Milford AC News
By James Gibbons
Milford AC News
Glenmore 10 Mile
This weekend the first longest race of the new road season takes place in Stranorlar on Sunday morning with the inaugural staging of the Glenmore 10 Miles promoted by Finn Valley AC.
The race replaces the traditional 3 race 5km series and has already drawn a keen interest. The route is relatively flat, - starting at the Finn Valley Centre going through Drumboe Woods and going out the right hand side of the river Finn to Glenmore Bridge and returning the left hand side. (The main Ballybofey Glenfin Road).
Entry fee is €20.00 with long sleeve tee shirts and an individual medal for each finisher.
Milford AC have a number of athletes taking part in preparation for various upcoming half marathons.
There was another big turnout for the 2nd race of the Lifford/Strabane 5km series on Sunday morning last with over 300 gathering at the Strabane starting line.
Fast early season times were recorded by Conor Bradley 15:19, Danny Mooney 15:22, Eoin McGinley 15:29 and Pauric Breslin concluding the sub 16 minute quartet in 15:39. Milford had a sole representative as Philip McGovern made it inside the top 50 finishers in 20:56. The last race of the Lifford/Strabane series takes place in Lifford on Sunday 12th February with 10:30am start time.
The club had nine juvenile athletes take part in the Donegal Sportshall trials at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny last Sunday afternoon. In the U13 boys the club had Cormac Sheehy, Fintan Sheehy, Cormac Atkinson and Conor McGinley taking part. In the u13 girls were Daisy wheeler, Jenny McGettigan, Lauren Scott, and Meabh Houston. Denis McGinley was the sole representative in the u15 boys. Qualifiers from Sunday’s trials will go forward to further qualifying trials later in the month. Venue and date to be confirmed.
PJ Hagan & Stephanie O’Hara
The club extend best wishes to former club athletes, PJ Hagan and Stephanie O’Hara who depart next week to set up a new life in Australia.
The club extend congratulations to the two local secondary schools – Loreto Community School and Mulroy College on their high ranking in last Sunday’s “Sunday Independent” top 700 secondary schools in Ireland.
Credit to the principals, staff and pupils on their dedication and commitment to education.
The club extends sympathy to club chairman, James Gibbons on the recent death of his uncle, Frank Crerand in England. His remains will be interned in Milford. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed later. May he rest in peace.