Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC News

Good Turnout for Club AGM

A record turnout attended the club’s annual general meeting on Monday night last.

  Club Chairman, James Gibbons reviewed another successful and historic club year.  Many positive views were expressed in relation to the club’s future direction and development.

  The following officer board were elected.  President: Hugh Gallagher. Chairman: James Gibbons, Vice Chairman: Hugh Coll, Secretary: Bernie O’Donnell, Treasurer/Registrar: Joan O’Donnell, Senior PRO: James Gibbons, Juvenile PRO: James Whoriskey, Children’s Officer: Darina Ferry.  In addition to above, - other committee members include John McCarron, Liam Marley and Eoin Sheehy.

Donegal Cross Country Championships
Another large crowd of cross country enthusiasts travelled from all parts of the County and beyond to the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar on Sunday last for the Donegal senior cross country championships and juvenile grass relays.
The 4x500 mtr relays were a new initiative which proved popular and provided exciting inter club competition to the senior programme.
Milford Ac had 3 teams take part in the relays under the watchful eyes of coaches Hugh Coll, James Whoriskey and Annette and Eoin Sheehy.

The girl’s u10 team put in a great effort to finish 6th team, lead runner was Aoife Cameron, followed by Grainne Martin, Eva Hardiman and anchor leg by Emilia Friel.

The under 12 boys team put in another superb effort to gain the highest club placing of the day with 4th place overall.  Lead runner here was Fintan Sheehy, followed by Ronan Sweeney, Oran Carr and Cormac Sheehy.  The u14 girls team also gave it their best to finish 6th over with team members Meadbh Houston, Daisy Wheeler, Kristin Fowell and Kirsty Carr.

Senior Championships

The senior ladies and men’s championships turned out to runaway victories for the county’s two leading clubs with Letterkenny easily winning the ladies team race with 1, 2 4 and 6th placing.  Milford’s Gillian Marley put in her best race to date with a very competitive 14th place finish.  Finn valley were equally dominant in the men’s race, pulling 6 to score in the top 9.  Milford again had a sole representative here as Paddy Ryan put in another sterling effort to finish 24th covering the mucky and testing 10k course in 38:38mins.

Sea 2 Summit

Two club athletes took part in Saturday’ prestigious Sea 2 Summit Challenge in Mayo, in the intermediate category where over 600 took part.  Gerard Marley put in a great performance to win the category, with an equally good effort from Anthony Sweeney who finished 2nd.  Great performances from 2 lads who have improved greatly over the past six months with dedication and commitment to training.

Head Shave

The club extends congratulations to club member, Debbie Houston who with 3 work colleagues took part in a charity head shave in Arena 7 on Saturday night.  The four girls bravely lost their ‘their locks’ to raise money for The Donegal Hospice, The Alzheimer’s Society and Pieta House North West.

Remembrance 10km

This Sunday the Annual Remembrance 10km will take place at the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar with a start time of 11:00am.

Club 5kms 2017

Milford AC have penciled in two 5km races for the early part of 2017.  The 1st 5km will take place on Saturday 25th February at 11:00aam.  The 2nd race will take place a month later on Friday 24th March at 7:00pm.

The annual club 3km handicap will take place again this year between Christmas and the New Year, exact date to be decided.

Sympathy

The club extends sympathy to the McMahon family, Milford on the death of Derek McMahon.  Derek was one of the most popular and charismatic business characters in the county and beyond as head of ‘McMahon’s Garage’ Milford and Letterkenny, in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  May he rest in peace.oll, James Whoriskey and Annette and Eoin Sheehy.
The girls u10 team put in a great effort to finish 6th team. Lead runner was Aoife Cameron, followed by Grainne Martin, Eva Harriman and anchor leg by Emilia Friel.
The under 12 boys team put in another superb effort to gain the highest club placing of the day with 4th place overall. Lead runner here was Fintan Sheehy, followed by Ronan Sweeney, Oran Carr and Cormac Sheehy.
The U14 girls team also gave it their best to finish 6th overall, with team members, Meadbh Houston, Daisy Wheeler, Kristin Fowell and Kirsty Carr.
SENIOR CHAMPS.
The senior ladies and men's championship turned out to be runaway victories for the County's two leading clubs with Letterkenny easily winning the ladies team race with 1,2,4 and 6th placing. Milford 's Gillian Marley put in her best race to date with a very competitive 14th place finish.
Finn Valley were equally dominant in the men's race, putting 6 to score in the top 9. Milford again had a sole representative here as Paddy Ryan put in another sterling effort to finish 24th covering the mucky and testing 10km course in 38.38 mins.
Well done to all.
SEA 2 SUMMIT.
Two club athletes took part in yesterday's prestigious Sea 2 Summit challenge in Mayo.
In the intermediate category where over 600 took part, Gerard Marley put in a great performance to win the category, with an equally good effort from Anthony Sweeney who finished 2nd. Great performances from 2 lads who have improved greatly over the past six months with dedication and commitment to training.
HEAD SHAVE.
The club extends congratulations to club member, Debbie Houston, who, with 3 work colleagues took part in a charity head shave in Arena 7 last night. The 4 girls bravely lost their 'locks' to raise money for The Donegal Hospice, The Alzheimer's society and Pieta House North West.
SYMPATHY.
The club extends sympathy to the Mc Mahon family, Milford on the death of Derek MC Mahon.
Derek was one of the most popular, and charismatic business characters of the County and beyond as head of 'Mc Mahons Garrage', Milford, in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
May he rest in peace.

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