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*NOTESoccer Players in separate file*

See also separate files for notable sports people such as Al Finucane, Andy LeeMcDonnell, Gerard, McGowan, Seán, Mick Mackey, Tom Clifford


General

Ron Barry (horse racing)

Joseph K. Bracken (GAA administrator)

Ciarán Carey (hurling)

John J. Bresnihan (athletics)

Willie Casey (boxing)

Peter Clohessy (rugby)

Dave Clohessy (hurling)

Catherine Costigan (cage fighting)

Ned Cregan (hurling)

Neil Cusack (athletics)

Stan de Lacy (hockey)

Tommy Dillon (powerlifting)

Frank Dineen (athletics/GAA administrator)

John Downes (athletics)

Mick English (rugby)

Paddy Enright (hurling)

John J. Flanagan (hammer throwing)

Jerry Flannery (rugby)

Paul Gleeson (rowing, long distance)

Gerry ‘Cooner’ Griffin (rugby)

Billy Harris (rugby/athletics)

Pat Hartigan (hurling)

Ger Hartmann (sports physiotherapist)

John Hayes (rugby)

Pa Healy (boxing, rugby, rowing)

Gerard Hogan (horse racing)

Jim Hogan/Cregan (athletics)

Mike Houlihan (hurling)

Roger Hurley (jockey)

J(ohn) J(ames) Keane (athletics, Gaelic Football, sports administrator)

Christy Kelly (boxing)

Paddy Lane

Leahy family (athletics)

Con Leahy (high jumping)

Paddy Leahy

John Loftus (running)

Sam Lynch (rowing)

    *NOTE – Soccer Players in separate file*

    See also separate files for notable sports people such as Al Finucane, Mick Mackey, Tom Clifford

     

