first_imgBY BRENDAN O’DONNELL: Letterkenny AC’s Ruairi Finnegan was the star performer at Saturday’s Donegal Track and Field Championships held in Lifford.In his first race back on the track after a six month lay off through injury, Finnegan ran an excellent 3.50.34 in the 1500m, inside the B standard for the forthcoming European Juniors to be held in Italy in July. The leaving cert student has certainly set down a mark for the season with much more to come.This was the first Donegal Championships held at the Lifford venue for over 15 years. With a new Mondo track in Lifford, the same as the fast track at last years London Olympics, quick times were expected. Prior to Finnegans European standard, City of Derry’s Conor Bradley ran an impressive 1.53.48 in the 800m. Lifford AC’s Ann Marie McGlynn won the Senior 1500m in 4.30.76, with Galway City Harrier athlete Alanna Lally blazing a trail in the 400m with a 57.68s run.Other impressive performances on the day included Rosses athlete Derek Gillespie taking the senior high jump with a leap of 1.80m and Finn Valleys John Kelly throwing the shot out to 17.35m. Veterans of Donegal Championships Hugh Gallagher from Milford and Killybegs native Bernie O’Callaghan collected golds in the shot and 1500m walk respectively.A juvenile programme from U12 upwards also saw a number of fine performances from Donegal athletes.The Black twins from Cranford collected medals in the sprints, distance and long jump, Lifford AC’s Charlie McElwaine pipped Letterkenny’s Ben Carr in the U14 1500m, one of the races of the day, while Finn Valley’s Lauren Callaghan and Janine Boyle claimed gold both in the sprint and long jump. All in all, this was a fine days athletics to bring down the curtain on the Donegal Championships for 2013. With over 200 athletes mid week in Letterkenny and nearly 150 athletes in Lifford on Saturday, this was a very successful Donegal Championships in 2013.A big thank you to all the officials that ensured the full programme ran off successfully and on time. Thanks to Paul and Georgina Drumm for their expertise in bringing electronic timing to Donegal yet again. Thanks to all the clubs and athletes both within Donegal and further afield who turned out to support the Championships.On a personal note, I’d like to thank everyone from our own Lifford club who worked tirelessly over the past number of weeks to ensure everything was right for the hosting of these Championships in the town. There was a huge amount of work done in a voluntary capacity which was a credit to all involved. Unfortunately some things were outside of our control including the line marking of the track which we had expected to be done in advance of these Championships. If we had the expertise within the area it would have been done.Nevertheless, we did have all relevant start lines and break marks surveyed and marked to ensure any records or standards could be stood over.Good luck to all our athletes athletes whose next steps will be Ulster T&F, Schools and All Ireland competitions in the weeks ahead. GirlsUnder 1260m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1663Lauren CallaghanFinn Valley 02 9.311st Dgl2283Leah MooreOlympian 02 9.673692Connie DohertyInishowen 03 9.962nd DglGirlsUnder 1480m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1521Lee WalshLetterkenny 01 11.842644Aine KerrFinn Valley 01 11.88347Tara HarleyRosses 00 12.50GirlsUnder 16100m FINAL+1.5PositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1720Janine BoyleFinn Valley 99 13.642187Nicole CuskellyLifford 98 14.17359Fodhla McFaddenRosses 99 14.23GirlsUnder 18100m FINAL+1.7PositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1715Karen GallagherLifford 97 13.962466Kathleen CraigLifford 97 14.773513Emma HorganLetterkenny 96 14.87WomenSenior100m FINAL+1.7PositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1484Jenny O’BrienCity of Derry 95 13.26WomenMasters100m FINAL+1.7PositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1439Isabella BreslinLifford Masters 15.002478Rosie O’BrienUnattached Masters 15.17GirlsUnder 18400m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1740Alanna LallyGalway City Harriers 