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For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the course

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy, fourth at last year’s London Olympics, is the latest athlete to be profiled by The Journey.


Video Credit: TheJourney

“IF YOU MISS one thing, that’s the difference between finishing first and last in a race.”

Annalise Murphy gave Irish sailing a massive lift last summer when she finished an agonising fourth and just missed out on a medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

But what does it take to make it to the top as an Olympic sailor?

As part of The Journey, an Irish Sports Council project to showcase the countless hours of behind-the-scenes work and training put in by the country’s most dedicated athletes, Murphy took a camera crew out with her for a training session earlier this year.

Snow? Wind speeds up to 40 knots? It’s just another day on the water.

Check out the ‘worst pitch in the county of Kerry’

So which IT Carlow students are going to have the All-Ireland U21 bragging rights?

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