Its with a heavy heart we to a say goodbye to our good friend & Chairman Pat Hooper whom tragically passed away today.
We are in complete shock as he only Chaired a Zoom meeting last night and was in great form, especially with Slovakia v. Ireland blaring away in the background of his "office".
1979 Irish Marathon Champion, 1980 Irish Olympic Marathoner and current Chairman of Dublin County Board,
He contributed so much to the sport of athletics whether this was at club level with his beloved Green & White Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club, Dublin County, Leinster & National Level.
He was one of the main drivers of the sport, encouraging people at every level along the way to get involved, he will be deeply missed by one & all.
Our sincerest sympathies to his wife. son Dave, and extended family.
A true giant of Irish Athletics has fallen...