THE THUNDER had just rolled when a large group ore athletes took to Finn Valley AC for an open jumps meet on Wednesday night.

Not least of them, the recently-crowned Irish triple jump champion Conall Mahon, the Tir Chonaill AC man recording the best leaps in the long jump and triple jump events on the night.


This meet following a throws meeting the previous Wednesday, offering participants a chance to compete against their season bests in a competitive environment.

Magon jumped 6.63m in the long jump and 13.56m in the triple.

Finn Valley AC’s ever-improving Oisin Thompson had a fine night at the office, recording two big PBs.

Thompson was 6.53m in the long, 12.35m in the trip and 1.70m in the high, enjoying a big battle with Peter Fryers of Sparta - who also had a best of 1.70m - in the latter event.

Seven clubs took part and Finn Valley AC’s former Irish Olympic team manager Patsy McGonagle said: “It’s something I feel the Donegal Athletics Board could now take up, holding shortened meets - for example throws, jumps, sprints - on a regular basis for local athletes.”

Women’s Long Jump 

Lea McGarvey (Rosses) 4.76m

Amy Timoney (Finn Valley) 4.86m

Emily Kelly (Finn Valley) 3.99m

Amy Cullen (Cranford) 4.42m

Ellie McFadden (Cranford) 4.16m

Teresa Mullen (Cranford) 4.06m

Emma Price (Letterkenny) 4.11m

Orlagh Faul (Olympian) 3.61m

Lauren Callaghan (Finn Valley) 4.84m

Riona Doherty (Finn Valley) 4.97m

Fearn Duffy (Letterkenny) 3.79m

Anya Duffy (Letterkenny) 3.48m

Men’s Long Jump

Daniel McHugh (Finn Valley) 5.49m

Fabian McNamee (Omagh) 5.28m

Conall Mahon (Tir Chonaill) 6.63m

Aidan Gillespie (Rosses) 5.32m

Oisin Thompson (Finn Valley) 6.53m

Triple Jump - Combined Results

Oisin Thompson (Finn Valley) 12.35m

Katy Bannigan (Finn Valley) 9.85m

Joseph Gillespie (Finn Valley) 13.21m

Conall Mahon (Tir Chonaill) 13.56m

Daire McDevitt (Tir Chonaill) 11.72m

High Jump - Combined Results

Aidan Gillespie (Rosses) 1.60m

Peter Fryers (Sparta) 1.70m

Aaron Doherty (Finn Valley) 1.55m

Emma Price (Letterkenny) 1.25m

Katie Elliott (Letterkenny) 1.25m

Orlagh Faul (Olympian) 1.25m

Anya Duffy (Leterkenny) 1.10m

Emma Kelly (Finn Valley) 1.25m

Teresa Mullen (Cranford) 1.25m

Ellie McFadden (Cranford) 1.15m

Claire Dougherty (Sparta) 1.50m

Amy Timoney (Finn Valley) 1.50m

Oisin Thompson (Finn Valley) 1.70m


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