Donegal athletes strike gold at Ulster cross-country championships – Pic Special

first_imgATHLETICS: 17 of Olympian YAC budding young athletics stars contested the recent N.Ireland and Ulster Even Age Cross Country Championships in Rostrevor, Newry with great success. With top three medals, All Ireland qualification places for top 12 runners and top three club and county team medals up for grabs, the competition could not have been any fiercer, and all our Olympian’s rose to the challenge and competed with great heart. Sean Mc Ginley keeps going from strength to strength and put in a fantastic performance coming 5th in the u14 Boys race. Sean was the first runner home for the County Donegal team which were the overall winning county, so Sean rightfully bagged himself an extremely well deserved Gold medal for his efforts as well as a chance to compete at the All Ireland Cross Country Championships.Boyd Russell competing in an age group above himself competed out of his skin to come a very creditable 14th position. He was also the fifth and final counter for the winning Donegal County team so he too claimed a well deserved Gold medal and All Ireland spot to boot.Olympian’s full results are as follows:U10 BoysJames Russell- 36th U10 GirlsTara Mc Dermott- 25thOrla Duddy – 27thGrace Duddy – 33rdU12 GirlsHolly Duddy- 47thLeah Barr- 63rdEllen O’ Donnell – 86thAine Carlin – 93rdU12 BoysBoyd Russell – 14th (Gold medal as 5th counter for winning Donegal County)Jimmy Doherty – 55thOisin Harkin – 82ndU14 GirlsNuala Bose – 36thCiara Doherty- 52ndAnna Duddy – 85thOrla Mc Dermott – 91stU14 BoysSean Mc Ginley – 5th (Gold medal as 1st counter for winning Donegal County)Bobby Doherty- 49thAgain every single one of our Olympians competed with such great heart and certainly gave it their best, which you couldn’t ask for any more. We are so proud of every single one you! Keep up the great training TRAININGTraining will continue every Tuesday night at 7:00 – 8:15pm and Saturday mornings from 11am till 12.15pm at the Glenswilly pitch.We are insured to cater for any and all abilities from 8 years of age right up to senior and master’s level who wishes to train, keep fit, have fun, and/or compete at a local to national/ international standard. New members as always are more than welcome. For further details, please do not hesitate to contact Martin O’ Donnell on 863838240 or message us via Facebook (Olympian AC) or feel free to come down and have a chat on any of our club nights.Donegal athletes strike gold at Ulster cross-country championships – Pic Special was last modified: October 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more