World honour Donegal swimmer

A woman from Donegal has beaten off competition from Olympic athletes around the world to win the title of World Open Water Swimmer of the Year.

Anne Marie Ward from Portnablagh took more than 47% of the vote in the global online poll.

She defeated bad weather, cramp and shoals of jellyfish to successfully swim the North Channel on her fourth attempt.

Anne Marie told today's Shaun Doherty's Show, her attempts to make the crossing from Northern Ireland to Scotland became a personal challenge for her entire team