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Craughwell AC's Ryan Gallagher, Connacht U18 Boys Long Jump Champion 2019

Craughwell AC enjoyed another triumphant day at the U14 to Senior Connacht track & Field Championships held in Sligo the weekend before last with dozens of athletes featuring on the podium throughout the day.

Highlights of the day included Ryan Gallagher’s leap of 6.04m to take the Connacht title in the U18 Boys Long Jump which was Ryan’s first time over the 6m mark and Sean Liston’s 1.55m leap to take silver in the U14 Boys High jump, a 30cm PB for Sean! It was a fantastic day also for Aoife Kelly with tripe medals including a silver in the U17 Girls Hammer with a fantastic 20.51 throw in her debut in the event.

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Craughwell AC's U14 Girls 4x100m team who took relay silver
at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

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Craughwell AC's U15 Girls 4x100m team, Connacht Champions 2019
Jade Moorhead, Aoibhe Donnellan, Ella Lyons, Siofra Davis

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Craughwell AC's 4x100m team who placed 2nd in the U15 Girls relay at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo
Erin Kelly, Clara Corbett, Leonore Church and Aoibhe Fahy

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Craughwell AC's Lauren McNally, Aoife Kelly and Saoirse Pierce at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

The day kicked off with the 4x100m relays where the U17 Girls took the Connacht U17 title in a time of C 56.65 with Aleisha Larkin, Lauren McNally, Aoife Kelly and Saoirse Pierce. The U15 Girls had an impressive performance in their 4x100m with both teams racing to gold and silver in fantastic times of 54.38 and 56.35. The Connacht title winning team featured (Ella Lyons, Jade Moorhead, Siofra Davis and Aoibhe Donnellan while the silver medalists were Clara Corbett, Leonore Church, Erin Kelly and Aoibhe Fahy. The U14 girls were also impressive with a very good time of 55.46 to take the silver medals in their 4x100m with Adara Salvo, Grace Keaveney, Ella Farrelly and Aoibhe Donnellan. 

There was some tremendous middle-distance action with Jack Miskella continuing his outstanding form when taking the Connacht Senior Men’s 1500m title in a time of 4:11.11 and adding silver with 2:00.56 in the 800m for good measure with Ben Garrard taking bronze in 2:02.22; Paddy Noonan strode to victory in the U19 Boys 1500m in a time of 4:16.56; Fauve Aylmer swept to the Connacht title in the U15 Girls 800m in a time of 2:26.79; Kyle Moorhead took the Connacht title in the U17 Boys 3000m Steeplechase in a time of 10:55.79; Ross McGuinness took the Connacht title in the U16 Boys 3000m in 9:33.43; Mark Davis added silver in the Masters Men 3000m in a time of 9:38.02; Ailbhe Miskella raced to silver in the U18 Girls 2000m Steeplechase in 8:19.01; Sean Noonan took bronze in the U19 Boys 800m in 2:11.59; Oisin Davis took bronze in the U17 1500m in 4:36.32 and 4th place in the 800m in 2:14.09; Emily Miskella raced to bronze in the U16 Girls 1500m in a time of 5:17.32; while Ciara Sheppard raced to 4th place in the U18 Girls 1500m in 5:49.02.

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Some of Craughwell AC's Middle Distance Stars at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo
Paddy Noonan, Jack Miskella and Oisin Davis

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Craughwell AC's Fauve Aylmer, Connacht U15 Girls 800m Champion 2019

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Craughwell AC's Aoife Kelly and Ailbhe Miskella relaxing trackside at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

The sprints saw a strong return to action for Sinead Treacy when racing to victory in the Senior Women’s 400m in a time of 59.79 – Sinead blasted out of the blocks to establish a significant lead over the first 250m but ran into lactic agony on the home straight but just had enough in the tank to hold on for victory. Master sprinter and coach extraordinaire Ronnie Warde raced to victory in the Master Men’s 100m in a time of 11.21; Alisha Larkin took silver in the U17 Girls 100m in 13.48; Aoibhe Donnellan raced to a fine silver medal in the U14 Girls 80m in a time 11.13 and then literally had to race into the car for her dad Charlie to whizz her to Dublin to play in the half-time Cumann na mBunscol camogie match during the Galway-Dublin hurling game; and Fauve Aylmer followed up her earlier 800m Connacht title with bronze in the U15 Girls 200m in 28.66.

Ella Lyons took bronze in the U15 Girls 80mh in a time of 15.79 while in the long hurdles, Cian Lavan took silver in the U15 Boys 250mh in 41.64 and there were triple bronze for James Furey in the U17 Boys 300mh in 49.43, Saoirse Pierce in the U16 Girls 250mh in 43.83 and Siofra Davis in the U15 Girls 250mh with 44.43.

