Hugo Duggan to be inducted into Donegal Athletics Hall Of Fame

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MILFORD native Hugo Duggan will be inducted into the Donegal Athletics Hall Of Fame at the annual County Board dinner at the Finn Valley Centre on Saturday evening at 8pm.

A versatile international athlete, who also excelled at soccer, can claim to have won seven national senior long jump titles and a world masters in far off Melbourne in 1987 in addition to numerous other plaudits.

He was a founder member of Milford AC.

Born in October 1946, he joined the Cranford AC in 1964 and won a series of Defence Forces Championships, four-in-a-row long jump titles from 1966-69 and a 100m crown in ’66.

Duggan won the National Senior Long Jump titles seven times, in ’67 with Cranford; in 1970, ’71, ’72, ’74 with Clonliffe; in 1980 with Lifford and in 1984 in the singlet of Finn Valley AC.

He was a senior silver medallist in 1969, 1973, 1976 and 1988 in the long jump and in 1969 he was the bronze medallist in the triple jump.

The previous award winner in 2016 was the Glenswilly legend Cyril O’Boyle.

Tickets available from Tom Thompson 0873412655.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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