Athletics – Finnegan & Collins Hit World Juniors Mark

Letterkenny Ac’s Ruairi Finnegan and FinnValley’s Sarah Collins have qualified for the World Junior Championships in Barcelona next month.

In Switzerland on Saturday, Collins returned a time of 9.26.80 over 3k to hit the qualifying mark for the championships in 4 weeks time. Ruairi Finnegan became the 4th athlete from Donegal to reach Barcelona with a run of 3.46.27 in Watford, England.

The pair join Dempsey Mc Guigan and  Mark English  on the team which will be managed by Finn Valley coach Neil Martin.

Highland’s Athletics Correspondent and Manger to the Ireland Olympic team for London 2012 Patsy Mc Gonagle was delighted with the news from the weekend.