Jimmy Reardon

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Jimmy Reardon

Born: October 18th, 1925 Died: June 20th, 2019 “We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – seven simple words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarshi(...)

Jimmy Reardon in 1948: his 400m best of 47.6 would have won him a bronze medal at the 2018 Irish championships, 70 years after he ran it.

“We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – the famous words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarship athlete, Jimmy Reardon, who passed away on Thurs(...)

First edition of Samuel Beckett’s “Eh Joe”, featuring Jack MacGowran on the cover (Faber & Faber, 1967)

One thing not mentioned in Brian Maye’s centenary tribute to him earlier this week (Diary, Monday) was that, before he became a famous actor, Jack Mac(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan was one of the many Irish athletes to accept a scholarship at a US university. Photograph: Getty.

The plan was to smash a few records and then run in the Olympics. There is no sure-fire path to any sporting glory, only the tried and trusted. And wh(...)