Congrats and well done to all 11 schools that competed at the National Schools Sportshall finals at the Aura, Letterkenny on Wednesday.
Good luck to Scoil Iosagan Buncrana and Scoil Naomh Duig, Annagry, our overall winners, as they move on to represent Donegal in the All Ireland semi finals in Athlone in two weeks time
A sincere thanks to all who helped, supported and encouraged this initiative get off the ground and come to a most successful conclusion, i.e. the teachers from the various schools, athletic club coaches from around the county who visited schools and assisted with coaching; to Donegal Athletics Board for encouragement and support- to local clubs who supported and organised reional finals during the last three weeks; to Donegal Sports Partnership staff, led by Michael Black and Director Myles Sweeney who worked tirelessly behind the scenes ensuring all aspects in the lead up to and at finals were successful.
The finals involved 288 young athletes from 11 schools in 4 competitions was ran very smootly and efficiently in two hours.
A sincere thank you to all who officiated, administered etc - to the 2nd Yr BA/Sports Coaching students from LYIT , to the numerous personnel from Letterkenny AC, to Cathal Curran, Donegal Sports Partnership and Grainne Cullen for computerised results received within minutes of the final event being run.
Finally thanks to Donegal Lord Mayor Noel McBride, Donegal’s greatest ever athlete/sportsman, Danny McDaid, Donegal Co Chairman Neil Martin and Donegal’s Mr Sportshalll athletics Neil Cullen for attending and making presentations.
The full list of individual results will be available later today.