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About the foundation

Jerry Kiernan’s outstanding athletic achievements and unique personality were an inspiration to many generations of Irish athletes. His coaching record and the care and guidance he provided to hundreds of athletes and pupils of all abilities across four decades has set a standard few will ever match. We believe that Jerry deserves to be commemorated and hope his name can live on through the Foundation’s support for the next generation of Irish champions.

Mission and Vision

The foundation will deliver a structured funding programme for elite athletes which supports their athletic development to international standards in a manner which complements the existing range of supports provided by Sport Ireland and AAI. Initially the Foundation will focus on supporting elite athletes but once established will channel resources into promoting physical activity and the teaching of PE in primary schools. The application process and assessment criteria will be clear, transparent, and impartially carried out by a committee of experienced athletes and coaches.

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