AROUND 1,000 secondary school students from all over Ulster will descend on the Finn Valley Centre on Tuesday for the Ulster Schools Cross-Country finals.
The Ulster Schools finals are coming to Donegal for the first time with 850 entries already confirmed.
The event has been held recently at Ulster University, Coleraine, but Finn Valley AC will host the 2020 version.
“It’s a big event and it’s great to bring it to Finn Valley,” Finn Valley AC’s Patsy McGonagle, the former Irish Olympic team manager, told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“It’s a big challenge for us as well. We’re excited about it, but we’re nervous because of the numbers. I know we’ll be grand because we have a good team.
“We’ll get the job done. We’ve been figuring it out this week. We’re delighted to bring this to Donegal and into our terrain.”
McGonagle also spoke of the club’s Fastest Child initiative, the finals of which take place at the end of February and touched on an impending visit for a training camp by the Irish high performance boxing team ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.
McGonagle said: “We’re trying to build all the time so people are more aware of where we are and who we are.”
Listen to the full interview below …