Tipperary’s Olympians – John Pennel, 1964 & 1968

To celebrate the Rio Olympics were are putting the spotlight on Olympians with Tipperary connections that have represented Ireland on the world’s most famous and prestigious sporting stage. These articles were written by sports historian Michael O’Dwyer, and appeared originally during 2011/12 in the Tipperary Star.

John Pennel Star

1964 poster

Mexico 1968

Michael continues to delve into the histories of Tipperary’s sportsmen and women weekly in The Tipperary Star.