HONOUR FOR A DONEGAL HERO – ELITE ATHLETES PAY HOMAGE TO OLYMPIAN DANNY

first_imgDanny McDaid at the track naming ceremony today in LetterkennyIT RAINED and it rained and it rained – but nothing could dampen the incredible spirit at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny today as elite athletes gathered to honour the Donegal great Danny McDaid.The track at the centre was named in his honour today, unveiled at a fantastic ceremony which was a curtain-raiser for a superb day’s athletics organised in its usual brilliant way by Letterkenny Athletic Club.An attempt to break the 4-minute barrier for a mile at the track failed by just over a second….Joathan Kiplimo finished the race in 4.01.2. But nothing could take away from a superb event, which was well-attended despite the weather.Danny told Donegal Daily: “It was a superb day and I want to thank everyone who attended the event.“It was a top class field and it was an honour for me; but it was especially an honour for my family.”Kiplimo just missed outFionnuala Britton took on the men in a mixed 3k  Kiplimo put in a superb race Jerry Kiernan unveils the plaque in Danny’s honour today Ruairi Finnegan in action Looks like you Danny     HONOUR FOR A DONEGAL HERO – ELITE ATHLETES PAY HOMAGE TO OLYMPIAN DANNY was last modified: May 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HONOUR FOR A DONEGAL HERO – ELITE ATHLETES PAY HOMAGE TO OLYMPIAN DANNYlast_img

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