THE THUNDER had just rolled when a large group ore athletes took to Finn Valley AC for an open jumps meet on Wednesday night.
in searing temperatures, some impressive displays caught the eye.
Picture: Finn Valley AC’s Oisin Thompson compete in the long jump. Picture by Ciara Kearns
Not least of them, the recently-crowned Irish triple jump champion Conall Mahon, the Tir Chonaill AC man recording the best leaps in the long jump and triple jump events on the night.
This meet following a throws meeting the previous Wednesday, offering participants a chance to compete against their season bests in a competitive environment.
Magon jumped 6.63m in the long jump and 13.56m in the triple.
Finn Valley AC’s ever-improving Oisin Thompson had a fine night at the office, recording two big PBs.
Thompson was 6.53m in the long, 12.35m in the trip and 1.70m in the high, enjoying a big battle with Peter Fryers of Sparta – who also had a best of 1.70m – in the latter event.
Seven clubs took part and Finn Valley AC’s former Irish Olympic team manager Patsy McGonagle said: “It’s something I feel the Donegal Athletics Board could now take up, holding shortened meets – for example throws, jumps, sprints – on a regular basis for local athletes.”
Women’s Long Jump
Lea McGarvey (Rosses) 4.76m
Amy Timoney (Finn Valley) 4.86m
Emily Kelly (Finn Valley) 3.99m
Amy Cullen (Cranford) 4.42m
Ellie McFadden (Cranford) 4.16m
Teresa Mullen (Cranford) 4.06m
Emma Price (Letterkenny) 4.11m
Orlagh Faul (Olympian) 3.61m
Lauren Callaghan (Finn Valley) 4.84m
Riona Doherty (Finn Valley) 4.97m
Fearn Duffy (Letterkenny) 3.79m
Anya Duffy (Letterkenny) 3.48m
Men’s Long Jump
Daniel McHugh (Finn Valley) 5.49m
Fabian McNamee (Omagh) 5.28m
Conall Mahon (Tir Chonaill) 6.63m
Aidan Gillespie (Rosses) 5.32m
Oisin Thompson (Finn Valley) 6.53m
Triple Jump – Combined Results
Oisin Thompson (Finn Valley) 12.35m
Katy Bannigan (Finn Valley) 9.85m
Joseph Gillespie (Finn Valley) 13.21m
Conall Mahon (Tir Chonaill) 13.56m
Daire McDevitt (Tir Chonaill) 11.72m
High Jump – Combined Results
Aidan Gillespie (Rosses) 1.60m
Peter Fryers (Sparta) 1.70m
Aaron Doherty (Finn Valley) 1.55m
Emma Price (Letterkenny) 1.25m
Katie Elliott (Letterkenny) 1.25m
Orlagh Faul (Olympian) 1.25m
Anya Duffy (Leterkenny) 1.10m
Emma Kelly (Finn Valley) 1.25m
Teresa Mullen (Cranford) 1.25m
Ellie McFadden (Cranford) 1.15m
Claire Dougherty (Sparta) 1.50m
Amy Timoney (Finn Valley) 1.50m
Oisin Thompson (Finn Valley) 1.70m