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Ireland at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia (November 22, 1956 to December 8, 1956)
Opening Ceremony: November 22, 1956
Closing Ceremony: December 8, 1956

Events for Ireland: 13 in 4 sports
Participants for Ireland: 12 (11 men and 1 woman)
Youngest Participant for Ireland: Johnny Caldwell (18 years, 201 days)
Oldest Participant for Ireland: Somers Payne (30 years, 306 days)
Most Medals for Ireland (Athlete): 5 athletes with 1 medal

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12 Athletes

Rk Athlete Gender Age Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ronnie Delany Male 21 Athletics 1 1
2 Fred Tiedt Male 21 Boxing 1 1
3 Tony Byrne Male 26 Boxing 1 1
4 Johnny Caldwell Male 18 Boxing 1 1
5 Freddie Gilroy Male 20 Boxing 1 1
6 Eamonn Kinsella Male 24 Athletics
7 Maeve Kyle Female 28 Athletics
8 Gerry Martina Male 28 Wrestling
9 Somers Payne Male 30 Sailing
10 Henry Perry Male 21 Boxing
11 Pa Sharkey Male Boxing
12 Martin Smyth Male Boxing

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