James Kelly named Donegal Young Athlete of the Year

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Athletics Ireland celebrated 2014 in  Tullamore Hotel on Saturday night and amongst the award recipients were Finn Valley AC, who were winners of the Drifter Cup as best club nationally both indoor and outdoor during that period, seeing off a strong challenge from Cork City club Leevale AC .This relates to the age range 12-19 .

This award has been won in recent years by Waterford club Ferrybank so it marks great progress from the Valley outfit .

''It's a reward for dedication, coach input and a strong structure and the creation of a positive training environment plus strong leadership'' remarked Neil Martin, who along with Bernie O Callaghan, attended the function .

In attendance also was James Kelly who picked up the Donegal Young Athlete of the Year Award . In 2014, James achieved in shot discus and javelin nationally and at year end won the British shot title and further medalled in the javelin . Interestingly older brother John had won this award previously.