National title for Donegal athlete

Lifford A.C's Brendan O'Donnell is senior hammer champion

National title for Donegal athlete

National senior hammer champion, Brendan O'Donnell from Lifford A.C.

Brendan O'Donnell is national senior hammer champion after a sensational victory at the National Senior Track and Field Championships in Santry today.

A throw of 64.62m in the fourth round propelled the Lifford Strabane AC athlete into the gold medal position, a position he would not relinquish and thus become the first Lifford Strabane AC athlete to win a national senior title since Sharon Foley Gallen back in the 1990s.

The winning throw of 64.62m was the furthest ever throw by a Donegal man and added over four metres to his previous best.

An incredibly proud day for Brendan, his family and the club.

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