Con Walsh inducted into Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame

Last Saturday evening in Toronto, Canada, Olympic Bronze medalist Con Walsh from Carriganima, was inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame.

“Cornelius represented Canada at the 1908 Olympic Games in London where he won the bronze medal with a throw of 48.50m. He was a Canadian Champion in 1907 in both the 56lb weight and the hammer throw and set a Canadian record in 1910 for the hammer and weight for height events. Cornelius set a world record of 4.93m in the 56lb weight for height event in 1910.” [Athletics Ontario]

His nephew Ned (from the same farm in Carriganima) along with Ned’s daughter Anne and son Michael attended as honoured guests. Michael told the guests:

“We are extremely grateful and honoured to accept this award on behalf of Con and all of the Walshs back home in Cork. We are very proud of Con’s achievements and we look forward to sharing this experience with our family and friends and neighbours when we return to Con’s birthplace of Carriganima.”

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Today’s Irish Examiner has a detailed article on Con and his Hall of Fame Award: Hammer hero and Cork GAA star Con Walsh is the toast of Canada

We have further details on Con in our page on him: Con Walsh – GAA Star and Olympic Bronze Medalist

Athletics Ontario: 2018 Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Anne, Ned, and Michael Walsh at the 2018 Athletics Toronto Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (29th September 2018)  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

 

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