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Looking Back - 25 Years of BLE in Cork - Index

LOOKING BACK - 25 Years of BLE in Cork

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Introduction by Paddy Hickey, Chairman, Cork County Board


Page 7




Page 9




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


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

Marcus O'SULLIVAN (Los Angeles, 1984, Seoul 1988 & Barcelona 1992)

Sonia O'SULLIVAN (Barcelona, 1992)

Donie WALSH (Munich, 1972)

Joe WEST (Helsinki, 1952)


Page 76
Chapter 7

Aspects of the Sport


Page 94
Chapter 8

Personalities - In Order of Appearance

  Terrie Horgan     Mick O'Flynn     Riobard O'Dwyer  
Sean O'Dwyer Eileen Kelly Paddy Moore
John Buckley Michael Kiely   Hughie McSweeney  
Paddy Linehan John Meagher Tadgh Twomey
  Brendan Crowley     Brendan Mooney   Cashel Riordan
Dick Hodgins John Sheehan Mattie Murphy
Joy Murphy Michael Haydon Declan O'Donoghue
Ray Shanahan Joe Hartnett Len Braham
Fr. Nessan Fergus O'Donovan Fr. Liam Kelleher
John Hartnett Garret Barry Ted Murray
Billy Nestor Marion Lyons Elaine Kelly
  Sandra O'Riordan  
Helen, Kathy & Noreen Linehan  
Patsy Coffey John Dooley Pat Walsh
  Reggie Hayes  
Page 107
County Board Officers Page 145


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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