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A huge turnout of Craughwell AC athletes descended on Dangan running track in Galway city for day 1 of the Galway track and field championships. 

There were many fine performances across the age groups from U13 to U19 with multiple Galway titles for several athletes including triple titles for Laura Cunningham in the U18/19 long jump, high jump and triple jump; Chloe Casey in the U16/17 100m, shot putt and discus; Conor Trehy in the U16/17 100m hurdles, long jump and triple jump; and double titles for Saoirse Moore in the U15 80m and 250m hurdles;  Lukas Schukat in the U15 high jump and triple jump; Aoibhe Donnellan in the U13 80m and long jump; Adam Jordan in the U13 javelin and high jump and Ethan O’Brien in the U13 long jump and high jump. 

The top-notch performances included several championship records set by Craughwell AC athletes as follows:-

Arlene Ealr's 61.10 silver medal perforrmance in the 400m sets a new club record for both senior and junior categories as was Chloe Casey's 34.42 discus throw, while Laura Cunnigham came within a whisker of her own 11m club triple jump record with her 10.90m leap. The club's women's 4x100m record looks also set to go this season with both the U19 and U17 girls teams coming almost within a second of the record with their times of  52.54 and 52.66. The record is 51.49 set by our U18 All-Ireland Champions in 2016 with their team of Caoilin Milton, Aisling Keady, Laura Cunningham and Michelle Duggan. To be threatening that record this early in the season is testamount to the calibre of our current teams.

Well done to all of the Craughwell AC participants, all our medallists and all who came close to the medals and just missed out – keep the focus on the PBs and the medals will come. Full details of the medal winners are as follows while detailed results of all events can be found at at Check out also Kevin Moore's wonderful action shots of the day at flickr.

U18/19 Girls

U18/19 Boys


 Top 4 in the U18/19 Girls Long Jump at the Galway Track & Field Championships in Dangan
Siona Lawless (4th), Lorraine Delaney (2nd) Laura Cunningham (1st), Arlene Earls (3rd)

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U18/19 1500m - Patrick Noonan Gold Medalist and Luke Evans Silver Medalist

U16/17 Girls

U16/17 Boys

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U16/17 Girls High Jump - Ellie Cronin and Aine Kelly Gold and Silver Medallists

U16/17 Girls 800m - Ailbhe Miskella Silver Medalist

U15 Girls

U15 Boys


U15 Girls 4x100m bronze medallists at the Galway Track & Field Championships in Dangan

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U15 Robert Urquhart  Silver 250mh and Bronze in 200m and Gold u16 Relay
Lukas Schukat, Galway U115 High Jump and Triple Jump Champion 2018
at the Galway Track & Field Championships in Dangan

U14 Girls

U14 Boys

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U14 Girls 4x100m silvermedallists at the Galway Track & Field Championships in Dangan

U13 Girls

U13 Boys

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Girls Relays

Boys Relays

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Saoirse Moore in action in the U15 Girls Hurdles


 Paschal Walsh in action in the U16/17 Boys Long Jump


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U17 Boys 400m - Kyle Moorhead Bronze Medalist

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U16/17 Girls 1500m - Ciara Sheppard Bronze Medalist


U15 250mh 1st 2nd 

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 U18/19 Girls 1500m- Catherine Noonan Bronze Medalist

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U16/17 Boys 800m - Finbarr McFadden Bronze Medalist


Alisha Larkin U16 100M 200M LJ