11 March-John Daly, Irish Olympic Medal Winner

John Daly was a native of Galway, Ireland. He was a medal winning athlete at the 1904 Olympic Games, which were held in St Louis, United States. As a member of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Daly represented Ireland at four International Cross Country Championships. He won three Silver team medals and a Bronze medal.

John Daly was born at Ballglunin near Tuam, Co Galway, Ireland on February 22nd 1880. The 1903 International Cross Country Championships were held at Hamilton Park, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Daly, competing for Ireland won an individual Bronze medal and a team Silver medal. At the 1904 Olympics Daly won a Silver medal in the steeplechase. Following a successful athletics career Daly lived in New York where he became a successful businessman.

John Daly, winner of a Silver medal in the 1904 Olympics, died at the age of 89 in New York City in the year 1969 On This Day.

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John Daly 1904

Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

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