OLYMPICS

and Sport

Dan Ahearne won world Championship in Hop Step and Jump July 4th 1909 at Celtic Park

 

Edward Barrett of Rahela, Ballyduff Edward Barrett was born in Rahela, Ballyduff in 1882. father Thomas and mother Bridget Whelan. He joined the City of London Police. In 1901 he won an All Ireland Hurling medal as a member of the London Irish Hurling team that beat Cork in the All-ireland final. At the 1908 Olympic Games held in London he won an Olympic Gold medal as a member of the City of London Police Tug- of -War team, he also won an Olympic Bronze medal in the heavyweight freestyle wrestling. married Julia McCarthy in 1910 in Middlesex. They are on the 1911 Census in High Holborn and I can trace them both in Electoral rolls until 1926 in St Pancras area - Chalk Farm, Regents Street and Kentish Town Road. He died c 1930s

John James Barrett born 1879, represented Britain at the 1908 Olympics and was a brother of Edward Barrett.

 

Tim Ahearne and his brother, Dan Ahearne from Dirreen, Athea.

they emigrated to the United States, Tim Ahearne had won the 1909 AAA long jump championship, in America Dan Ahearn set the first IAAF-recognized triple jump with 50-11 (15.52) in May 1911. He won the AAU triple jump in 1911 and 1913-1918, mostly defeating Tim, who was runner-up in 1911, 1913-14, and 1916. Tim Ahearne born August 18, 1885 died December 1968. Tim Ahearne won the gold medal in the triple jump at 1908 Olympics held in London. Dan came 6th in the Olympics in 1920 triple jump, he was born in 1888 and died 1942.

 

LEAHY Family of Creggane

Seven brothers Leahy all atheletes. Pat and Con were the first brothers to win Olympic medals. First brothers to two Olympic medals each. The first family to winolympic medals in all three jumping events.

Martin Sheridan won a total of nine Olympic medals.

 

Michael Collins of Currans competed in the free style discus at the 1908 London Olympics games

Olympics

At the 1908 Olympic Games held in London Edward Barrett won an Olympic Gold medal as a member of the City of London Police Tug- of -War team, he also won an Olympic Bronze medal in the heavyweight freestyle wrestling.

1900 High Jump Pat Leahy of Creggane won SILVER 1.78m

1900 Long Jump Pat Leahy BRONZE 6.95m

1900 Hammer John Flanagan GOLD 51.01m

1904 3,000m S/C John Daly SILVER 7.40.61

1904 Hammer John Flanagan GOLD 51.23m

1904 Decathlon Tom Kiely GOLD 6,036 pt

1908 High Jump Con Leahy of Creggane won SILVER 1.88m

1908 Triple Jump Tim Ahearne of Athea won GOLD 14.92m

1908 Shot Putt Denis Horgan SILVER 13.62m

1908 Hammer John Flanagan GOLD 51.92m

 

 

 

Year High Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Standing Jumps

(H=high, L=long)

1900 Pat Leahy(S) P. Leahy(B) -

1904 -

1906 Con Leahy(G) P. O’Connor(S) P. O’Connor(G) Sheridan(2S H&L)

Con Leahy(S)

1908 C. Leahy(S) - T. Ahearne (G) M. Sheridan(B-L)

(Pat and Con Leahy, from County Cork) were the first brothers to win

Olympic medals in athletics.

Year Shot Put Discus Throw Hammer Throw Misc. Throwing

Events (l=discus Greek style; 2=stone throw; 3=shot put-two hand total;

4=561b throw)

1900 J. Flanagan(G)

1904 - M. Sheridan(G) J. Flanagan(G) J. Flanagan(S-4)

J. Mitchell (B-4)

1906 M. Sheridan(G) Sheridan(G) not on programme Sheridan(S-2)

1908 D. Horgan(S) Sheridan(G) J. Flanagan(G) Sheridan (G-1)

M. McGrath(S)

C. Walsh(B)

1912 P. McDonald(G) - M. McGrath(G) P. McDonald(S-3)

1920 - P. Ryan(G) P. McDonald(G-4)

P. Ryan(S-4)

1924 - M. McGrath(S) -