Kyle Moorhead, Galway Community Games U16 Boys 1500m Champion 2018
A very busy week of athletics concluded with the finals of the Galway Community Games in Ballinderrin where the parish had some tremendous success across the range of events.
The relays provided some of the highlights with Craughwell taking the victory in the U15 Mixed 4x100m with Ava Finn, Rebecca Lynch, Robert Urquhart and Lughaigh Morgan, and in the U14 Girls 4x100m with Fauve Aylmer, Siofra Davis, Erin Kelly and Jade Moorhead, and in the U12 Girls 4x100m with Grace Lynch, Isabel Schukat, Keevagh Barry and Isabella Boland. The U10 Mixed Relay won silver with Lauren Morgan, Paul Barry, Kelly Hallinan, Alan Hallinan and Remy Aylmer.
Craughwell's U15 Mixed 4x100m, Galway Community Games Champions 2018
Robert Urquhart, Ludhaigh Morgan, Rebecca Lynch and Ava Finn
Craughwell's U14 Girls 4x100m, Galway Community Games Champions 2018
Craughwell's U12 Girls 4x100m, Galway Community Games Champions 2018
Craughwell's U10 Mixed Relay who won silver at the Galway Community Games
There were many fine performances in the individual events with Galway titles for Kyle Moorhead in the U16 Boys 1500m, James Furey U16 Boys High Jump, Tara Morgan in the U14 Girls Javelin and Kenneth O'Connor in the U14 Boys Javelin. Kyle ran a very smart tactical race, holding 2nd place until making his move with 500m to go to open a considerable gap. He then gave hearts a small flutter as he eased back on the throttle to jog across the line and was nearly caught by the fast finishing 2nd placed athlete. This is Kyle’s final year of athletics and he is one of the club’s most prolific athletes on the Galway Community Games podium over the years – taking silver in the U16 1500m in 2017, gold in the U14 800m in 2016, gold in the U14 800m in 2015 and gold in the U12 600m in 2014. I will have to consult with Kyle for earlier years!
Oisin Davis and Ava Finn who both won silver in the U16 200m races
at the Galway Community Games
Several athletes came very close to winning their events with silver for Ava Finn in the U16 Girls 200m, Oisin Davis in the U16 Boys 200m, Lucas Schukat in the U14 Boys Long Jump, Erin Kelly in the U14 Girls Long Jump, Lauren Morgan in the U10 Girls 100m, Shayna Greally in the U8 Girls 60m and Cathal Desbonnet in the U8 Boys 60m; and bronze for Fauve Aylmer in the U14 Girls 800m, Siofra Davis in the U14 Girls 80m Hurdles and Grace Lynch in the U12 Girls 100m.
There were many more great performances including Jade Moorhead 4th in the U14 long jump, Daniel Galvin 4th in the U14 800m, Alan Hallinan making it to the final of the U10 200m and just missing out on a medal, Robyn Barry making it to the semis of the U8 60m, Grace Drysdale in the heats of the U8 80m, Darragh O’Donnell just missing out on a medal in the final of the U8 80m, Paul Barry making it to the final of the U10 100m, Isabel Schukat making it to the semis of the U12 100m, Kelly Hallinan in the heats of the U10 200m, Saoirse O’Donnell in the semis of the U10 hurdles, Keevagh Barry and Darragh Kelly in the U12 ball throw, Keelan Moorhead in the semis of the U12 600m.
Well done also to Woodford's Aleisha Larkin who won gold in the U16 Girls 100m, and to Oranmore’s Ella Lyons who won the gold in the U14 Girls Long Jump and to Ardrahan’s Saoirse Mullins who won gold in the U10 Girls 200m and also helped her team to victory in the U10 Mixed Relay.