International Athletes Reception


On Monday evening at 7pm Finn Valley ac will host an informal reception for those club members who in 2017 gained international selection an enjoyable exercise that fortunately has been established at this time in recent years . Its an opportunity to  acknowledge
athlete ,coaches and extended family coming together to celebrate their exploits . It has been an excellent season in that regard at so many levels for Valley with 14 on various levels of competition from Brendan Boyce in European Walks Cup in Podebrady ,Sommer Lecky breaking commonwealth youth record to win high jump title in Barbados and with others Celtic  ,European Cup,european u 20 and u 23 , masters titles in England and Canada and Eddie Gallen captaining the 24hr distance ultra team in world champ. the Kelly brothers amassing Irish Scottish and English titles and just this week 4 athletes included on Manchester International selection .
The full list and their disciplines is as follows
Sommer Lecky ,High Jump :Dempsey Mc Guigan ,hammer;John Kelly,shot; James Kelly ,shot; Brendan Boyce ,walks ;Mark Hoy ,80m;Dylan Kearns , javelin  ;Arlene Crossan ,400mh ;Janine Boyle , 100m relay;Shane Irwin ,relay; Eddie Gallen ,24hr; Laura Crossan ,relay;Sinead Mc Connell ,walks ;Brian O Domhnaill walks;
Additionally 3 Fvac members acted as National team leaders at international competitions Dermot Mc Granaghan ,Neil Martin and Patsy Mc Gonagle
This traditionally concludes the season with thoughts turning to focus on 2017/2018 immediately .


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