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Congratulations —Michael Jennings & Family (Letterkenny).

The Garda Síochána Retired Members Association (GSRMA) extend congratulations to retired Detective Garda Michael Jennings & his family following the outstanding achievement of his daughter – Sinead Jennings, who with Claire Lambe, became the very first Irish women to reach an Olympic Rowing Final.  They finished in 6th position in the lightweight double sculls final […]

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GSRMA Salute Athlete – Caitriona Jennings

Retired Garda Mick Jennings and his wife Teresa from Hawthorn Heights, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, have every reason to feel proud of their youngest daughter, Caitriona.  Last November (2011), Caitriona Jennings ran the Rotterdam Marathon in 2.34.41 and secured qualification-time for the London 2012 Marathon.  She is the second Donegal native in 36 years to achieve […]

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Martin Sheridan NYPD — Olympic Gold

As we count-down to the London Olympic Games on 27th July, lets focus on the story of Martin Sheridan born  1881 near Bohola, Co. Mayo.  As a young man his height jumped to 6Ft.- 3 Inches.  A wonderful opportunity came his way to emigrate to New York where he joined the New York Police Department.  […]

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The Path to All-Ireland Glory

In June, 1922, nineteen-year-old, Skibbereen native, Hugh Shields, travelled with a friend to Croke Park, Dublin to witness Tipperary beating Dublin in the All-Ireland Football Final.  The new Civic Guards on duty impressed him so much that he walked into the Civic Guard Depot to sign-up.  On the 8th December,1922, Guard Hugh Shields was attested […]

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