New Irish Record in Hammer

All indications are we are up and away thankfully with a similar story in 2012 . Dempsey having returned from a tough training stint in Stellenbosch , S Africa and brother Fellan competed in an open meet Lea valley London area Saturday with Dempsey nailing a new national mark with the 6kg weight getting out to 69.67m so so close to Q mark for world juniors Barcelona which reads 69.95m .That mark erases the old record held by killian Barry at  68.38m  from last season .Killian is now a student at an U S university . Not to be left behind in the family ranking list Fellan posted a 64.67 m a pb . overcoming difficulties with a training venue etc through the winter etc these boys will not take no for an answer and not to be outdone Mum Kate is wearing herself out to a frazzle preparing for this weekends London marathon . Joking aside best of luck Kate and to Gloria and Mary also heading over competing for Foyle Hospice . Go girls 

Great to see Pauric Mc Laughlin back in action Stateside . He deserves a clear run injury free if only to reward his sheer determination to maintain his athletics status .; He was and is a talented young man . 
 @Mary Peters Track final meeting before renovations Mark Hoy ran 1.56 for 800m finishing 3rd. This will prepare him for the Irish Univs this weekend. 

 In Scotland on sat Paul Leck won the 5000m Univs championship in a very encouraging 15.21. He now looks forward to the Nat road relays in Raheny this weekend.

 At the Nat 10k ran in conjunction with the Spar great Ireland run we had good runs from Domnic Boner, Martin Irwin,Andy Scanlon and Sharon Scanlon. 

Claire Devenney was our lead women in Glenveagh @ the womens only 5k. This event was most enjoyable was started by Lord Mayor Noel Mc Bride and its important to note that at a time when we are coming down with choice we the athletes support the runs that have an AAI permit as was the case here . This Saturday its Ardara 10k  2pm and yes it has a permit .
Across in Wigan Aaron Mc Glynn won an 800m race and came back later and banged out a strong 200m and Luke gavigan was 7th in that 800. Well done boys .
National road relays this weekend in Raheny
Finally a big shout out to Catriona Jennings on sub 2.36.14 marathon in Rotterdam a new Donegal best performance and yes yes yes an olympic Q mark . Congrats to her
Finally finally Finn Valley stage an open track /field meeting next Wed April 25th 7pm registration from 6pm ,3 euro to enter limited to 2 events and competition heights as starting height will apply in high jump . A 3k mixed race has been added to original printed programme . Indications of attendance to finnvalley1@gmail would be appreciated


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