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“Athletics and education were Dad's greatest passions - generations of Irish athletes and children benefited from his freely-given expertise and love of running. With the establishment of the Jerry Kiernan Foundation, an initiative of his best friend, Murt Coleman, Dad's life's work of nurturing and inspiring future generations of athletes can continue.”

Patrick Kiernan


“Athletics ran through the veins of Jerry! For many years he poured his time into the grassroots, all the way up to the elite of the sport. He encouraged, motivated and inspired all levels of talent. It’s only right that the passion and true gra Jerry had for the sport he loved is harnessed and continued. This foundation is a fantastic continuation of Jerry’s legacy, helping others to chase and realise their dreams. Athletics is a tough individual sport with many a lonely road to run. A helping hand along the way can make all the difference.”

David Gillick, Olympian and former Irish international athlete.