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Irish Waterskier Des Burke Kennedy Inducted into World Federation's Hall of Fame

18th May 2021
Des Burke Kennedy - First Irish Inductee in the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's Hall of Fame
Des Burke Kennedy - First Irish Inductee in the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's Hall of Fame

Dublin waterskier Des Burke Kennedy has been selected as the first-ever Irish inductee into the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's Hall of Fame.

With over 90 Federations and an estimated 60 million participants, it's a considerable honour for the well-known commentator in the world of waterskiing.

Burke Kennedy's love for sport led to him becoming well known in Waterskiing, representing Ireland at all the major meetings of IWWF and Europe. He became a commentator in the sport and was invited to commentate at most of the major waterski & wakeboard events around the world. The World Body's Hall of Fame citation says 'his Irish lilting voice has been a favourite for many a year'. 

Burke Kennedy was one of the founder members of the IWWF Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Committee and has been involved from 2002-2017. He served 18 years as President of the Irish Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, 15 years as IWWF Chairman of the World Marketing & Media Committee, Founder member of the IWWF Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup, and 15 years as organiser of TV shows & voice-overs on approximately 15 World Cup TV Shows.

Read the full citation here

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