Sean Lavan added to Connacht Olympians list

Sean Lavan Irish Olympian 1924, 1928

Sean Lavan (born Kiltimagh 1898) represented Ireland in the 1924 Olympics in Paris in 200m and 400m, and again in Amsterdam in 1928 in the same events.

He captained the 1928 team in Amsterdam and was medical officer to the 1956 team in Melbourne.

He played gaelic football for Mayo (1918-24) and is credited with introducing the solo-run to the game.
His name has been added to this recently published list of Connacht Athletics Olympians 1904 – 2020, which now includes five Mayo athletes.

1924 Irish Olympics crest