With the great John Treacy – Olympic and World Cross Country Champion at the Aviva Stadium at RoI v Greece 0-1.

It was a great pleasure to meet a hero of mine in Lansdowne. I have always loved athletics. John Treacy is a magnificent Irishman. there are other Traceys about. Mick and the brother in DCH down at the Phoenix Park. Then there was the late Tommy Brennan who I was lucky to be on the same team in Marian at school and in UCD. He later won the national senior cross country championship. Recently I met Sean McBride who has risen to prominence as a District Judge. He is
essentially the same guy as he was in UCD in the early 70s. I miss John Dillon every time I think about Athletics.