The first Triathlon in Ireland was held in Skerries in 1983. The race organiser, Maurice Mullins was also a past president of Triathlon Ireland in the late 80’s. The 1983 race was won by Ciaran ‘Ben’ Brady, an accomplished runner who was offered a scholarship to the University of Wyoming in America later that year.
The first long distance triathlon was held in Skerries on the 3rd of August 1987. 11 participants took part with 10 completing the course. Maurice Mullins again organised this race and it was won by Paul Emmett in a time of 11hrs 57mins and 15secs.
The Irish Triathlon Association was founded in 1984 and boosted 203 members in its first year. Dublin man and RTE employee Gerry Kelly was the first President of the Association.
When the NGB was founded?
The Irish Triathlon Association was founded in 1984 following a meeting in Smith’s Pub on Haddington Road, Dublin which took place in late 1983.
When were the first National Championships held?
Greystones, Co. Wicklow, October 1983 – The ‘Premier All-Ireland Triathlon Championships’. The race was sponsored by Premier Dairies.