Some of Craughwell AC's U10 Squad at the Galway Track & Field Championships
Another busy day of athletics took place in Dangan running track on Sunday with day 2 of the Galway Track & Field Championships where Craughwell had almost 140 athletes in action in the U9 to U12 age groups.
Check out also Daniel O'Brien's super photos from the latter part of the day on his facebook page. Daniel makes these available to members of the club to download for free, for which the club is very grateful. And well done again to Iain Shaw on his very professional organisation of the day and in particular the online results available at connaughtathletics.com. Provisional results of the paired U9-11 competition are here.
There were many fine performances throughout the day, most notably Darragh Kelly with 4 individual medals in the U12 Boys grade including the Galway titles in the high jump (1.30) and shot putt (7.86), silver in the 60m hurdles (11.58) and bronze in the long jump (4.23). It was a great day also for Shannon Quinn with Galway titles in the U12 Girls shot putt with a throw of 6.40 and in the long jump where she set a new U12 championship best performance with a leap of 4.18. And for Remy Aylmer with double Galway titles in the U9 Girls 60m and 300m in times of 10.44 and 57.86.
Craughwell AC's U12 Boys 4x100m team
The long jump saw some particularly impressive performances from Craughwell AC athletes. Emma O’Donovan took the Galway title with an impressive 3.96 in the U11 Girls Long Jump, a feat repeated by Ben Moran in the U11 Boys with a championship best leap of 3.83. Lauren Morgan continued the championship best performances with a massive jump of 3.76 to take victory in the U10 Girls Long Jump. A number of other athletes also leaped into individual bronze medals including Lauren Kilduff with 3.51 in the U11 Girls, Dara Zimmerer with 3.37 in the U11 Boys, Oran Collins with 3.39 in the U10 Boys and Oisin O’Donovan with 3.22 in the U9 Boys. Sean Lavan took the bronze medal in the U12 Boys high jump with 1.15m.
In the sprints, Eanna Morrissey raced to the Galway title in the U10 Boys 60m in a time of 9.70. Lauren Morgan took silver in the U10 Girls 60m in 9.80 with Calum McMahon doing likewise in the U9 Boys 60m 10.29, while Ben Moran took the bronze medal in the U11 Boys 60m in 9.42. In the middle-distance races, Riley Stenson had a fine victory in the U11 Boys 600m in a time of 1:59.97 with Keelan Moorhead in 3rd place in a time of 2:03.33 while Fionn Higgins placed 2nd in the U12 600m in a time of 1:55.95. Saoirse Mullins took the silver medal in the U10 Girls 500m in 1:39.57, while Calum McMahon and Alan Hallinan raced to silver and bronze in the U9 Boys 300m in times of 55.18 and 55.31.
In the 4x100m relays, there were victories for the U11 Girls in a time of 1:04.90 and the U10 Boys in a time of 1:05.20 while the U12 Girls took the silver medals in a time of 1:02.64. The U11 Boys took both silver and bronze in their 4x100m in times of 1:00.00 and 1:04.76 as did the U9 Boys in their relay in times of 1:11.81 and 1:17.47, while the U10 Girls rounded off the medal winning relay performances with bronze in a time of 1:09.71.
The turbo javelin event saw many more medals for the club with Tara Keane taking the Galway title in the U12 Girls event with a new championship best of 19.67 and Aoife O’Meara in bronze with 13.30, Emma Phelan Galway Champion in the U11 Girls with 12.27 and Kiera Mernagh 3rd with 9.54, Dean McNally Galway Champion in the U11 Boys with 12.53 and Harry Lynam in bronze with 11.73, Ciara Byrnes silver in the U10 Girls with 8.05 and Megan Smith in bronze with 7.67; a clean sweep in the U10 Boys with Tadhg O’Meara gold with 11.05, Daniel Farrelly silver with 10.33 and Ethan Stace bronze with 10.19; and silver for Killian Burke in the U9 Boys event with 7.45.
The paired events in the U9 to U11 age groups yielded many more medals with the top individuals from each club paired together to determine the qualifiers for the Connacht finals. The following pairs made the podium from Craughwell AC: U11 Girls 60m 2 Keevagh Barry/Lauren Kilduff; 600m 2 Emma O'Donovan/Kelly Hallinan; Long Jump 1 Emma O'Donovan/Lauren Kilduff; Turbo Javelin 1 Emma Phelan/Kiera Mernagh, 2 Maria Gorman/Aoibheann Dolan, 3 Gemma Hallinan/Erin Dillon. U11 Boys 60m 2 Ben Moran/Dara Zimmerer, 3 Dean McNally/Sean Hoade; 600m 1 Riley Stenson/Keelan Moorhead, 3 Paul Barry/Caelan Coleman; Long Jump 1 Ben Moran/Dara Zimmerer, 2 Keelan Moorhead/Iarlaith Leen; Turbo Javelin 1 Dean McNally/Harry Lynam, 2 Paul Barry/Joseph O'Dwyer. U10 Girls 60m 3 Lauren Morgan/Saoirse Mullins; 500m 2 Saoirse Mullins/Gemma Cloonan; Long Jump 1 Lauren Morgan/Mia Hollingworth; Turbo Javelin 1 Ciara Byrnes/Megan Smith. U10 Boys 60m 1 Eanna Morrissey/Oran Collins; 500m 2 Daniel Farrelly/Daniel Gilmore; Long Jump 1 Oran Collins/Leo Molloy, 3 Eoin Middleton/Liam Reilly; Turbo Javelin 1 Tadhg O'Meara/Daniel Farrelly, 2 Ethan Stace/Paul Keaveney, 3 Shane Cahill/Rossa Gorman. U9 Girls 1 Remy Aylmer/Aisling Lavan; Long Jump 2 Chloe Coughlan/Aisling Lavan, 3 Aisling Mulveen/Jenna Brady. U9 Boys 60m 1 Calum McMahon/Alan Hallinan; 300m 1 Calum McMahon/Alan Hallinan, 3 Joshua Whiriskey/Oisin O'Donovan; Long Jump 2 Oisin O'Donovan/Ethan Horan, 3 Daithi Lawless/Sean Dempsey.