Abbey Vocational Students at Schools Cross Country


Post Primary Schools from Sligo, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Derry and Donegal participated in the annual 'Finn Valley Cross Country Invitational' on Wednesday last.


Local school, AVS, many of their athletes experiencing athletics for the first time, turned out in good numbers for the six race programme and came away with a number of encouraging performances.


The first year girl’s race had excellent performances from Emma Brady 5th and Kate McGowan 6th leading their team to 2nd overall position behind Rosses Community School and Sligo Grammar in 3rd.


Karl Griffin, led the 2nd Year Boys  to team victory with clubmate Mark McGuiness, representing Killybegs Vocational in 2nd place. The minor team places were filled by Finn Valley and Crana Colleges. The 2nd girls team finished 2nd behind Mount Lourdes Enniskillen with Enniskillen Collegiate in 3rd.




Sean Kerrs had an excellent run in the Boys 3rd year race. He finished 4th with the team just outside the medals. Christopher Doherty in the 4th Year Boys race filled 5th position while Louise Harvey was 4th in the equivalent girl’s race.




Congratulations and well done to all and a thank you to the schools athletics teachers for encouraging and supporting.