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Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Club 3km Handicap

The Annual Milford AC 3km Handicap will take place on Wednesday 28th December, starting at 1:00pm.  Registration will be at the clubhouse from 12pm.  Cost is €5.00.  Presentation and refreshments will take place in The Traveller’s Inn, Milford afterwards.  The race is open to athletes outside the club also.  Parents are asked to note, it is strictly only for children aged over 14 years old to comply with Athletics Ireland rules.

  Club handicaps are popular end of year races around the country where there is an element of fun combined with competitive running.  Afterwards the handicapper can be then regaled with tales of woe but all in the spirit of the event.  Athletes are reminded to record their own overall time as individual times will not be recorded on the day.

Boxing Day Races

The Cranford AC and Finn Valley AC annual Boxing Day races will also give athletes an opportunity to run off the Christmas excess.

2016

As 2016 draws to a close, another successful year has been recorded by the club, both in terms of athletic achievement, and the numbers taking part in senior, masters and juvenile categories.

  In closing the year, the club wish to thank all who have contributed in any way to the continued success of the club over the past year, in particular the many voluntary helpers at various events in 2016, to the various sponsors, primarily Marine Harvest, Fanad, and the Mulroy Woods Hotel.  To all media outlets, in particular, the Tirconaill Tribune, and Francis Diver.

  The club extend a safe and peaceful Christmas to all, and a Happy and successful New Year.

Christmas Training

Juvenile training has now taken a break and will resume on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Group senior training will take place on Thursday 29th December at 7:30pm.  On Sunday 1st January the ‘Sunday run’ will take in the Atlantic Drive run/walk on New Year’s Day commencing at 12pm.  Proceeds in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Senior group training will resume as normal on Tuesday 3rd January at 7:30pm.  New members welcome.

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Dinner Dance*

After a historic season it is hoped as many as possible will join us for our Annual Dinner Dance on the 28th December in Mulroy Woods. Music will be by the Copycats and it is always a great night to catch up for those who have been away from home. Our successful U21 team from 1996 will be commemorated on the night. Tickets cost €30 and would make an ideal Christmas present!

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*Exiles Match*

Our Annual Exiles Match will take place this St Stephens Day as we welcome home all our former players and coaches for Christmas. All those hoping to tog out are asked to be at the pitch for 12 for 12.20 throw in. It is always a great days craic with a presentation afterwards in Dustys. With our successful U21 team from 1996 being commemorated at the dinner dance it is hoped as many as possible of them will dust off the boots for the match! All welcome as always!

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 5-19-20-23. No jackpot winner or match 3 winners, two winners drawn win €35 each. Mary McAteer (Bingo) & Caroline mcAteer, Rathmullan. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,700

*GAA National Draw*

Tickets for the GAA National Draw are now available from any Committee member or Senior player. Tickets cost €10 with first prize a new Opel car.

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC News

National Cross Country, Dundalk
There was another huge turnout in Dundalk on Sunday for the National Juvenile Uneven
Age Group Championships and National Ladies and Men's Novice Championships.  The overhead weather conditions were as good as possible on a mid-December day and the underfoot conditions were equally good, bar a tad sticky on the undulating course.
On the ultra-competitive 12 race card, Donegal pride of place goes to Cranford AC's, Oisin Kelly, winner of the u13 boy’s race.  The Kilmacrennan ‘pocket rocket’ came from 9th to 1st over the last 1000mts to win comfortably, with devastating finishing speed.

  Milford had 2 representatives in action with both putting in best performances of the season at either end of the race programme.  Emma Floyd was straight into action in the first race of the day at 11:30am.  The Ramelton girl was competing in the u11 girl’s race for the first time at this level and came through the big field (155 starters) with relative ease, finishing strongly in 83rd place and was part of the county team that finished 5th.  Cranford’s Miah Fletcher, was 1st Donegal finisher here, in 14th place overall.

  Gerard Marley had to wait until 3:10pm, the men’s novice race being the last race of the day.  The Gortmacall man added to his CV of ever improving results to finish 159th in the ultra-competitive field of almost 200 starters, clocking 23:52 for the testing 6km race, averaging just over 3:58 per km.

  The first 2 Donegal finishers in the men’s novice have strong Milford connections, with Karl Duggan (LAC) making a welcome return to running in 15th place and Mark McPaul (FV) in 18th.  19 club teams finished, with Paddy Marley’s Clonliffe Harriers, winning the coveted team prize.  Nikita Burke, LAC, was lead Donegal finisher in the ladies novice with a top 16 finish.

Overall, a great days cross country for both athletes and spectators alike.

The Ryans

Noelle Ryan ran 2:05 in the searing temperatures of Lanzarote in the half Marathon on Saturday, while husband Paddy, chose the cooler climes of Roscommon to run his 3rd fastest time for 5km, posting a great 17:13 in his hometown on Sunday, finishing 2nd overall.

The club extends congratulations to the other Ryan’s, Danny and family, on making it to the final of ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’.

Club 3km Handicap

The Annual Milford AC 3km Handicap will take place on Wednesday 28th December, starting at 1:00pm.  Registration will be at the clubhouse from 12pm.  Cost is €5.00.  Presentation and refreshments will take place in The Traveller’s Inn, Milford afterwards.  The race is open to athletes outside the club also.  Parents are asked to note, it is strictly only for children aged over 14 years old to comply with Athletics Ireland rules.

Club Membership Fees

The club membership fees have been set similar to last year, i.e. one juvenile athlete €25.  2 juveniles from one family €40.  3 = €60.  Family membership €100.  Senior and master men and ladies €50.

  Club juvenile registration night will take place on Tuesday 17th January at 6:30pm.  All parents and coaches are asked to attend.  Club children’s officer Darina Ferry will be in attendance to give a talk on child protection protocol etc.  All senior and masters athletes are asked to have membership fees paid by the end of January 2017.

