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Laois man selected to judge at 2020 Olympics

Denis Donoghue of Portlaoise Gymnastics Club and Gymnastics Ireland has been selected to judge at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

This is Denis’s third time getting the call-up for an Olympic Games.

Speaking to Gymnastics Ireland, Mr. Donoghue said: “It’s every judge’s dream to judge at Olympic Games.

“This will be my third so I realise I’m very fortunate.

“It’ll be extra exciting this year with Rhys McClenaghan and Luke Carson (Irish gymnasts) hoping to make a bit of history.”

Denis is a Brevet Judge for the Men’s Artistic discipline, the highest level of judge in the world of gymnastics.

He is also the head men’s judge in Ireland and coordinates the training & development of the Gymnastics Ireland men’s judging workforce for the discipline on a national level.

Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher added: “It’s no surprise Denis has received the call-up for Tokyo 2020 given how highly regarded he is within the top judging ranks of the international gymnastics community.

“On behalf of all at Gymnastics Ireland I would like to congratulate Denis on this great achievement.”

This year’s Olympic Games is due to be held from July 24 until August 9 in Tokyo Japan.

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