Nenagh is to celebrate in bronze its gold medal Olympians

Nenagh in Co Tipperary, a town with a tradition of athletic achievement, will erect an £80,000 sculpture to honour its Olympic gold medal winners. The sculpture will comprise three life-sized bronze statues of Olympic champions Johnny Hayes, Matt McGrath and Bob Tisdall. A fundraising initiative will be officially launched on Wednesday.

Hayes won the marathon at the London Olympics in 1908; McGrath won the 16lb hammer event in Stockholm in 1912; and Tisdall won the 400 metres hurdles in Los Angeles in 1932.

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