96 57.682753Shannon McLaughlinFinn Valley 96 65.203466Kathleen CraigLifford 97 72.27WomenSenior400m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1787Hannah McGowanCity of Derry Senior 67.52GirlsUnder 12600m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1469Daniella JansenFinn Valley 02 1.57.461st Dgl2283Leah MooreOlympian 02 2.06.213680Sophie TreacyTír Chónaill 02 2.06.512nd DglGirlsUnder 18800m OpenPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1715Karen GallagherLifford 97 2.26.722753Shannon McLaughlinFinn Valley 96 2.28.59GirlsUnder 141500m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1640Laura CrossanLetterkenny 00 5.44.352751Karen GallagherLetterkenny 01 5.50.873649Nicea McGovernRosses 01 6.38.70GirlsUnder 161500m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1808Edel MonaghanEnniskillen 98 5.13.382523Ciara FinneganLetterkenny 98 5.18.701st Dgl3770Aine McGrathFinn Valley 98 5.36.522nd DglWomenSenior1500m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1738Ann Marie McGlynnLifford Senior 4.30.762795Sarah KivlehanCity of Derry Senior 5.26.983792Ciara FraserCity of Derry Senior 5.36.65GirlsUnder 161500m WalkPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1524Ciara DonohueLetterkenny 982694Niamh MurphyFinn Valley 99GirlsUnder 12Long JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1663Lauren CallaghanFinn Valley 02 4.132469Daniella JansenFinn Valley 02 3.963641Cate SmythFinn Valley 02 3.36GirlsUnder 14Long JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1644Aine KerrFinn Valley 01 4.47278Ellie GreenLifford 00 4.053521Lee WalshLetterkenny 01 3.42GirlsUnder 14Long JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1720Janine BoyleFinn Valley 99 4.98259Fodhla McFaddenRosses 99 4.603187Nicole CuskellyLifford 98 4.19GirlsUnder 18High JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth HeightDetails1513Emma HorganLetterkenny 96 1.302466Kathleen CraigLifford 97 1.302653Natasha McCallionLifford 97 1.30WomenSeniorHigh JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth HeightDetails1719Fiona nic FhionnlaoichRosses Senior 1.25WomenMastersHigh JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth HeightDetails1439Isabella BreslinLifford Masters 1.30GirlsUnder 12Turbo JavelinPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1724Sarah CrawfordStrabane 02 13.00283Olivia CuskellyLifford 02 12.601st Dgl3469Daniella JansenFinn Valley 02 10.052nd DglGirlsUnder 14JavelinPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1673Emma ForbesStrabane 00 13.04291Claudia CuskellyLifford 00 11.951st Dgl3675Dharma DarraghStrabane 00 10.34GirlsUnder 12Shot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails119Casey McGarveyRosses 02 7.241st Dgl2517Mya AlcornLetterkenny 02 5.942nd Dgl3724Sarah CrawfordStrabane 02 5.43GirlsUnder 16Shot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1383Bridget McDyerRosses 99 8.98WomenMastersShot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1439Isabella BreslinLifford Masters 8.122478Rosie O’BrienUnattached Masters 6.46BoysUnder 1260m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1450Conor BlackCranford 02 9.082448Stephen BlackCranford 02 9.293651Dylan DorrianCranford 02 9.40BoysUnder 1480m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1643Niall QuinnLifford 01 11.202429Conor McGinleyLifford 00 11.303713Charlie McElwaineLifford 00 11.81BoysUnder 16100m FINAL+2.4PositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1332James ClarkeOlympian 98 12.902387Joey DonaldFinn Valley 99 13.231st Dgl3727Darryl CrawfordStrabane 98 13.42BoysUnder 18100m FINAL+1.5PositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1683Jack BehanTír Chónaill 96 12.55MenSenior100m FINAL+1.5PositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1730Daniel MullenStrabane Senior 12.332334Sean DeeryOlympian Senior 13.21MenMasters100m FINAL+1.5PositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1733Martin O’DonnellOlympian Masters 12.25BoysUnder 18400m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1683Jack BehanTír Chónaill 96 59.272687Caolan O’CallaghanTír Chónaill 97 59.70MenSenior400m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1334Sean