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Craughwell AC U11 Girls Squad before their 1500m

Glorious sunshine was the order of the day for much of today's historic cross country races in Craughwell. While the club has twice hosted the cross country on this very field, this year was special as its the first event since the club purchased the land and also the first event since the roadway into the facility became a public roadway last Thursday. We'd like to again acknowledge the support of several councillors in this regard including Moegie Maher, Peter Feeney, Michael Fahy, Gerry Finnerty, Joe Byrne, Shane Donnellan, Gabe Cronnelly, Malachy Noone, Sean Canney, Anne Rabbitte, Frank Kearney, Jimmy McClearn,Tim Broderick and Martina Kinane.

The grounds were in pristine condition thanks to the efforts of our local FAS workers and of Michael O'Brien from Gort who cuts the running routes on a weekly basis. And just as well as the numbers participating today were the largest in 10 years and possibly much longer at a Galway juvenile cross country event. 318 athletes finished their races with the previous high at a Galway juvenile event being 235 last year. The two U11 races provided the highest individual totals of the last 10 years for girls or boys races with 66 girls completing the course and 47 boys.

Provisional results are attached here:- GalwayXCDay2Results2015V2.pdf

Well done to all and well done particularly to our own athletes who put in some majestic performances on home turf!

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Start of the U11 Boys 1500m under the watchful eyes of 100s of spectators

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Councillor Moegie Maher pictured with Craughwell AC Chairperson Mark Gillen and Facility Officer Michael Tobin
on the newly opened public roadway into Craughwell AC Sports & Recreation Park

Friday the 20th. .