Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS - By HU­BERT MUR­PHY

THE an­nual Po­lar Plunge at Clogher­head for the Le­in­ster Spe­cial Olympics is of­ten de­scribed as ‘Freezin’ for a Rea­son’ but last Satur­day it was a case of ‘screamin’ for a rea­son!’

With the wa­ter tem­per­a­ture pretty nippy, it was only the hard­ened few who ven­tured in for more than a short dip, the ma­jor­ity glad to sam­ple the Ir­ish Sea in early De­cem­ber for a mo­ment or two be­fore dash­ing back to the rel­a­tive com­fort of the lifeboat sta­tion.

Once again, a great crowd of plungers and vol­un­teers turned out to make the day an­other great suc­cess.

The TYs from Green­hills turned out in huge num­bers, with their in­spi­ra­tional leader Mr Reilly - who was prob­a­bly first into the wa­ter.

Su­per­in­ten­dent An­drew Wat­ters led the gar­dai and there were oth­ers too, the army and the am­bu­lance ser­vice in full sup­port.

The Bothar Brugha boys were pretty colour­ful, one them a big Won­der Woman fan.

TY stu­dents from Our Ladys Col­lege Green­hills at the Spe­cial Olympics Po­lar Plunge at Clogher­head beach

Ladies in the wa­ter at the Spe­cial Olympics Po­lar Plunge at Clogher­head beach

Sheila Gallen , Lucy Mc Con­nell , Fiona Devin and Sinead Cassin

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