Finn Valley Vikings made a remarkable return to competition in the IPO AIPO WPC Ireland National Single Lifts 2022 in Limerick, bringing home 20 firsts places and 11 Irish Records.
On Saturday the 5th of February for the first time in 2 years all members of the Finn Valley Vikings powerlifting team were able to complete at a national competition in Southside Barbell, Limerick.
12 men and women aged from 16 to 61 did Donegal and the team proud as they won 20 golds, 1 sliver, 3 best lifter awards and set 11 new national records.
The last 2 years has been tough for the club, continuing to train for competitions not knowing if there will be another lockdown or not and to go out and perform the way the team did was outstanding.
The Finn Valley Vikings are the longest running powerlifting team in Donegal and they are also the most successful team in Donegal and one the the top reams in the county.
The names of the medalists and record setters can be found below:
Paulina Coleman lifter + coach – 3 golds 3 national records, best lifter raw bench
Mick Coleman lifter + coach – 2 golds 2 national records
Edyta Piechowicz lifter + coach – 4 golds, best lifter equipped deadlift
John McHugh – 1 gold, 1 national record
Luke Thompson – 1 gold
Bosco Reid – 3 golds, 3 national records
Sarah Thompson – 1 gold, 1 national record
Cheryl O’Neill – 2 golds
Darren McCreary – 1 gold
Maria MacShane – 1 gold, 1 national record best lifter raw deadlift
Caroline Dolan – 1 gold
Jake Coleman – 1 sliver