Donegal Community Games Finals

Sunday 13 June 2010


There was success for numerous club athletes, at the Community Games finals on Sunday afternoon in Milford. Matthew Duffy from Bundoran took the gold in the U10 hurdles with a strong and positive run from a very strong field while Sarah Timoney from Ballyshannon, after only taking up the event in recent weeks, was a superb winner of the 900m walk. Also in the walk and new to the club training was Aoibhinn Gallagher, Ballyshannon, who took a super bronze medal.


Sarah Timoney, winner of the 900m walk


The Ballyshannon U14 girls relay team; Eva McMullin, Sarah Timoney, Amiee and Katie McCafferty took bronze medals behind their club colleagues from Donegal Town - Ruth Gillespie, Kate McGowan, Emma Brady, Kelly McGrory and Chloe Masterson - in a close event.

Donegal Town U14-Relay Winners


Other medal winners from the Bundoran group were; Rhona and Katie McEniff, silver for both; Brendan Oates and Daria O’Reilly, both silver; Megan McEniff and the U12 boys relay team bronze and several fourth place finishers and good performances all round.


In addition to the U14 Girls relay win, Donegal Town competitors scored a number of remarkable performances. The following individuals all won and qualified to represent their community and county in the National finals in Athlone - Kelly McGrory, Girls U14 100m, Kate McGowan, Girls U14 Long Jump; Emma Brady, Girls U14 Hurdles; Sophie Doherty, Long Puck; Niamh Doherty, Ball Throw

1st & 2nd Long Jump U14

Ruth Gillespie &Katie McGowan


Niamh Doherty (Ball Throw) & Sophie Doherty (Long Puck)

with family members



The two Marks, McGuinness, U16 -1500m and Hegarty, U14 800m both had impressive victories. They train with the Donegal Town club group and represented the Killybegs community in Milford.

Mark McGuinness U16 1500m & Mark Hegarty U14 800mWinner


Additional outstanding performances came from Ruairi O’Connor, Silver U10 Hurdles, and Christopher O’Loughlin Bronze U14 100m, Girls U12 Relay team – Eilish McGovern, Tess O’Kennedy, Katie Gillespie, Anna Morrow and Orla Coughlin. The following also qualified for finals in Milford Aoife Breslin, Edward Britton, Aine McGroarty, Evan Towey and Kilian Faulkner. Congrats and well done to all.

Ruairi O'Connor 2nd in the U10 Hurdles


Chroistopher O'Laughlin 3rd in the U14 Sprint


Donegal Town Girls U12 Relay Team


Finalists at Milford


Eva McMullan & Kelly McGrory sprint medal winners