National award for Sommer


Its the period in the season when the various sports groups tend to gather to acknowledge the performers of the past season and it was the turn of Athletics Ireland on Thursday to gather for their awards occasion . As anticipated Finn Valley athlete Sommer Lecky received the outstanding national u 20 gong for what was a brilliant season culminating in a world silver high jump medal 1.90m a Donegal record and  national junior record . a truly outstanding global performance . Her coach in recent years NIall Wilkinson received  a coaching award deservedly so for the tremendous contribution and learning he has brought to the environment. . Brendan Boyce who competes in the Irish 30k championship at St Annes Park, Raheny this Saturday had been nominated for the endurance award won by Alex Wright 20k walker . 
On the road last weekend Teresa Doherty won the jingle Bells 5k in a pb 16.15 in the Phoenix Park a race that attracted 1500 while in Belfast Seely 10k Gerard Gallagher put some serious focused training to good effect to record 31.43 for 9th .again a pb 
Sunday morning the Donegal youth squad came together at Finn Valley led by Mark Connolly organised by Co. coaching officer Mary O Callaghan reporting appositive training learning period.


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