The timetable for Saturday in Tullamore is at:-
Best of luck to all our participants! For directions to Tullamore,, see the menu option Home ... Directions ... To Tullamore on this website.
Timetables for the older ages in the following weeks are at:-
Well done to all of the schools who participated yesterday in the Christy Kennedy Sports. We had our largest partipipation ever with 10 teams from 7 schools taking part. I am attaching the provisional results to this article and will update tonight with individual names. There were some fantastic performances throughout the day and some very close finishes.
This year our athletics summer camps are being coordinated and ran by our international senior high jumper Cathriona Farrell. Click on the image below for the application form and don't miss out on the opportunity to attend one of the best camps in Ireland with plenty of fun and expert tuition in the various athletics disciplines!
End of Term Time Trial Results are in! Well done to all who took part.
A special thank you to all of the Fit for Life Leaders; Geraldine Farrelly, Katie Gorman, Steven Carty, Noel Gorman, Niamh Flavin, Patrick Cosgrove, Keith Devane, James Diviney, Betty Coleman and Edel Kavanagh. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
The 2015 County Galway Junior/Senior/Masters Track and Field Championships is on tonmorrow night (Tuesday) and next Sunday 28th in Dangan. U17s, 18s, 19s and 20s are all in the junior category for this event. Its an ideal opportunity for a good runout before the upcoming National Juvenile, Junior and U23 track and field; and also for senior and masters athletes who may not get the opportunity to compete on the track all that often.
Read on for entry information and timetable.
The end of term Fit For Life Time Trial will take place this Saturday 20th June at 9.30. Registration will take place i in St. Michaels Hall from 9.00 am.
All club members welcome to take part. There will be a small reception after the time trial in the hall to present this terms graduates with their certificates.
Well done to all who completed the 10 weeks.
Fit For Life will recommence in early September. Keep an eye on the website and Craughwell AC Facebook page for updates.
Happy running this summer!
Some of the large group of Craughwell AC athletes
at the Connacht Championshps in Claremorris
Another busy day of athletics in Claremorris and another highly successful day for the club with many superb highlights throughout the day and athletes taking home a huge haul of 31 Connacht titles, 21 silver and 9 bronze medals. Most notable performance on this occasion was in the jumps where Jerry Keary leaped a massive 1.81m in the U16 Boys high jump to set a new senior club record for the event, just eclipsing the 1.80m best set by Tomas Keehan a number of years ago.
There was some fantastic jumping from the girls also, with Lorraine Delaney claiming a new PB of 1.54m to take the U16 girls title and Leanagh Gilligan doing likewise in the U14 girls with a massive leap of 1.51m.
The long jumpers were not to be out done either with some fantastic jumping and many Connacht titles, particularly from Aidan Conneely (6.01m, U19 Boys), Matthew McKernan (5.99m, U18 Boys) and Daniel Callanan-Forde (5.97m, U16 Boys). There were impressive performances also from the girls, in particular the U16s who took places 1-4 in their event with Lorraine Delaney claiming the title with 4.70m a fraction ahead of Laura Cunningham on 4.65m. The haul of long jump medals keeps the club at the helm of Connacht long jumping with 10 Connacht titles over the 2 days of Connacht championships and 11 other podium finishes.
There were plenty of fine performances on the track also, in particular in the U13 boys where 4 of the top 5 places went to the club, U13 60m where Shaun Gilligan won the title, U14 200m where Freya Bohan and Mia Waters both featured in the top 4, U15 100m where Siona Lawless and Alison Leahy placed 1st and 4th, and U19 sprints where Sinead Treacy took home both 100m and 200m Connacht titles.
Saturday 13th of June was a day of firsts for many of our Craughwell AC members in the Forest Marathon in Portumna. Noreena Murray Morrissey set out at 7.00am to complete her first 50k in a fantastic time of 05:07. Norenna an experienced marathoner made her first attempt at this distance and took it in her stride, looking in control throughout. Well done Norenna on a fantastic achievement. Louise O’Rourke put in a stunning performance in the 100k. Louise recently completed a 50 mile race so felt ready to step up to the 100k distance. Paced to perfection and looking in control at all times Louise crossed the line in 13:24. More to come from Louise and Norenna over these Ultra distances.
Noreena Murray Morrisey 50k Forest Marathon Portumna 2015
Craughwells biggest field was in the half Marathon which consisted of a long run in from the gate, and four loops of the park. Led out by John Fitzpatrick the loops were quickly picked off with a stronger field participating than in previous years. John placed 5th overall with a PB of 01:29, closely followed by Tony Nevin in 01:33.
The Craughwell AC Senior Club Big Summer BBQ Night
Join us on the 18th July from 8.00 till late for the Craughwell AC Summer BBQ in Cheevers Bar Craughwell.
All members, family, friends, associates, and community welcome. There will be a presentation on the night on the new vision and action plan for the Senior club by our Chairman Keith Devane.
Tickets are €10 per person and will be available from all Senior club committee members and at training sessions from mid June.
The order of events for Saturday's Connacht Championships in Claremorris is as follows:-
If guessing times, please note that the order of events may change from what is posted here so please arrive well ahead of time.
Craughwell AC's at the 2014 Streets of Galway (Photo J O'Connor)
Craughwell AC Hits the Streets of Galway
Entries opened for the one of the best local races around this week which must mean the summer has finally arrived! We are making this Galway City Harriers 8k race which winds through the streets of Galway our club target race for summer 2015. A training plan has been devised which has been specifically tailored to get all our members across the line on August 8th with the hope of a few PB’s along the way. The plan has options for 3/4/5 days running with a range of mileage for each run so individuals can choose how best to fit it into to their schedule.
Download the training plan here: Craughwell AC Streets of Galway Training Plan 2015
There will be two structured training sessions each week. Wednesdays will focus on Tempo intervals on the road meeting at the track at 7.00 for a full brief of what the session will entail. Fridays will be a dedicated track session from 8-9.
For anyone who feels that the this plan does not suit them but would like to run the Streets of Galway there are two 8k plans available here which are a good starting point. If you have any questions in relation to this or any matter please contact us through the Facebook page.
Happy running and hopefully we will see lots of our Craughwell AC members take to the streets on the 8th August.
Craughwell AC's U11 Squad at the Connacht Championships in Claremorris
Yet another brilliant day of athletics from the club on yet another day of challenging weather conditions. The day kicked off with the relays where the club had some outstanding performances taking all 4 Connacht titles in the boys races and bronze in the U9, U10 and U11 girls relays and 4th place in the U12 girls relay. Huge achievements all around! Full details of our performances are below. Well done to everyone!!