At the London Olympic Games in 1908 Irish-born athletes won 33 medals. In athletics Irish-born athletes won five golds—hammer, 200m sprint, triple jump (then known as the ‘hop, step and […]

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When hammer-thrower Pat O’Callaghan returned from Amsterdam in 1928 as the first Olympic champion from an Irish state, he declared: ‘I am glad of my victory, not of the victory itself, […]

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(in the order in which they are mentioned)National Athletics and Cycling Association of Ireland (NACA), founded in 1923 as an all-Ireland body.International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), the international athletics organisation […]

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Mexico 71 Ireland 9   Iran 49 Ireland 22   Cuba 88 Ireland 25   France 73 Ireland 14   Great Britain 46 Ireland 21   Switzerland 55 Ireland 12

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Irish basketball panel for 1948 Olympic Games   Lt Paddy Crehan Eastern Command Air Corps, GormanstownSgt Christy Walsh Eastern Command McKee BarracksLt Donal O’Donovan Curragh Command Curragh CampLt James Flynn […]

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