Eoghan returns home to win Sunday's Finn Valley AC 5k

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Eoghan returns home to win Sunday's Finn Valley AC 5k

Eoghan McGinley, who runs with Rathfarnham AC, but hails from Kilmacrennan, returned home to Donegal to win yesterday's Finn Valley 5k.

In testing conditions, this was the first of the Finn Valley 5k series and it attracted a fantastic turn-out of runners and walkers.

McGinley's time of 16.16 was good enough to see him first across the line with almost a minute to spare on John McElhill of Finn Valley AC (17.10).

Noel Diver of Rosses AC was third in 17.10.

Finn Valley AC's Caitriona Devine was first female athlete in a time of 20.04

Her club colleague Stacey Dolan was second in 21.07 and she had only four seconds to spare over Gillian Marley of Milford AC (21.11).

Selina O'Donnell ran 21.34.


The top 20 finishers in yesterdays race were:

1 16.16 Eoghan McGinley, Rathfarhnam

2 17.10 John McElhill, Finn Valley AC

3 17.32 Noel Diver, Rosses AC

4 17.33 Bryan McNamee Finn Valley AC

5 18.04 Dale Corbett, Springwell

6 18.36 Anthony Doherty, Milford AC

7 18.51 Alan Kearins, Sligo AC

818.54 Karol McGinley, Finn Valley AC

9 18.55 Paddy Ryan, Finn Valley AC

10 19.22 Peter McMenamin, Individual

11 19.33 Pat Hegarty, Finn Valley.

12 19.42 Michael J Callaghan Finn Valley

13 19.56 Michael McLoone, Individual

14 20.04 Catriona Devine, Finn Valley

15 20.14 Donal Haughey, Tir Conaill

16 20.14 Manus McBride, Finn Valley

17 20.19 Barry Mackey, Letterkenny AC

18 20.23 Gerard Marley, Milford AC

19 20.25 James Gallen, FVF4Life

20 20.26 Stephen Burns, Lifford Fit4Life