Eddie Heron

Died aged 74

James Edward ("Eddie") Heron (28 November 1910 – 23 April 1985) was an Irish high diving and springboard diving champion. He won the British Diving Championship in 1932 and represented Ireland at the 1948 Olympic Games.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Eugene O'Loughlin on Flickr PD 1.0

Eddie Heron 1910-1985 His friends in Sandycove Swimming Club are honoured to dedicate this plaque to Eddie Heron, 36 years undefeated Springboard and Highboard Diving Champion of Ireland. His skill, grace and courage will never be equalled: his public and private character made him the object of the highest respect and earned for him the warm and abiding affection of all who knew him. A Ré da fada bhí lán De ghniomharcha gaisge no ndán A chroidhe mar leanbh bhí grádhach Ár nguidhe - a anam go h-árd

Idrone Terrace, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland where they swam