The Remarkable Kyles

The Remarkable Kyles

Sean and Maeve Kyle are legends in Irish athletics.

In 2005 they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ballymena AC, more recently known as Ballymena and Antrim Athletic Club, and they also celebrated their Golden Jubilee wedding anniversary in 2004.

Killkenny-born Maeve (nee Shankey), a World class winger in field hockey and a record-breaking  sprinter, made history in 1956 as the first female athlete to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games.

Foreword to the book is by Ronnie Delaney, Ireland’s 1,500 metres gold medallist at the Melbourne Olympics.

‘the Remarkable Kyles’ by Denis O’Hara was published by O’Hara Publications in December 2006, and printed by W&G Baird Ltd. Greystone Press, Antrim. Northern Ireland.

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