International Athletics Appointments

International Athletics Appointments

The IAAF the world governing body for athletics at their annual meeting in Monaco this week have announced the list of accreditated international  walk judges for major championships for the next 4 years . and Ireland is privileged to have two  in this  coveted listing and the Donegal / Finn Valley ac connection is very strong as Pierce O Callaghan  son of County athletics chair Bernie O Callaghan , Killybegs a coach at Valley  and Shaun Gallagher from Drimarone also a member at Finn Valley ac  are on what is obviously a global list of 23 . Pierce has judged both at London and Rio Olympic Games amongst other major champs to include world champs and will now add Tokyo in 2020 . Shaun married and domiciled in Drimarone has in recent years judged European and Asian  event championships and will add the world u 20 champs in Kenya  to the list 2020 amongst others . Shaun a keen GAA follower in addition to his athletics duties both locally at Finn Valley  and nationally is with Pierce excited to engage this challenge . All at Finn Valley ac extend congrats to the two officials on these prestige appointments 

 



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