Inish Pharmacy Fort Dunree 5k Challenge in Memory of  Gerard Doyle

31st March 2019

We are excited and delighted to bring to you Ireland's most scenic 5K, the Inish Pharmacy Fort Dunree 5K Challenge in Memory of our beloved friend and club mate Gerard Doyle.

Known to us as Ger, he was a big part of our Club and was involved not only as an athlete but also a coach to our Juvenile members and it brought him happiness to see them fulfill their potential. Ger was also a hard-working Committee member and worked tirelessly for the benefit of Inishowen AC.

For the first time ever Fort Dunree will host an athletic event such as this and you will be running around one of the most historic forts in the Country .

Located 10 Kilometers from Buncrana, Fort Dunree is set at the mouth of Lough Swilly in an area of stunning natural Beauty.It was built during the Napoleonic War(1803 -1815) and remained under British sovereignty until 3rd October 1938. The fort is now a Military Museum and one of the top tourist attractions on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The course will take you through road and off road terrain and the famous 78 step climb to the summit where spectacular views await.

The Fort Dunree 5K challenge will be raising funds in aid of the Donegal Hospice.

Pauric Mc Kinney won the M50 National Half Marathon title in Dublin on Sunday the 14th of August 2018 with a quick 1 Hour 17 minutes on a challenging course with two tough hills at 7 miles and 10 miles. Philip Callaghan finished in 1 hour 25 minutes and Finbarr Gallagher in 1 hour 33 minutes. 


Deirdre McGeoghan, Aideen McLaughln and Ann McElhinney also competed in the Half Marathon while Michelle Donaghy competed in the 10k.


Irish Life Health National Novice and Uneven Age Cross Country Championships

16th December 2018

Wet and windy conditions didn’t deter for a magnificent day of racing in the Irish Life Health National Novice and Uneven Age Cross Country Championships at the Navan Adventure Centre over the weekend 
What a day it was for Sarah Kelly and what a way to end 2018 with a Bronze Medal at this National event.
Sarah ran a composed race and at times it looked like the Silver medal was in her reach but a delighted Sarah took a magnificent Bronze medal for the first time in the clubs history.

Sarah in the last couple of months has won the Ulster u19 cross country title and then ran to a 10th place finish at the National Cross country junior womens race in Santry Dublin and then a 4th place finish at the Donegal Senior championships
Sarah went straight back to her studies in U.C.D to prepare for exams this week and inishowen ac would like to congratulate this hard working young lady who is dedicated to her sport and wish her the very best in her exams.

Also in the Women's novice race, Aileen Devlin was picked for the Donegal ladies team for the second year in succession. In an exciting race which saw the eventual winner, Cheryl Nolan from St Abban's collapse just 10 metres from the finish line, only to get up and get in over the line fractions of a second ahead of the 2nd place athlete. With a field of over a 150 runners, Aileen was the 4th scoring member of the Donegal team which came 9th in the placings.

Also competing on Saturday was Aaron Morris in the u11 race,and Aaron was competing in his first all Ireland finals followed by his brother Callum in U13s. Diarmait Keogh continued his impressive debut XC season with a strong run in the U17 race.


Ulster Novice Cross Country Championships

11th November 2018

A strong Inishowen contingent made the journey to Scottstown for the Ulster Novice Cross Country Championships and the big performances came from Sarah Kelly and David Mc Menamin who continue to impress on the big stage.

Sarah Kelly continued her exceptional form with a 2nd place finish in the Ulster Novice and also was part of the Donegal U19 team to win Gold, and with Sarah winning the Ulster u20 title only a couple weeks ago she has a bright future ahead with her next big test will be the National Cross Country Cchampionships in Abbottstown Dublin on November 25th .

David Mc Menamin continues to impress and ran to a Bronze Medal in a very high standard race and will now also look forward to the Nationals in Abbotstown

Aileen Devlin and Sarah Marie Doherty also competed in the women's race and the senior men's team consisted of Martin Mooney, Karl Kelly Finbarr Gallagher, Michael Collins , Owenie Mc Kinney and Finbarr Gallagher

Well done to all our young athletes that competed in Monaghan today, some great runs, Diarmait Keogh finished in the top 12 in the U-17 race & made the Ulster team for the National Finals, Callum Morris was part of the U-13 Donegal team that won gold & Aaron Morris part of the U-11 Donegal team that also won gold. These will all go forward to represent their county & club at the national finals., we also had brillant runs today for the club from Olan Duggan Bellec, Jude Mc Daid, Patrick Doherty, Chloe Mc Daid, Eoghan Mac Dhonaill, Eimear Smith, Adam Whoriskey, Darragh Mc Laughlin, Arlen Doherty & Fionn Bowyer.


Donegal Senior Cross Country Champions


5th November 2018

 Donegal Senior Cross Country Champions took place on Sunday with some excellent performances from Inishowen athletes.

Sarah Kelly continued her great form with a 4th place finish in a very competitive women's race ,followed by
Sarah Marie Doherty 13th place
Aileen Devlin 17th place

Pauric Mc Kinney ran to a highly 10th place finish followed by David McMenamin 17th
Malcolm Mc Gee 21st
Martin Mooney 25th
Martin Mc Lucas 41st
Karl Kelly 46th
Niall Mc Gee 47th
Finbarr Gallagher 48th
Michael Collins 54th


Dublin Marathon 

28th October 2018

Inishowen were well represented at the Dublin City Marathon with some strong performances.


