Muintir an Chláir, The Clare Association, Dublin is delighted to announce that Willie Keane was the recipient of the Clareperson of the Year 2016. Willie is a household name in athletics in the 32 counties of Ireland and beyond, for the past 50 years.

 In 2015, Willie presented 56 All-Ireland Gold medals to be placed in the G.A.A. museum in Croke Park. It was a pleasure to be present on that occasion to mingle with the large numbers of athletes, past and present, who all had their own stories to tell of Willie’s achievements on cross-country courses and tracks, all over the country.

 

To mention one year alone, 1969, Willie was 20 years of age when he won the annual 15 mile All-Ireland road race in Firhouse in Dublin. Willie says that was his first big win but that same year he won another five All-Irelands on the track, among them the 1500 meters and 5000 meters. It was the start of his 56 All Irelands.

Congratulations to Willie Keane and his beloved St John’s Athletic Club, Kilkee.

The award was  presented at the 2016 dinner dance in the Ballsbridge Hotel (formerly Jury's  Hotel, Ballsbridge on 23rd  January, 2016.


 

 Clare Association Dublin -  Muintir an Chláir

Annual 10K Charity Walk

 Clare Association Dublin have chosen Clare Cancer Support as the beneficiary of their annual 10K Charity Walk which takes place on Sunday 25th September at 12pm from Clasac, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Refreshments will be available for everyone taking part afterwards in Clasac.

Please support this charity fundraiser by visiting our idonate page at the following link here:

https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11360582_clare-association-dublin-10k-charity-walk.html

Clare Cancer Support provide support for people living with cancer, their families and friends in a safe, positive, caring and confidential environment

 

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