George Gibney is a national Olympic coach and teacher at the Newpark Comprehensive School and served as an official coach for the Iris Amateur Swimming Association (IASA) between 1980 to 1992. Because of his misconduct and inappropriate behavior toward female athletes, he was ousted from his designation as a swimming coach, and legal charges were pressed against him in the year 1994.
But as the case was taking long for investigation due to elapsed time since the alleged incidents and lack of evidence, George Gibney was permitted to leave Ireland to live in the United States as he was extremely guilty of the happenings and after developments and wanted to live in peace. However, after the BBC Podcast, Where is George Gibney, the Gardai pressed more cases as new victims were coming forward to accuse the former Irish swimming trainer of historical se$%al abuse.
George Gibney Wife
George Gibney’s Wife’s name has never been mentioned anywhere during his tenure as a swimming coach while facing misconduct-related legal consequences from the female swimmers in the year 1994 or while appealing to the court to leave Ireland and live peacefully in the United States thereafter.
George Gibney Daughter
While the trial of Mr. Gibney was proceeding in court and during the broadcast of Where is George Gibney on BBC, there was never a single news update on the family of Mr. Gibney, his wife, or his daughter. But after the podcast was released on the English channel, Daily Mail published an update on George Gibney’s family saying his wife left him along with their daughter Mini after his misconduct with female swimmers was brought to light and she chose not to see him again in life.
George Gibney Obituary and Age
According to Wikipedia, George might have surpassed the 72 age barrier and entered 73 years and this gives us a hint that he might have been born between 1948 and 1949. However, there is no confirmatory evidence on this note, as he never showed up at any public hearings of court and never responded to any kind of media speculations. But in the year 2001, an Irish media resource published some details about George Gibney’s obituary and confirmed he is no more living in this world and as he met a tragic death in a train accident. A confirmation on this note is awaited yet!
Some more details on George Gibney story
In the year 2019, the Guardian published an update on the story of George Gibney that he was living in Florida before making his permanent home in California and so the local cops, as well as the staff of Scotland Yard, have been alerted about the accusations he was facing in Ireland. Ireland Amateur Swimming Association (IASA), now Swim Ireland has confirmed the news. However, there was disinterest in providing more fodder to the media as the Gibney was no more.
Trish Kearney rebuilding her life
Trish Kearney was just 13 years in age when she joined as a swimmer at the ‘Swim Ireland’ to pursue her Olympic dreams of representing her country at the international level. But she claims Gibney shattered all her dreams with his regular requests to quench his bodily desires by asking her to meet him in the bed every weekend.
Speaking about her childhood and the constant harassment she faced as a schoolgirl from the swimming coaches, Ms. Kearney wrote everything about the sadistic behavior of George Gibney and one of his colleagues in her book titled ‘Above Water.
She spoke about the physical abuse she went through while she was babysitting his children in his house.
Though Gardai tried to take control of the situation by asking her to levy charges against her coach, the fear that he will ruin her life forever made the teenager withdraw her warrant, and that made things extremely difficult for her, thereafter.