A teenager from Fermoy has become the youngest Irish person to swim a single crossing of the English Channel.

16-year-old Owen O'Keefe left Sapphire Hoe, near Dover, in the dark at 1.41am.

He arrived 10 hours and 19 minutes later in Cap Gris Nez in France.

Last night, a Cork woman in her early 20s became the first Irish person to swim a return crossing of the English Channel.

UCC student Lisa Cummins, from Blackrock, spent over 35.5 hours in the water.