Success in Cardiff and Cork for Valley

Indoor in the case of John Kelly in the Welsh capital as he started slowly but improved round on round to win the schools international getting out to 13-78m in the shot just 4 throws great experience and 9cms off the Celtic record for this meet .Great results from the Letterkenny trio of English,Mc Brearty and Finnegan all returning European relative Q times and that 1.48.63 a national junior indoor record for Mark . 

In Cork Jeff Cassin back in action once again collected the bronze medal in the national 30k walk champ. in cold conditions . The event was won by Rob Heffernan in a new Irish record of 2.07.48 against Jeffs time of 2.21.17. His next outing Belfast indoors. 
This weekend the bus stops in ALSAA ,Dublin ,underage cross country ,masters and intermediate a busy day ahead. 

Recalling times past its now 30 years since the death of Hugh Gallen Feb 1st at Bonagee , Letterkenny the Ulster senior cross country which Valley had just won with his daughters Margaret and Christine were on the wining team with Geraldine Mc Nulty and Geraldine Gillespie . Hugh is remembered fondly by all who were fortunate to come in contact with him indeed he was firmly in our mind as we trained this Sunday morning . Noel Collins and Pauric Mc Laughlin are currently in Portugal training. 


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Jeff Cassin Photo By Kieran Carlin 4M1J8408.
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