Local council says it had ‘limited’ management role in fatal Ironman competition
Council, who sponsors the event, says it is seeking a ‘full account’ of Youghal event
Cork County Council is seeking a “full account” of the Ironman event during which two competitors died on Sunday and is reviewing its role as a sponsor of future races.
The call echoes one made by Minister for Finance and Cork TD Michael McGrath, who said that the “full facts” of the tragic incident must be established.
The local authority was a host sponsor of the event the Ironman 70.3 competition - which was held in Youghal on Sunday. Two men, Ivan Chittenden, aged 65, from Canada and Brendan Wall, aged 44, from Meath died during the swimming portion of the competition on Sunday.