Tir Chonaill Athletes honoured at Ulster Awards


The Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan on Friday night last was the welcoming venue for the Ulster Athletics Council’s 2012 Awards Banquet. Athletes and their families from every county in the province attended an impressive array of presentations to local athletes that excelled during the year at numerous venues and International/National events from the London Olympics, the World Juniors, Celtic International and British and Irish championships.


Three local Tir Chonaill athletes were amongst the group of high achievers and when their citations/achievement were highlighted on an impressive Power Point presentation received deserved applause.


Seventeen years old, Karl Griffin smashed the Irish Under 18 - 800m record, competed at the World Junior[U20] T/F Championships in Barcelona and won numerous National Titles during the year.


Fifteen years old Kate McGowan, won and smashed the Celtic International U16 - 80m Hurdles record in Aberdeen, won numerous Hurdles and Long Jump Irish Indoor and Outdoor schools and clubs titles and finished 3rd in the International Schools U17 Final in Kent and 2nd in the British U17 - 80m Hurdles in Bedford.


Sixteen years old, Kelly McGrory, won Irish Indoors Hurdles and 200m titles, Outdoor Schools and Inter Pro 300m Titles, finished 3rd in the schools International 300mH and 2nd in the British U17 300m H Final. Congrats to all three and to all the athletes from Donegal and Ulster who were recognised on the night.


Karl Griffin with parents Eamon and Brid


Kate McGowan with parents Martin and Anne


Kelly McGrory, Karl Griffin, Eamon Harvey and Kate McGowan


Kelly McGrory with parents Gregory and Mary


Paul O’Gara Chair Tir Chonaill AC

with Kelly McGrory, Kate McGowan

and Karl Griffin