LAC juveniles take team medals at Ulster finals
Letterkenny ac juveniles began the early morning journey to Rosstrevor Co.Down on Saturday last , with a return haul of three team medals (one gold and two bronze), Two top three finishers and nine top 12 finishers. In the picturesque surroundings of Rosstrevor some great athletics took place, with the club to the fore in many of the races.
The U10 girls took the team title here with gold for these girls; unfortunately there are no National finals for these young ladies. But these young athletes will have gain valuable experience form these finals. Michaela Galvin 5th, Sarah Bradley 6th, Ellie Crossan 7th, 12th Chloe Shiels, 13th Darcy Crossan. So well done to these girls.
With only one athlete in the U12 girls Megan Ryan took the silver individual medal with a fine run, this young lady will now head to the AAI finals as part of the Ulster and Donegal teams.
A well deserved bronze medal for these young lads and a trip to the National finals as the reward. Oisin Farren in a super race took the individual bronze medal and will be very happy with his performance, he will be in line to take his place in the Ulster and Donegal Teams likewise club mate David Smith finished just behind with a great 4th place finish,. Adam Duncan 21st Shane Mc Ateer 43rd, Donnacha Devenney 59th and Thomas Crossan 83rd. These six young lads now fly the flag for the club as they all head to national finals Ulster bronze medal winners.
Only one club athlete at this age group, Conor Farrell finished in an excellent 15th place in a field of 70 athletes and will be happy with his run.
A good run from all these young ladies to take another bronze team medal for the club and a trip to the national finals in Santry Dublin on the 17th of November. Ciara Finnegan 11th, Alison Higgins 16th, Megan Skinnader 31st and Edel Smith 32nd where all well placed in a field of over 60 runners and should be well pleased with their performances.
Donal Farren was the only club member in the 16 boy’s race and a fine 9th place finish saw him cross the line as the first Donegal athlete and a member of the Donegal team as well as part of the Ulster team, so well done.
No team medal as only three club runners, but these lads should be well pleased with their efforts ., Enda McBride 16th Sean McCann 32nd and Luke Murphy 33rd .
All athletes qualifying for the national finals in Santry Dublin will be notified shortly. Selection for Donegal teams will be selected by the county board shortly.
All athletes are asked to attend training nights between now and national finals.
Next outing uneven age finals in gransha Derry on the 10th November