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Tributes paid to Leonie Cooil

Swimming team manager dies after battle with cancer

Tributes are continuing to be paid to a significant contributor to Manx sport.

Leonie Cooil was manager of the Isle of Man's swimming team - which included the likes of Charlotte Atkinson - at two Commonwealth Games.

She was then selected as Chef de Mission for this year's Games in Australia where the Island secured a silver medal.

Niamh Robinson and Erika Kelly - two members of that team - are among the many to pay their respects, calling her an 'inspiration'.

Ms Cooil died at the weekend after a battle with cancer.

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