Welcome recognition for Catherina

Catherina McKiernan pictured at Hollymount

Catherina McKiernan who received the Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Sport 2015 Award (pictured at Hollymount)

We were privileged to see one of Ireland’s greatest women athletes at Hollymount recently. Catherina McKiernan won the 50th Anniversary 6k in trademark determination, style and enjoyment on a wet, windy but heartwarming and historic day in the life of the south Mayo village. As you sit by the fireside with the winter solstice approaching, you might like to read Ian O’Riordan’s  ‘Irish Times’ column from yesterday’s edition.

As Ian says, Catherina “helped bring Irish women’s distance running to the very top of the world stage not because she wanted or needed any recognition but because she always believed she could, and with that is still inspiring the generation of athletes that followed”.



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