Gardaí are appealing to the public for assistance regarding a fatal incident that occurred at a sporting event on Sunday morning, 20th August 2023 in Youghal, Co.Cork

Two men (40s and 60s), one of whom was Brendan Wall from Slane, who were taking part in this event passed away.

Gardaí are currently assisting the Cork County Coroner with its investigation into the deaths and subsequent Inquest.

Gardaí are requesting that anyone who was present at the swimming section of this event and who may have video footage, in any format, to contact Gardaí at Midleton on 021-4621550. Gardaí can also be contacted via email at

The public are not requested to submit any footage at this time.  Members of the investigation team will make contact with them to arrange for the appropriate collection of any video footage.