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North Sligo runners won prizes in the Ballyshannon 5k

There were several good performances from North Sligo athletes in the the Streets of Ballyshannon 5k on Saturday last.

Feidhlim McGowan has shaken off the achilles tendon injury which curtailed his training for almost 6 months, the fleet footed McGowan finished 2nd in the large field of runners in 15m 35 sec. Shay Davis and Niall Canning in 17 m 16 and 17m 17 sec respectivly, Cormac Dillon had a great run to win the U16 catergory in 18 m 33 sec, Eamon Murphy finished in 18 m 33 secs. Jimmy Currid is rolling back the years the 61 year old had a superb run to win the over 60 catergory in a fast time of 19 m 15 secs, Leo Donlon had another fine run to finish in 19 m 18 sec.

Aisling Van Rensburg finished 3rd overall in the female section in 19 m 34 sec, Fiona Hennigan won the over 40 section in 19 m 42 sec, her sister Marita McMorrow finished in 21 m 3 sec and Niamh Dillon finished in 24 m 17 sec.


The annual Maugherow 10k will take place this year on Saturday 1st June starting at 7pm, there will be prizes in all catergories and lots of tea and apple tarts in the hall afterwards.


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