Thursday, August 21, 2008

Boxing: Irish Medals


1952
John McNally, btm, silver
1956
Tony "Socks" Byrne, lt, bronze
Johnny Caldwell, fly, bronze
Freddie Gilroy btm, bronze,
Fred Tiedt, wlt, silver (and he was robbed)
1964
Jim McCourt, btm, bronze
1980
Hugh Russell, fly, bronze
1992
Michael Carruth, lt wlt, GOLD
Wayne McCullough, btm, silver
2008
Paddy Barnes, lt fly, bronze
Kenny Egan, ly hvy, silver
Darren Sutherland, mdl, bronze

Not forgetting:
1924 - Patrick Dwyer, wlt, who was too exhausted to box off for bronze in the days when you had to do that.
1928 - Edward Traynor, btm, who lost the box-off for bronze.

2 comments:

myguideireland said...

Excellent source of information and detail on our olympic achievements. keep up the good work!

LindieNaughton said...

Thank you for the kind words. Even moe detail in the book!