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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Five Greatest Irish Runners in Villanova history...

For decades, many Irish athletes have gone to Villanova college in the US to get a university education. In fact, Irish athletes were so synonymous with Villanova that it was called the 'Irish Pipeline'.

In conjunction with St.Patrick's Day last weekend, Villanova University had an article on their blog titled 'The Five Greatest Irish Runners in Villanova History'. With several decades worth of athletes to choose from, they finally decided on the top 5.

The five picked were Sonia O'Sullivan, Eamonn Coghlan, Marcus O'Sullivan, Ronnie Delaney and John Hartnett.

The article can be seen HERE


Anonymous said...

Good article.They have some amount of achievements between them.

Anonymous said...

donie walsh was also a member of the irish team that won silver at the world cross country in either 1978 or 1979. another strong cork connection, now a top distance coach of course.

rom said...

Full list:
Jimmy Reardon ('53)
Cummin Clancy ('53)
John Joe Barry ('53)
Ron Delany ('58)
Noel Carroll ('65)
Ian Hamilton ('68)
Frank Murphy ('69)
Des McCormack ('70)
Donal Walsh ('72)
John Hartnett ('74)
Tom Gregan ('75)
Eamonn Coghlan ('76)
John Hunter ('81)
Brian O'Keefe ('84)
Marcus O'Sullivan ('84)
Anthony O'Reilly ('86)
Gerry O'Reilly ('87)
Sean O'Neill ('87)
Olive Burke ('88)
Paul O'Regan ('90)
Aidan O'Regan ('91)
Sonia O'Sullivan ('91)
Emer Malloy ('95)
Ken Nason ('95)
Paul Carroll ('99)
Geraldine McCarthy ('01)
Richard Corcoran ('08)