Former Clonmel Commercials and Tipperary U-21 footballer Tommy Galvin showed he is just as fleet footed in a running race as on the playing field when he shared the top prize with Sonia O’Sullivan in a charity race in Australia.
Tommy, who is son of Tom and Patricia Galvin of Airhill, Clonmel, won the men’s 10km race in the Emer Casey Fun Run in his adopted home of Melbourne.
Former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan won the women’s 10km race in the charity event at the Clayton Campus at Monash University on Sunday, May 22.
The four year-old fun run was established by the family of the late Emer Casey, a 28 year-old solicitor from Co. Cork, who died from ovarian cancer in 2006.
Tommy works in the IT sector in Melbourne and has been living in Australia for the past four years.