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