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1963-05-22 Colours Track and Field

ChampionshipColours T&F
VenueCollege Park
Date1963-05-22
HostTCD
NoteThe white-hot rivalry which had marked UCD-TCD clashes in Intervarsities' Championships pre-World War II was recaptured in the 3rd Colours Match. This rivalry was made all the more intense on this occasion because at the Intervarsities on 11 May at the Mardyke in Cork, UCD had won the J.P. O'Sullivan trophy by 97 pts to Trinity's 95 pts. This Colours Match was a closely fought affair with wins in eight of the 16 events to each College. There were never more than a few points between the sides and after eight events the scores were tied at 44 pts each. Trinity took six of the nine track events, while UCD won five of the seven field events. Five match records were set in the 1 mile, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, 440y hurdles and High Jump. Doubles were achieved by John Hickey (UCD) in the mile and 3 miles, Anthony Shillington in the 440y flat and 440y hurdles, Sean O'Dwyer in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, and Denis Twomey in Pole Vault and Javelin. Going into the final event, the 4 x 110y relay, the tension mounted - UCD had 84 pts and TCD 81 pts, the same situation as in 1962 but with the scores reversed. If Trinity won the relay, the match would be drawn. UCD's confidence was boosted by their victory over TCD in the Intervarsity relay. The 2nd baton change decided the match - first class for UCD, clumsy for TCD. The large number of spectators enjoyed an evening of athletic enjoyment in fine weather conditions.
Table of Contents:

Male

100y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Robert J.R. "Ron" KirkhamTCD10.105
2Eddie ThorntonUCDNT3
3William "Billy" GlynnUCDNT2
4Stephen Conway AustenTCDNT1

120y Hurdles

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Eddie ThorntonUCD15.805
2Walter "Wally" HalleyUCDNT3
3Derek John TylerTCDNT2
4Roger Lewis WattsTCDNT1

220y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Robert J.R. "Ron" KirkhamTCD22.805
2Stephen Conway AustenTCDNT3
3IognŠid G. "Iggy" ” MuircheartaighUCDNT2
4Michael J. "Mick" KirbyUCDNT1

440y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Anthony D.G. ShillingtonTCD51.305
2IognŠid G. "Iggy" ” MuircheartaighUCDNT3
3Paul Mary ToomeyTCDNT2
4John McDermottUCDNT1

440y Hurdles

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Anthony D.G. ShillingtonTCD56.805MR
2Eddie ThorntonUCDNT3 
3Derek John TylerTCDNT2 
4John McDermottUCDNT1 

880y

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Francis Henry QuinlanTCD2:01.905
2Paul Mary ToomeyTCDNT3
3Anthony J. "Tony" TaaffeUCDNT2
4Jack ConwayUCDNT1

1 Mile

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1John HickeyUCD4:19.305MR
2Stephen Knights WhittomeTCDNT3 
3Anthony Ralph SparshottTCDNT2 
4T. ReillyUCDNT1 

3 Miles

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1John HickeyUCD14:30.405
2Stephen Knights WhittomeTCDNT3
3Anthony Ralph SparshottTCDNT2
4Maruice CassidyUCDNT1

4 x 100y Relay

Final

PlaceLegAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
11William "Billy" GlynnUCD44.805
12Patrick "Pat" GillUCD44.805
13Michael J. "Mick" KirbyUCD44.805
14Eddie ThorntonUCD44.805
21Robert J.R. "Ron" KirkhamTCDNT2
22Stephen Conway AustenTCDNT2
23Adrian John SnowTCDNT2
24A.N. OtherTCDNT2

Long Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Sean O'DwyerUCD21′6″5
2James Robert D. "Bob" RussellTCD21′1¼″3
3Joseph "Joe" EnwezorUCD21′0½″2
4Adrian John SnowTCD20′1½″1

Triple Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Sean O'DwyerUCD46′6¼″5MR
2Peadar MayeUCD45′9¼″3 
3James Robert D. "Bob" RussellTCD43′9½″2 
4Adrian John SnowTCD40′6¾″1 

High Jump

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1James Robert D. "Bob" RussellTCD5′11″5MR
2Robert "Andrew" CrawfordTCD5′11″3MR; no. of faults
3Liam KelleherUCD5′9″2 
4Dennis OkoroUCD5′7″1 

Pole Vault

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPointsNote
1Denis TwomeyUCD11′6¼″5MR
2John LaneUCD11′6¼″3MR; no. of faults
3Robert Roland MillerTCD8′3″1.5Tied
3Michael Frith RuddellTCD8′3″1.5Tied

Shot Putt

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Thomas "Lionel" P. HattTCD43′4¼″5
2Frank RocheUCD42′5¾″3
3Benjamin Aima OvbiageleTCD41′3½″2
4Frank MulreanyUCD40′4½″1

Discus

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Frank RocheUCD128′1¼″5
2Frank MulreanyUCD126′1½″3
3Thomas "Lionel" P. HattTCD121′4½″2
4Benjamin Aima OvbiageleTCD110′0½″1

Javelin (old)

Final

PlaceAthleteCollegeMarkPoints
1Denis TwomeyUCD202′1″5
2Henry Kinmy Kennedy-SkiptonTCD174′2″3
3Raphael "Ray" EmmanuelUCD169′7½″2
4Adrian John SnowTCD144′3″1

Medal Tables

Male

RankCollegeGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1UCD98623
2TCD781025

Points

Male

RankCollege1
0
0
y
1
2
0
y
H
2
2
0
y
4
4
0
y
4
4
0
y
H
8
8
0
y
M
i
l
e
3

M
i
l
e
s
4
x
1
0
0
y
L
J
T
J
H
J
P
V
S
P
D
T
J
T
o
Total
1UCD583443665783848789
2TCD638778552438373483