Boxing Youth Olympic Games

Déarbhla Rooney's bronze medal hailed on social media by sporting greats, friends and family

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Déarbhla Rooney's bronze medal hailed on social media by sporting greats, friends and family

Déarbhla Rooney with her bronze medal. Photo by Sportsfile

Congratulations have been pouring in from all over Ireland for Glenade's Déarbhla Rooney in the wake of her bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday evening in Argentina, including from Olympians and even a Dublin All-Ireland winning Gaelic footballer.

With social media such a feature of life today, reaction to Déarbhla's win has been swift and joyous with former Olympian and current Irish Amateur Boxing Association High Performance Director Bernard Dunne leading the congratulations.

The footage of the Rooney family celebrating in the stands also got a lot of comment:

Current Dublin footballers and five time All-Ireland winner Kevin McManamon joined in the congratulations:

Olympic medalist and professional boxer Michael Conlon tweeted:

Former Leitrim footballer and a Glencar/Manorhamilton clubmate of Déarbhla's tweeted:

Even Love Leitrim got in on the act:

MEP and former Manorhamilton resident Marian Harkin wrote:

Over on the Leitrim Observer Facebook page, the response was just as delighted with Martha Morris of Déarbhla's own Sean McDermott Boxing Club in Manorhamilton writting:

Sean Mac Giolla Eoin wrote:

Siobhan Feely added:

Darren Kerrigan summed up the feelings of a lot of people when he wrote:

Glencar/Manorhamilton Ladies were very proud of their team-mate:

Finally, from the Leitrim Observer: