Donoghue delivers in Celtic Games

YOUNG Lucan Harriers athlete Dara Donoghue turned in a strong performance at the recent Celtic Cross-Country Games in Scotland, writes David Humphries.

Representing Ireland for the very first time, the National Under 16 Cross-Country champion completed the 6km course in an impressive time of 21:37 that saw him finish 30th out of 79 runners and the first Irish to cross the line.

Lucan Harriers Dara Donoghue Photo courtesy of Keith McClure Photography

Dara Donoghue (Photo by Keith McClure)

This was the first time a Lucan Harriers athlete has represented Ireland at a cross country international since Donoghue’s coach Niamh Fitzgerald did so in World com-petition back in 2003.

Dara has had a very successful season, picking up the Leinster and All-Ireland Championship honours in his age group.

Indeed he was part of the Dublin team that won the county title and finished third in the province.

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