Couch to 5km

The club couch to 5km programme 2017 will commence on Monday 23rd January 2017, running for 9 weeks, culminating with the 2nd Milford 5km series race on 24th March.  The weekly programme will be as before, i.e. Monday, Wednesday and Friday commencing at 7:30pm sharp at the track around the football pitches at Moyle.  Cost is €50.00 for the nine weeks.  The fee will also act as club membership for the remainder of 2017.

  Over the past number of years the Couch to 5km programme has been a catalyst for setting people on the road to improved fitness and achieving running feats previously thought unattainable, i.e. completing 10km, a half marathon and in some cases – a marathon.

County Board Presentation Night

The Donegal County Board Annual Presentation night will take place in the Finn Valley Centre on Saturday 14th January 2017.  Club founder, Hugo Duggan has been selected as the Hall of Fame recipient.

ace. The Kilmacrenan 'pocket rocket' came from 9th to 1st over the last 1000mts to win comfortably, with devastating finishing speed.Milford had 2 representatives in action with both putting in best performances of the season at either end of the race programme.
Emma Floyd was straight into action in the first race of the day at 11.30am. The Ramelton girl was competing in the u.11 girls race for the first time at this level and came through the big field (155starters) with relative ease, finishing strongly in 83rd place and was part of the County team that finished 5th. Cranford's, Miah Fletcher, was 1st Donegal finisher here, in 14th place overall.
Gerald Marley had to wait until 3.10pm, the men's Novice race being the last race of the day. The Gortmacall man added to his CV of ever improving results to finish 159th in the ultra competitive field of almost 200 starters, clocking 23.52 for the testing 6km race, averaging just over 3.58 per km.
The first 2 Donegal finishers in the men's novice have strong Milford connections, with Karl Duggan, (LAC), making a welcome return to running in 15th place and Mark Mc Paul, (FV) in 18th. 19 club teams finished, with Paddy Marley's, Clonliffe Harriers,winning the coveted team prize.
Nikita Burke, LAC, was lead Donegal finisher in the ladies Novice with a top 16 finish.

In the u.11 boys race, Cranford's, Caolan Mc Fadden finished a great 4th overall with young Churchill lad, Boyd Russell, running for Olympian, Derry, a close 5th.
John Mc Groddy, Cranford, was 10th in the u15 boys race.
Overall, a great days cross country for both athletes and spectators alike.

THE RYAN'S
Noelle Ryan ran 2.05 in the searing temperatures of Lanzarote in the half marathon yesterday, while Husband, Paddy, chose the cooler climes of Roscommon to run his 3rd fastest time for 5km, posting a great 17.13 in his home town today, finishing 2nd overall.
The club extends congratulations to the other RYAN'S, Danny and family, on making it to the final of ' Ireland's fittest family'

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Dinner Dance*

After a historic season it is hoped as many as possible will join us for our Annual Dinner Dance on the 28th December in Mulroy Woods. Music will be by the Copycats and it is always a great night to catch up for those who have been away from home. Tickets cost €30 and would make an ideal Christmas present! More details to follow in the coming weeks.

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*Exiles Match*

Our Annual Exiles Match will take place this St Stephens Day as we welcome home all our former players and coaches for Christmas. All those hoping to tog out are asked to be at the pitch for 12 for 12.20 throw in. It is always a great days craic with a presentation afterwards in Dustys. All welcome as always!

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 5-19-20-23. No jackpot winner or match 3 winners, two winners drawn win €35 each. Mary McAteer (Bingo) & Caroline mcAteer, Rathmullan. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,700

*GAA National Draw*

Tickets for the GAA National Draw are now available from any Committee member or Senior player. Tickets cost €10 with first prize a new Opel car.

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Dinner Dance*

After a historic season it is hoped as many as possible will join us for our Annual Dinner Dance on the 28th December in Mulroy Woods. Music will be by the Copycats and it is always a great night to catch up for those who have been away from home. Tickets cost €30 and would make an ideal Christmas present! More details to follow in the coming weeks.

*Exiles Match*

Our Annual Exiles Match will take place this St Stephens Day as we welcome home all our former players and coaches for Christmas. All those hoping to tog out are asked to be at the pitch for 12 for 12.20 throw in. It is always a great days craic with a presentation afterwards in Dustys. All welcome as always!

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 7-10-17-18. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. May McFadden (bingo), Michael Morrison (bingo), Gabrielle & Kieran Fitzsimons, and Brendan & Christina Ward. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,620

*AGM*

Thank you to all who turned out to our AGM in the Clubhouse last Friday evening. The following officers were elected to the Committee:

Chairperson: Pat Curley

Vice-Chairperson: Aidan Cannon

Secretary: Tracy Peoples

Assistant Secretary: Roisin McCormack

Treasurer: Joe McNulty

Assistant Treasurer: Kathleen Friel

PRO: Barry McNulty

Assistant PRO: Agnes Ryan

Cultural Officer: Brendan Ward

Development Officer: Kevin Egan

*GAA National Draw*

Tickets for the GAA National Draw are now available from any Committee member or Senior player. Tickets cost €10 with first prize a new Opel car.

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC News

Good Turnout for Club AGM

A record turnout attended the club’s annual general meeting on Monday night last.

  Club Chairman, James Gibbons reviewed another successful and historic club year.  Many positive views were expressed in relation to the club’s future direction and development.

  The following officer board were elected.  President: Hugh Gallagher. Chairman: James Gibbons, Vice Chairman: Hugh Coll, Secretary: Bernie O’Donnell, Treasurer/Registrar: Joan O’Donnell, Senior PRO: James Gibbons, Juvenile PRO: James Whoriskey, Children’s Officer: Darina Ferry.  In addition to above, - other committee members include John McCarron, Liam Marley and Eoin Sheehy.

Donegal Cross Country Championships
Another large crowd of cross country enthusiasts travelled from all parts of the County and beyond to the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar on Sunday last for the Donegal senior cross country championships and juvenile grass relays.
The 4x500 mtr relays were a new initiative which proved popular and provided exciting inter club competition to the senior programme.
Milford Ac had 3 teams take part in the relays under the watchful eyes of coaches Hugh Coll, James Whoriskey and Annette and Eoin Sheehy.