    1. Ron Barry (horse racing) - A tribute to Limerick’s Ron Barry: an unaffected champion, Limerick Leader 9/6/1973, p34
    2. Joseph K. Bracken (GAA administrator) – Limerick Gaels remember Bracken, Limerick Leader 28/4/1984, p14
    3. Joseph K. Bracken – Limerick honours Joseph K. Bracken, Limerick Leader 5/5/1984, p10
    4. Ciarán Carey (hurling) – The great Ciarán immortalised in ‘Time of Our Lives’, Limerick Leader 29/12/2001
    5. John J. Bresnihan (athletics) – He was outstanding in the great days of Irish athletics, Limerick Leader 2/8/1952, p2
    6. Willie Casey (boxing) – Willie Casey triumphs in Toronto, Limerick Leader 17/4/2010, p22
    7. Willie Casey – Big bang reaches big time, Limerick Leader 13/11/2010, p12 (Sport)
    8. Peter Clohessy (rugby) – photo of P.C. as schoolboy footballer, Limerick Leader 14/3/2001
    9. Dave Clohessy (hurling) – Crowds at funeral of Dave Clohessy, Limerick Leader 22/11/1986, p1 (Co. ed.)
    10. Ned Cregan (hurling) – Death of a great Limerick hurler, Limerick Leader 2/9/1972, p30
    11. Neil Cusack (athletics) – May win mile championship [incl. photo of N.C., age 14], Limerick Chronicle 16/4/1966, p3
    12. Neil Cusack – photo of N.C. winning the boys’ 100 yards at Limerick City Street Sports, Limerick Chronicle 11/6/1966, p7
    13. Neil Cusack – Magnificent marathon run by Niall Cusack, Limerick Leader 29/12/1971, p1
    14. Neil Cusack – Neil Cusack returns to U.S. in triumph, Limerick Leader 30/12/1972, back pg.
    15. Neil Cusack – Limerick sets the pace: marathon men all set for Boston, Limerick Leader 31/10/1981, p1 & 4
    16. Stan de Lacy (hockey) – Hearty send-off to Limerick hockeyites, Limerick Leader 30/7/1951, p4
    17. Stan de Lacy – Limerick hockey player’s great record, Limerick Leader 22/2/1954, p1
    18. Tommy Dillon (powerlifting) – Tommy breaks world powerlifting record, Limerick Leader 11/12/2000, p9
    19. Frank Dineen (athletics/GAA administrator) – Limerickman sold ‘Croker’ to GAA, Limerick Leader 5/8/1989, p4
    20. Frank Dineen – Limerick’s Frank made Croke Park possible, Limerick Post 8/8/2009, p14
    21. John Downes (athletics) – Limerick sportsman of the year, Limerick Leader 13/1/1962, p16
    22. Mick English (rugby) – M.E. makes his mark in international rugby, Limerick Leader 19/3/1958, p4
    23. Mick English – M.E. flying back from New Zealand, Limerick Leader 13/7/1959, p1
    24. Mick English – Tributes paid to rugby legend Mick English, Limerick Leader 28/4/10 p2
    25. Mick English – Bohs legend Mick English passes away, Limerick Leader 1/5/10 p4 (Sport)
    26. Mick English – Obituary, Mick English – former Irish rugby international and local legend, Limerick Leader 8/5/10 p26
    27. Paddy Enright (hurling) – Obituary, Paddy Enright – famed Ahane and Limerick hurler of the 1950s, Limerick Leader 21/11/2009, p26
    28. John J. Flanagan (hammer throwing) – photo in sepia tone
    29. John J. Flanagan – Limerick athlete in Hall of Fame, Limerick Leader 22/5/1957, p1
    30. John J. Flanagan – Great collection of sporting trophies, Limerick Leader 13/4/1963, p23
    31. John J. Flanagan – Magnificent career of fine sportsman, Limerick Leader 31/8/1985, p22
    32. John J. Flanagan – Limerick produced a three time Olympic medal winner, Limerick Leader 6/8/1988, p14
    33. Jerry Flannery (rugby) – Jerry’s cup flows over, Limerick Leader 7/10/2006, p24
    34. Paul Gleeson (rowing, long distance) – Paul seeks support of Limerick people, Limerick Leader 25/1/2006, p5
    35. Paul Gleeson – Terry [Wogan] and Paul in good news story for city, Limerick Leader 5/2/2007, p1
    36. Paul Gleeson – New berth in UL arena for Atlantic rowboat, Limerick Leader  28/5/08 p10
    37. Paul Gleeson – Ocean rowboat finds resting place at UL, Limerick Post 31/5/08 p14
