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Looking Back - 25 Years of BLE in Cork - Index

LOOKING BACK - 25 Years of BLE in Cork

looking back 25 years of ble in cork book cover

 

CONTENTS

 

Introduction by Paddy Hickey, Chairman, Cork County Board

 

Page 7

 

Preface

 

Page 9

 

Chapter 1 FIRST STEPS

 

Page 11

 

Chapter 2

 

The 'seventies'; Growth & Development

 

Page 21
Chapter 3

 

Consolidation & Maturity

 

Page 31
Chapter 4

 

The Present & the Future

 

Page 39

 

Chapter 5

 

Club Histories

Ballymore Cobh AC

Bandon AC

Belgooly AC

Blarney - Inniscarra AC

Dohenys AC

Eagle AC

East Cork AC

Grange-Fermoy AC

Leevale AC

Mallow AC

Midleton AC

North Cork AC

St Finbarrs AC

Skibbereen AC

Togher AC

UCC AC

Youghal AC

 

Page 43
Chapter 6

Modern Cork Olympians

Dave Guiney - London, 1948

John Hartnett - Munich, 1972

Barbara Johnson - Seoul, 1988

Mike Keogh - Munich, 1972

Fanahan McSweeney - Munich, 1972

Margaret Murphy - Munich, 1972

Liam O'Brien - Los Angeles, 1984

Page 76
Chapter 7 Aspects of the Sport Page 94
Chapter 8 Personalities Page 107
County Board Officers Page 145



Acknowledgements;
Material - besides the newspaper records in the CITY LIBRARY, MARATHON magazine was a reliable source of information.


Photographs - again there were a number of sources; the CORK EXAMINER provided those on page 19 and 38. Fanahan McSweeney, Margaret Murphy, Dave Guiney, Owen FitzGerald, John Dooley, Fergus O'Donovan, John Buckley, Paddy Linehan, Pat Walsh, Marion Lyons, Donie Walsh, Pat Moore and John Walshe. My thanks too to all those who were prepared to stand and be photographed, sometimes at an inconvenient moment.

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