The girl’s u10 team put in a great effort to finish 6th team, lead runner was Aoife Cameron, followed by Grainne Martin, Eva Hardiman and anchor leg by Emilia Friel.

The under 12 boys team put in another superb effort to gain the highest club placing of the day with 4th place overall.  Lead runner here was Fintan Sheehy, followed by Ronan Sweeney, Oran Carr and Cormac Sheehy.  The u14 girls team also gave it their best to finish 6th over with team members Meadbh Houston, Daisy Wheeler, Kristin Fowell and Kirsty Carr.

Senior Championships

The senior ladies and men’s championships turned out to runaway victories for the county’s two leading clubs with Letterkenny easily winning the ladies team race with 1, 2 4 and 6th placing.  Milford’s Gillian Marley put in her best race to date with a very competitive 14th place finish.  Finn valley were equally dominant in the men’s race, pulling 6 to score in the top 9.  Milford again had a sole representative here as Paddy Ryan put in another sterling effort to finish 24th covering the mucky and testing 10k course in 38:38mins.

Sea 2 Summit

Two club athletes took part in Saturday’ prestigious Sea 2 Summit Challenge in Mayo, in the intermediate category where over 600 took part.  Gerard Marley put in a great performance to win the category, with an equally good effort from Anthony Sweeney who finished 2nd.  Great performances from 2 lads who have improved greatly over the past six months with dedication and commitment to training.

Head Shave

The club extends congratulations to club member, Debbie Houston who with 3 work colleagues took part in a charity head shave in Arena 7 on Saturday night.  The four girls bravely lost their ‘their locks’ to raise money for The Donegal Hospice, The Alzheimer’s Society and Pieta House North West.

Remembrance 10km

This Sunday the Annual Remembrance 10km will take place at the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar with a start time of 11:00am.

Club 5kms 2017

Milford AC have penciled in two 5km races for the early part of 2017.  The 1st 5km will take place on Saturday 25th February at 11:00aam.  The 2nd race will take place a month later on Friday 24th March at 7:00pm.

The annual club 3km handicap will take place again this year between Christmas and the New Year, exact date to be decided.

Sympathy

The club extends sympathy to the McMahon family, Milford on the death of Derek McMahon.  Derek was one of the most popular and charismatic business characters in the county and beyond as head of ‘McMahon’s Garage’ Milford and Letterkenny, in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  May he rest in peace.oll, James Whoriskey and Annette and Eoin Sheehy.
The girls u10 team put in a great effort to finish 6th team. Lead runner was Aoife Cameron, followed by Grainne Martin, Eva Harriman and anchor leg by Emilia Friel.
The under 12 boys team put in another superb effort to gain the highest club placing of the day with 4th place overall. Lead runner here was Fintan Sheehy, followed by Ronan Sweeney, Oran Carr and Cormac Sheehy.
The U14 girls team also gave it their best to finish 6th overall, with team members, Meadbh Houston, Daisy Wheeler, Kristin Fowell and Kirsty Carr.
SENIOR CHAMPS.
The senior ladies and men's championship turned out to be runaway victories for the County's two leading clubs with Letterkenny easily winning the ladies team race with 1,2,4 and 6th placing. Milford 's Gillian Marley put in her best race to date with a very competitive 14th place finish.
Finn Valley were equally dominant in the men's race, putting 6 to score in the top 9. Milford again had a sole representative here as Paddy Ryan put in another sterling effort to finish 24th covering the mucky and testing 10km course in 38.38 mins.
Well done to all.
SEA 2 SUMMIT.
Two club athletes took part in yesterday's prestigious Sea 2 Summit challenge in Mayo.
In the intermediate category where over 600 took part, Gerard Marley put in a great performance to win the category, with an equally good effort from Anthony Sweeney who finished 2nd. Great performances from 2 lads who have improved greatly over the past six months with dedication and commitment to training.
HEAD SHAVE.
The club extends congratulations to club member, Debbie Houston, who, with 3 work colleagues took part in a charity head shave in Arena 7 last night. The 4 girls bravely lost their 'locks' to raise money for The Donegal Hospice, The Alzheimer's society and Pieta House North West.
SYMPATHY.
The club extends sympathy to the Mc Mahon family, Milford on the death of Derek MC Mahon.
Derek was one of the most popular, and charismatic business characters of the County and beyond as head of 'Mc Mahons Garrage', Milford, in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
May he rest in peace.

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Underage Presentation Night*

Ray Community Centre, 6pm, Sat 19th Nov

CLG Baile na nGalloglach will hold our Underage Presentation awards night on Saturday 19th November in Ray Commnuity Centre at 6pm. Special guest for the evening is All Star Ryan McHugh.

*Double Winning Dongel Minor Team to be honoured this week*

Shaun Pauls Barretts Minors who won the Ulster league and Championship this year will be honored by the County Board with a presentation night this Friday in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey. It was a great debut year for SP which saw his charges reach an All Ireland Semi Final. SP also had fellow Na Galloglaigh clubmen Conall McFadden, Darran Nash and Luke Barrett as part of his backroom team.

*U6 FUN-damentals*

U6 FUN-damentals training continues every Friday for the next 4 weeks in Loreto Community School convent from 6-6.45pm. All welcome, any queries contact Nigel Black on 086-8128869.

*Scor*

After the weekend our interest in Scór na n Óg 2016/2017 has come to an end. We would like to thank all those who took part and those who helped and came along to the events. We are very proud of all contestants for the effort they put in. Now our attention turns to Scór Sinsear which starts in January.

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 8-12-15-20. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Joe & Marian McNulty, Mark Farren, and Anne-Marie McGettigan. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,500

*AGM*

This years AGM takes place on Friday 2nd December at 8pm in the clubhouse. All are welcome and nomination forms will be available shortly.

*GAA National Draw*

Tickets for the GAA National Draw are now available from any Committee member or Senior player. Tickets cost €10 with first prize a new Opel car.

