Neil’s inspirational sporting achievement!

Winning one gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the Irish Water Safety National Nipper Life-saving Championships 2012 is a tremendous achievement, but one that is made even sweeter after previous disappointment.

Winning one gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the Irish Water Safety National Nipper Life-saving Championships 2012 is a tremendous achievement, but one that is made even sweeter after previous disappointment.

Winning one gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the Irish Water Safety National Nipper Life-saving Championships 2012 is a tremendous achievement, but one that is made even sweeter after previous disappointment.

Neil McCarthy, aged 10, from Ballyshannon, was diagnosed in December with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

This has had a major impact on his lifestyle. While most people associate CF with lung problems, it also affects a person’s digestive system. Unfortunately for Neil, this was the case, and he has an enlarged spleen and liver. His doctors advised him to give up contact sports, to prevent injury to these organs. Neil had to give up gaelic, soccer and rugby,

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