    38. Gerry ‘Cooner’ Griffin (rugby) – Ashes of ‘Cooner’ scattered in river, Limerick Leader 12/11/1994
    39. Billy Harris (rugby/athletics) – BH hits headlines in France, Limerick Leader 21/7/1962, p9
    40. Pa Healy (boxing, rugby, rowing) – Great St. Mary’s sporting hero recalled, Limerick Leader 19/01/2002, p12
    41. Pa Healy – Healy Road’s link to city’s sporting past, Limerick Leader 10/11/2007, p11
    42. Gerard Hogan (horse racing) – Amateur jockey and trainer with a rare talent, Limerick Leader 16/12/2006, p4
    43. Jim Hogan/Cregan (athletics) – The man born Jim Cregan, The Dawn (Bruff History Journal), no. 2, Oct. 1975, p.20-23
    44. Jim Hogan/Cregan – This sporting life on other side of channel, Limerick Leader 12/4/2008, p13
    45. Jim Hogan/Cregan – The remarkable story of Limerick athlete Jim Hogan, Limerick Post 12/4/2008, p21
    46. Jim Hogan/Cregan – The Irish man who ran for England, Limerick Post 27/6/2009, p64
    47. Mike Houlihan (hurling) – Master of elegance and a clean strike, Limerick Leader 24/3/2007, p11
    48. J(ohn) J(ames) Keane (athletics, Gaelic Football, sports administrator) – article on JJ Keane by Dave Guiney in book Gold/Silver/Bronze
    49. J(ohn) J(ames) Keane – Mr. Keane’s stirring appeal to N.A. & C.A. delegates, Irish Independent 2/2/1935
    50. J(ohn) J(ames) Keane –  Olympic impressions by Mr. J. J. Keane [1936 Berlin Games], from Gaelic Quarterly Review no. 5, 1937
    51. J(ohn) J(ames) Keane –  2 newspaper items re death of JJ Keane – no source given
    52. J(ohn) J(ames) Keane –  copies of birth and death certificates for JJ Keane
    53. J(ohn) J(ames) Keane – Ireland’s Greatest Sports Administrator by Cyril White
    54. Christy Kelly (boxing) – Fans remember great ring career, Limerick Chronicle 14/9/1968, p3
    55. Leahy family (high jumping) – Six brothers who won athletic fame: story of the Leahys of Cregane, Limerick Leader 30/12/1950
    56. Leahy family (Joe Leahy) – Member of famed athletic family dead, Limerick Leader 8/8/1956, p1
    57. Leahy family – Two of the famous Leahy brothers [photograph (poor quality) & caption], Limerick Leader 8/9/1956, p1
    58. Con Leahy (high jumping) – When Irish flag was raised at Olympic Games, Limerick Leader 16/11/1957, p9
    59. Con Leahy – City memorial for Con Leahy, Olympic gold medal winner, Limerick Leader 3/6/2006, p14
    60. Con Leahy – City honours its Olympic gold winner, Limerick Post 10/6/2006, p19
    61. Paddy Leahy – photo enlarged from article in item no. 35 (The Leahys of Cregane), Limerick Leader 30/12/1950, p9
    62. Andy Lee (boxing) – Andy Lee’s first serious test [v. Jason McKay], Limerick Leader 15/12/07 (Sport, p3)
    63. Andy Lee – Andy Lee makes little of all Jason McKay can muster, Limerick Leader 17/12/07 p20
    64. Andy Lee – Andy Lee set to fight in city in New Year?, Limerick Leader 19/12/07 p9
    65. Andy Lee – Lee tops the bill at city’s first pro-boxing event, Limerick Leader 5/1/2008, p10
    66. Andy Lee – Andy Lee finalises homecoming bout, Limerick Leader 12/1/2008
    67. Andy Lee – Lee has landed in Limerick, Limerick Chronicle 29/1/2008, p24
    68. Andy Lee – Limerick banks on Lee, Limerick Post 2/2/2008, p64
    69. Andy Lee – Andy Lee: ‘I will remember this for the rest of my life’ & ‘Falliga may have a future in athletics, L Leader 4/2/2008, p22&23
    70. Andy Lee – Lee plans world title assault, Limerick Leader 4/2/2008, back pg. (Sport)
    71. Andy Lee – Unforgettable Andy [interview], Limerick Leader 9/2/2008, p4&5 (Sport)
    72. Andy Lee – Lee surrenders unbeaten record, Limerick Leader 29/3/2008 p26
    73. Andy Lee – Limerick’s Andy Lee is focused on his ‘Gladiator’ fight night, Limerick Post 19/7/208, p71
    74. Andy Lee – Andy Lee gets back on track & Andy Lee comes back with a bang, Limerick Leader 21/7/2008, p22 & 24
