Valley Ends National X Country on a High


Navan was the venue for  the national underage x counry champs the past weekend and hopes were high for success for the club u 19 boys and girls . When all was done and dusted their expecations and confidence was justified as the Valley 19 girls collected silver per Cassie Lagan  11,Daniella Jansen29 ,Karen Gallagher 20 and Aoife Mc Grath26  scoring 57 pts to Waterford 24 . Add this to success at national u 18 level and all the hard work was certainly worth it. Further good news was to follow in the boys race as Ben Carr led a group of Adam Mc Granaghan , Donnachaidh Parkinson ,Karol Mc Ginley Odhran O Donnell and Aiden Connolly . Bronze the ranking as members of the Donegal squad scoring 288pts ouran by Dublin and Cork 
Additional medals for Emily Kelly and Sara Alexander and encouraging runs from Ella Mc Glinchey and Sarah Bradley closes the book on yet anoher naional champs . 
The Novice men Team finished 11th with scoring Shane Gallagher Seamus O Donnell James Mc Fadden and his broher John  . No luck for what once again was an understrengh Donegal squad . 
An interesting aside to the success of the 19 teams was the father and son combination of Dermot and Peader Mc Granaghan coaches to the medal winning 19 age group teams .
Next up is the annual Stephens Day 5k 12 noon and beyond that the North West Games in Athlone . 


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