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Sean Norris

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Sean Norris Reply with quote

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Sean Norris from Dunhill, Co. Waterford, who was a member of the IAWLA association for most of his life. Sean was an outstanding competitor, coach, mentor and organizer. He won eight senior All-Ireland titles for his beloved club, Dungarvan between 1950 and 1965. He represented his country at international level and held numerous Irish records for many years. His best lifts were: press 113kgs., snatch 102kgs., jerk 142.5kgs at 75kgs (the old middleweight class). These lifts were truly outstanding for the period when modern training techniques were unknown. He also set up clubs in Tralee and Dublin before moving to England with his family and lived in Nottingham, Welwyn Garden City and Swindon. The Tralee club which he founded is still run by Jimmy O’Mahony. In England he won West Midlands, East Midlands, North Midlands and All-Midlands titles. Sean was an outstanding singer and played a leading role in numerous light operas. He was also an accomplished gymnast and field athlete.

Weighlifting Accomplishments:Sean Norris Weightlifting Record.doc

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Sean Norris


Sean Norris (Dungarvan) winning the Irish Senior Championship in the town hall, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary in 1963.


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Colin K Bell
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell us details of this man?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was still an active lifter untill 2003 or 2004 at which point I believe he was in his seventies. A great guy!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent. What class and weights? Did he stick to split style?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin (and others),

The Irish Weightlifting Section is a 'work in progress' section. Given my age I know very few of the lifters in this section other than listening with admiration to people such as Joe Shepherd, George and Ronnie Whiteway talk about these people and their feats of strength at that time.

Billy Caball has kindly offered to help write descriptions of each of the lifters but given how busy he is I cannot guarantee a specific date.

Be patient,

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isnt It inspiring the totals the old-timers could achieve with "sub-par" training facilities, information and equipment. Blows our excuses away.
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