Donegal Town 5k -  Mizuno/Brian McCormick Grand Prix Series

Friday Evening, 05 June 2009



Former Youth Olympic silver medal winner, Noel Collins was an impressive winner of the Tír Chonaill promoted and All Sports sponsored 5k Road Race in Donegal Town last night, Friday 5th June. The Omagh teenager broke from the pack in the last 1,000m and came home in a good time of 15mins 36secs. Ciaran Carlin (Finn Valley), M40 filled second place in a time of 15mins 44secs with soccer player and athlete Jonathon Patton (Letterkenny AC), M35 in third place in 15mins 48secs.


Junior Daren McGlinchey (Finn Valley) in 4th place recorded 15mins 58secs the same time as 5th placed Dominic Bonnar, M45.


Michelle Harvey, Tír Chonaill, fresh form her exploits at the European clubs in Slovakia, was the first senior woman to finish. Her time of 17mins 14secs, in 18th overall position was a new course record.


The race had ninety finishers and an impressive array of category prizes for juniors, seniors, over 35/40/45/50/55 men and women. Prior to presentations and on  behalf of the organising Tír Chonaill club, Eamon Harvey, thanked the competing athletes, the sponsors and in particular  All Sports Donegal Town,  Tír Chonaill officials who marshalled the course, prepared food for everyone, the  Garda Siochanna for their support and the Abbey Vocational School Principal for use of facilities. He also highlighted the success of the 2 mile walk and 1 mile challenge events that were held on the new track prior to the 5k race.


Prize Winners with Gareth Britton, All Sports Donegal Town, Main Sponsor of the Race



Group of Letterkenny Athletes


Noel Collins

Winner: Noel Collins (Omagh Harriers AC)


20 Kieran Carlin (Finn Valley) second place finisher

and 86 Jonathan Patton (Letterkenny AC) third place


8 Stuart Kennedy (Beechmount Harriers AC)

62 Paul Toner (Letterkenny AC)

284 Michelle Harvey (Tir Chonaill AC)


Noel Thomas

61 Noel Thomas (Tir Chonaill AC)

57 Karl Boyce (Sligo AC)