Bad Behaviour at the RNLI Swim

We have been contacted by legal representatives of Mr. Ned Denison to advise that their client’s reputation has been impugned greviously, following publication of a picture of him spraying a young athlete with water.   The attorneys allege that Mr. Denison only acted badly because “loads of others were too”.  To avoid costly litigation, it has been agreed that examples of this bad behaviour by others will be published and the perpetrators named and shamed, so that Ned’s not alone.  Here goes….

Before the swim even began, two fellas arrived at the back of Siobhan Russell’s house and set up an illegal halting site.  They said they hadn’t been camping for forty years.  The tent looks like it was around longer than that.  Couldn’t get rid of them, Siobhan said.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Des Hayes & Kevin Cooper with their illegal encampment, chez Russell.

At registration, a “trader” was looking to offload dodgy stocks of red, sheathed, rubber products.  Seriously, would you buy a used hat from this man?  What was it used for?

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Eoin O’Riordan flashes his wares.

To be fair, not everyone was being really bad.  Some were just being a bit cheeky.

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Poor old Shane Gannon got an insight into the real Gordon Adair at the end of the swim. Shane was just trying to get to the finish line when he was shoved aside by the marauding Mr. Adair racing home.  None of that sissy sportsmanlike stuff for Gordon.  That LCHF diet’s making him fierce cranky.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Outta my way, Gannon. I’m the one in togs around here – and I’m hungry too.

Another ultra-competitive Alpha-male wasn’t going to get beaten to the line.  Glen Barton – caught on camera attempting to sabotage Joanne Horgan’s great swim.  Of course, it could just have been jealousy of her orange hat – all sold out already: have to order more.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Glen Barton clearly tries to sabotage Joanne Horgan’s swim – and steal her orange hat too, I’d say.

Horrifyingly, one swimmer attempted to hide at the start, with plans to drive to Church Bay and get a fast time.  Caught. The Cregan-Condon criminal plots know no bounds.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Denis Condon lurking in the shallows – planning to join the swim at the end.

Finally with all the badness over and done, the organisers prepared to hand out the many spot-prizes, including some very nice bottles of wine.  Strangely, they couldn’t be found anywhere.  Anyone see them?  Marie..?

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Butter wouldn’t melt….

Ned Denison behaving badly?  Plenty of company there 🙂

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