Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins has extended his congratulations to Leitrim's Déarbhla Rooney after she claimed bronze in the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The President joined a host of well-wishers congratulating the Sean McDermott Boxing Club fighter after her incredible showing in Argentina that resulted in her claiming bronze after a commanding win over New Zealand's Te Mania Rzeka Tai Shelford-Edmonds.
“May I congratulate Sean McCarthy Crean on winning a bronze medal in karate, at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires today. I also wish to congratulate Niamh Coyne on winning silver earlier this week in the 100m Breaststroke and Dearbhla Rooney on winning bronze in boxing.”— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) October 19, 2018
Bhuaigh Dearbhla Rooney ó Chontae Liatroma Bonn Cré Uamha dornálaíochta an Chleitmheáchain ag Cluichí Olimpeacha na nÓg i mBuenos Aires. Seo an dara bonn a bheas ag teacht abhaile ón Airgintín. pic.twitter.com/8M4n1xjPkF— NuachtTG4 (@NuachtTG4) October 18, 2018
CLOSING CEREMONY Congratulations to each and every one of our 16 athletes. You did yourselves and your country proud. Thanks to the support team who worked tirelessly&thanks to the families who play a massive role in getting the athletes to this point #thankyou #teamireland pic.twitter.com/iySkSjrBDd— Team Ireland (@TeamIreland) October 18, 2018