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Brendan Boyce sets a new Donegal and Ulster record for 20K Walk, in the Czech Republic

Donegal also had a number of gold medal winners at the National Indoor juvenile championship

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Brendan Boyce sets a new Donegal and Ulster record for 20K Walk, in the Czech Republic

Brendan Boyce in good form in Czech Republic

Donegal Race Walker Brendan Boyce had a good outing at the Podebrady 20 kilometres Race Walk in the Czech Republic lat the weekend.
The Milford native and Finn Valley AC athlete finished the prestigious race in sixth place in a time of 1:24:32. The time is a new personal best over the distance and is a new Ulster and Donegal record for 20 kilometres.
Donegal athletes had a good last day at the National Indoor Athletics Championships in Athlone on Sunday.
The Finn Valley AC U-15 boys relay team of Blaine Lynch, Bobby Hennigan, Conor Murphy and Daniel McHugh are celebrating an U-15 relay 4 X 200 title following Sunday’s win.
There were also gold medal performances from Lauren Callaghan, Finn Valley AC, in the U-18 triple-jump and Christopher Kearns, Finn Valley, in the U-19 Boys triple jump at the championships.
There were bronze medal performances from Aine Kerr, Finn Valley, in the U-19 Girls triple jump and Michaela Byrne, Finn Valley, in the U-18 Girls triple jump.
Meanwhile John Kelly, Finn Valley AC and Letterkenny Institute of Technology won a gold medal in the long-jump at the Irish Universities championship.
Kelly McGrory, Tir Conaill AC and Dublin City University, won a gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles also at Universities Championship.