Friday, 18th May - Culdaff 5K & Juvenile 1 Mile - Results & Report
Inishowen AC hosted the annual Culdaff 5k road race on Friday, 18th May. The race was number four in the Donegal Grand Prix calendar. Star performer on the night was a visiting athlete from Kenya - Freddie Keron Sittuk - who finished 5th in the recent Belfast Marathon. Despite a strong headwind, the Kenyan showed his class from the gun, with only Cathal McLaughlin from Foyle Valley prepared to follow. By the 3k mark, Freddie was out in front and pushing for the finish line with the intention of setting a new course record. He did just that in a time of 15.09, followed by Cathal McLaughlin in 16.38. First of the Inishowen AC finishers was local athlete Martin Mooney, finishing 5th in 17.51, followed by Declan Donaghey, 7th in 18.00. Ever-improving club member, Sheila Doherty won her first Donegal Gran Prix race in a time of 22.09, with Patrica Doherty second in 22.46. Other prize winners were:
Humphrey Murphy M45 Letterkenny AC 17.48
Peter Lilburn M50 City of Derry 19.20
Michael Collins M40 Inishowen AC 19.33
Patrica McLaughlin F35 Inishowen AC 22.46
Anne McElhinney F50 Inishowen AC 27.19
Many thanks to all who helped make the Culdaff 5k a success. Next on the fixture list is the hugely popular Buncrana 5k – Wednesday, 30th May, 7.30pm start.
Thursday, 17th May - Donegal Children's Games 2012 - Results & Report
Donegal Children's Games were held in Stranorlar on Thursday, 17th May. The stars of the show were U10 athletes, Seamus Harley & Connie Doherty from Inishowen AC. Seamus won a total of four medals out of four events entered : Gold in the 60m & 500m, Silver in the long-jump & Bronze in the ball-throw; a fantastic achievement at County level. Connie put in a superb effort to win Gold in both the 60m & the 500m. There were other great performances by many of the young athletes on the night; some of them narrowly missing out on medals. The other medal winners were Brenda Collins, winning Silver in the U9 300m, Katelyn Doherty & Drew Mc Kinney, both getting Bronze in the U10 500m, and Adam Whoriskey winning Bronze in the U11 long-jump.
Results for the Ulster Children's Games 2012:
U10 boys 60m - Seamus Harley (Silver)
U10 girls 500m - Connie Doherty (Silver)
Team Silver won by Connie Doherty & Katelyn Rose Doherty
U11 long-jump Team Silver won by Adam Whoriskey & James Loughrey
U12 ball-throw - Una Cox (Bronze)
U13 shot-putt - Eadaoin O Raw (Bronze)
These athletes will go on to represent the Club in the National Finals in Co Cork.