Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

County Novice and Uneven Juvenile Championships

Tri-a-Loch in Fanad, has for over the past 40 years been synonymous with soccer and in particular the great Fanad United teams over that time span.
On Sunday however, the famous soccer fortress will be the setting for the Donegal men’s and ladies Novice Cross Country Championships and Juvenile Uneven Age Championships hosted by Milford AC.
Registration is from 10.30am to 12.30pm on race day for juveniles, fee €3 per athlete.  Club team managers are asked to have a list of entrants ready to speed up registration.

The novice ladies race starts the programme at 12pm.  The distance is 3km with 4 to score on the team.  The men’s novice race starts at 12:20pm run over 6km with the first 4 to score in the team event.

The Milford ladies team is, - Siobhan McHugh, Trisha Nulty, Ita McGettigan, Paula Hegarty, Gillian Marley and Caroline Marley.  The men’s team is – Paddy Ryan, Shaun Boyce, Paul Russell, Peter O’Donnell, Damien McBride, Marty Lynch, Joe Gallagher, John Whoriskey, Gerard Marley, Gareth Kerrigan and Anthony Doherty.  Hugh Coll is team manager.  The juvenile races, U9 – U19 start at 12:50pm.

The most direct route to Tri-a-Loch (after Kerrykeel) is via Rossnakill, Tamney, Rinboy and a sharp right at Eel Burn.  Changing and toilets facilities at Fanad Utd. Club House, the course is a short walk from the clubhouse on the right.  Club athletes not taking part are asked to come out and support the novice teams and the juvenile races.

Thanks are extended to Mr. Patrick Hannigan for use of his land.

Best wishes to all taking part, and hopefully the weather will be as favorable as last weekend.

Donegal Juvenile Cross Country
The new cross country season started last Sunday with the staging of the Donegal masters and even age group juvenile championships hosted by Finn Valley, on a day borrowed from summer.
Milford had 7 young athletes take part where young Ryan Sheehy set the standard with a brilliant run in the boys under 8 finishing 6th place overall in the big field.
Grainne Martin maintained a steady pace and finished strongly in the girls under 10.

Gavin McAteer had a great run in the district schools on Tuesday last and despite being out of his age group maintained his good form to finish 12th in the boys under 10.

Lea Flanaghan is also improved steadily – the Drumman NS pupil finished a great 14th in the girls under 14.  Cormac Sheehy continued the family participation as he ran strongly in the boys under 12 to finish 32nd.  His brother Fintan ran equally well in the boys under 14 to finish 26th.

Sean Martin ran very well in the older age group, u16 boys finishing 14.  Well done to all.  Thanks are extended to Hugh Coll who travelled as team coach.

Best Wishes

The club extend best wishes to CLG Baile na nGalloglach who play Burt in the County Intermediate Final in O’Donnell Park on Sunday.  Throw in at 4:30pm.

er had a great run in the district Schools on Tuesday last and despite being up an age group today maintained his good form to finish 12th in the boys under 10.
Lea Flanaghan is also improving steadily, - the Drumman NS pupil finished a great 14th in the girls under 14.
Cormac Sheehy continued the family participation as he ran strongly in the boys under 12 to finish 32nd. His brother Fintan ran equally well in the boys under 14 to finish 26th.
Sean Martin ran very well in the older age group, u16 boys finishing 14.
Well done to all. Thanks is extended to Hugh Coll who travelled as team coach.
The club host the Donegal novice and uneven age group juvenile champs in Tri a Lough, Fanad, on Sunday next. Help will be required to set up the course etc, please contact Hugh Coll or James Gibbons re same. Novice Ladies starts at 12pm on Sunday followed by the novice men at 12.20pm.

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