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Vale Damien O'Shea
Date: 20 Jun 2017
 
It is with deep regret that we notify you of the sudden passing of Damien O’Shea overnight on 18th/19th June. Damien has been an active member of ATFCA and has stuck with the association during our recent difficult times. He was a Level 2 Advanced Coach in Sprints, Relays and Hurdles. He was a much respected sprint coach at Glenhuntly Athletics Club; spent a period as Caulfield Little Athletics Centre coaching director; and he was a highly regarded coach at a number of schools including Caulfield Grammar, De La Salle and Star of the Sea. Damien was a long-time member of Glenhuntly Athletics Club. He was one of the club’s leading sprinters in the 1980s; he was a National Finalist in the 100m. in 1980; and he achieved PBs of 10.40 for 100m and 20.8 for 200m. Damien was also a qualified and active personal trainer. Many of us whom he touched will sadly miss him. Damien was held in high regard by many in the Athletics family and I am aware of messages following Damien’s passing, from Max Binnington (former National Head Coach, Australian Track and Field Captain and Commonwealth Medalist); Rick Mitchell (Olympic Silver Medalist and multiple Commonwealth Gold Medallist); Bruce Shaw (leading Australian Sprint Coach in the 1970s and 1980s and Damien’s coach); Paul Soanes (former leading Australian sprinter); former noted sprinters and training partners of Damien – Dennis Meehan and Peter Donlon) as well as a number of current members of Glenhuntly AC. Sincere condolences from all at ATFCA to Damien’s family – Raechel, Ben and Darcy. Sincerely, John Crane. President. ATFCA Victoria. (on behalf of the wider ATFCA family)
 
 
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Vale Damien O'Shea
Date: 20 Jun 2017
It is with deep regret that we notify you of the sudden passing of Damien O’Shea overnight on 18th/19th June.
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Books and Apparel
Date: 16 Sep 2016
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