    75. Andy Lee – Title shot top of A.L.’s wish list, Limerick Leader 16/11/2009, p19
    76. Andy Lee – Andy Lee stretches unbeaten run to seven fights, Limerick Chronicle 3/8/2010 p34
    77. John Loftus (running) – “The Bullet” honoured by Dublin and Limerick mayors, Limerick Post 11/10/2008, p104
    78. John Loftus – ‘The Bullet’ Loftus takes two gold medals at World Transplant Games, Limerick Post 5/9/2009, p18
    79. Sam Lynch (rowing) – Sam strikes gold in World Cup in Spain, Limerick Leader 18/6/2001
    80. Sam Lynch – Four find the going tough, Irish Times 23/8/2001, p21
    81. Sam Lynch – Crowds greet champions at Shannon and Cork, Irish Times 28/8/2001, p19
    82. Sam Lynch – Fans row in behind golden boy Sam, Limerick Leader 1/9/2001
    83. Sam Lynch – Scullers Sam and Tony our newest world stars, Limerick Leader 1/9/2001
    84. Sam Lynch – City Hall rows in behind our Sam, Limerick Leader 10/11/2001
    85. Sam Lynch – Keith Wood and Sam Lynch join Texaco honours list, Limerick Leader 22/12/2001
    86. Sam Lynch – Sam Lynch: gold and more, Perform magazine, c. Jan 2003
    87. Gerard McDonnell (mountain climbing) – Limerick’s Ger takes on unforgiving peaks of K2, Limerick Leader 2/8/08 p6
    88. Gerard McDonnell – Gerard (37) attempts climb to fame, Limerick Post 2/8/08 p6
    89. Gerard McDonnell – Ger spent night with survivors, Limerick Chronicle 5/8/2008, p1
    90. Gerard McDonnell – Triumph turns to tragedy as climber Ger is lost on K2, Limerick Leader 9/8/2008, p4
    91. Gerard McDonnell – Not far for Gerard to travel to the heavens above, Limerick Leader 9/8/2008, p18
    92. Gerard McDonnell – Tributes pour in for climbing hero, Ger, Limerick Post 9/8/2008, p5
    93. Gerard McDonnell – Family and friends gather to pay tribute to a legend, Limerick Leader 16/8/2008, p17
    94. Gerard McDonnell – Thousands attend Kilcornan memorial to climber Ger, Limerick Leader 18/8/2008, p1
    95. Gerard McDonnell – Limerick man on top of the worls and just hours from tragedy [last photo of GMcD], Limerick Independent 20/8/2008, p1
    96. Gerard McDonnell – Emotional tributes to Ger, Limerick Independent 20/8/2008, p4
    97. Gerard McDonnell – Gerard was a ‘light for the world’, Limerick Leader 23/8/2008, p6
    98. Gerard McDonnell – Climber Ger to be honoured in Alaska, Limerick Leader 13/9/08, p17
    99. Gerard McDonnell –Posthumous award for climber Ger, Limerick Leader 25/10/2008, p8
    100. Gerard McDonnell – Tragic climber Ger listed in book on Irish heroes, Limerick Leader 5/12/2009, p21
    101. Gerard McDonnell – Climber Ger was a hero, says team leader Wilco, Limerick Chronicle 23/3/2010, p12
    102. Gerard McDonnell – Top Alpine rescue award for heroic Ger McDonnell, Limerick Chronicle 3/8/2010 p10
    103. Gerard McDonnell – Family marks Ger’s anniversary with peak of their own…, Limerick Leader 7/8/2010 p4
    104. Gerard McDonnell – Ger’s memorial cycle helps Brothers’ respite services, Limerick Leader 13/12/2010, p5
    105. Tom McGarry (handball/soccer) – Munster soft ball champion, Limerick Leader 7/9/1955, p4
    106. Tom McGarry – All-Ireland win, Limerick Leader 26/9/1955, p1
    107. Tom McGarry – McGarry and Mullins retain handball title, Limerick Leader 14/9/1959, p4
    108. Tom McGarry – McGarry signs for Limerick soccer team, Limerick Leader 21/6/1961, p4
    109. Seán McGowan (long-distance rowing) – It’s a daunting challenge…, Limerick Leader 2/12/2009, p24
    110. Seán McGowan – Inspirational father of four Seán McGowan takes to the high seas, Limerick Leader 5/12/2009, p15
    111. Seán McGowan – Seán set for Atlantic row, Limerick Post 5/12/2009, p68
    112. Seán McGowan – Bad weather forces Atlantic rower to drop anchor, Limerick Leader 12/12/2009, p8
    113. Seán McGowan – Seán’s epic Atlantic battle finally begins, Limerick Post 9/1/2010, p59
