Olympic champion Ronnie Delany returns to his old school the Catholic University School in Dublin.

Ronnie Delany, the 1956 1,500 metre Olympic gold medal winner, visits the Catholic University School in Dublin where he was a past pupil. Ronnie signs autographs for pupils and speaks with Fr Tom Lonergan sm in the school yard.

Fr Lonergan taught French in Catholic University School and later from 1966 in Chanel College, Coolock. Fr Tom was very well known in athletic circles and there is a Schools Cup named in his honour. He was a close friend of the vice-principal Mr Jack Sweeney who was also very well regarded in athletics and was seen as somewhat of an expert particularly with what was happening in this area behind the Iron Curtain.  

When Ronnie Delany won the Olympic gold he sent a telegram to Jack Sweeney, who was his coach, saying “We did it Jack”.  

The footage was shot on 16mm film by Father Charles Kerr a member of staff at the school.