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Lauren Dwyer of Wexford Youths during the EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup final media day at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Lauren Dwyer of Wexford Youths during the EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup final media day at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Lauren Dwyer of Wexford Youths during the EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup final media day at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Mary Dwyer was never shy about taking a great leap forward.

In 1983, the Carlow Town woman, under her maiden name of Mary Coogan, established an Irish long jump record of six metres 17 centimetres and then lengthened it by nine centimetres in a two-year stint as an Irish national champion.


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