Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Quirke wants to put aside injuries and spin a 70-footer at state

(04-22) 21:48 PDT -- When Los Gatos High senior Colin Quirke was a little boy, he didn't chase his father around a baseball, football or soccer field. His childhood athletic education involved a more esoteric setting, but no less inspiring.

Paul Quirke, a shot putter for Ireland in the 1992 Olympics, brought up his son in a world in which he mingled with discus throwers and shot putters, many of whom were legends in the sport.

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