Memorial plaque unveiled to legendary athlete Tim Crowe

A special memorial plaque was unveiled by Dundrum Athletics Club (AC) last week, in memory of legendary local athlete Tim Crowe.

A special memorial plaque was unveiled by Dundrum Athletics Club (AC) last week, in memory of legendary local athlete Tim Crowe.

From Bishopswood in Dundrum, Tim who was at the height of his athletics career in the early 1900 when he won 44 championship medals, 24 of which were for national titles. He was also a top class dancer and violinist and had a horse named after him called Tipperary Tim who won the Aintree Grand National.

He was also a keen cyclist so it was appropiate that the local Raparee Cycling Club were in attendance on the night.

For the past number of years Dundrum AC have presented a trophy in Tim’s name, to the first Tipperary athlete home in their annual 10k road race which is now approaching its thirtieth year.

Tim’s relatives were also in attendance on the night to witness the plaque appropriately erected at the entrance to the club’s running track, sure to inspire future athletes.

Dundrum Athletic Club would like to thank Fr Jim Egan PP and Jim Riall and his FAS team for their help in the plaque erection.

The plaque unveiling was in conjunction with the three day Dexter Gathering in Dundrum and was followed by the Dexter Mile road race in which over 90 people walked, jogged or ran. This was won by Graham Butler in a time of 5:07 and first woman Dympna Ryan was in at 5:20.