Watch – Fastest Child in Donegal

Fastest Child in Donegal winners with Dermot McGranaghan

The search for Donegal's fastest children came to an exciting conclusion at Finn Valley ac  this week with a packed out hall of teachers and qualifiers from numerous trials throughout the county over the last 5 weeks.

Parents came together  o witness an exciting event in which split seconds made the difference between the top positions.

The overall big winners came from Scoil Colmcille Leitir Ceanainn and Sessiaghoneill, a school on the outskirts of Ballybofey and Glenswilly.

The Fastest Child in Donegal initiative is driven by the schools programme at Finn Valley which also includes Cross Country, Sportshall and Track &  Field, a programme which goes from strength to strength and engages in and around 85 schools.

Event Director Patsy Mc Gonagle  praised the development team at Finn Valley who continue to roll out an athletics opportunity with Ciara Kearns, Natasha Kelly, Mark Connolly, support from Athletics Ireland Development Officer Dermot Mc Granaghan and of course the teachers and schools that engage in the programme.

Watch the Finn Valley highlights reel here


u 12 boys

1Brendan Ndambira Colmcille 3.56
2 Temple Akeo ,Scoil Colmcille 3.79
3Cillian Mc Monagle , St Safans ,3.79
4 Josh Ryan Lurgybrack .3.82
5 Thaj Aldamer ,Illistrin .3.86
6 Noah Beales Dooish 3.90
U 12 Girls
1 Nia Byrne , Sessiaghoneill 4.01
Sophie Mc Laughlin , Illistrin  4.02
3 Niamh Doogan ,LOughanure 4.04
4 Aisling o Donnell , St Marys Stranorlar 4.04
5 Ellie Duddy , Stramore 4.05
6 Kayla Russell Raphoe Central 4.06
U 10 Boys
Kurt Obanna ,Scoil Colmcille 4.01
2 Lee Mc GRanaghan , St Marys ,Stranorlar 4.14
3 Owen CAllaghan , Lurgybrack . 4.20
4 OIsin Mc Monagle , St SAffans 4.26
5 OLiver Maguire , St Marys  4.27
6 Noah Fairman Mc Elwaine Roberttson N S  4.28
U 10 Girls
Lucy Campbell Glenswilly  4.10
2 Kayla Toner St Bridgets Convoy ,4.16
3 Liona Cistiakova ,Educate Together 4.20
4 Keisha Daisy Higgins ,St Saffans , 4.28
5 Ciara Gillespie , Carrick N S 4.33
6 Maria Gillespie Sessiaghoneill 4.39