Gold for Kelly and McGowan


Gold for Kelly and McGowan

John Kelly, Finn Valley AC, and Kate McGowan, Tír Conaill AC, were the big Donegal winners at the Irish Universities Championship finals in Santry on Saturday.

Kelly, representing Letterkenny IT, won a gold medal in the Shot Putt and McGowan, competing for UCD, was a gold medal winner in the 400 metres hurdles.

She won the final in a time of 63.08 while Kelly, on his way to taking the title, also set a new Donegal record with a throw of 16.16 metres.

Other Donegal medal winners at the championships were Gavin McLaughlin, Finn Valley AC and LYIT who took a silver medal in the Shot Putt, and Conal Mahon of Tír Chonaill AC and NUIG, who won bronze in the triple jump.