Photo: RNLI/Nathan Williams

Dan O'Dwyer

Former Coxswain, Courtmacsherry Harbour RNLI

Coach, Barryroe GAA

Former Teacher Dan O'Dwyer was involved with the lifeboat station for 31 years, including 9 years as coxswain and, according to Vincent, 'probably the best hurler Barryroe ever had'.

He has several GAA medals, including an All-Ireland with Cork minor hurlers from 1971. In 1998 he earned the RNLI's Bronze Medal for Gallantry for his part in rescuing three people from the ketch Supertaff.

'It was in the middle of the night, in bad weather with 70mph winds. And we felt it all right, that we had done well that night.

'You'd be proud of your achievements on the field as well but in a different way.'