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Sailing hero Annalise Murphy has airplane named after her

Annalise is the first modern-day person to have an aircraft named after her by an Irish airline.

Annalise Murphy inside the Annalise Murphy aircraft
Annalise Murphy inside the Annalise Murphy aircraft
Image: David O'Shea

SHE WON A silver medal in the Olympics for sailing, but now Annalise Murphy has just received another, more unusual, honour – a Boeing 737 has been named after her.

ASL Airlines Ireland, a cargo and passenger airline, has unveiled a 145-seat Boeing 737 named ‘Annalise Murphy’ in honour of the 26-year-old’s achievements in the Rio Olympics.

The plane is set to make trips to Europe from Dublin, Shannon, Knock and Cork airports.

There is a family connection as Annalise’s father, Captain Con Murphy, operates an ASL Boeing 757 on transatlantic services on behalf of Aer Lingus.

Annalise is the only modern-day person to have an aircraft named after her by any Irish airline.

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Read: ‘Nan, I did it!’ – Annalise Murphy got a hero’s welcome as she arrived home this afternoon

Read: ‘This has been the longest week ever!’ Annalise Murphy’s family overjoyed at Olympics success

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