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"One of Our Own" Ep 9, John Treacy

"One of Our Own" Ep 9, John Treacy "One of Our Own" Ep 9, John Treacy
Mary O'Neill

Olympian John Treacy spoke to Catherine for the penultimate episode of One of Our Own.

Treacy burst onto the international scene in the late seventies, winning World Cross Country Championships two years in a row. Then in 1984 he came home from the Olympic Games in Los Angeles with a silver medal for the marathon.

In this episode, he recalls growing up in his home village of Villierstown and he looks back at his sporting life.

This series is produced and edited by RoseAnn Foley, Catherine's sister, and it was made with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.


RoseAnn says her aim was to shed light on the idea of what makes a true Waterford person. “They are all fascinating people,” she says. “I find their stories truly inspirational. I loved working on this series. And there’s a lovely vibe going through the series as Catherine and myself are old friends with a number of the guests. And then we met some of the others and we felt we had known them all along. It was a really enjoyable project.”

Have a listen to Catherine speak to John Treacy for One of Our Own, through the link in this podcast.

Click here for more episodes in the series.