first_imgThe weekend of the 22nd January 2017 is one that has been very difficult for us all at Lifford Strabane AC.Whilst competitions and races had to continue for our club members we were dealing with the loss of one of our most respected and inspirational colleagues Kevin Boyle.Kevin lost his battle to Motor Neuron Disease in the early hours of the morning of Friday 20th January. As a tribute to Kevin and a show of support and comfort to the Boyle family club coaches, committee members and athletes were joined by 4 ladies representing Sperrin Harriers formed a guard of honour at Kevin’s requiem mass.Kevin Boyle will be missed by all that knew him & fondly remembered in our thoughts and prayers.Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the entire Boyle family circle. We are sharing in your sorrow with love, friendship and support. May your strength and faith prevail to help you through this sad and difficult time. R.I.P Kevin Boyle. Other club news; Last Saturday 14th Jan at the Donegal Athletics Award Night Lifford Strabane AC juvenile athletes Shannon Craig alongside Gareth Crawford, Olivia Cuskelly, Jude McCrossan, Aaron McGrath & Tom Mullen were recognised for their sporting accomplishments and achievements in their athletic career to date. Congratulations and well done to all.In San Francisco, club athlete Garreth McCullagh took to the start line at the Crissy Field Parkrun whist away on work commitments. Garreth was the overall winner of the parkrun in a great time of 17:56. Well done Garreth.Friday 20th Jan, Lifford Strabane AC juvenile athletes Mia Maguire, Ellie McCurdy, Clara Mullen, Harvey Mullen & Fintan Carlin helped St. Marys Primary School secure a place in the final of the “Flahavans Porridge Primary Schools Cross Country” which takes place next month. We extend our congratulations and good luck wishes in the final.Saturday 21st Jan, juvenile athlete Rebecca Quinn represented the club at the Open Indoor Meet in Jordanstown, Belfast. Rebecca finished 2nd overall in a very impressive time of 8.69 seconds in the 60m sprint. A great performance from this young promising sprinter.Sunday 22nd Jan, Lifford Strabane AC under 12 Boys & Girls cross country teams with their families and coaches took the 6hr round trip to Tuam, Co. Galway to participate in the All Ireland Cross Country Relays. Both teams despite facing stiff competition produced great performances. The girls team placing 7th in a field of 12, whilst the boys placed 9th in a field of 10 teams. The experience of competing at such a high standard will only benefit these young athletes in their future athletic career and competitions.In Austin, Texas Strabane native Chris McGonagle who is now a resident of Texas adorned his Lifford Strabane AC vest to participate in The Austin 3M half marathon. Chris completed the race in a time of 2hrs 04mins. Well done Chris. Our couch to 5k programme continues on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. We saw the numbers increase from 9 on week one to over 30 on week two. Well done to all, we look forward to seeing you progress in the weeks ahead.The second race of our 5k Spring Series takes place this Sunday the 29th January. The venue for this race is Strabane, for the first time since the series commenced. We were delighted with the large numbers of athletes that turned out to support the first race in the series and we would hope that this support will continue for the remainder of the “Lifford Strabane AC Daly’s XL, Lifford Annual 5K Spring Series”. Registrations and refreshments after the race will take place in Melvin Hall Complex, Strabane. Registrations from 8:45am, race starts at 10:15am.Lifford-Strabane AC pay tribute to Kevin Boyle, RIP was last modified: January 25th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Kevin BoyleLifford-Strabane AClast_img

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