Finn Valley at National League

Finn Valley at National League
In recent years Athletics Ireland introduced a national indoor league for senior clubs  an opportunity to get into competition in a new year  and Finn Valley ac in their first foray as the first Ulster club to engage into the competition will be happy with the outcome over the 2 days engaging 12 top clubs .They engaged under the leadership of Mark Connolly in a positive manner introducing a young enthusiastic squad who approached in a positive manner and in the words of Mark ' basically no pressure lets go and enjoy this get an indoor competition and a new season underway and put your months of training into action evaluate and move the season on '
The result a number of neat results Lauren Callaghan 11.43m triple jump closing down on club record 11.80 1981 to Sinead Mc Laughlin  be neat to improve that after 30 years plus . In Athlone today on duty Daniella Jansen 400m and Chris Kearns 400m . In the 1500 Ben Carr and Aoife Mc Grath  in 1500 . Simon Archer a high jump victory and a solid 200m . Ian Brennan from Stranorlar  a journalism student now at DCU second triple just short of 13m as he prepares for the Irish Univ champs . Aine Wilkinson again strong points 2nd high jump . 
Final top 6 ranking Women  1 Dublin City  2 Carlow  3 Finn Valley ac  4Clonliffe  5 Donore 6 Raheny 
Men  1 Clonliffe  2 Donore 3 Raheny 4 Finn Valley 5 Menapians Wexford 6 Crusaders 
Last word with team manager Mark Connolly 'Our officials turned out extremely well and done a great job. Thanks also to family members who ensured athletes got there . Great senior and club team  experience gained being part of Team Finn Valley 


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