Jerry Kiernan – RIP
Dublin BHAA was very saddened to learn of the death of Jerry Kiernan. Jerry was a good man who contributed as a father, teacher, athlete, Olympian, coach and friend.
He was twice winner of the Dublin City Marathon and had many athletic achievements to be proud of. BHAA were privileged that he competed successfully in several BHAA races in the 1980s. He was a familiar and engaging company at all types of race meetings over the past four decades. His wisdom and wit were appreciated. On a fateful evening in Sandymount at the ESB BHAA Beach race when the heavens opened and there was water everywhere, Jerry lightened the tone when he reminded everyone at the presentation that “this is the one that will be remembered!” A proud Kerry man, he had honesty, humour, insights, a great work ethic and gave good advice.
He was a successful coach and one felt that he had more to contribute. His legacy and influences will stay with us. We know that he went too soon but we trust that there will be consolation for his family and friends from our time with him.
On behalf of Dublin BHAA members, condolences and sincere sympathies are extended to his family, friends and the athletics community.
Ar Dheis Dé go bhfuil a Anam Dílis