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.
A great couple of days for Irish boxing, winning 2 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze medals at the European Junior Championships and then Dearbhla Rooney goes and wins a Bronze medal at the youth Olympic games. Huge congrats to all involved. #TeamIreand— Bernard Dunne (@Bernard_Dunne) October 17, 2018
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:
Great news, Well done Dearbhla!! Shoutout to Dean Clancy and Lauren Kelly aswell performing well for Team Ireland. https://t.co/GEakhpJaQ8— Kevin McManamon (@kevmc15) October 17, 2018
Olympic medalist and professional boxer Michael Conlon tweeted:
Congratulations Dearbhla! Hard luck Dean Clancy!! https://t.co/EnsB08BOLn— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) October 17, 2018
Former Leitrim footballer and a Glencar/Manorhamilton clubmate of Déarbhla's tweeted:
What a great achievement from this lady. https://t.co/wwlT6hfgRO— gerry hickey (@gerryhickey2) October 17, 2018
Even Love Leitrim got in on the act:
Feeling proud for Leitrim & Manorhamiltons Dearbhla Rooney whose just got an Olympic junior bronze for Ireland. Leitrim Abu! congrats Dearbhla!#LikeAGirlhttps://t.co/ClcOSY4va9 pic.twitter.com/JeZhG7LL8j— Love Leitrim (@love_leitrim) October 17, 2018
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:
Leitrim's new Youth Olympic bronze medalist Déarbhla Rooney. Congratulations on a marvellous display and congrats to everyone in Sean McDermott Boxing Club in Manorhamilton - a proud day for Leitrim sport@TeamIreland pic.twitter.com/asrgaYvT3w— Leitrim Observer (@LeitrimToday) October 17, 2018
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