Matt Hynes

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMathias "Matt"•Hynes
Used nameMatt•Hynes
Born21 January 1883 in Gortmore, Killanin, Galway (IRL)
Died9 March 1926 in Lambeth, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Ireland
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


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