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Hartmann honoured with University of Limerick Sports Hall of Fame Award

Gerard Hartmann was inducted on the 28th September 2013 into the University of Limerick's inaugural Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony hosted by president of the University of Limerick Professor Don Barry was the final gala event celebrating the University of Limerick celebrating its 40th anniversary year.

Gerard Hartmann who now  operates the Hartmann International Sports Injury Clinic at the University of Limerick's sports arena was honoured for his success in the sport of Triathlon.

Hartmann won seven national titles between 1984 and 1991 and represented Ireland in European and World Triathlon championships ( 14th place) and the Hawaii Ironman (24th place ).He founded Limerick Triathlon Club in 1984 which has a membership of over 300 and is the oldest triathlon club in Ireland.He founded the Kilkee Triathlon in 1985  known as Hell of the West which is the longest running and one of the most successful triathlons in Ireland.

Hartmann a native of Limerick City stated on being inducted into the UL Sports Hall of Fame that it was a great honour for him to have been chosen along with such sporting luminaries as Tony Ward ( rugby ), Eddie Keher ( hurling), Minister Jimmy Deenihan ( Gaelic football ), Pat Spillane ( Gaelic football ) and Eddie O' Sullivan  ( manager Irish rugby team ).

Hartmann International Sports Injury Clinic University Arena, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.