Two Wicklow GAA Stars Heroically Rescue 2 People From Burning Building

Photo Credits: @GardaInsta

Two well known Wicklow GAA stars who are best known for their heroics on the GAA fields of Wicklow performed heroics off the field last night as they responded to reports of a large fire at a residence in Monkstown, County Dublin.

Avondale’s Dean Gahan and Bray Emmets Steven Carton are two Guards attached to Dun Laoghaire Garda Station and the Garda Instagram page posted the details of the heroic actions of Dean and Steven:

After midnight lastnight, Garda Dean Gahan and Garda Steven Carton attached to Dún Laoghaire Garda Station responded to reports of a large fire at a residence in Monkstown, County Dublin.

They promptly arrived to the scene, and observed flames and thick smoke emanating from the residence.

When Garda Gahan and Garda Carton became aware of a person in the basement of this residence, they forced open a hall door to enter the burning building and brought a female resident (aged in her 20s) to safety.

They then re-entered the residence to search for others inside and located a man in his 70s at the rear of the property and also took him to safety.

The man was taken to St Vincent’s University Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation where he is expected to make a full recovery.

As the fire further took hold, both Gardaí evacuated occupants of the adjoining residences and a mews property located nearby.

Gardaí Gahan and Garda Carton – who is a probationary Garda and passed out of our

Garda College less than one year ago – showed immense bravery entering a very dangerous situation and putting fears for their own personal safety aside to assist others.

Yet, we know that this is just one fitting example of the kind of courage exhibited every day by the dedicated members of An Garda Siochána working nationwide to keep people safe.

We are very proud of Garda Gahan and Garda Carton.


Photo Credits: @GardaInsta

Amazing stuff from two great fellas who put themselves in danger to save lives and it just shows how important the emergency services are and how much they risk on a day to day basis for the safety of the public so we hope anyone who meets the two lads in the coming weeks will go out of their way to give them a pat on the back or buy them a pint.

Well done men.