Home News McGloin runs for Ireland at the Antrim International Cross Country

McGloin runs for Ireland at the Antrim International Cross Country


from Finn Valley Ac website After a successful 2008 Teresa Mc Gloin gain her reward for the effort an commitment over the past year, Gaining selection after an outstanding run in the Inter Counties Teresa grasped the opportunity to run for her country. Teresa will be disappointed with her run in 22nd place 6th Irish finisher. This race that was once one of the best races on the Irish calendar with some of the best athletes in the world racing but in recent years seems to be on a downward turn, the race was won by a very strong and ever improving Steff Twell the European Junior Cross Country Champion and closely followed by Irish international Deirdre Byrne. The men’s race was on by Ethiopian Jida Merga followed by Ugandan Boniface Kiprop.

In the master’s men’s race both Dominic Bonar and John Mc Glinchey will be slightly disappointed with their runs. Using the race as a preparation race for the national masters both athletes will now look forward to the National Masters in Santry on the 15th February. The Valley masters will look to defend the title for the tenth year.

At the 3km organised by Letterkenny AC, Ian Ward once again came to the fore. The Liscooly lad getting a good blow out after a very productive two weeks training over the Christmas period. Ian running 8.57 for the flat course will now look forward to the next months training in preparation for the National Juniors in March. Other Valley athletes who ran in the 3k were Ryan Mc Daid 9.38, Frank Chaney 9.58, Pat Hagerty 10.06, Teresa Mc Gloin 10.18, Jamie Crawford 1.19, Mark Bonar 10.28, Drew Doherty 10.50, Pat Mc Crudden 11.06, Patsy Doherty 12.08, Allish Patton 12.57(pb) Neil Martin 13.18, Sharon Thompson 13.30, Noreen Bonar 13.36, Gloria Donaghey 13.52.

After an exceptional 2008 Finn Valley AC now looks forward to 2009. New gaols set and challenges met, setting high standards on all levels the club will once again meet the Challenge.

Recent races results

Kieran Kennedy 6th in the Limerick 10mile 56.29 Noreen Bonar & Gloria Donaghey in the Bundoran 5mile

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the McIntyre family Letterkenny, Kilmacrennan and Stranorlar on the death of Anne Brogan (Aunt of James Mc Intyre)

The club would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.

Some pictures by Kieran Carlin.