Recent athletics publications

IRISH ATHLETES AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES, STOCKHOLM 1912 by Colm Murphy [ex Cork athletics 70s/80s]

Book launch: Saturday, May 3rd at Bandon Bookshop [Gerry Fitzgerald – BandonBooks] at 2pm (after the road race!).

430 pages, softback, heavily illustrated. Much new information and data with previously unpublished pictures. Focus and emphasis is on Irish based athletes although American based – including the Whales – included. Cork athletes such as Bill Bennett, Bob Hales, Michael Dineen etc included.
Cost of book is €15.

The book is available via post at €18 (cheques payable to ‘C Murphy’ at 92 Rochester Avenue, Rochester, KENT ME1 2DR, England).

My name is Dominic Branigan and I have been a member of Clonliffe since 1967. I have recently published a history of Clonliffe Harriers which is Ireland’s oldest and most successful AC. It has been produced with the full approval of the club committee and members. The Hardback book contains over 250 pages and includes over 150 photos covering all generations of our history from 1886 to 2013. Among the items covered are details of the founding fathers and the early victories in the late 19th and early 20th century. Also included are pen pics of our 25 Olympians as well as details of the founding of the ladies section in 1963 and the difficulties experienced by them in their first decade due to the attitude towards women in sport.The book also contains what is probably the most comprehensive compilation of club statistics of any club in Ireland. It includes lists of every Clonliffe National champion (team and Individual) since our first Irish title was won in 1892. Many of our great battles in the 1970s and 1980s were fought with Leevale and I feel sure there are more than a few of your present and former members who would be interested in this important Irish Athletic History. Copies, at €25 (incs P&P) can be purchased directly from me at or Tel 086-602-8058.