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Ulster Juvenile and Novice Cross Country
The Ulster Juvenile uneven age groups and novice ladies and men’s cross country took place at the Finn Valley Centre on Sunday last.

  The 11am start coincided with the 1st of the days squally showers, which ensured the underfoot conditions deteriorated progressively by the time the last race of the day (men novice) started at 3pm.

  Undeterred, big numbers turned out from across the province, ensuring competitive races in all the categories.

Juvenile races.
The u9s got the day started when the 2 non championship races gave the younger runners a run out.
In the boys race young Gavin MC Ateer again showed his emerging talent to finish a good 2nd to his friend and nearest rival, Harry Shields, Letterkenny AC.  Ryan Sheehy is also progressing greatly as he finished strongly in 6th place closely followed by the enthusiastic duo of Aiden Kilpatrick and James Olsen getting into the medal positions.

James Olsen’s twin sister Emily also medaled in the u9 girl’s race finishing strongly in the muddy conditions.
In the Championship races, Emma Floyd enjoyed the highest Milford placing of the day when she finished 16th in a competitive u.11 girl’s race.  The Ramelton based girl was the 8th placed Donegal finisher and as such may yet get a call up to the Donegal team for the All Ireland's.
In the U13 boys age group Milford fielded a full team.  Cormac Sheehy led the team home in 50th place, followed by his brother Fintan, 52nd, Ronan Ferry 60th and Oran Carr 70th. A good competitive team performance. Well done to Cranford Ac in this one with Oisin Kelly winning the race and leading Cranford to team victory.

  Thanks to club coaches who travelled, Hugh Coll, Noel Kilpatrick, James Whoriskey and Eoin Sheehy.

Ladies Novice.
Milford AC fielded a first ever ladies Novice team, where the main aim was to take part and get stuck into one of the more testing athletic disciplines.
The team was led home by Gillian Marley in 22nd place in 17.26.  After almost a year out, it was good to see Trisha Nulty get back to competitive action, the Mountain Top native finishing 50th in 19.08.  Equally good to see Caroline Marley continue to improve and wish to compete, - the Gortmacall girl finishing 55th in 19.38.  With 3 to score the Milford girls finished a commendable 8th team.  Congratulations to LAC on winning the team title here, with a Nikita Burke 1st and Noleen Scanlon 2nd.

Men's Novice.
Another big field faced the starter in the men's 3pm Start race.  Paddy Ryan put in another top drawer performance to finish 24th overall in 21.43.  Anthony Doherty also put in a good shift considering he ran the marathon a week earlier.  With 120 mtrs to go he was 25 mtrs adrift of Paddy, but his trade mark fast finish took up to the shoulder of the Roscommon man, both given the same time (21.43).
Peter O Donnell was mixing it with Milford leading duo at halfway when unfortunately his spike lace came undone, stopping to tie it lost him valuable seconds and rhythm. The Kilmac man battled through to finish 28th in 22.08.
It was good to see Gareth Kerrigan back to competitive running and although not at his best ran very well to finish 41st in 23.01.
Gerard Marley ran possibly his best race to date as he finished 46th in 23.16.
With 4 to score the club finished 5th team on 118 Pts, something to build on in future.
Congratulations to local man Mark MC Paul who put in a great and gutsy performance to win the race in 19.50. Congratulations also to Finn Valley who won the team race comprehensively with, 1, 2, 5, and 6th finishing places.

Marathon Presentation

An enjoyable post Dublin Marathon presentation/celebration took place in the Travellers Inn on Friday night last.

A large crowd turned out to reflect and indeed re-run their marathon exploits of the previous Sunday.

  Special guest was Myles Gallagher from Highland Radio.  As a former runner himself Myles said he understood the huge effort, commitment, and achievement of completing the marathon.  He felt the club was now in a position to move on and achieve forever success particularly in cross country.

  Each finisher received a framed certificate recording their time and an official club photo of all 37 participants.  The club was delighted to welcome Michael Logue and Brendan McBride and other members of Rosses AC to the function.  Rosses won the 10 person team challenge “Hugh Coll Plastering Trophy” having 10 runners across the line with a lower aggregate time than Milford.

  Six club runners ran the marathon for 5 charities and were presented with donations on behalf of Milford AC athletes.  Rosemary McGee and Jacqui Barrett ran the marathon to raise money for the Donegal Hospice.

Paul McGukian ran for Féileacain.  Agnes Ryan for LauraLynn.  Sinead McTaggart for Pieta House and Frank McTaggart for the Alzheimer’s Society.  Thanks are extended to Sylvester Hiemstra for photography on the night.  To Francis Diver and the Tir Chonaill Tribune for reprints of the marathon club photo.  To Terence McCann Enterprise House, for design and printing certificates.  T DJ Sammy Greene, to Michael and Louise McBride and the staff of The Traveller’s Inn.

Up-Coming Races

This Sunday the action returns to the Finn Valley Centre with the staging of the Donegal Senior Men’s and Ladies Cross Country Championships.

  A new additional event this year is the inclusion of team grass relay for juveniles 4 x 500 mts, which should ensure added excitement on the day.

  The following Sunday the Finn Valley Remembrance 10 km will take place at Finn Valley Centre starting at 11am.

Wedding

The club extend congratulations to club member Terry McFadden who got married to Carole McGlinchey on Friday last.

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

SSE Dublin Marathon

The 37th running of the SSE Dublin City Marathon proved a real winner, with a record breaking number of participants, a first time Sunday race, and possibly the best weather conditions of the previous 36 Bank Holiday Monday events.

  Last Sunday’s event ranked as the 4th largest marathon in Europe, with the support on the streets possibly worth an even higher ranking.

  Milford AC had an entrant for every year of the marathon’s existence, with 37 black and red singlets prepared and willing to tackle the 26.2 miles of streets, parks and suburbs at varying paces and a mixture of trepidation and excitement.

  The elite and faster club runners assembled on Merrion Square for a 9am start, where Milford’s leading contenders also got immersed in the action.

