Sunday, 21st October - Naomh Padraig 5K (Muff GAA Club) - Results
RESULTS - Naomh Padraig 5K (In aid of The Donegal Hospice)
Sunday, 14th October - DL Uneven Age Juvenile XC Championship - Report
Fintra beach Killybegs was the setting for the 2nd race in the juvenile cross country calendar, where just over 300 youngsters donned their spikes & club vests ready to compete. Inishowen A.C. had 44 young athletes on the start line, again a fantastic turnout for what now is a steadily growing club with conditions surprisingly fair, a good days running was guaranteed.
Sunday, 14th October - DL Novice XC Championship - Results & Report
Donegal Novice XC Facebook photo album (requires Facebook account)
Inishowen Ladies Novice team produced a magnificent performance to win team Gold at this year's Donegal Novice Championship held in in Killybegs on Sunday, 14th October. With strong teams from Finn Valley, Lifford and Rosses in contention for the gold medal, the Inishowen ladies all put in superb performances to secure top spot.
Sunday, 7th October - DL Masters XC Championship - Report
Pauric McKinney Second at Castlefin on Inishowen Debut
Following a busy road season, Sunday, 7th October saw the first of the cross-country championships take place in Castlefin. With running conditions superb on the day, Inishowen runners were confident that medals were up for grabs. It was a day to remember for Inishowen AC, Pauric McKinney making his debut in the yellow singlet. With a distinguised running career, winning both National and County titles, his presence gave the other Inishowen athletes a boost for the race ahead.
With clubs from all over Doneagl competing, it ws going to be a tough task to get in the medals. From the start the Inishowen men battled hard against Finn Valley, Tir Chonaill and Letterkenny. Pauric McKinney, last year's champion, was sharing the lead with James Flanagan (Tir Chonnaill AC) throughout the race, but was eventually pipped at the post to take individual silver. With the rest of the team urged on, Joe McKinney was next of the IAC athletes home in a highly commendable 5th place to put Inishowen in a team medal position. With superb runs by Ollie Thomas, Ronan Whoriskey, Finbarr Gallagher, Sean McDaid, Mick Harkin, Michael Collins, Francis Doherty and Owen McKinney, Inishowen AC were awarded team silver behind Finn Valley AC.
Next up was the Inishowen Ladies Masters team, competing in the 3k race. With the men winning medals, all hope was that the ladies could emulate that achievement and bring another medal back to the Club. With strong teams from Letterkenny and Finn Valley, Inishowen AC were the underdogs. But with Tracy Harley finishing in 7th and Liz McDaid in 9th, medals were in the reckoning. Adding superb runs by Breedge Collins and Aideen McLaughlin to the list, a bronze medal was heading back to Inishowen!
Sunday, 7th October - DL Uneven Age Juvenile XC Championship - Report
16 degrees, bright sunshine and not a cloud in the sky, hardly the weather you’d expect for the first race of the cross country season. Nevertheless these were the conditions that greeted the athletes in Castlefinn on Sunday for the Donegal Even age Cross Country Juvenile Championships.
Inishowen AC were represented by a tremendous 40 young athletes, which is a fantastic turnout for the club, whose numbers are increasing week on week at training and the training seems to be paying off, with the first race of the day being the non – championship U-8 girls Keri Loughrey 06th, Erin Whoriskey 09th & Jodi Loughrey 10th all finished in the top ten medal position with Keelan Collins 07th and Rian O’ Gallachóir 08th making the top 10 in U-8 boys, Dylan Mulholland & John James Doyle were in 15th & 16th places completed a great team performance in these youngsters first and indeed the clubs first race at this age level.