DeeryOlympian Senior 57.92MenMasters400m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1717Brian BoyceLetterkenny Masters 54.812733Martin O’DonnellOlympian Masters 61.103797Frankie MurrayRobert Emmets Masters 68.61BoysUnder 12600m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1448Stephen BlackCranford 02 1.50.032450Conor BlackCranford 02 1.51.023775John ReidFinn Valley 02 1.53.22MenSenior800m OpenPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1745Conor BradleyCity of Derry Senior 1.53.482750Darragh CrossanLifford Senior 2.12.283778Declan DohertyFoyle Valley Senior 2.19.60BoysUnder 141500m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1713Charlie McElwaineLifford 00 4.59.512637Ben CarrLetterkenny 00 5.00.153780Jack GillespieFinn Valley 01 5.05.10BoysUnder 161500m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1428Alan McGinleyLifford 99 4.55.141st Dgl2363PJ O’NeillMid Ulster 98 4.58.773642Brandon ConnollyLifford 99 5.04.112nd DglMenSenior1500m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1760Ruairi FinneganLetterkenny Senior 3.50.342784Patrick HamiltonCity of Derry Senior 4.11.403743Peter GibbonsLetterkenny 97 4.13.49MenMasters1500m FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1807Cathal McLaughlinFoyle Valley Masters 4.16.162789Colin RobertsCity of Derry Masters 4.24.333759Gerard BogleFinn Valley Masters 4.39.84MenSenior1500m Walk FINALPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth TimeDetails1695Bernie O’CallaghanFinn Valley SeniorBoysUnder 12Long JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1448Stephen BlackCranford 02 4.442450Conor BlackCranford 02 4.433651Dylan DorrianCranford 02 3.88BoysUnder 12Long JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1658Stephen McCallionLifford 00 4.162443Conor BreslinLifford 00 4.13310Deasún StewartLifford 00 3.90BoysUnder 16Long JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1332James ClarkeOlympian 98 5.092387Joey DonaldFinn Valley 99 4.951st Dgl3428Alan McGinleyLifford 99 4.492nd DglBoysUnder 18High JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth HeightDetails1366Conor McKinneyLifford 97 1.752687Caolan O’CallaghanTír Chónaill 97 1.703691Ciaran McBreartyLifford 96 1.60MenSeniorHigh JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth HeightDetails1677Derek GillespieRosses Senior 1.802473Peter FryerCity of Derry Senior 1.70MenMastersHigh JumpPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth HeightDetails1378Aidan GillespieRosses Masters 1.60BoysUnder 12Turbo JavelinPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1353Ryan StewartLifford 02 18.102651Dylan DorrianCranford 02 17.673664James LoughreyInishowen 02 13.77BoysUnder 14JavelinPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1706James KellyFinn Valley 00 31.022643Niall QuinnLifford 01 20.713443Conor BreslinLifford 00 17.80BoysUnder 12Shot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1353Ryan StewartLifford 02 7.102344Eoghan MooreCranford 02 6.413461Wilson CraigLifford 02 6.14BoysUnder 16Shot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1727Darryl CrawfordStrabane 98 10.062371Stephen GibsonLifford 98 8.981st Dgl3332James ClarkeOlympian 98 8.86BoysUnder 18Shot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1700John KellyFinn Valley 96 17.352526Dave McCleanLetterkenny 96 10.35MenSeniorShot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1730Daniel MullenStrabane Senior 10.147.26kg2369Shane GibsonLifford 95 7.097.26kgMenMastersShot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1382Mark DohertyLifford Masters 10.787.26kg2725Damian CrawfordStrabane Masters 10.417.26kgMenMastersShot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1676Bosco ReidFinn Valley Masters 11.716kgMenMastersShot PuttPositionNumberNameClub Year of Birth DistanceDetails1432Hugh GallagherMilford Masters 6.303kgCOUNTY ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS: RUAIRI BACK ON TRACK WITH EUROPEAN TIME was last modified: May 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:COUNTY ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS: RUAIRI BACK ON TRACH WITH EUROPEAN TIMElast_img