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Montreal Olympics 1976-GSBC Members

Ireland Coxed IV, 1976 (L-R) Christy O’Brien, Willie Ryan, Mick Ryan, Jim Muldoon, Liam Redmond (Cox)

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Christy O Brien has been a member of the Garda Boat Club since 1971. He is a native of Kilworth, Co. Cork. He is a retired Detective Sergeant of An Garda Síochána, retiring from Technical Bureau.

Willie Ryan has been a member of the Garda Boat Club since 1973. He is a native of Clonakilty, Co. Cork. He is a retired Chief Superintendent and former Club Captain.

Mick Ryan has been a member of the Garda Boat Club since 1971. He is a native of Clare.  Mick is a retired Detective Sergeant, retiring from the Special Branch.

Jim Muldoon joined the Garda Boat Club in 1967. He is a native of Portumna in Galway. Jim is a retired Detective Garda, retiring from Pearse Street Garda Station.

Liam Redmond was a cox for the Garda Boat Club beginning at a young age in 1968 up until 1982. He was a native of Dublin. Liam coxed the IV in Montreal. In the semi-finals, the team were narrowly beaten by the West Germans to a place in the Finals. The Coxed IV went on to win the Petite Final, ranking them in 7th place overall.

Oarsman in the Irish Coxless IV, 1976

Andy McDonough joined the Garda Boat Club in 1971. He is a native of Galway. Andy is a retired Detective Inspector, retiring from the Special Branch. Andy McDonough raced as part of the Irish Coxless Fours at the Montreal Olympics. His team finished 4th in the heat and despite best efforts finished 5th in the repechage.

Irish Substitute, 1976

Frank Moore joined the Garda Boat Club in 1972. He is a native of Emo, Co. Laois. He is a retired Chief Superintendent of An Garda Síochána. Frank Moore travelled to the Olympics in 1976 as the substitute and had the honour of leading the Irish Team into the Olympic Stadium in Montreal (pictured below).

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Coach and Manager, 1976

Pat Grace joined the Garda Boat Club in 1964. He is a native of Kilkenny. He is a former member of An Garda Síochána. Pat Grace was the Coach for the Montreal Olympics.

Peader Casey joined the Garda Boat Club in 1960. He is a native of Cavan. He is a retired Sergeant of An Garda Síochána.  Peader Casey had the important role of Team Manager at the Montreal Olympics.   

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