Before joining the police force in England, Matt Hynes served with the Royal Irish Constabulary and was a member of the Ballyshannon district tug-of-war team. He was in the City of London team that won the silver medal for Great Britain at the 1912 Olympics. The following year, when serving with K Division of the Metropolitan Police, he helped London win the British Police Tug-of-War Championship.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||Nationality||As|
|1912 Summer Olympics||Tug-Of-War||GBR||IRL||Matt Hynes|
|Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic)||Great Britain||2||Silver|