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West Clare Running Club?


from Athenry AC A most interesting query has reached us from Gary Clancy located in Santa Barbara in California, whose has in his possession an athletics medal won by his grandfather over 100 years ago. He is looking for any information about the club, its origins or otherwise.

From Gary (gclancy @ impulse . net):

On the back of the medal is the inscription – W.C.R. Co. 1907. West Clare Running Club?

The medal was made J Maurer, Ennis.

His name was James P Clancy and lived on Henry St. in Kilrush.

I think he raced the 400 and 800 metres. (Most likely 440 and 880 yards than metres – 1/4 and 1/2 mile distances)

He died in 1923 at 50 years old.

His wife’s name was Agnes. Her maiden name was either O’Reilly
or McMahon.

He was a carpenter and undertaker

Had brothers Michael and John.

Any help would be greatly appreciated…