Primary Schools Sports Results 2017

47th Annual Donegal Primary Schools Athletics Finals 

The Primary Schools Athletics Finals took place today in glorious sunshine at Finn Valley AC.  The Finn Valley AC organisers were delighted to welcome European 400m double champion and Olympian who presented medals and met with school groups.

Primary Schools Sports Results 2017

Students who qualified through the regional competitions got their chance to compete against the best young athletes in the North West region.  Competition was of a very high standard with a large entry of 1269 competitors and over 82 schools taking part, from all over Donegal and the border area of West  Tyrone.  Over 60 volunteers were also on hand to deliver the programme on the day. 

This is the culmination of the school year and is, as always, a marker for schools, of the standard of up and coming athletes, and an opportunity to set goals for future school’s athletics programmes.  With many of our top international sports men and women having been discovered at this level, it will be, for some, the beginning of a career in athletics.  Regardless of results, it is primarily a great day for both competitors, their families and schools and it continues to grow year on year which augurs well for the future of athletics in the North West.

Many thanks to the schools, children and parents who came along on the day and to the volunteers, without whose help it would not be possible to run an event of this magnitude and particularly the organisers would like to acknowledge those who held district qualifiers of which there were six. 

 

 



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