Primary Schools Cross Country 2017
The 17th Annual Primary Schools Cross Country took place at Finn Valley AC on 26th of September 2017. Blessed with a beautiful day there was a record turnout of approximately 700 students competing, representing forty-eight schools from around the county and further afield.
Now in its 17th year this event continues to grow year on year, such is the increasing interest in the sport generally and the work done by all those schools and clubs who continue to foster a love of the sport. This augurs well for the future of athletics, particularly cross country with many of the children who take part going on to compete for their clubs throughout their teen years and beyond. Indeed, future stars of Irish athletics may well be taking part in this competition. We have seen in the past the likes of Mark English, Irish International middle distance runner and bronze medallist in the 800 metres at the European Athletics Championships who competed for his school at both primary and secondary school level on a number of occasions.
There ware some notable performances on the day which came from Mia Fletcher, Downings; Caolain McFadden, Creeslough; Riona Doherty, St.Mary’s Stranorlar; Leanna Aidoo, Scoil Mhuire Gan Small Letterkenny. Congratulations to all schools and students who took part and continued success in your sporting endeavours.
Download 17th Secondary Schools Cross Country Results here Results Primary Schools Cross Country 2017