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1913-05-24 Outdoor Track and Field Championships

ChampionshipT&F
VenueBallsbridge
Date1913-05-24
HostUCD
NoteThe Irish Independent and the Irish Times both recorded in their pre-championship reviews of the upcoming 1913 Inter-'Varsity Sports that the three constituent Colleges of the National University of Ireland were to compete against Dublin University and Queen's University of Belfast. However, UCG did not show. The spirit to revive and augment these inter-university championships came at a time of increasing strife between the bodies administering Irish athletics, which the students of the universities wished to circumvent by holding championships under the auspices of their Athletic Unions. The situation was summarised in the Irish Times [26 May, 1913, pg. 3]: "During recent years the lack of interest in Irish athletics has been very strongly marked. In fact, athletics in Ireland were never in such a backward condition as at present, a state of affairs for which the deplorable 'split' between the I.A.A.A. and the G.A.A. is solely responsible. Both organisations have suffered through the short-sighted policy which has been for years adopted by each........ Under these circumstances it must be said that the inception of the Inter-University Sports came at a most opportune time at what may, with accuracy, be described as a most critical point in Irish athletics. And let it be said at once that that notable gathering furnished a striking illustration of what can be achieved when everything else but the best interests of sport is placed in the background." An Editorial [Irish Times, 23 May 1913, pg 4], under the heading Student Intercourse, commented: "Barriers of class and locality will fall before the absorbing interest of sporting rivalry.... There is no reason why social intercourse of this kind should be confined to the sporting events.... We shall welcome any developments which lead to increased intercourse between students of our various Universities." [Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose]. The numbers of spectators were described as of 'eminently satisfactory proportions', the stand being well filled. Each of the participating Colleges was strongly represented. "If weather were specially ordered there could have been nothing more favourable than the first flicker of summer at Ballsbridge." During these championships the Irish National Orchestra provided an excellent programme of musical interludes. The arrangements for the athletics were described as "of a very perfect nature", reflecting the greatest credit on the organising committee. The starter was Mr James T. Magee [Irish British Lion to South Africa 1896], who brought off the meeting to time. The Ladies Cup for the winning team and the medals were presented by Mrs Coffey, wife of Dr Denis Coffey, President of University College Dublin [1910-1940].
Table of Contents:

Male

100y

Semi-Final One

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQNoteRecord
1A.J. LynchUCD10.40Q UCD
2David CorryQUBNTQWon on the tape 

Semi-Final Two

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQNote
1Frederick "Freddy" R.S. ShawTCD10.40Q 
2J. CraigQUBNTQWon on the tape

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Frederick "Freddy" R.S. ShawTCD10.202 IUAA
2A.J. LynchUCDNT13 yards 
3J. CraigQUBNT 2 yards 
4David CorryQUBNT   

120y Hurdles

Semi-Final One

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQ
1Jerome John O'MullaneUCCNTQ

Semi-Final Two

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQ
1Michael ConnollyUCCNTQ

Semi-Final Three

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQ
1Walter Spear NolanTCDNTQ

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Jerome John O'MullaneUCC17.402 IUAA
2Walter Spear NolanTCDNT1Easily 
3Michael ConnollyUCCNT   

220y

Semi-Final One

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQ
1Frederick "Freddy" R.S. ShawTCDNTQ
2David CorryQUBNTQ
3Patrick "George" Murphy-O'ConnorUCCNT 

Semi-Final Two

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQ
1A.J. LynchUCDNTQ
2George W.B. ShawTCDNTQ
3J.S. BroderickUCCNT 

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Frederick "Freddy" R.S. ShawTCD23.002 IUAA
2A.J. LynchUCDNT15 yards 
3David CorryQUBNT   
4George W.B. ShawTCDNT   

440y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1William Haughton MurphyTCD55.002 TCD
2A.J. LynchUCDNT1Collapsed at tape 
 Thomas B.O'C DunbarTCDNT AC 
 G.W. ReaQUBNT AC 
 J.E. ReaQUBNT AC 
 David "Dave" A. McCarthyUCCNT AC 
 John Francis LinehanUCCNT AC 
 Thomas A. SweeneyUCDNT AC 

880y

Final

Six competed

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Martin Harper TurnbullQUB2:08.002 QUB
2Thomas A. SweeneyUCDNT130 yards 
3David "Dave" A. McCarthyUCCNT   
 Samuel McVickerQUBNT AC 
 Gerald P. O'DonnellUCDNT AC 
 Edward N.B. BirchTCDDNF   

1 Mile

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Henry "Harry" W. JackUCC4:46.402 IUAA
2Thomas Michael DowlingTCDNT140 yards 
 Martin Harper TurnbullQUBDNF   
 G. HannaQUBDNF   
 Edward Joseph MurphyUCCDNF   
 Michael F. FarrellUCDDNF   
 Gerald P. O'DonnellUCDDNF   

Long Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Michael F. O'HanlonUCD21′11″2 IUAA
2George W.B. ShawTCD21′1¾″1 TCD
 Frederick John MurphyTCDNR AC 
 Robin HallQUBNR AC 
 J. SavageQUBNR AC 
 J.P. RobinsonUCDNR AC 
 John Francis LinehanUCCNR AC 
 Jerome John O'MullaneUCCNR AC 

High Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Robin HallQUB5′6¼″1.5TiedIUAA
1H. McLoughlinUCD5′6¼″1.5TiedIUAA
2Walter Spear NolanTCD5′5″  TCD
 P.J. ConlonUCDNR AC 
 W.A. DixonTCDNR AC 
 Michael ConnollyUCCNR AC 

Shot Putt

Final

16 lb Shot

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Patrick O'ConnellUCD37′4″2 UCD
2Nicholas A. SheridanUCD35′7½″1  
3Michael AllmanUCC33′6″   
 Henry MorphyTCDNR AC 
 J.S. SavageQUBNR AC 
 Robert F. WalkerQUBNR AC 

56lb Weight for Distince

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1John Donal CarrollUCD20′5½″2 IUAA
2Patrick O'ConnellUCD19′11½″1  
3Edward "Eddie" A. CotterUCC19′1½″  UCC
 Thomas Joseph BroderickTCDNR AC 
 J.S. SavageQUBNR AC 
 Robert F. WalkerQUBNR AC 
 J.J. CroninUCCNR AC 

Medal Tables

Male

RankCollegeGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1UCD46 10
2TCD34 7
3UCC2 46
4QUB2 24

Points

Male

RankCollege1
0
0
y
1
2
0
y
H
2
2
0
y
4
4
0
y
8
8
0
y
M
i
l
e
L
J
H
J
S
P
5
6
l
b
W
f
D
Total
1UCD1 111 21.53313.5
2TCD2122 11   9
3UCC 2   2    4
4QUB    2  1.5  3.5