McKinney fourth in National Intermediates


McKinney fourth in National Intermediates

Pauric McKinney, Inishowen AC, was the first Donegal athlete home at the Glo-health National Intermediate Cross-Country Championship, in Dundalk on Sunday..

Veteran McKinney finished just outside the medals in fourth place in a time of 24.18, less than a minute behind the winner Declan Reid, City of Derry, who took the tape in a time of 24.17.

The rest of the Donegal runners were down the field with Dermot McElcar, Finn Valley, in 38th place; Shane McNulty, Finn Valley, 41st, Raymond Birch, Letterkenny AC, 42nd and Kieran Carlin, Finn Valley in 43rd place.

Jane McGinley, Letterkenny AC, was the first Donegal woman home in 53rd place followed by Sinead Kenny, Finn Valley, in 68th place; Theresa Doherty, Inishowen, in 90th place and Marie Harper, Finn Valley, in 92nd place.

Ben Carr in second place led Finn Valley and Donegal to a gold medal in the U-17 team event. Carr was joined on the Finn Valley team by Brian McNamee, who was seventh, Eoghan Bradley, 8th and Karl McGinley in 15th place.

And they were joined by the Cranford pair of Kevin Logue, 9th and Eoin Kelly, 11th to take the county team honours.

Donegal had U-14 boys and girls relay teams at the relay championships. The boys’ team was made up of Lughan Devanney, David Smith, Jude McCrossan, Liam Hannigan, Mark Ruddy and Jack Holian.

And the girls team was Daniella Jansen, Chloe Coyle, Cornelia Rose Doherty, Andrea Browne Amy McMenamin and Molly Trearty.