Valleys Emerging Seniors Take Titles

In the context of life at Finn Valley ac life normally begins with the primary school sports established some 40plus years ago but has become  the stage and opportunity for so many young talented athletes 

This was underlined in a most impressive manner last weekend as Sommer Lecky and John Kelly lifted national senior indoor titles in Dublin 

First up on Saturday was Sommer Lecky  introduced into the sport as a 7 yr old to those primary school sports winning the 6om but has now emerged as Irelands top High jumper .She went through all the opening heights no faults  won the competition at 1.75 on to 1.78 and then the bar is at 1.81 which if cleared is yet another Irish youth record but equals the national junior Mark held by Deirdre Ryan and she's 16 yrs old .she clears it job done bar goes to 1.84 but that height will come at another time .Senior champion of Ireland indoors having won the outdoor title back in 2016 a most impressive performance. 

On to Sunday the light shines on John Kelly whose form has been good he ranks number 1 going into this competition leads from early on and his best at 17.02 is much superior to his competitors national senior championship for a 21 yr old that also came at 11 yrs old from his school in St Johnstone to those same annual primary sports and so the story began. An intriguing situation was unfolding in this shit competition as fellow Fvac member was looking good and then the Convoy student at Lyit like Kelly got it together and popped out a 14.78 and the Valley support took the roof down it emerged as a bronze medal and only 2 cms short of silver what an exciting outcome  

Elsewhere In the 1500 Mark Hoy who had impressed in Saturdays heat to Q for final ran a great race but the effort left him under pressure off the final 8om and he was 5th disappointed but he did everything right it just wasn't enough on this occasion and Sinead MC Connell who is preparing to defend her national masters title early March struggled due to flu in 3k walk 

The other Donegal medal came via Brendan Boyce 3rd 5k walk 

Emerging Seniors Take Titles

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