New Athletics Ireland President elected at Congress (24th Apr)
New Athletics Ireland President elected at Congress
At the Athletics Ireland Virtual Congress held on Saturday 24th April, delegates elected John Cronin of Tullamore Harriers AC as the President of Athletics Ireland for the next two years. John is a familiar face to many in Mullingar Harriers who have attended competitions in Tullamore over the years. A native of Co. Donegal, John moved to Tullamore in 1983 and over a long career in athletics administration served on numerous committees from Club to National level. John was elected as an IAAF (now World Athletics) International Technical Official in 2013, elected onto the World Athletics Technical Committee in 2015, has officiated at many European and International athletics events since then, and more recently was appointed to the Jury of Appeal and will officiate at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo in July, the first Olympics he will officiate at. John is held in the highest esteem in the athletics community, both in Ireland and abroad. His constant good humour and generosity with his time and knowledge are well known and make him a perfect ambassador for the sport. Congratulations to John from everyone at Mullingar Harriers and we wish him well as he takes the helm for the next two years.
Another person well known to Mullingar Harriers, Ciarán O’Catháin, was honoured for services to athletics and made an Honorary Life Vice President. Ciarán served two terms as President but is best known locally as the man behind the construction of the magnificent Athlone International Indoor Arena. Congratulations to Ciarán.
Finally, congratulations to Catriona Duffy who will be the Athletics Leinster representative on the National Juvenile Competition Committee and to Greg Duggan who will be the Athletics Leinster representative on the Board of Athletics Ireland, both positions being confirmed at Congress.