Civil Service Harriers

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Civil Service Harriers
Athletic Club
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AKA Phoenix Park Runners
Estd. 1867

Club History – Civil Service Harriers Athletics Club

1867 Civil Service Harriers A.C. remains Ireland’s oldest athletic club. Founded in 1867 to compete in the Trinity College Races ( See the “History of Irish Sport” by Dr Cyril White ) and (“Irish Marathon Legends” by Noel Henry – which put the founding of the club in the 1850s.)
1925 After the Civil War the club was reformed by the late Frank Duffy and Stephen Hutton. This year we host the 32nd running of the Frank Duffy 10 Mile Road Race in his honour.
1934 A split in Irish Athletics – Civil Service sided with the A.A.V, as did most Dublin Clubs.

Civil Service Olympians

City Olympian Event
1960 Rome John Lawlor Paddy Lowry Hammer – 4th Place 100/200 Metres
1964 Tokyo John Lawlor Noel Carroll Hammer 800 Metres
1968 Mexico City Noel Carroll 400 Metres
1972 Munich Dessie McGann Marathon
1984 Los Angeles Declan Hegarty Hammer
  *Kingston Mills represented Ireland at European Championship, and still holds the club record for the marathon – 2:13:55

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