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1927-06-28 International Intervarsity Matches

ChampionshipInternationals
VenueTerenure
Date1927-06-28
HostIUAA
NoteThe inaugural athletics match between Irish Universities and the Atalanta Club, the combined Scottish Universities Select team from Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrew's and Aberdeen, took place on the sports grounds of University College Dublin in Terenure. The Irish Universities team was selected by the Irish Inter-University Committee which organised and ran the Intervarsity Championships. This new international event in the athletic life of both countries was mooted as a fixture that would strengthen the ties between Ireland and Scotland. The Scottish team included R.D. Allison, the Scottish Universities 100y and 220y champion and ex-440y champion, A.F. Clark, Scottish 120y hurdles champion, R.B. Hoole, the Scottish 440y champion, and Dr A.P. Spark in shot putt and discus who was a member of the British Olympic Team in Paris in 1924. Based on Irish, British and world records, the Irish Times had commented the day before this contest on the backward condition of athletics in Ireland in that there were few men capable of holding their own with the front rankers of other countries. The newspaper welcomed the inauguration of the international inter-universities contest as "an important and marked advance in the development of athletics in Ireland". In its report on the contest the Irish Times further commented: "Athletics and various other branches of sport have always received a considerable amount of attention in our universities and colleges, which have given to sport athletes whose feats of skill, courage and endurance have reflected credit on their institutions... The successful launching of the [international inter-universities] contest should act a great stimulus to all who have the welfare of athletics in Ireland at heart... Thus we have in this inter-universities contest a strong incentive for our 'Varsity athletes to redouble their efforts on the training ground... And who can at the moment doubt that out of this modest beginning may emerge a regular international University contest." The outstanding performance of the Irish Universities team was that of Sean Lavan in winning the 220y and 440y, placing 2nd in the discus and anchoring the one-mile relay team to victory. The Irish and Scottish teams were entertained to supper. While the contest was scored on number of wins across the 11 disciplines, had the contest been scored as 2 for a win and 1 for the runner-up as in the next contest in 1929, Ireland would still have won by 18 pts to 15 pts.
Table of Contents:

Male

100y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Patrick "Joseph" B. EustaceIUAA10.401 
2R.D. Allison AllisonAtalantaNT 2 yards
3Alexander Forbes "Alastair" ClarkAtalantaNT  
4J.B. FloodIUAANT  

120y Hurdles

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Alexander Forbes "Alastair" ClarkAtalanta16.201 
2J.A. PriceIUAANT 1½ yards
3A.D. MacDonaldAtalantaNT  
4Kenneth J. McLarenIUAANT  

220y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Sean T. LavanIUAA22.501 
2R.D. AllisonAtalantaNT 5 yards
3Thomas Francis O'DonnellIUAANT  
4J.G. McCallAtalantaNT  

440y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Sean T. LavanIUAA50.601 
2Ian Howie BorlandAtalantaNT 20 yards
3R.B. HooleAtalantaNT  
4Patrick C. MooreIUAANT  

880y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Patrick C. MooreIUAA2:05.001 
2Hugh C. MaingayAtalantaNT 10 yards
3John N. MillerAtalantaNT  
4Johnson Theodore RobinsonIUAANT  

1 Mile

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1R.J. PatienceAtalanta4:38.401 
2George B. EsslemontAtalantaNT 15 yards
3Dennington A. WallisIUAANT  
4Norman S. PriceIUAANT  

440y,220y,220y,880y Relay

Final

PlaceLegAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
11Patrick C. MooreIUAA3:47.601 
12John E.C. CherryIUAA3:47.601 
13Thomas Francis O'DonnellIUAA3:47.601 
14Sean T. LavanIUAA3:47.601 
21John N. MillerAtalantaNT 20 yards
22R.D. AllisonAtalantaNT 20 yards
23A.D. MacDonaldAtalantaNT 20 yards
24Ian Howie BorlandAtalantaNT 20 yards

Long Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Robert Joseph CussenIUAA22′6″1
2Francis B. MoynihanIUAA21′11½″ 
3R.D. AllisonAtalanta21′5½″ 
4Alexander Forbes "Alastair" ClarkAtalanta20′1½″ 

High Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1J. WithersAtalanta5′9″1
2Eamonn FitzgeraldIUAA5′8″ 
3Kenneth J. McLarenIUAA5′7″ 

Shot Putt

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Dr Arthur Percy SparkAtalanta39′10″1
2Archibold Moir MurrayAtalanta37′9″ 
3Eamonn O'DohertyIUAA34′10½″ 
4Harold S. SmithwickIUAA33′0½″ 

Discus

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Eamonn FitzgeraldIUAA114′1″1
2Sean T. LavanIUAA109′5½″ 
3Dr Arthur Percy SparkAtalanta102′1½″ 
4Archibold Moir MurrayAtalantaNR 

Medal Tables

Male

RankCollegeGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1IUAA74415
2Atalanta47617

Points

Male

RankCollege1
0
0
y
1
2
0
y
H
2
2
0
y
4
4
0
y
8
8
0
y
4
4
0
y
,
2
2
0
y
x
2
,
8
8
0
y
M
i
l
e
L
J
H
J
S
P
D
T
Total
1IUAA1 1111 1  17
2Atalanta 1    1 11 4