Teresa Doherty Takes 9th Donegal X Country Title

The major positive stories emerging from the 2017 Donegal senior x country champs held Sunday at Finn Valley from a local perspective was the runaway victory by Teresa Doherty formerly Mc Gloin her 9th . It began in 2007 and with the exception of 2008 when MIchelle Harvey won in the colours of Tirconnaill and last year Caitriona Jennings, Lac, the stage has been hers . Running well right now after the birth of daughter Aine she was pre race favourite . She recorded her victories on 8 of those occassions leading Valley team to the title but it wasnt to be as a stronger Letterkenny quartet took the honours in that aspect of the race with Valley 2nd.


An anticipated battle with Letterkenny in the mens 10k didnt materalise as the Valley lads scoring 37 pts . had 15 pts to spare making it 5 in a row . Placing 6 scorers in the top 9 with a determined spirited display as has been their hallmark in this event for decades led by Chris Johnston a former 2 time champion in 2nd spot behind a strong run by Lac Karol Duggan . Chris currently studying in Warsaw came in for this event an effort appreciated by teamates . In support and scoring Dermot Mc Elchar ,John mc Enhill , Mark Mc Paul ,James Mc Fadden and Gallagher brothers Gerard and Shane . This was in every respect a team effort and all would acknowledge the leadership of Mark Connolly .

A new addition to the senior programme has been the 4 x 500m relays and Valley had numerous squads involved victories at u 10,12,14 age level . 58 teams participated and before completing the report a word of praise for FVAC officials that had prepared an excellent course which will host the Ulster champs. Sunday 11 am back at Valley . 


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