200m breaststroke

Darragh is supported by
Coral Leisure Centres & Spirit Clothing

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Patrick Flanagan- 22yrs old

"I started swimming at age 10 with Longford Swimming Club. There I trained for 8 years under Head Coach, Ronan McNevin. I earned my first Senior Irish Cap at age 16 at the British Para-Swimming Championships. At 18, I received a sports scholarship to UCD where I now study Economics and Finance. My career highlight to date was finishing in 4th place in the 400m Freestyle at my home European Swimming Championships in 2018 and most recently I finished 11th in the same event at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London last September."

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