National Juvenile indoor Championships Day 3: Sat 19th March
Day 3 was a very exciting day for our young Rosses and Gweedore athletes, with athletes competing in the Relays and also the Shot Put. On the field Tomas Marry performed well in the U17 boys shot and although he was slightly off his pb still gained valuable experience and held his own against the cream Irelands throwers.
On the track the relays provided great excitement with the Girls U15 first up. The young team performed well in a very fast heat, and narrowly missed out on a place in the final. The U15 Boys followed suit and after an explosive first leg from Johnson Bangora held on to qualify for their final of the 4x200m. In the final the boys gave a brave performance and finished 5th overall which was a very closely contested race for medals.
National Masters Indoors Athletics championships Athlone Sun 20th March
On Sunday Aidan Gillespie who competed in the National Masters in Athlone and won three golds in the 60m Hurdles, Long Jump and Highjump. In the process Aidan set two National Records for the M2 catorgory, one in the 60 Hurdles where he broke his own Irish record set in 2014 with a time of 9.70sec. Later in the highjump he broke the existing record with a leap of 1.73m.
On the Road: Brendan McBride had a great run in the first of the Milford 5k series, where he ran a very impressive time of 18.43min during the week. Meanwhile Kevin McGee continued his good form competing in the Letterkenny St Patricks day 5k where he finished 3rd M40 in a fine time of 18.16min, followed closely by local lady Fionnuala Diver in a great time of 18.19
Fund Raiser - Car Wash McDevitt's Garage Annagry: Adults/Parents: The annual car wash fund raiser is this Saturday the 26th March from 10am - 4pm. Nobody is asking you to wash cars that is being taken care of but in the interest of safety we are asking adults only (not the children) to come together and collect donations from passing cars. We're asking for two hours of your time on a router basis to raise much needed funds for our athletes - HiViz will be provided. Contact Michael on Tel 083-4665734 for a time slot.