Ireland’s silver medallist Annalise Murphy today unveiled her own names on the nose of a Boeing 737 of ASL Airlines Ireland, the airline where her father is Chief Pilot. This was a unique event as Annalise became the only modern day person to have an aircraft named after her by ASL Airlines or any Irish airline.
EI-STA, the ‘Annalise Murphy’, will now sail though the skies bringing holidaymakers all over Europe from Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Knock airports.
It is no surprise where Annalise got her love of sailing as both her Mum and Dad are enthusiastic sailors. Her Dad, Capt. Con Murphy, was an Olympic Sailing Technical Official at the Rio Olympics and is a former Olympic sailing coach and holder of the Round Ireland Sailing Record`, while her Mum, Cathy, competed in the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
Captain Murphy flies ASL Ireland’s Boeing 757’s on transatlantic services on behalf of Aer Lingus and he and the Murphy family were delighted to help Ireland’s Olympic hero to name the 145 seat Boeing 737 jet the ‘Annalise Murphy’ in honour of the 26-year olds superb achievements for Irish sailing over two Olympics.