    114. Seán McGowan – Limerick rower’s ‘large following’, Limerick Chronicle 9/3/2010, p4
    115. Seán McGowan – Seán nears the end of his epic sea voyage, Limerick Leader 28/4/2010, p4
    116. Seán McGowan – Seán poised for finish, Limerick Post 1/5/2010, p1&4
    117. Seán McGowan – Hero’s welcome awaits transatlantic rower…, Limerick Leader 1/5/2010, p2
    118. Seán McGowan – Seán rows in to history books, Limerick Post  8/5/10 p67
    119. Seán McGowan – Congratulations pour in for a ‘legend, Limerick Leader 8/5/10 p3
    120. Seán McGowan – History-making Seán back home to rapturous applause…, Limerick Leader 10/5/10
    121. Seán McGowan – Solo but not alone, interview with SMcG, Limerick Post 15/5/2010 p16
    122. Seán McGowan – Transatlantic oarsman is honoured for his heroic solo feat, Limerick Leader 3/7/2010 p19
    123. Seán McGowan – Seán McGowan’s boat is returning home – to be sold, Limerick Leader 26/7/2010, p11
    124. Seán McGowan – Atlantic rower Seán to sail historic boat home, Limerick Leader 28/8/10, p17
    125. Seán McGowan – Seán and Tess back home in Limerick, Limerick Post 11/9/2010, p8
    126. Joe McKenna (hurling) – The Offalyman who stars for Limerick, Limerick Leader 1/9/1974 A.I. Final supplement, p8
    127. Dave Mahedy (coach)            - feature in Profile series, Limerick Leader 23/7/1986, p10
    128. Mick Martin (cycling) – Won over 380 prizes, Limerick Leader 5/7/1954, p1
    129. Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran (Gaelic Football) – Denis (Ogie) Moran, 19, our man in Croke Park, bubbles over with joy, Limerick Leader 27/9/1975, p1 & 10
    130. Louie Murnane (rowing) – Limerick oarsman L.M. is laid to rest, Limerick Post, 7/7/2007, p22
    131. Mick O'Brien (handball) – Golden memories of All-Ireland Glory, Limerick Leader 13/10/2010, p.3
    132. Paddy O'Connell – Old time athletic stars: the less known men, Limerick Leader 31/12/1955, p8
    133. Paul O'Connell (rugby) – Captain Fantastic keeps his feet firmly on the ground, Limerick Leader 7/10/2006, p18
    134. Paul O'Connell – Paul puts his mark on new stamp, Limerick Leader 11/8/2007, p7
    135. Paul O'Connell – Paul finds himself in a sticky situation, Limerick Post 18/8/2007, p14
    136. Edwin O’Connor (yachting) – Round the world on 80 waves, Limerick Leader 10/1/2009, p2 (Leader 2)
    137. Edwin O’Connor – Limerickman Edwin O’C is rewarded on VOR sailing world stage, Limerick Post 17/1/2009, p67
    138. Joe O’Connor (rugby) – Limerick legend echoed in defeat of the French, Limerick Leader 14/2/2009, p4
    139. Liam O’Donoghue (hurling) – Bord na nÓg Spotlight – Liam O’Donoghue, Limerick Chronicle 31/5/1969, p7
    140. Dermot G. O’Donovan (rugby, golf) – Death of Limerick solr Dermot G. O’Donovan & Thousands remember D.G. O'D., Limerick Leader 8/10/1994 & Limerick Leader 10/10/1994
    141. John O'Grady (weight throwing) – World beater gone: death of Mr. John O'Grady, Limerick Leader 1/12/1934, p3
    142. Ger O'Rourke (yachting) – Limerick skipper storms to victory, Limerick Post 7/1/2006, p1 & 4
    143. Ger O'Rourke – Yachtsman Ger sails into history and wins award, Limerick Leader 21/1/2006, p5
    144. Ger O'Rourke – The businessman who sailed into history, Limerick Leader 18/2/2006, p19
    145. Ger O'Rourke – ‘Chieftain’ sails to another success, Limerick Leader 4/12/2006, p3
    146. Ger O'Rourke – Yachtsman Ger is the country’s top sailor, Limerick Leader 21/2/2007, p10
    147. Ger O'Rourke – Limerick’s ‘Fastnet virgin’ hailed a hero, Limerick Post 25/8/2007, p21
    148. Ger O'Rourke – Fastnet hero Ger set for county council honour, Limerick Leader 25/8/2007
    149. Ger O'Rourke – Fastnet winner O'Rourke honoured by City Council, Limerick Leader 1/9/2007, p27
    150. Ger O'Rourke – City’s sailing hero honoured by mayor, Limerick Post 8/9/2007, p12
