Autumn Cross Country good for Finn Valley AC

Leading out with the master story international selection beckons for Teresa who returned a very positive performance winning not only her age division but the race picking up the Jim Mc Namera award for outstanding master athlete . She was in face the race winner at the international in Cardiff last season so leads Ireland on this occasion once again her time 21.48 against that of Natasha Adams ,Lac  22 .21 who will form an aspect of the team . Kay Byrne is running well as evidenced by recent county championship and will once again gain selection 2nd age category just a mere 2 secs off  24.04 her time . Noreen Bonner continues consistent form which recently saw her get Donegal female master award 3rd today gains selection age category .Gloria Donaghey battled to a 33.48 time . Jane O Halloran making her o 50 debut finished 4th 25.48  and will be disappointed but may yet get an international call . Emer Mc Gee Rosses ac will gain selection once again 3rd .Juniors Cassie Lagan and Karen Gallagher top 20 .Before moving from masters a solid run once again Claire Mc Guigan ,Lifford /Strabane good enough for selection 0 35 .

The focus in the mens master was Dermot Mc Elchar returning from a long period of injury recently a very encouraging return 3rd 25 .23 on the national team as a result as is his coach Mark Connolly 2nd 30.36 leading those he coaches by example . The final Donegal international selection will be Anthony Doherty Milford so currently 8 Donegal athletes automatic selections 5 of whom are Valley  and we hold out for news of Jane O Halloran 

In the senior mens race lead Donegal athlete Mark Mc Paul 

Looking ahead its Ulster novice for Finn Valley Saturday  plus even age Ulsters venue Greenmount . Beyond that its Donegal senior at Valley once again Nov 3rd 


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