Peter O’Donnell and Damien McBride set the early pace, - well clear of the massive group following the 3 hour ‘balloon’ pacer.  Peter was just recovering from a back injury which prevented his near surety of getting a recent novice cross country team medal, but the Kilmacrennan man is made of strong stuff, and maintained his consistent 4:10/km pace to lead home the Milford crew in 2:56:17, finishing in the top 300 of almost 17,000 finishers.

Damien McBride is the clubs most consistent marathon runner, and the teak tough Kerrykeel man showed his battling marathon qualities to run his 3rd sub 3 hour marathon recording 2:57:45.

  Marty Lynch had two goals to improve on last year’s 3:08, and if possible get under the 3 hours.  The Ramelton man delivered on both as he stuck to the 3 hour pacer like glue, only breaking free over the last 2 miles when he knew he was safely on target, closing in on Damien he ran a big pb of 2:57:54.

Milford 4th man under 3 hours was the determined Shaun Boyce.  The Gortmacall man ran 3:20 last year and was determined to join the sub 3hr club.  At 23 miles tiring legs were telling him to slow but he dug deep in the closing stages to reach the blue carpet finish with 31 seconds to spare, a welcome pb of 2:59:29.

Paul Russell set a pb of 3:04:23 after a 3:07 in Derry in June, but the genial Churchill man is closing in on the sub 3hr group.

Anthony Doherty had the misfortune to start in wave 4 due to a late entry.  The Coolboy man would have been under the 3 hours with a more even pace out of wave one, but as a first time marathoner he was happy with 3:06:14.

  Joe Gallagher has ran the last 4 Dublin marathons and on Sunday made number five his fastest with a pb of 3:09:08.  Ramelton John Whoriskey has made remarkable progress in his short running career, running his first ever marathon he ran 3:20:54.  James Whoriskey (no relative) took in his 3rd Dublin race and took 10 minutes off last year, with a remarkable 3:21:09 for the Lifford based teacher.  Michael McHugh was in equal pb shattering form, and despite a bad knee injury, the Cranford man reduced his pb by 12 minutes recording 3:25:39.  Hugh Coll, despite a lack of recent training ran 3:29:16, the determined Glenkeen man will look to improve significantly in the near future.  Brian Doherty’s 4th Dublin event, also proved his fastest to date, the Cranford contractor taking six minutes off last years’ time to run 3:31:12.

  Eoin Sheehy improved yet further taking 15 minutes off his 2015 time, recording 3:35:22.

Noel Kilpatrick improved almost half a minute for every mile, the Tully man improving by 12 minutes to record 3:41:59.  Near neighbour and newcomer to running, Philip McGovern ran a remarkable 3:41:59 1st marathon outing.  Paul McGukian had the biggest smile of the day as the Rathmullan man sustained a sprained ankle 2 days before the race, but with a tight bandage and some deep heat, he held out to run a “first and last” marathon in a comfortable 3:44:22.

Gerard Dorrian was very close to last years’ time with 3:45:11.  Mark Scott made a late decision to do the marathon, but despite tight calf muscles near the end ran a very good 3:48:23.

  Teresa Winston led the Milford ladies home, - the Letterkenny teacher ran a comfortable and almost effortless 3:56:52, with the pace making help of former couch to 5km colleague, Fiona Grier who was delighted with 3:57:12 first marathon.  Kenneth Moore took in his first marathon, and was happy to achieve the sub 4 hour target, running 3:57:07.

Kieran Murray was on target for a sub 3hr 50, but after 20 miles his blood pressure went very low forcing him to stop to recover.  He was fortunately well enough after 15 minutes to continue, and ran 4:21:36.  A ladies trio of Agnes Ryan, Rosemary McGee and Jacqui Barrett ran every step together happily crossing the line together in 4:23:09. Frank McTaggart also made a late decision to run, and the Ballyare man acquitted himself well with a 4:31:58 first time marathon.

Francis Diver ran in the early Dublin marathons when himself, Eamon Gillespie and John Fitzgerald were the sole Milford representatives.  The Sunday start afforded Francis another go at it, getting around in 4:36:43.

Bernie Gallagher ran 4:21 last year, but a summer of setbacks curtailed the training of the Wexford girl.  However she was determined to ‘have a go’ and duly collected her medal in 4:37:54.

Mary McDaid joined the club as a recent new member and the Kilmacrennan girls excellent run of 4:40:10 belied her limited training.

A quartet of club runners ran together enjoying the camaraderie, fun, and sometimes tiring spells of the 26 mile route, Kate Begley and Fiona Blaney on their first marathon, with Debbie Houston on number 2 and Barry Browne on 3.  All 4 crossing the finish line together in 4:45:55.  Indeed 3 weeks ago Fiona’s marathon plans were in tatters due to a bad ankle injury, but with determination and the good work of physio Conal McFadden, she made it around unscathed.

Paul Ryan was an equal injury doubt with knee trouble, but the same combination of Conal and determination got the Milford man to the start and finish line 10 minutes inside last year with 4:58:20.  Jim McCahill was also unfortunate with a late injury scare, which curtailed his training.  The Ramelton man was happy to get around in 5:09:29.  Sinead McTaggart put in a great effort to finish as she felt unwell from 10km, but was determined to finish and did so in 5:51:20 with some 3000 people still behind her.

Charities

5 club athletes ran for charities of their choice.  Jacqui Barrett, Donegal Hospice.  Agnes Ryan, LauraLynn. Frank McTaggart, The Alzheimer’s Society.  Sinead McTaggart, Pieta House and Paul McGukian, Féileacain.

Team Challenge

Milford had an unofficial team challenge with Finn Valley and Rosses AC.  The team event is based on the lowest cumulative time of the top 10 runners across the line from each club.  Rosses won the trophy with a combined total time of 30hrs:52mins:26secs, with Milford on 31hrs:18mins:26secs.

Ulster Novice and Juvenile Cross Country

This Sunday its back to cross country running with the staging of the Ulster Novice and Uneven Juvenile age groups at the Finn Valley Centre.

