Jerry Kiernan


21th January 2021

KIERNAN – January 21st 2021 (peacefully) at home. Jerry; dearly beloved son of the late Mary and Pat, devoted father to Patrick and Joseph, husband of Rosarie and much loved brother to Mike, Pádraig and Eileen. Sadly missed by his wife, sons, brothers, sister, his partner Ursula, brother-in-law Dennis, sisters-in-law Lorraine and Mary, nephews, nieces, best friends Murt and John and everyone at Clonliffe Harriers and Er Buchetto.

May he rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers donations to Irish Guard Dogs for the Blind and Dublin Zoo. Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place on Saturday (Jan 30th) at 4pm in the Victorian Chapel at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross followed by cremation. To live stream the service click on this link For those who would have liked to attend the funeral but cannot due to Covid-19 restrictions can leave a personal message on Jerry’s Obituary Notice by clicking on Recent Deaths at



25/01/2021 by Eugene Hillery

Jerry was my teacher in 3rd class when he won the Marathon in 1982. We were all so proud of him. He was an amazing teacher and got the best out of all of his students. To the Kiernan Family - I am very sorry for your loss. It was just pleasure being in his company. Eugene

25/01/2021 by Ian Egan

Irish athletics has lost one of its finest. Rest well Jerry

25/01/2021 by Sandra O shaughnessy


26/01/2021 by Declan Robinson

To one of the greatest Irish Athletes of our time . RIP Jerry . From Declan , Deirdra , Callum , Josh & Dylan Robinson Kilkenny

26/01/2021 by Eileen OBRIEN

A great lost to athletics one of the great RIP taughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time

29/01/2021 by Fr. Tom O’Keeffe

Deepest sympathy to all Jerry’s family. He was an outstanding teacher who will always be remembered in St. Brigids. May he rest in peace.

30/01/2021 by Colm O brien

Sympathies to all family and friends, I did not know Jerry personally but I loved watching him on TV, a brilliant character, rest in peace

30/01/2021 by Erin Walker

My sincere condolences on the sad passing of Jerry. I did not know him on a personal level, but I loved hearing his athletic commentary. His passion, knowledge and straight talking on athletics was simply wonderful. My sincere condolences to his family and friends and the athletes who he coached and befriended. I will miss Jerry’s commentary greatly and he is a big loss to the athletic community. Rest In Peace Jerry.

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