This many Crusaders AC athletes have represented Ireland at the Olympic Games
Crusaders AC was founded in 1942 and was the first Irish athletic club to include a women's athletics section.
The club relocated in 2002 to a brand new track in Irishtown Stadium – in time for the celebration of its 60th anniversary.
By the club's 70th anniversary in 2012, Crusaders AC had achieved a record number of members, making it one of the biggest clubs in the country.
In 1956, Ronnie Delany won the Olympic 1,500m gold, and is one of 15 athletes to have represented the club at the Games.
A great Crusaders stalwart, the late Louis Vandendries was twice Irish Olympic team manager – in 1960 in Rome and 1964 in Tokyo.
On both occasions, one of his charges was Maeve Kyle. Maeve remains one of the country's most accomplished athletes of all time.
In 1984, the club had its first female Olympic finalist in Caroline O'Shea, who competed in the 800m in Los Angeles.
The most recent addition to the Crusaders Olympic Club was Thomas Chamney, who competed in the 800m at Beijing in 2008.
In 2012 and 2013 the Crusaders women's team went undefeated through the cross-country season, winning the Dublin Novice, Leinster Novice, Dublin Intermediate and National Novice titles. At the Woodie's DIY National Road Relays, the club's women's team finished third.
Crusaders AC athletes have set six national records in the past two years: Steven Colvert (NUR 100m/200m), Colin Quirke (NUR shot putt), Conor McCullough (NUR hammer), Killian Barry (NJR hammer) and the men's 4x400m team: Richard Morrissey, Brian Murphy, Jason Harvey and Eoin Mulhall (NR Club).
Crusaders athletes have dominated the domestic sprint scene in recent years, with Colvert, Murphy, Mulhall (inset left), Harvey (inset right) and Kevin Woods winning no less than 12 national gold medals between them since 2012.
While Crusaders' juvenile section has traditionally enjoyed great success in the throws, thanks mainly to the coaching of 1972 Olympian Philip Conway, a number of younger sprinters have emerged in recent years under the tutelage of Maria Hetherington.
Woods won the National Indoor U-18 400m title, the Leinster Schools 400m and represented the Irish schools' team in the 4x400m. Matthew Behan was selected for the schools' team in the 400m hurdles and Alex Hughes won silver in the national combined events (U-17).
A number of juniors came home with medals from the National Juvenile Championships. Patrick Gilceava won the U-13 long jump, James Kelly placed second in the U-19 shot putt. Ronan Birch won bronze in the U-17 hammer and James Griffin also won bronze in the U-18 hammer.
Masters athletes enjoyed success in 2013 with Liam Lyster (M5) winning National 60m and 100m titles. Conway enjoyed double gold success, dominating the shot putt and hammer in the M7 category.
Crusaders were well-represented internationally this year. The club had three athletes competing at the European U-23 Championships.
Five athletes were selected for the 2013 European Team Championships in Santry – Colvert, Morrissey, Murphy, Harvey and Colin Quirke.
Sam Mealy was selected for the European U-23 Cross-Country Championships – a first for the club.
An outstanding season in 2013 concluded with an emphatic victory in the men's Premier Division at the National League Track and Field final.
Crusaders will now represent Ireland at the European Club Track and Field Championships.
President: Michael McGovern
Vice-president: James O'Neill
Treasurer: Colin Kirkham
Head coach: James Cottle
Secretary: Philip Matthews
PRO: Ruairi O'Briain
Captains: Rob Cross and Deirdre Ni Chearbhaill