The throws also saw strong performances with the aforementioned silver for Aoife Kelly in the U17 Girls Hammer. Aoife added bronze in the U17 Girls javelin with 13.97m, an event where Lauren McNally fired the 500g javelin out to an impressive 22.95m to take silver. Millie Geraghty was very impressive in the U15 Girls javelin with her best of 25.15m taking silver and Aoibhe Fahy not far behind with 23.12m to take bronze while Andrew Power was also in fine form with 25.75m to take bronze in the U15 Boys javelin. Calvin Ryan took silver in the u15 Boys shot putt with 10.02 with Aoibhe Fahy adding to her earlier javelin medal with 8.10m to take bronze in the U15 Girls shot putt.

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Craughwell AC's Aoife Kelly who won triple medals in the U17 Girls Hammer, Javelin and Triple Jump 
at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

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Craughwell AC's Andrew Power who took bronze in the U15 Boys Javelin
at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

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Craughwell AC's Millie Geraghty and Aoibhe Fahy who placed 2nd and 3rd 
in the U15 Girls Javelin at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

The good performances continued in the horizontal jumps with Ryan Gallagher and Aleisha Larkin leading the way with brilliant PBs of 6.04m and 5.00m to take the Connacht long jump titles in the U18 Boys and U17 Girls events – the first time over 6 metres for Ryan and first time over 5 metres for Aleisha. It was triple glory in triple jump for Leanagh Gilligan, Lukas Schukat and Evan Hallinan with all 3 taking Connacht titles – Leanagh supreme in the U18 Girls event with 10.05m, Lukas repeating this with 10.34m in the U16 Boys event and Evan likewise with 9.52m in the U15 Boys event. Siblings Aoife and Erin Kelly both added silver in their triple jumps with Aoife leaping 8.77m in the U17 Girls event and Erin leaping 8.24m in the U15 Girls event. Evan Quinn sailed to silver in the U15 Boys long jump with 4.61m while Grace Keaveney leapt an impressive PB of 4.50m to take silver in the U14 Girls long jump. Leanagh Gilligan added a bronze medal in the U18 Girls long jump with a leap of 4.89m, with Ella Lyons doing likewise in the U15 Girls with 4.33m and Lukas Schukat taking 4th place in the u16 Boys long jump with 4.97m.

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Craughwell AC's Aleisha Larkin, Connacht U17 Girls Long Jump Champion 2019

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Craughwell AC's Triple Jumpers Erin and Aoife Kelly at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

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Craughwell AC's Ella Lyons who medalled in the U15 Girls Long Jump and Hurdles
at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

The high jump saw some fantastic success with the aforementioned leap of 1.55m by Sean Liston one of the highlights. Several athletes from the club soared to Connacht titles with James Furey doing so in the U17 Boys event with a leap of 1.60m, Sophie O’Brien in the U16 Girls event with a PB leap of 1.48m and Siofra Davis in the U15 Girls event with 1.50m. Jade Moorhead and Saoirse Pierce had to settle for silver in the U15 and U16 Girls high jump events, both tying on countback with the winning jumps of 1.50m and 1.48m. Lukas Schukat and Evan Hallinan took silver in the U16 and U15 Boys events with leaps of 1.65m and 1.50m, Evan struggling with an injury on the day. Isabella Fitzgerald also took silver in the U14 Girls with a 1.35m clearance. Leonore Church made it a clean sweep of the medals for the club in the U15 Girls event with a 1.45m clearance to take bronze; Calvin Ryan did likewise in the U15 Boys High Jump with Evan Quinn in 4th place with a 1.40m clearance. Cian Lavan was unlucky that the event clashed with the long hurdles and entered the competition at 1.55m which Cian is capable of but just a little high to commence jumping at. Cian later added the gold medal in the U15 pole vault with a 2.00m clearance.

Full results of the day are here:- results

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Craughwell AC's Sean Liston who won silver in the U15 Boys High Jump
at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

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Craughwell AC's Evan Hallinan, Calvin Ryan and Evan Quinn who placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th
in the U15 Boys High Jump at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

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Top 3 in the U15 Girls High Jump at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo
Craughwell AC's Soifra Davis (gold), Jade Moorhead (silver) and Leonore Church (bronze)

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Craughwell AC's James Furey, Connacht U17 High Jump Champion 2019

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Craughwell AC's Saoirse Pierce and Sophie O'Brien who took silver and gold in the U17 Girls High Jump
at the Connacht Track & Field in Sligo

 

Wednesday the 17th. .