THERE was plenty of success for Donegal athletes last night at the Ulster Athletics Awards, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan.
Ten athletes from Donegal left with awards.
Picture caption: Some of the Donegal athletes who won awards last night at the Ulster Athletics Awards. Picture by Sean Crossan.
Olympians Mark English and Brendan Boyce, both from Letterkenny AC, were honoured for qualifying for the Olympic Games, English having competed in the 800m and Boyce in the men’s 50k race walk in Rio.[adrotate group=”86″]
Four Donegal athletes were honoured in their categories: Joseph Gillespie of Finn Valley AC in the Under-15 Boys section after a year that saw him set a new Irish Under-13 high jump record of 1.56metres; Finn Valley’s Hannah Murray won the Under-15 Girls section; Fodhla McFadden from Rosses AC collected the gong in the Under-19 Girls; and Gavin Crawford from Lifford-Strabane AC took the prize in the Under-19 Boys category.[adrotate group=”38″]
The four Donegal athletes who competed at the European Youth Championships in Tbliisi, Georgia, in July – Finn Valley trio Arlene Crossan, Janine Boyle and Sommer Lecky; and Lifford-Strabane AC’s Brendan O’Donnell – were also acknowledged with awards.