DONEGAL CLUBS were prominent among the medals at the Northern Ireland and Ulster U14-U20 Age Group Championships at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast today,
Lifford-Strabane AC’s Adrienne Gallen won the under-18 hammer event, throwing a best of 59.23m.
There was a Donegal one-two-three in the under-16 shot.
Tir Chonaill’s Lucy McGlynn topped those charges with Gallen taking silver and Aoife Giles of Cranford the bronze medalist.
Gallen was the discus (30.61m) and javelin (21.52m) gold medalist.
Ashleigh McArdle won three medals: gold in the under-16 high jump (1.52m) and shot put (11.48m) and silver in the 250m hurdles. Her club colleague Ella Costello has silver in the 80m huddles and bronze in the 250m hurdles.
Cranford were toasting joy in the under-15 800m and Oisin Kelly won the under-18 800m.
Sean McGinley (Finn Valley) won the under-19 800m while a new PB saw Oisin Toye take bronze in the same race.
There was a double gold for Finn Valley AC’s Blaine Lynch, who won under-16 javelin and shot put titles and his club mate Conor Lyons won long jump and hurdles medals.
Tir Chonaill took all three medals in the under-18 girls 100m hurdles with Lucy McGlynn winning from Rachel Gallagher and Niamh Moohan.
Letterkenny AC’s Fern Duffy won gold in the under-15 250m hurdles from Lifford-Strabane’s Emer McFadden.
Emily Kelly of Finn Valley held off Letterkenny AC’s Katie Elliot to win the under-14 75m hurdles final. Their placings were reversed in the under-14 high jump, with Elliot leaving with gold and Kelly claiming silver.
Jamie McGinley (Lifford-Strabane AC) won the under-14 javelin, reaching out to 19.41m while Katie Louise McMonagle (Finn Valley) was second.
Cranford duo Blathnaid Gallagher and Clodagh Neely were silver and bronze medalists in the under-16 javelin with Tir Chonaill AC’s Alana Anderson won the under-14 shot.
Cara Wilkinson of Finn Valley was the silver medalist high jump, while Stephen Slevin won the high jump with a new person best and Lifford-Strabane AC’s Cormac O’Donnell won the under-18 boys hammer (55.63m).