Ray Darcy Show enlivened by Myrtlevillians

In case you missed it, two of our fellow swimmers (and now meedja stars) were on the Ray Darcy Show on Wednesday.  The podcast link is here and they are in the full first ten minutes, then intermittently with Colin Hay from ’80s band, Men at Work for the next ten.  

Fantastic job.  Apologies for the imperfect image I screen captured from this video.

Mairead and Tom on the Ray Darcy Show with Colin Hay from Men at Work serenading them.

Never give up on your dreams

It’s not just one of those syrupy, Disney-style pieces of advice, it’s true – you should chase your dreams.  Take Gary Frost, for example. Not a lot of people know this (Gary being one of them) but he’s always wanted a career in modelling and he is busy following that dream.  He’s building a portfolio of pictures for his resumé and even hit the USA recently to tout his offerings.  

With the full support of Siobhan Russell (Happy Birthday!) and all of us in Myrtleville, here’s a few examples of Gary’s reach for the stars.  We support you all the way, Gary.

Firstly, one of the original poses – and many would say, still the best.  Cracks me up, every time.  Still no idea what he was doing.Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Gary’s modelling focus is on the “man’s man” market.  Here’s a couple of his classic “cowboy needing a horse” or “gimme a guitar and I’ll headbang” straddle-shots.

As mentioned, Gary went Stateside recently to gauge the interest in his burgeoning career and made the time to get a pic taken with a celeb in Alcatraz.  The Hat, of course.  You’d have to wonder what the girl looking over in the background makes of it..

Just last weekend, Gary was showing he still has the legs for the market.  Despite comments from certain parties (ah, Denis, leave him alone) that over-40’s shouldn’t wear shorts, Gary was out and proud (from a knees perspective, we hasten to add).  The guy in the black plastic bag was just there for contrast.

Leaving no stone unturned in his quest, Gary has also begun to replicate famous movie scenes – to showcase his repertoire.  Here he is channeling Tom Hanks in Castaway, going after the fish with just a stick/spear.  You have to admire his dedication.

Keep chasing that dream, Gary.  Dulux could come calling soon for a younger market.  “Invincibles 2 – just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…..”.

Monday nights are back for 2017

The world-famous 6 pm Myrtleville Monday swims are recommencing on Monday, March 27th, once the clocks have sprung forward.

If you’re going to join the fun for the first time, be sure to read these various pieces of advice from experienced open water swimmers:


If you’re an experienced open water swimmer – read them anyway.  No harm reminding ourselves that it’s ALL ABOUT SWIMMING SAFELY.

Let’s get the Summer started 🙂

Community Service

They say crime never pays and even the most experienced master-criminals run the risk of getting caught and doing time.  

Our own local crime-boss, Denis Cregan-Condon, was done for one of his scams recently.   To avoid a spell inside, he plea-bargained the sentence down to community service – he hoodwinked the judge into believing he would be maintaining the showers in Myrtleville.

The wily old fox pulls up in the Mobile Sales Yaris every morning, goes for a swim, deploys the brush for five minutes and fecks off (after the cakes are finished).

No wonder he’s smiling 🙂

Hot Hat

Much as it likes the cold, The Hat took a quick trip to the sun to support Eoin Lowry in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Triathlon today. Nice one, Eoin.

By the way Eoin, your quick application to have today’s swim approved as your qualifier for the Myrtleville – Church Bay swim on June 10 was rejected by the applications committee. Too hot, boy, too hot.