BY PATSY MCGONAGLE: John Kelly, a student at Raphoe Royal set a new Ulster schools record in Antrim Saturday winning the inter shot at 15-92m a noteworthy performance from a boy who in addition to having the talent works extremely hard – thus the reward.
He was at 48m plus in the javelin getting the gold and was given a dubious no throw at 54 m so everything going in the right direction as the Irish schools, a prestige competition, emerges Saturday week.
Gold as well for his schoolmate Shaun Woods in the senior boys 400m to complete his contact with secondary schools in Ulster a pb of 50.64 and wouldn’t it be class if he dipped under 50 before season end?
Exams now and on with the rest of the season!
Jade Leeper in the discus and shot medalled for her school Ballinamore Cu Uladh and Mark Bonner a silver in the steeple for Columba’s but a bit of a gap to overhaul the winner for the 18 yr old Stranorlar lad.
Sommer Lecky 3rd long jump ,Caoimhe Mc Menamin and Ian Brennan were others to impact. Best of luck to all club athletes engaged in exams in coming weeks.
Teresa Mc Gloin was in Manchester Sunday competed in the elite field finished 11th in a new pb of 34.44 which translates as a 6 sec best from her previous of 2 years go. Well done Teresa and she was delighted and rightly so. Race winner was Masai,Kenya world 10k track champion who made it look just so easy.
Dermot Brennan won the final Tir Na Nog 5k while Ryan Porter won the Columbas 5k from Shane Mc Nulty and Raymond Doherty with Noreen Bonner taking the winners position in ladies section. Well done all and good to see DCU student and Fintown native Dermot back in action.
Across in England Dalton Mc Guigan returned a pb in the steeple at 6.09,while brother Dempsey was in action in Halle, Germany his attention on improving that Irish junior record in coming month. This Wednesday evening Sarah Collins exams complete runs a 5k in Koblenz.
Last week saw local area primary school in competition Tuesday and Wednesday 700 plus turning out the finals of course May 30th 11 am while the County childrens Games were held at Valley Thursday evening but there was a dissappointing turnout.
Ulsters for 9-13 age divisions weekend after next in Shercock . Many of the youngsters getting in some extra training sessions at key times during the week other than the normal training periods .
Congrats to Caitriona Jennings and Brendan Boyce both selected for London 2012 what an honour and its absolutely brilliant for Donegal athletics with Tori Pena also to join them in the months ahead.Tags: