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There's Been Quite A Reaction To Cork's New Sonia O'Sullivan Statue

There's Been Quite A Reaction To Cork's New Sonia O'Sullivan Statue
By Gary Reilly Updated

It may have been more fitting to do it in gold but given that that would rather expensive (and soft) Cobh residents have to make do with a bronze statue of Sonia O'Sullivan adorning Kennedy Quay in the town centre. The Sonia O’Sullivan Dedication Committee was put together to find aIt may have been more fitting to do it in gold but given that that would rather expensive (and soft) Cobh residents have to make do with a bronze statue of Sonia O'Sullivan submission and yesterday, the final work was unveiled.

This is one of the photos from the 1998 European Championships that Cobh Tourism asked applicants to work off. (It should be noted that it was asked that the flag not be included)

 

This is the final result.

While a statue is certainly a fitting tribute for Cobh's finest, this particular likeness has received quite a bit of criticism.

It must be said that the heels criticism is a bit unfair given that they're supports needed to hold the lifelike pose but nonetheless it's certainly interesting.

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