Sports

Third national medal for Lifford Strabane AC.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

WHILE there was no racing results to report on, there more great news for Lifford Strabane Athletics Club as a third National Medal made its way to the club in a matter of weeks.

Master Senior Athlete Michael Duncan was the first to be in receipt of a National Bronze Marathon Medal at the end of October, followed by Senior Female Athlete, Clarie McGuigan, who picked up her second National Bronze Medal at the Irish Life Health National Senior Championships last weekend.

Then during the week,club coach Michael McKinney had the pleasure of announcing the fantastic news of a third medalbeing awarded to arelevant newcomer to Lifford Strabane AC, Jessica Moorehead.

It was confirmed that Jessica was the fifth Donegal athlete to finish in the Irish Life Health National Senior & Even Age XC Championships, at the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown, Dublin, last weekend, resulting in a National Bronze Medal.


This athlete has displayed great potential since joining the club, and her gutsy performance at the Donegal Senior Ladies Cross Country resulted in the Lifford Strabane AC ladies team picking up bronz medals on the day. Everyone at the club are delighted for all three athletes, and their attitude and commitment to training is evident in these results.


All three athletes are coached by senior adult club coach, Michael McKinney.

In other news, club javelinthrower, Gareth Crawford had the opportunity to meet & exchange training tips with the Olympic Javelin Champion, Thomas Roehler, whilst at javelin coaching at Loughborough University, where Gareth attends as a first-year student.Gareth is 2016 Ulster and Irish U18 Champion, Ulster U19 Champion and All Ireland Junior U20 Javelin Champion, and is coached by Damien Crawford.

Lifford Strabane AC Christmas Social Night takes place on Saturday, December 9, at 8pm in The Fir Trees, Strabane. This is open to all adult club members (over 18's only), their families, committee members and parents of juvenile members. Anyone wishing to attend, please contact Maddy McCurdy or Rhonda Green via facebook or in person.

Training continues for all age groups.

Juveniles Monday 6:30pm and Wednesday 6:30pm (over 10's only). Walking Group Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm. Adults Tuesday and Thursdays 6:30pm.

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