Finn Valley hammer thrower Dempsey McGuigan is off to the University of Mississippi on scholarship and to compete in the US University championship.
The talented 20-year-old national record holder at U-20 level competed at last summer’s World Junior Championship in Barcelona where he set a new Irish record.
The London born McGuigan will compete in Division One of the National Collegiate Athletic Association League.
He is the second athlete from club to take up scholarships at an American third level college. Sarah Collins is currently settling in at East Coast Providence in Rhode Island.