Karl Griffin continued his preparation for the World Junior U20 championship, with another exciting 800m run in Watford on Saturday night. The British Milers sponsored event which attracted all the top middle distance athletes from across Europe found the eighteen year old Donegal Town man running in the ‘B’ 800m race and returning very happy with his time –another B standard for the World Juniors - and performance. Karl continues his build up and competes in Belguim this weekend . Result 1 1:49.45 Andreas Roth U23 Norway; 2 1:49.80 Karl Griffin U20 Tir Chonaill / Ireland;3 1:51.10 Tom Watson U23Central / Edinburgh Uni / Forth Valley
Well done to all the local schools athletes who performed so well on Saturday last in the Ulster finals at the Antrim Forum. The following were medal winners - Magh Ene, Bundoran, Christopher O’Donnell 1st Inter Boys 200m-22.95sec/2nd, 100m -11.78secs
Scoil Colmcille, Ballyshannon: Clara Herron, 1st U17 Shot 10.98m NR; Eva McMullan 1st U17 300m 42.32secs; Robbie Kelly, 1st U15 1,200m Walk 6mins.05.2 secs
St Catherine’s, Killybegs: Daniel Gallagher 1st U17 1,500 S/C 4mins 42.6secs and 2nd 1,500m -4mins 14,7secs and Dylan Kearns, 2nd U15 Javelin, 43m
Colaiste na Carraige: Caoimhe Byrne,2nd U17 P.V. 2,15m
Abbey Voc., Donegal Town: Senior Girls 4 x 100mrelay team 1st 50.90secs, Ciara Crawford, 1st Senior Walk; Kate McGowan 1st Senior 400m Hurdles 64,8secs;Kelly McGrory 2nd Senior 400m H 65secs; Katie Hoad, 2ndSenior PV 2.15m; Jessica Quinn, 3rd U17 Walk. Abbey Voc. also won the Senior Girls ‘Queens University Cup’ as winners of the Senior Girls relay.
Congratulations and well done to the large group of club athletes that competed in the River Moy Half Marathon last Saturday and came home with numerous PB and category winning performances/prizes. Paul Ward’s performance was impressive. He finished 3rd overall and 1st in the M40 category in an excellent time of 1hr 16mins and 48secs.Other prize winners included Gerry McManus, M50 Category winner,1hr 29mins 53secs., Paddy Donoghue, 2nd M60 Catagory,1hr 39mins 43secs.,Anne Donoghue, 1st W55 and Bernie McNeely. 2nd W55.
Well done to club members Philomena Gallagher 22mins41secs, Marie Rooney, 22mins.41secs and Jackie Harvey 23mins39secs who travelled to Aghayarn on Friday night for the very well run and supported Gemma Run 5k.
Next local Donegal Grand Prix event takes place in Donegal Town on Friday evening 30th May -7.30 start. A flat, fast course - the place to run a PB – see you there
Clun captains David Doherty and Jackie Harvey will be happy with Tir Chonaill team performances in Sligo on Sunday last. The overall placing’s after Round 1 which were held at Waterford and Sligo finds Tir Chonaill in 5th overall position – from 16 teams - and having a realistic opportunity of a final eight qualification for the Division 1 final when Round 2 scheduled for the end of June is complete.
Internal Juvenile Competition on Sunday morning
Next Sunday morning the club will host an internal club juvenile competition in Donegal Town. The age groups ae U9/10/11/12/ and 13 with a sprint, jump, throw and middle distance event for each age group.