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1912-06-03 Outdoor Track and Field Championships

ChampionshipT&F
VenueMardyke
Date1912-06-03
HostUCC
NoteThe championships were to be held on Saturday 1 June 1912 but had to be postponed until the following Monday due to thunderstorms and torrential rain that lasted for several hours, causing severe flooding of the athletic track and grounds. The contest took place on the then recently acquired football grounds of University College Cork on the Mardyke. The Cork Constitution wrote of the venue - "It is well equipped for athletics as the sod is excellent, the situation perfect and every facility is at hand for the competitors." Trinity College Dublin, Queen's University of Belfast, University College Dublin and University College Cork competed. No reason was given in reports of this meeting for the absence of University College Galway. The QUB team was weakened by the absence of their ace sprinter S. McComb (I.A.A.A. Champion at 100 y in 1912). There were only eight events, with no throws or hurdles. Three athletes competed for Trinity College in each of the 100y and 440y. The reasons for this are unknown. While the weather was bright with an early start and the weather prospects seemed hopeful, this changed rapidly with a downpour after 1.00 pm. The remainder of the meeting was conducted under what were described as depressingly wet conditions until the close of the sports. With these prevailing conditions there were no performances of exceptional merit. The Ladies' Challenge Cup, presented to the University College Dublin Athletic Union by the ladies of the College, was won by UCD, as the team gaining the largest number of points. The whereabout of this Challenge Cup today is unknown. In conjunction with these University sports, School Championships were held over 100y and 880y, as well as Senior (3/5th mile) and Junior Schools relays. The Band of the Yorkshire Light Infantry provided musical strains, making best use of the covered stand. The Cork Co. Board of the GAA accused UCC of subsidising "anti-national games" and of engaging a military band when "there were civilian bands in Cork at least quite as good".
Table of Contents:

Male

100y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Frederick "Freddy" R.S. ShawTCD10.602 TCD
2A.J. LynchUCDNT12 yards 
3David CorryQUBNT 0.75 yard 
4Patrick "George" Murphy-O'ConnorUCCNT inches 
 William Haughton MurphyTCDNT AC 
 Thomas B.O'C DunbarTCDNT AC 
7William Stewart TinsleyUCCNT AC 

220y

Semi-Final One

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQNote
1A.J. LynchUCD24.40Q 
2Thomas B.O'C DunbarTCDNTQWon easily
3William Stewart TinsleyUCCNT  

Semi-Final Two

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkQNoteRecord
1Frederick "Freddy" R.S. ShawTCD24.40Q TCD
2Patrick "George" Murphy-O'ConnorUCCNTQ2 yards 
3David CorryQUBNT   

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1A.J. LynchUCD24.002 IUAA
2Frederick "Freddy" R.S. ShawTCDNT12 yards 
3Patrick "George" Murphy-O'ConnorUCCNT 0.5 yard 
4Thomas B.O'C DunbarTCDNT   

440y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1A.J. LynchUCD53.402 IUAA
2David "Dave" A. McCarthyUCCNT10.5 yard 
 Jerome Ivo O'SullivanUCC54.30 AC 
 Frederick "Freddy" R.S. ShawTCDNT AC 
 William Haughton MurphyTCDNT AC 
 William Hedley CraigTCDNT AC 
 George W. ReaQUBNT AC 

880y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1David "Dave" A. McCarthyUCC2:04.602 IUAA
2William Hedley CraigTCDNT1Won easily 
3Jerome Ivo SullivanUCC2:06.00   
 Thomas Michael DowlingTCDNT AC 
 John Aloysius "Young Jack" SellarsUCDNT AC 
 Michael McKeeverUCDNT AC 

1 Mile

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Henry "Harry" W. JackUCC4:51.602 IUAA
2William Hedley CraigTCDNT11 foot 
 Thomas Michael DowlingTCDNT AC 
 John Aloysius "Young Jack" SellarsUCDNT AC 
 Michael McKeeverUCDNT AC 

2 Mile Cycle

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Hubert C. JohnsonUCCNT2 
2Edgar Henry WilkinsTCDNT1Won easily/Fell during race

Long Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNoteRecord
1Michael F. O'HanlonUCD21′7½″2 IUAA
2Robin HallQUB20′8″1 QUB
3Thomas Francis RyanUCC20′2½″   
4Edward McElligottUCCNR   
 A.N. OtherUnknown  AC 
 A.N. OtherUnknown  AC 

High Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsRecord
1H. McLoughlinUCD5′3½″2IUAA
2Robin HallQUB5′1½″1QUB

Medal Tables

Male

RankCollegeGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1UCD41 5
2UCC3137
3TCD14 5
4QUB 213
5Unknown    

Points

Male

RankCollege1
0
0
y
2
2
0
y
4
4
0
y
8
8
0
y
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2

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C
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L
J
H
J
Total
1UCD122   229
2UCC  1222  7
3TCD21 111  6
4QUB      112
5Unknown