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Kerry athlete, coach and commentator Jerry Kiernan has died

Jan 21, 2021 14:01 By radiokerrynews
Kerry athlete, coach and commentator Jerry Kiernan has died Kerry athlete, coach and commentator Jerry Kiernan has died
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Renowned Kerry athlete, coach and commentator Jerry Kiernan <a href="died</a>. Originally from

Renowned Kerry athlete, coach and commentator Jerry Kiernan has died.

Originally from Listowel, Mr Kiernan represented Ireland in the 1984 Summer Olympics in LA.

He was a former Irish record holder over 3000 meters and was a sub four-minute-mile runner.

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More recently he coached top athletes including Ciara Mageean and John Travers and was a regular commentator for RTE on athletics.

Former Olympian, Gillian O'Sullivan pays tribute

Twice Dublin City Marathon winner John Griffin has paid tribute to the late Jerry Kiernan.

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The Tralee-man who won the race in 1988 and 1989 never beat Kiernan in a marathon, but he did get the better of the Brosna native a few times in the Ballycotten 10-mile race in Cork.

Sean Lyons was close friends with Jerry Kiernan in their college days:

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Mr Kiernan was 67.

 

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