Top 10 Irish Performances In Track And Field History

Top 10 Irish Performances In Track And Field History
By Conor Neville

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This week, we give you the greatest Irish performances in track and field history.

10.  Derval O'Rourke, 2006 World Indoor Championship

Derval winning gold at the World Indoors in 2006

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZvQDekG6no

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9. Eamonn Coghlann, 1983 Indoor World Record

The Chairman of the Boards setting a world record which was to last until 1997.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGXGTfGB_wc

8. Sonia O'Sullivan, 1998 European Championships

Sonia ends a miserable couple of years, winning two golds at the 1998 Europeans.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_vKZKKRny8

 

7. John Treacy, 1984 Olympics

Its a matter of serious debate whether its his Olympics silver here or him catching Steve Ovett on the line is his finest hour

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC6jwsYGw5E

= 5. Sonia O'Sullivan, 1995 World Championship

Sonia hits her peak in '95, crushing the opposition in Gothenburg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC__KsZDiZk
5. Eamonn Coghlan, 1983 World Championship

A clip that was played approximately 1,345 times on Des Cahill's old show 'Play it again, Des'

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWCX1SxSAF4

4. Pat O'Callaghan, 1932 Olympics

Our greatest Olympian (don't tell Jimmy Magee I said that) claims a second Olympic gold in a row

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXThelDQebs

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3. Bob Tisdall, 1932 Olympics

Tisdall may have been marginally less Irish than Lord Clifton Wrottesley but gold in the 400m hurdles can't be ignored.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB0s-_XBaD4
2.  Pat O'Callaghan, 1928 Olympics

The great man wins our first even Olympic gold six years after the foundation of the State.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3kfLA2brX8
1. Ronnie Delaney, 1956 Olympics

Who are you, fuckin' Ronnie Delaney?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B8aMTHX810

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