'Fr Liam Kelleher had this ability to force himself on runners...through his persuasive personality, we got to love the guy. Steve [Ovett] was hooked in...more than anybody else.'
"There are a few people I would definitely take money off, but I don't think I'd take it off Liam."
"He's got a picture of the Pope, then he's got a picture of me, and a picture of John Walker, and he's got John Treacy's vest next to that and a crucifix underneath. It's a mixture of the Bible and a 'Who's Who' of world athletes."
jonny99 wrote: »
Often wondered where he had gotten to!
Coached (patiently) a few of us in Kanturk in the early eighties.Remember one day he didnt hold a session, just showed us the photos he had taken of Treacy coming down the straight in 1984.One of the reasons I love the marathon distance, and Ive been around the marathon course over 150 times by now. If I could, rather than ask a question, I'd pass on my gratitude