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Flynn to be inducted into the Hall of Fame


Two-time Irish record holder Ray Flynn is to be honoured with the Hall of Fame award at this year’s Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards on Wednesday 6th December 2017.

Flynn ran an impressive 89 sub 4 minute miles throughout his career and he is the current Irish record holder for the 1500m & mile. Flynn enjoyed a brilliant athletics career which included representing Ireland at two Olympic Games – 1980 & 1984. He was a finalist in the 5000m at the 1984 Olympics in LA. Flynn was also part of the quartet that set the 4 x 1 mile world record in Dublin in 1985 alongside previous Hall of Fame recipients Marcus O’Sullivan, Eamonn Coughlan & Frank O’Mara. Ray resides in Northeast Tennessee with his wife and children, where he is the CEO of Flynn Sports Management. Flynn is also the Meet Director for the Millrose Games in New York City, the oldest indoor meet in North America.

2017 Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards Nominees

  Athlete Club
U20 Athlete of the Year     
Nominee 1

Gina Akpe-Moses

Blackrock AC (Louth)

Nominee 2

Michaela Walsh

Swinford AC 

Nominee 3 

John Fitzsimons 

Kildare AC 

U23 Athlete of the Year    
Nominee 1

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner 


Nominee 2

Alanna Lally


Nominee 3 

Matthew Behan

Crusaders AC 

Endurance Athlete of the Year    
Nominee 1

Mick Clohisey

Rahney Shamrocks AC 

Nominee 2

Brendan Boyce

Letterkenny AC 

Nominee 3 

Rob Heffernan

Togher AC 

Track & Field Athlete of the Year     
Nominee 1

Thomas Barr

Ferrybank AC 

Nominee 2

Brian Gregan 

Clonliffe Harriers AC 

Nominee 3 

Mark English 


Other awards that will be presented on the day include Services to Coaching, Lifetime Services to Athletics, Official of the Year, Athlete of the Year and many more.

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