The following Sunday the Donegal Senior cross Country Championships take place also at the Finn Valley Centre.

For the 3rd Sunday in a row it back to the Finn Valley Centre for the “Remembrance 10km” on the road on 20th November.

Club AGM

The Club AGM will take place in the Clubhouse on Monday 14th November at 8:30pm.  All welcome.

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

County Novice and Uneven Juvenile Championships

Tri-a-Loch in Fanad, has for over the past 40 years been synonymous with soccer and in particular the great Fanad United teams over that time span.
On Sunday however, the famous soccer fortress will be the setting for the Donegal men’s and ladies Novice Cross Country Championships and Juvenile Uneven Age Championships hosted by Milford AC.
Registration is from 10.30am to 12.30pm on race day for juveniles, fee €3 per athlete.  Club team managers are asked to have a list of entrants ready to speed up registration.

The novice ladies race starts the programme at 12pm.  The distance is 3km with 4 to score on the team.  The men’s novice race starts at 12:20pm run over 6km with the first 4 to score in the team event.

The Milford ladies team is, - Siobhan McHugh, Trisha Nulty, Ita McGettigan, Paula Hegarty, Gillian Marley and Caroline Marley.  The men’s team is – Paddy Ryan, Shaun Boyce, Paul Russell, Peter O’Donnell, Damien McBride, Marty Lynch, Joe Gallagher, John Whoriskey, Gerard Marley, Gareth Kerrigan and Anthony Doherty.  Hugh Coll is team manager.  The juvenile races, U9 – U19 start at 12:50pm.

The most direct route to Tri-a-Loch (after Kerrykeel) is via Rossnakill, Tamney, Rinboy and a sharp right at Eel Burn.  Changing and toilets facilities at Fanad Utd. Club House, the course is a short walk from the clubhouse on the right.  Club athletes not taking part are asked to come out and support the novice teams and the juvenile races.

Thanks are extended to Mr. Patrick Hannigan for use of his land.

Best wishes to all taking part, and hopefully the weather will be as favorable as last weekend.

Donegal Juvenile Cross Country
The new cross country season started last Sunday with the staging of the Donegal masters and even age group juvenile championships hosted by Finn Valley, on a day borrowed from summer.
Milford had 7 young athletes take part where young Ryan Sheehy set the standard with a brilliant run in the boys under 8 finishing 6th place overall in the big field.
Grainne Martin maintained a steady pace and finished strongly in the girls under 10.

Gavin McAteer had a great run in the district schools on Tuesday last and despite being out of his age group maintained his good form to finish 12th in the boys under 10.

Lea Flanaghan is also improved steadily – the Drumman NS pupil finished a great 14th in the girls under 14.  Cormac Sheehy continued the family participation as he ran strongly in the boys under 12 to finish 32nd.  His brother Fintan ran equally well in the boys under 14 to finish 26th.

Sean Martin ran very well in the older age group, u16 boys finishing 14.  Well done to all.  Thanks are extended to Hugh Coll who travelled as team coach.

Best Wishes

The club extend best wishes to CLG Baile na nGalloglach who play Burt in the County Intermediate Final in O’Donnell Park on Sunday.  Throw in at 4:30pm.

er had a great run in the district Schools on Tuesday last and despite being up an age group today maintained his good form to finish 12th in the boys under 10.
Lea Flanaghan is also improving steadily, - the Drumman NS pupil finished a great 14th in the girls under 14.
Cormac Sheehy continued the family participation as he ran strongly in the boys under 12 to finish 32nd. His brother Fintan ran equally well in the boys under 14 to finish 26th.
Sean Martin ran very well in the older age group, u16 boys finishing 14.
Well done to all. Thanks is extended to Hugh Coll who travelled as team coach.
The club host the Donegal novice and uneven age group juvenile champs in Tri a Lough, Fanad, on Sunday next. Help will be required to set up the course etc, please contact Hugh Coll or James Gibbons re same. Novice Ladies starts at 12pm on Sunday followed by the novice men at 12.20pm.

Foroige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme (BBBS) looking for adult male volunteers in the Milford area

Foroige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme (BBBS) is Ireland’s first youth mentoring programme proven to have positive outcomes for young people participating. The young person and adult volunteer mentor are matched based on common interests and personality. 

This exciting youth mentoring programme matches a young person (10-18) with an adult volunteer mentor. The basic idea is that a friendship will form between the young person and adult volunteer mentor that will promote the positive development of the young person.

We are looking specifically for adult male volunteers in the Milford area.  Please call 086 048 4459.

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Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Intermediate Championship Semi Final*

CLG BnaG v Aodh Ruadh

TBC, Saturday @ 12 noon

After defeating Naomh Brid in the last round the Seniors will now take on Aodh Ruadh of Ballyshannon in the semi final. Aodh Ruadh are flying high in Division 3 and have already secured promotion to Division 2, and the last time the sides met it was Aodh Ruadh knocking Na Galloglaigh out of last years Championship at the quarter final stage. Venue is yet to be confirmed for this game but it is hoped there will be as much support as possible there to get behind the lads on Saturday morning.

