Happy 90th Birthday to Declan Walsh

Huge congratulations to DCH stalworth, Declan Walsh, who celebrated his 90th birthday last week.

Declan, who wore the Dublin City Harriers singlet with pride for many, many years first appears in our Club History in 1953 finishing 3rd in a club race then 3rd in that year’s Dublin Novice Championships. He finished 4th in the National Junior Cross Country Championships in 1956 and 2nd in the Dublin Senior Cross Country Championships the same year. His exploits are far too numerous to list here (his name appears 113 times in our Club History from 1957!) but it should be mentioned that in his later years, he medalled at National, European and World Masters championships. He also served on our club committee a number of times, including a stint as Captain and two as Vice Captain.

Suffice to say it would be hard to beat Declan’s contribution to our club and to Irish athletics over the years.