Tribute to Ted Murray
Ted Murray, on 27th of May 2012, at a presentation, by Cork Athletics County Board, at CIT Track, to mark his retirement, after more than 40 years as Starter.
Ted Murray went to his eternal reward on Sunday 10th July, which was on the 50th anniversary of the founding of Togher AC, of which he was one of the key founding members.
Ted, who hailed from West Cork, competed in his early years, in both Cross Country and Track events, with Rising Sun AC. Athletics was Ted’s key interest and he served in many officer positions in the administration of his club and county. Ted was Chairman of the County Board in the period 89-92 and served many other positions, both at Juvenile level and Senior level, and as registrar and as treasurer.
However, it is probably correct to say that it is in his role as starter, for well over 40 years, that Ted was best known, not only at county level but at Munster level. The man with the white coat always ensured that there was fair play at the start of races. His strict adherence to this principle, irrespective of what club or county was involved, earned him huge respect far and wide. Ted continued his role as starter even into his eighties and his passing leaves a significant void with his beloved club Togher AC and with the Cork County Board.
- Pat Walsh, Cork Athletics
MURRAY (Pouladuff Road,Togher and late of Ballinacarriga and Dunmanway, Co. Cork): On July 10, 2016, peacefully, at Bishops Court Residential Care, TIMOTHY (TED) (Founder of Togher A.C.), dearly beloved husband of Ellie (née Hourigan) and much loved father of Anne, Paddy, Brian and the late Liam. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, his adored grandchildren, brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road, of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. Removal at 7pm on Wednesday to the Church of the Way of the Cross, Togher. Requiem Mass at 11am on Thursday. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock.
Postponed - Graded League Meet - Tuesday July 12th
Due to the death of Ted Murray (Togher AC), tomorrow evening's Cork Athletics Graded Leagues Round 4 Meet has been deferred to a later date.
Ted was a founder member of Togher AC, and a past Chairman of Cork Athletics County Board, along with filling several other roles,including serving as Starter for over forty years. A Tribute to Ted Murray will be posted on the Cork Athletics website later this evening.
Funeral arrangements will be posted here later. They will also be found on RIP..ie once finalised.
Cork Athletics expressed it's condolences and deepest sympathy to the Murray family, at this time.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
Mageean Crowns a Fabulous Day for Ireland
Ciara Mageean crowned a great Championships for the Irish women, in particular, with a gutsy Bronze Medal finish in the Women's 1500m Final. This came very shortly after the Irish trio of Michelle Finn, Sara Treacy and Kerry O'Flaherty had competed in the Women's Steeplechase Final, finishing in 7th, 9th and 12th respectively.
Women's Steeplechase Report
European Athletics 2016 Results Page
The first two laps were run in a very pedestrian pace of 83 secs each, but the field broke up around 150m into the penultimate lap, but not into sprint mode. Still, more or less, together at the bell, the race was really on. Mageean was around fourth at the bell, but pretty well bunched in. With just over 200m to go, Ciara saw a gap and went for it. Coming off the bend, she had a lot of work to do, but gave it her all, first contending for Bronze, then fighting for Silver. In the end she 'ran out of road', and was just 0.02 sec off the Silver