    151. Ger O'Rourke – Ger views his next challenge from the crest of a wave, Limerick Leader 8/9/2007, p20
    152. Ger O'Rourke – Ger’s new racing yacht finally arrives in estuary, Limerick Leader 12/7/2008, p15
    153. Ger O'Rourke – Limerick yacht crew heads for ‘gateway to hell’ storm, Limerick Leader 1/11/2008, p7
    154. Ger O'Rourke – Ger’s hardy sea dogs arrive in Cape Town, Limerick Leader 8/11/2008, p3
    155. Ger O'Rourke – Four points and 7th place for Ger and Delta Lloyd, Limerick Post 8/11/2008, p81
    156. Seán O'Sullivan (athletics) – Great athlete honoured in native place, Limerick Leader 9/4/1960, p2
    157. Seán O'Sullivan – Athletic prowess of two famed brothers, Limerick Leader 25/4/1960, p3
    158. Seán O'Sullivan – Hats off to SOS – history-maker can go one better at Gorey, Limerick Leader 18/8/1962, p20
    159. Seán O'Sullivan – Reception, presentation for SOS, Limerick Leader 13/10/1962, p6
    160. Seán O'Sullivan – Limerick sports star of the year – SOS by a ‘street’, Limerick Leader 9/2/1963, p16
    161. Tom Reid (rugby) – Tom Reid [selected for Ireland], Limerick Leader 17/1/1953, p5
    162. Tom Reid – Selected to play for Ireland, Limerick Leader 10/1/1955, p1
    163. Tom Reid – Worthy honour for Limerick rugby forward, Limerick Leader 23/3/1955, p1
    164. Tom Reid – Garryowen’s Tom Reid doing well in South Africa, Limerick Leader 13/8/1955, p1
    165. Patrick J. Ryan (hammer throwing) – The greatest of the greats passes, Limerick Leader 22/2/1964, p20
    166. Patrick J. Ryan – photo accompanying article above [no. 165], Limerick Leader 22/2/1964, p20
    167. Patrick J. Ryan – Remembering our Olympic champion, Limerick Leader 18/8/1984, p4
    168. Tom Ryan (hurling) – Furious Ryan ‘laces’ into Loughnane’s autobiography, Limerick Leader 24/11/2001
    169. Tom Walsh (athletics) – Memorial is unveiled to ‘Barefooted runner’ Tom, Limerick Leader 12/12/2009, p6
    170. Ralph Westropp (coursing) – RW was acclaimed the world’s best coursing judge, Limerick Chronicle 7/2/1970, p5
    171. Gordon Wood (rugby) – GW to play for Ireland, Limerick Leader 25/1/1954, p4
    172. Gordon Wood – photo of GW and Len Dineen, caption “Welcome to Lansdowne Road”…, Limk Leader 6/11/1961, p4
    173. Gordon Wood – Death of Limerick’s rugby great, Gordon Wood, Limerick Leader 19/5/1982, p1
    174. Gordon Wood – Death of rugby great, Gordon Wood, Limerick Leader 22/5/1982, p18
    175. Keith Wood (rugby) – Wood in revelatory form on visit to city, Limerick Leader 4/2/2006, p21
    176. Denis Carey, John Flanagan, Paddy Ryan, John Doherty – The ‘whales’ of Co. Limerick: hammer throwers who beat the world, by David Guiney, Limerick Leader 23/9/1950, p8
    177. Olympics - article Ireland & the Olympic Ganes by Patrick O'Sullivan, History Ireland Spring 1998 (1st page only)

    Tom McGarry (handball/soccer)

    Joe McKenna (hurling)

    Dave Mahedy (coach)

    Mick Martin (cycling)

    Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran (Gaelic Football)

    Louie Murnane (rowing)

    Bruce Murray (rowing)

    Conor Niland (tennis)

    Mick O'Brien (handball)

    Paddy O'Connell (athletics)

    Paul O'Connell (rugby)

    Edwin O’Connor (yachting)

    Joe O’Connor (rugby)

    Liam O’Donoghue (hurling)

    Dermot G. O’Donovan (rugby, golf)

    John O'Grady (weight throwing)

    Ger O'Rourke (yachting)

    Seán O'Sullivan (athletics)

    Powell, Alice (motor racing)

    Tommy Quaid (hurling)

    Mark Quinn (mountain climbing)

    Tom Reid (rugby)

    Patrick J. Ryan (hammer throwing)

    Tom Ryan (hurling)

    Colm Tucker (rugby)

    Tom Walsh (athletics)

    Ralph Westropp (coursing)

    Gordon Wood (rugby)

    Keith Wood (rugby)

     

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