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McGlynn smashes ladies record at Greencastle

Trillick's Fergus McGirr (27:58) and Letterkenny AC's Anne Marie McGlynn(27:59) who was the first lady finisher.JPM6389

Trillick’s Fergus McGirr (27:58) and Letterkenny AC’s Anne Marie McGlynn(27:59) who was the first lady finisher.JPM6389

LETTERKENNY AC’s Anne Marie McGlynn and Olympic hopeful Paul Pollock were streets ahead in the 30th anniversary Greencastle 5 on Boxing Day.

McGlynn, who recently lost a shoe in the All Ireland Cross Country Championship, smashed the ladies record by a whopping 20 seconds, while defending men’s champion Pollock romped to victory with plenty to spare over the chasing pack.

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In all some 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the traditional festive run including Commonwealth boxer Paddy Barnes and a group of participants who were raising much-needed funds for Omagh’s Tara Centre.

The wheelchair honours went to Paul Hannon who held off the challenge of Karol Doherty while boxing champion Barnes proved a tremendous hit with all concerned as he pushed Dermot Devlin round in third place in aid of the nomination charity NI Kidney Research.

The awards were presented by Tyrone manager Mickey Harte.

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