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Name  Liam Ball
Role  Olympic athlete
Died  1984

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Liam Ball (May 17, 1951 – June 16, 1984) was an Irish Olympic swimmer at both the 1968 Mexico City and 1972 Munich Olympic Summer Games, competing for Ireland in the Men's 100 metres Breaststroke and Men's 200 metres Breaststroke at each. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland and was a past pupil of St. Columb's College in the city.

A local hero, Ball appears in a mural on Creggan's Central Drive. The annual Liam Ball International Triathlon, hosted by the North West Triathlon Club at Templemore Sports Complex in Derry, is also named after Ball.

He died aged 33 at his home in Castlebar after a long illness on 16 June 1984. He had been manager of the local swimming pool.

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