We were devastated to hear about the passing of Jerry Kiernan yesterday, aged 67.
Jerry finished 9th in the 1984 Olympics, won two Dublin marathons and ran a four-minute mile in 1976.
But more importantly he was our, and many people’s, 6th class teacher in St. Brigid’s.
We had the honour of interviewing him last summer when Jerry was in great form, still speaking passionately as ever about Irish athletics.
We’ve decided to repost our chat.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
- 00:40 Growing up in Kerry
- 04:40 4 minute mile
- 06:50 Dublin marathon
- 10:40 National championships controversy
- 12:30 Balancing running and teaching
- 15:00 Olympics 1984
- 19:00 Coaching
- 27:07 Working with RTE
- 31:10 Lack of Irish athletics coverage
- 37:30 John Travers’ 13.28 5k time
- 41:44 Irish Olympic hopes 2021
- 45:45 Love of Italy and Barcelona FC
- 48:30 Irish Sports Council Grants
- 51:10 Doping in Sport
- 55:07 Quick fire Questions