Malcolm Mc Gee set a new PB at the with a time of 2.49.42
Philip Callaghan broke the 3 hours for the first time, finishing in 2.56.59.

Neil Doherty              3.52
Kathleen Doherty      3.56
Susan Doherty          3.58
Johanne Mc Colgan  4.11
Anne Mc Elhinney     4.19 
Deirdre Mc Geoghan 4 .52 
Seamus Carlin           5.03

Congratulations everyone


Ulster Even Ages Cross Country Championships


28th October 2018

Sarah Kelly continued her great form by winning the U20 girls race at the Ulster Even Ages Cross Country Championships in Antrim , with the U20 race also part of the Senior Women's race, Sarah finished 6th overall, a magnificent performance.

Inishowen were also represented by Callum Morris finishing19th in the U14 ,  Callum was part of the Gold winning Donegal Team, making his XC debut Diarmaid Keogh finished 21st in the boys U16 and Fionn Bowyer finished 21st in the U18 boys.

Well done to all the athletes on their performances.


Donegal Novice Cross Country Championships


14th October 2018



A big congratutulations to Sarah Kelly who won the Gold Medal today at the Donegal Novice Cross Country Championships


Donegal Masters X-Country Championships


7th October 2018

Successful weekend as we hosted the in Carndonagh, our M50 Mens team winning Gold Medal,  the Womens 50 team with Silver and the Mens O35 team also with Silver.

Our Juveniles also had a successful day, congratulations to Fionn Bowyer who won the Gold Medal in the u18 5000m race.


Jim Shiels Memorial 10k

7th September 2018

David Mc Menamin was quickly back racing after his Donegal 5k win, by taking to the start line for the Jim Shiels Memorial 10k race in St Johnston on Friday Night.

Also competing for Inishowen ac  were Pauric Mc Kinney, Karl Kelly and Seamus Carlin.

Pre race favourite ,Conor Bradley was the winner on the night with a 31.18 finishing time from his team mate  Declan Reed in 31.21.

David Mc Menamin was next with a superb 33,20 finishing time to take 3rd place on the night  in a quality field of athletes.

Pauric Mc Kinney ran to a 12th place finish with a 34.57 finishing time  followed by Karl Kelly in 36.49 and Seamus Carlin in 48.08.

Well done to all involved on their performances.


Waterside Half Marathon

2nd September 2018

Inishowen AC was also well represented this weekend at the Waterside Half Marathon.


Malcolm Mc Gee had a good run  in the M40 category with a time of 1.23.06.

Michael Collins finished in 1.36.05 followed by 

Sarah Marie Doherty             1.40.37

Trina Mhic Dhonaill                1.43.26

Elizabeth Mc Daid                   1.45.22

Neil Doherty                            1.46.56

Susan Doherty                        1.47.02

Daithi Mc Colgan                     1.49.41

Maura Farren                          1.50.24

Marie O Donnell                       1.50.34 PB

Marian Gordon Doherty          1.55.01

Sinead Mc Caillion Crawford  1.51.29

Anne Mc Elhinney                    1.59.58

Seamus Carlin                          2.00.11

Ben Holmes                              2.01.25

Deirdre Mc Geoghan                2.07.08

Kieran Mc Caillion                    2.08.32

Melissa Porter                         2.08.48

Nadean Cavanagh                   2.29.14

Marie Downey                          2.41.30


Shaun Mc Laughlin was also on duty again this year as one of the official 2hr pacers, crossing the line in 1hr 59mins 14 secs.


Well done to all.


Donegal 5k Championships

2nd September 2018

Inishowen AC had their most successful display at the Donegal 5k Championships with David Mc Menamin been crowned the new Donegal 5k Champion and winning the Gold medal.


Pauric Mc Kinney ran his most solid display in recent times with a Fantastic  3rd place finish to win the Bronze medal and help the M50 team win the Gold Medal. Maritn Mc Lucas ran 18.29 and Finbarr Gallagher finished in 20.38 to take the M50 title.

The Inishowen AC senior men team took the silver medal with David Porter running to a 17.10 finishing time, Fionn Bowyer 17.43 and Martin Mooney 17.53.

Sarah Kelly continued her great form with a 18.36 finishing time to take the Bronze Medal in the ladies race.

Aileen Devlin also got gold in F35 category for her efforts with a personal best time of 20.54.


Other Inishowen AC finishers were Karol Kelly 18.27 

Niall Mc Gee 19.37

Darragh Mc Laughlin 22.07

Aileen Devlin 20.54

Jo-ann Doherty 25.27


Great day for Inishowen AC well done everyone.


National Masters Championships

19th August 2018

Martin Mooney competed at the National Masters Championships over the weekend of the 20/21 August 2018 and continued his medal winning

ways with a Silver Medal in the M35 110m Hurdles and also set a new pb of 4.36m in Weight Throw (25kg)


National Half Marathon

12th August 2018

Pauric Mc Kinney won the M50 National Half Marathon title in Dublin on Sunday the 14th of August 2018 with a quick 1 Hour 17 minutes on a challenging course with two tough hills at 7 miles and 10 miles. Philip Callaghan finished in 1 hour 25 minutes and Finbarr Gallagher in 1 hour 33 minutes. 


Deirdre McGeoghan, Aideen McLaughln and Ann McElhinney also competed in the Half Marathon while Michelle Donaghy competed in the 10k.