*Intermediate Championship*

CLG BnaG 2-12 Naomh Brid 1-12

Truth be told it wasn't a great game of football on Saturday but nevertheless the boys find themselves in a Championship semi final with a good win over Naomh Brid. The conditions were not their usual best in Convoy and a hungry and aggressive Ballintra outfit prevented Na Galloglaigh from getting into their usual rhythm. Naomh Brid started the better and went 0-3 to 0-1 up before Na Galloglaigh hit bit of a purple match in the second period of the half. One of the points was a monster free from Gary Merritt which seen the boys race into a 0-7 to 0-3 lead before Naomh Brid clawed it back to just two at the break, 0-7 to 0-5. The second half was fairly tit for tat before a Kyle Black goal gave the boys a little breathing room, but again Naomh Brid fought back. It was a huge couple of minutes midway through the half that determined the outcome of the match. First of all a mix up in the Na Galloglaigh defence saw them concede a goal which put Brid ahead, but moments later the Ballintra men were reduced to 14 when their midfielder received a second yellow. A mere handful of moments after this a mix up in the Naomh Brid saw Pauric Curley fire home to the net from close range. The boys worked hard to keep their lead from here in and stretched it to 4 points before Naomh Brid finished the scoring to leave it a 2-12 to 1-12 victory to Na Galloglaigh. There was great support for the boys once again today and hopefully it will be there again for the semi final next weekend. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Gary Merritt (0-2), Barry McNulty, Tj Evesson, PJ Hagan, Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett (0-1), Joey Cullen, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-3), Pauric Curley (1-0), David Curley (0-1), Kyle Black (1-2), Christopher Barrett (0-2), Darragh Black (0-1). Subs: Sean Black for Logue (42m), Anthony Fisher for P. Curley (50m), Gavin Grier for Hagan (58m), Cormac Friel, Kieran Sheridan, Enda McHugh, Brandon Toye, Paul Sweeney, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton, Conor McNulty, Kane Barrett

*Reserve Championship*
CLG BnaG 2-15 Naomh Columba 0-7

OurReserves advanced to the semi final of the Championship with a comprehensive win over Glencolumbcille in Convoy. They played some of their best football of the season and dominated from start to finish. They got off to a perfect start when their first attack resulted in a penalty when one of the Glen defenders picked the ball off the ground inside the small square. Paul Fisher stepped up to convert to the bottom corner. Kieran Gorman bromke from midfield and followed up with a point soon after. Glen got their first point from a free, and then added a second from play, but Na Galloglaigh responded with points from half backs Dean Burgess and Kieran Sheridan before Martin Doyle scored a goal with a brilliant finish. Again Glen responded with points to reduce the deficit to 4 at ahlf time. Na Galloglaigh dominated the second half with midfield duo of Paul Sweeney and Gorman winning almost every kickout. This laid the platform for constant attacks and Na Galloglaigh outscored their opponents 11 to 1 in a comprehensive performance. It was a great team performance with 9 different scorers and confidence will be high goinginto next weeks semi final.

Team: Sean Gallagher, Matthew Stewart, Paul Grier. Cormac Friel, Kieran Sheridan (0-2), Enda McHugh (0-1), Dean Burgess (0-1), Paul Sweeney, Kieran Gorman (0-2), Ryan Ferry, Caolan Bolton, Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Gary Helferty (0-2), Marty Doyle (-1), Paul Fisher (1-4). Subs: Patrick Ferry for Stewart (43m), James Whelan (0-1) & James Doyle for Helferty & R. Ferry (47m), Emmet Conaghan for C. McHugh (50m), Sean McHugh for M. Doyle (53m), Nigel Black

*U13 A Northern Final*

For the first time in 8 years the Club will have a team competing in an ‘A’ Northern Final in when our U13s take on St Eunans this weekend. The time and venue for this game has yet to be confirmed so please stay tuned to the clubs social media pages for confirmation.

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 3-4-19-22. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Tony & Anne Helferty, Noelle Toye, Tony McGettigan, and Gary Helferty. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,220.

*Underage Coaching*

Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*

Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included

- Entered into every draw every week

- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)

- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*

The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*

For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*

A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

Milford presented with Division 2 Trophy Following Win over Malin

By Alan Foley, Donegal Sport Hub

Four second half goals put the cherry on top for Milford, as they were presented with the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 2 Trophy.

The side, managed by Danny O'Donnell had sealed their promotion last month with a win in Glenfin and the title was assured since last Sunday, when the last of their chasers, Four Masters, were beaten at MacCumhaill's.

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Photo: The Milford panel celebrate with the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 2 trophy at Moyle View last Sunday evening. Credit: Geraldine Diver

On Sunday evening at Moyle View Park, Malin, who still have promotion hopes of their own, were the visitors. Milford were 0-8 to 0-7 in front at the break, but second half goals from Cathal McGettigan (2), Kane Barrell and Darragh Black sealed a 4-11 to 1-13 win.

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Donegal CAA vice-chairman Frankie Doherty presents the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 2 trophy to Milford caption Patrick Peoples. Credit: Geraldine Diver

It’s been a rapid rise for Milford, who were a Division 4 side as recently as 2013 - the same year they won the Junior A Football Championship. This coming Saturday, Milford face Naomh Brid in the quarter-finals of the Intermediate Football Championship.

 

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Intermediate Championship*

CLG BnaG v Naomh Columba & Naomh Brid

Convoy, Saturday 24th @ 3pm & 4.30pm

In a change to what was previously announced the Championship Quarter Finals will now take place on Saturday 24th instead of Friday 23rd. Both teams are still in the same venue and both games will still take place in Convoy. Throw in for the Reserve game is now 3pm with the Seniors at 4.30pm. All support greatly appreciated

*Division 2*

CLG BnaG 4-11 Malin 1-13

Congratulations to Danny, Paul and all the players and management who collected the Division 2 title with a win over Malin yesterday. It was an entertaining game with both teams trying to play quick free flowing football. Malin were preparing for a Senior QF against Dungloe next week and the first half was a tight affair. Na Galloglaigh could possibly have been further ahead at the break but a purple patch for Malin in the last 5 minutes of the first half seen the half time score at 0-8 to 0-7 to the hosts.In the second half however Na Galloglaigh got their purple patch with quick goals from Cathal Mc Gettigan and Luke Barrett stretching their lead. Again though Malin fought back and got a goal themselves to close the gap to just a point before further goals from McGettigan and Darragh Black ended the game as a contest to see Na Galloglaigh run out comfortable winners 4-11 to 1-13. Afterwards captain Paddy Peoples collected the Division 2 trophy from Frankie Doherty and attention now turns to the Intermediate quarter final against Naomh Brid next Saturday. That game has a 4.30pm throw in in Convoy and it would be great to see the fantastic support displayed yesterday repeated next week in Convoy.

Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Barry McNulty, Sean Black, Tj Evesson (0-1), Gary Merritt (0-2), Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Luke Barrett (1-2), Cathal McGettigan (2-1), Pauric Curley, David Curley (0-1), PJ Hagan, Christopher Barrett (0-2), Darragh Black (1-1). Subs: Kyle Black (0-1) for S. Black (HT), Anthony Fisher and Gavin Grier for P. Curley and Logue, Brandon Toye for Evesson (50m), Enda McHugh for McNulty (58m), Cormac Friel, Caolan Bolton, Paul Sweeney, Martin Doyle, Dean Burgess, Conor McNulty

*Reserves*
CLG BnaG 5-13 Malin 0-5

Our Reserves eased to a comfortable home win against Malin on Saturday past. Na Galloglaigh raced out of the blocks and got the first score when Paul Sweeney burst through the Malin defence to unleash an unstoppable shot to the top corner. Na Galloglaigh were totally dominant and had 3-5 scored before Malin got off the mark with Marty Doyle getting a brace of goals. Malin did come into the game a bit more and scored 3 points without reply but a 4th goal from Caolan Bolton and further points gave Na Galloglaigh a commanding half time lead of 4-8 to 0-4. The second half was a bit more even affair with scores not as easy to come by. Sub Jamie Whelan scored 1-1 with Paul Fisher, Doyle, Bolton and Enda McHugh all adding to their tallies from the first half. The defence restricted Malin to just 1 point in the 2nd half to record their biggest win of the season. The team are on a good run of form at present winning 5 of their last 6 games and will need to bring this into next Saturdays quarter final against Naomh Columba. Throw in in Convoy is at 3pm and all support would be welcome. Team: Gavin McFadden, Patrick Ferry, Gearoid Horkan, Matthew Stewart, Brandon Toye, Enda McHugh (0-3), Kieran Sheridan, Paul Sweeney (1-0), Kieran Gorman, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton (1-1), Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Paul Fisher (0-3), Martin Doyle (2-3), Emmet Conaghan (0-1). Subs: Ryan Ferry for C. McHugh (HT), Odhran Coll and Kieran McLaughlin for Conaghan and Horkan (40m), James Whelan (1-1) and Gary Helferty for Fisher and Burgess (45m), Cormac Friel for Gorman (50m), Paul Grier, Conall McFadden

*Minor Ladies Championship*

Our Minor ladies created their own bit of history on Saturday as they won their first minor county championship title. Since the club was founded in 2007 they have won every underage title apart from minor. They played a very good Convoy side in the county final Saturday in Glenswilly. The first half was a very tight battle with the teams coming in all square at halftime, Na Galloglaigh were the dominant team in the second half with the Convoy keeper making numerous point blank saves to keep them in it, It wasn't until the last ten minutes that Na Galloglaigh pushed on and got the goals to win the match on a score line of 5-11 to 4-4,This was an excellent team performance with Aisling Irwin, Taylor Doherty, Shauna McBride and Kellyanne Buchanan to the fore but Megan Ryan was by far the best player on the pitch. Scorers on the day were Shauna McBride 2-4, Megan Ryan 2-3, Kellyanne Buchanan 1-2 and team captain Niamh Gallagher 0-2.

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*U13s*

CLG 3-12 Gweedore 3-7

Our U13s put in their best performance of the year on Sunday with an impressive 3-12 to 3-7 over Gweedore in Moyle View Park. Na Galloglaigh went in at half 3 points ahead on a score of 0-11 to 1-5, with some excellent points from Eoghan Heimstra & Shane Black. The display by all the players was immense especially the defenders with Jay Curann having his best display all season ably assisted by Liam Donnelly, Paul Ryan, Daragh McFadden and Eoin McElhinney. The 2nd half began brightly with a goal from Shea McBride followed by 2 goals from Shane Black who finished top scorer with 2-7. Rory Pyper and Kyle Burns dominated midfield with alot of running with the ball and excellent defending when needed, Owen McGettigan was commanding in goals, and the work rate of Cillian McBride & Eoghan heimstra was vital in keeping Gweedore at bay, Alec McConigley, Odhran Doherty & Callum Orsi did well when called upon, next up is an away game against Glenfin this Thursday evening and hopefully victory can ensure qualification to the Northern Final

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 7-10-17-21. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Grace McFadden, Cian McGettigan, David Curley, and Mary & Fergus McGinley. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,180.

*Underage Coaching*

Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*

Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included

- Entered into every draw every week

- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)

- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*

The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*

For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*

A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC had three athletes take part in last Sunday’s Donegal Grand Prix 5k Road Championship held in Buncrana.

  Gerard Marley has improved exponentially over the past year, the Gortmacall man started tentatively running just over 21mins for 5km, but on Sunday he broke the 19 minute barrier for the 2nd time with a great pb of 18:49.

  Daniel Hewitt ran his 2nd fastest 5km, as he recorded 19:08, with Gillian Marley taking in the race as she settles back into 3rd level education, - running 21:21.

Marathon Training

A record number of club athletes are in steady training for the upcoming Dublin Marathon.  35 marathon hopefuls ran between 15 to 19 miles last weekend with a similar run scheduled for this weekend as most will run 15 to 20 miles.  Note: the Sunday run starts at 9am.

Wedding

The club extend best wishes to club member Gareth Kerrigan and his fiancée, Amanda Hunter who will get married this Saturday.

Mulroy College 10km

On Saturday morning the Mulroy College 10km will take place, starting at the Mulroy College at 11am.

Upcoming Events

The cross country season is now about to commence with the first local race being the Area Primary Schools Cross Country due to take place in Milford on Tuesday 27th September.

  The Donegal Clubs Cross Country, juvenile and masters will take place in Castlefin on Sunday 2nd October.  The Donegal clubs uneven age groups and men’s and ladies novice will take place in Milford on Sunday 9th October.

Sympathy

The club extend sympathy to former couch to 5k participant Paul McCleary and family on the recent death of his father Tony.  May he rest in peace.