Tir Chonaill Athletic Club Notes

Weekend round up

On Saturday last at the Irish U23 and Junior U20 c/ships in sun scorched Tullamore. Kelly Mc Grory impressed in winning the U23 400m Hurdles. Its great to see Kelly back in competition again following recent injuries. Caolan O’Callaghan continued his achievement record with a silver medal winning performance in the Triple Jump. Also on Saturday it was great to see a relatively newcomer to the sport achieve at the Ulster/ANI Masters c/ships.Congrats to Robert Anderson on three medal winning performances in the Long Jump[Silver] and the Hammer[bronze] and weight throw[bronze] Donegal Town Festival 10k
On Sunday morning club men Ronan Matthews and Paul Ward filled one and two positions at the well organised Donegal Town Festival 10k.Congrats to club members that took part and thanks to all that helped organise, officiate, steward, hospitality and supply an array of excellent prizes. A special word of thanks to club sponsor, All Sports Donegal Town, and the Donegl Town Business Focus group for kind donations towards the event
On Sunday in Tullamore more outstanding performance from our young athletes at the Irish U9 -11 Children’s Games and U12/13 c/ships.
A number/group travelled, won medals, finished  into top eight positions and had PB marks.All enjoyed the challenge/occasion. A sincere thanks to club coaches and parents that assisted and support on the day.
Ava Anderson,[pictured below] yes a close relation of Robert [mentioned above] pushed the Shot out to 8,82m to claim the National U12 title.She followed up with a 15.98m best in the Turbo Javelin.Eoghan Boyle, cleared 1.45m in the U13/High Jump for an excellent 4th place finish – the same height as the bronze medal winner.Later he got out to 4.46m for 5th in the Long Jump.Ethan Dewhirst, 4.16m and Sawyer Campbell,4.04m filled 7th and 9th positions in the U12 Long Jump.Ava Rose Curran cleared a PB of 1.30m in the U14 High Jump and Shay O’Halloran, got out to 8.18m for 9th in the U13 Shot Putt.
In the children’s games where athletes compete in pairs, Sarah Jane Shovelin [pictured below] and Aine Brannigan, recorded 9.79secs and 9.54secs and combined to win bronze medals. In the U10 Turbo Javelin,Callum Dorrian 14.39m and Finn Campbell,17.17m combined for 31.56m and 6th team place.Eimear Meehan and Emily Melly, finsihed 11th in the U9 Long Jump. Alannah Anderson and Emma Jane Shovelin filled 9th place in the U11 Long Jump -a similar position as Sarah Molloy and Allanah Anderson in he U11 Turbo Javelin.The Girls 4 x 100m relay team of Sophie Campbell,Sarah Jane Shovelin, Alannah Anderson and Aine Brannigan ran 62.46secs for an overall 9th team finish

Cara Bundoran 10 Charity Presentations
On Monday at Cara Pharmacy Head Office, cheques on behalf of the Cara Bundoran Challenge 2018 was made to worthy beneficiaries from this years Cara Challenge.

From it’s inception the Cara Bundoran Challenge has donated a massive €125,000 to various charities, so thank you to each and everyone that has made this possible.

Pictured above  are representatives from 2018 Chosen Charities, who will each receive €5,000 from funds raised – The Irish Hospice Foundation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland , St. Agnes Day Centre – Bus Fund and Tír Chonaill A.C.

THANK YOU to all the Participants, Volunteers, Stewards, Sponsors, Guards and everyone involved who helped make this year a big success!

Nest week
On Saturday next, club relay teams and club entrants in the B All Irelands will travel to Tullamore. We wish them well