Kevin Barry

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameKevin Gerard•Barry
Used nameKevin•Barry
Born10 November 1920 in Charleville (IRL)
Died25 March 2002 in Warrensville Heights, Ohio (USA)
AffiliationsArmy Equitation School, Dublin (IRL)
NOC Ireland


Cork-native Kevin Barry was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 31st Battalion, and later joining the Army Equitation School. In 1951 he was the winner of the King George V Cup on Ballyneety in show jumping and in 1956 was a member of the Irish equestrian team that competed in Stockholm. He retired in 1963 at the rank of commandant and as second-in-command at the School.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Equestrian Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) IRL Kevin Barry
Individual, Open (Olympic) Ballyneety 18
Team, Open (Olympic) Ballyneety / Ireland 7

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1956 Equestrian Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony IRL Kevin Barry