Thursday 23 January 2014

Jack Corridan...Indiana Hall of Fame 2014

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Dennis Corridan of Texas recently informed me of a wonderful and proud Family Event. His uncle John "Jack" Corridan is being inducted and honoured for his sporting achievements.
He will be accompanied on the night with his Dad George who is Jack's brother. No doubt Jack's proud Family will also be there namely Patrick "Kelly", Andrew "Shawn" and Timothy along with their Spouses and Children.

Jack, George and their two sisters Helen and Mary were the children of Thomas"ike" Corridan, son of Patrick Corridan (Mary mayme O'Brien) , son of Joseph Corridan(Mary o' Flaherty) who were married in Duagh in 1832.

Hoping you all have a fantastic time.

I look forward to receiving a few photos of the event!!


Jack Corridan - Terre Haute Wiley
The site  of "red-headed" Jack Corridan running daily to and from his home on Crawford Street in Terre Haute, to St Patrick’s Elementary School was common. When he entered Wiley High School, he traveled the same route only more than a half mile farther. Corridan put that experience to work in high school, finishing second in the mile run in 1942 and winning the Indiana state meet in the event with a record time of 4:24.4 in 1943.  That time bettered the existing mark by nearly two full seconds.  Corridan’s record stood for 6 years.
Corridan earned a track scholarship to Georgia Tech but his collegiate career was interrupted by service in World War II. When he returned to school he ran the 400-meter hurdles in addition to the distance events.
Corridan was so modest and unassuming that he did not share his many athletic successes with his children.  Jack Corridan died in Blairsville, Ga., age 80, in February of 2005.