The Finn Valley Centre was a hive of activity today for the hosting of the 49th annual primary schools athletics.
An event that began in the early 1970s at Sean MacCumhaill Park has evolved into one of the most popular dates on the local athletics calendar.
Pictures by Rachel McShane
Almost 1,200 children, drawn from schools all across the north west, converged at Finn Valley AC today for the big event.
Some of Donegal’s top athletes first cut their teeth at this event over the years and, who knows, maybe a budding Olympian was among the large crew of participants today.
It was the culmination of regional qualifiers in which some 4,000 children in the Donegal area had participated, a serious level of participation led by the team at Finn Valley A.C. supported by students from the Finn Valley College.
Some names to excel were Nathan Kearns Fintra Killybegs, Rhiana McColgan Muff, Charlie Gallagher Sessiaghoneill, Ríona Doherty St Marys Stranorlar, Ava Logue Loughanure, Noah Beales Dooish, Mark Wilkinson Dromore, Shane McCormack Tieveogue, Katie Louise McMonagle Tieveogue, Tara Rose Mahon Iosagain Buncrana, Caoimhe Gallen Ballylast, Amy Timony Dungloe, Danann Gillespie and Andrew Jansen Dromore, Alex Duffy St Muras, Caolan McFadden Creeslough, Brendan Mbambria Colmcille Letterkenny, Josh Ryan Lurgybrack, Charlie Wheeler Brownknowe, Jack McGlinchey Castlefinn.