John Carlin Athletics Award

 The recipients of the 2018 John Carlin primary school athletics awards were  Ella Costello Naoimh Brid Muff and Liam Carlin ,Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Lifford . They were adjudged to have been the stand out competitors in the recent athletics finals @ Patsy Mc Gonagle Arena, Finn Valley to which 1200 youngsters came from 87 schools and were the culmination in many instances of regional qualifying heats which engaged close to 4000 children . It marks a great honour not only for the youngsters involved but for the school and parents all of whom have embraced the project . The awards are presented in memory of late John Carlin , Crossroads ,Killygordon a former Ulster champion and Donegal high jump record holder by his family whom will be  represented by Sean Carlin himself a former national senior champion ,Irish International and record holder accompanied by 4 times Irish Olympic Team Manager Patsy Mc Gonagle . The award ceremonies will be held in each of the schools next week  with a  visit    joined by the school population and attended by parents ,family members and school athletics coaches  

This award is based on excellent performance in the Finals based on fact that they are final  year primary school children .Congrats to all recipients and their schools   

The Schools Athletics in the past few weeks were the best yet in every respect and we now move on to the X country schools on September 25th

This was the 48th annual primary school athletics challenge regarded as the best to date as we move towards the 50th anniversary of same .

 



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