Donegal athletes
selected for Ireland

Donegal athletes
selected for Ireland
It was a good week for athletes from Donegal as a number of them clinched selection for Irish teams in forthcoming championships

It was a good week for athletes from Donegal as a number of them clinched selection for Irish teams in forthcoming championships

Karl Griffin of Tir Chonaill AC made the qualifying time for the European Juniors 800m in Reiti, Italy from, 14-19 July.

He will be joined by Ruairi Finnegan, Letterkneny AC (in 1500m) and Sarah Collins, Finn Valley (5,000m), who both achieved the qualifying mark this week.

Elsewhere Finn Valley pair John Kelly and Fellan McGuigan have been selected for the World Youth Championships which take place in Donesk, Ukraine, next month. Kelly has been over 18m on a number of occasions with the shot while McGuigan has hit 71m with the hammer.

Griffin and Finnegan qualified at International Meet at Mary Peters track, Belfast, on Tuesday evening with Griffin recording a time of 1.50.71 in the 800m and Finnegan notching 3.46.47 for the 1500m. Griffin is on the raod this week, racing in Manheim in Germany on Saturday next.

Other athletes have until July 1st to reach the qualifying times.