DONEGAL ATHLETES enjoyed fine success with seven golds returning to the county from the Irish Life Health Juvenile Athletics Championships in Tullamore today.
Cranford AC star Oisin Kelly won the Under-16 boys 800m, surging home in 2 minutes and 3.50 seconds.
In the same race, Letterkenny AC’s Patrick McDaid was the bronze medallist in 2:04.87.
There was a Finn Valley AC one-two in the Under-18 girls triple jump.
Lauren Callaghan leapt to gold with a jump of 11.18 metres. Finn Valley colleague Michaela Byrne took silver with a 10.69m effort. (Lauren and Michaela are pictured above).
Blaine Lynch of Finn Valley won the Under-14 boys javelin with a best effort of 50.94 metres.
Adrienne Gallen has been in superb form this year and the Lifford-Strabane AC ace won the Under-16 girls hammer with a 51.75 throw.
There was also a gold for Lifford-Strabane in the Under-18 boys javelin, which was won by Conor Cusack (59.93m), with Darragh Kirk, another Lifford-Strabane AC man, getting bronze.
Niamh Moohan took gold to Tir Chonaill AC from the Under-16 girls 80m hurdles as she sped to victory in 11.78 seconds.
Letterkenny AC’s Michaela Galvin won the Under-16 girls triple jump as she landed at 10.56m.
Finn Valley’s Riona Doherty was the silver medal winner in the Under-13 girls 60m hurdles while Ben Campbell of Tir Chonaill AC took the silver from the Under-16 boys 100m hurdles, beaten by just 0.04 seconds by Conor Hoade from Galway City Harriers.
There was bronze for Lifford-Strabane AC trio Una O’Donnell (Under-15 girls hammer), Diarmaid O’Donnell (Under-15 boys 80m hurdles) and Kirk (Under-18 boys javelin) and also for Tir Chonaill AC’s Eon Sharkey in the Under-18 boys 110m hurdles.