NATIONAL Juvenile Championships



Riona Doherty Finn Valley was the only Donegal medal winner in this age group and she added the 75m Hurdles title to her two silvers from last weekend. On Saturday she was immense and dominated the event winning in a new personal best time of 11.81 seconds.



Cranford’s Caolan Mc Fadden added the 1,500m title to the 800m title he won last week his time was 4.26.06. Indoor or out there is no other middle-distance athlete in his age group who can match him, this versatile athlete was also a medal winner in the long jump and in Cranford’s sixtieth year coaches Eamon Giles, Rose Gavaghan, Ernie Mc Elhinney, Claire Neely and Shauna Giles are still producing great athletes.

Dean Leper, Finn Valley added the Javelin silver the Shot medal that he won last week with a throw of 41.97m, he is developing into a great prospect in the throwing events.



Riona Doherty Caolan McFadden


Blaine Lynch, Finn Valley who has consistently been on the top of the rostrum in the Javelin for the last four seasons won the Javelin title with a throw of 51.80m, his winning throw was over 9m further than any other in the competition and in fact was the longest throw in any of the Javelin competitions at the weekend.

Eoin Boyle Tír Chonaill was second in the U/16 High Jump with a jump of 1.65m.


Blaine Lynch



Hannah Murray, Finn Valley who made a welcome return to athletics this season after a few years out won the U/17 400m title in a time of 58.83 seconds improving on her semi final time by almost a second.

Tori Murchan, Tír Chonaill was seconds in the U/17 High Jump with a jump of 1.60m

Eimear Mc Carroll who competed at the weekend was second in the U/17 1,500m as an unattached athlete and has since joined Finn Valley.



Lucy Mc Glynn, Tír Chonaill was second in the U/17 100m Hurdles showing her versatility as she won the 400m Hurdles last week.

Adrienne Gallen Lifford Strabane was second in the shot with a throw of 11.62m she is developing into a great prospect and won her number one event the Hammer last weekend.

Aoife Giles, Cranford who has had some great tussles with Adrienne over the years took the bronze medal in the shot with 11.18m


Cara Laverty, Finn Valley won the U/19 Girls 1,500m in 4.48.39 adding it to the 800m title she won last week



Sean Mc Ginley, Finn Valley won the U/19 1,50m title in a time of 4.01.82 the fact that he won the 3,000m steeplechase and 800m titles last week make him the most successful Donegal athlete over these championships with three titles. 



Cara Laverty Sean McGinley


Another busy two days in store this weekend in Tullamore with the Children’s Team Games taking place on Saturday with teams from Finn Valley, Tír Chonaill, Letterkenny, Cranford, Lifford Strabane, Killybegs and Olympian all scheduled to take part. The U/14 to U/16 Combined events are also scheduled for Saturday as well as the Master’s Combined events. On Sunday the final of the National League Division One will take place and Tír Chonaill are competing in the men’s Final and hopes are high that they can finish among the medals.  



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