Bolt and Finn Valley

Donegal men and Finn Valley AC members and night after night these men are on deck in Londons East End the Olympic Games the task on this occassion . But in addition to that the Valley link with this Jamacian superstar is strengthened as on Thursday evening the Big Man went straight to Darren O Dea and Kieran Carlin to celebrate his phenomenal 200 m victory and the Valley men were of course beamed round the world . Darren whose sister Grainne works for Richards company Pace deals with the worlds elite athletes on a daily basis. The Raphoe woman is a former athletics scholarship athlete at the university of Mobile , Alabama . Enda Doherty from Lurgybrack is another who has worked with the Olympic champion as an employee of Pace . The Donegal and Finn Valley AC connection is strong indeed to the extent that Richards wife German born Marian has represented the Stranorlar club in national competition some years ago . 

As Patsy finalises plans for the last days of the London games via the Irish athletes he surely is proud of the new generation of club members playing such a key role at the highest level and aware that the world is watching this Donegal story with the greatest athlete on the planet.

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