Good luck to all of Craughwell AC's athletes who are taking part in the U9-12 team competition and relays at the weekend in Tullamore. As has become the norm, our young athletes did us proud in the Connacht finals with many athletes qualifying for the National finals with some trememdous performances, bringing home more medals than any other Connacht club.

The National finals take place next Saturday 14th June in Tullamore, commencing at 10.30am. Any athlete in the 2-person team events should arrive before 9.30am in order to check-in for their event and to warm-up. Any athlete on a relay team should aim to arrive by 1.30pm at the latest.

Tullamore is about a 90 minute drive from Craughwell. Shortest route to take is to turn right in Ballinasloe for Shannonbridge, Co. Offally. Continue along this this road and eventually you come to a T junction at a small village called Blueball. Turn left here and after 4 or 5 miles you are in Tullamore. The athletics track is in the town, along the way in from that side. Keep an eye out for a small sign and a big gate on the right hand side along the main road through the town. If you reach the town centre, you're gone too far!

Craughwell results and full results of the Connacht finals are as follows.

 

Sprints

The club continues to make more and more progress in the sprint events. 6 sprint teams qualified for the All-Irelands - 1 U10 team, 3 U11 teams and 2 U12 teams. This was a very impressive achievement accounting for one-third of the qualifiers in the sprints. There was hard luck also for Dylan Finn and Cillian Dolan who missed out on qualification by 0.02s in the U10 boys sprint. Craughwell's sprint results were:-

GIRLS U10 60M    
ClubName Time TotalPlace 
Craughwell Shonagh Gilligan  10.35  
 Erin Fitzpatrick 10.6120.963
Craughwell Aisling Keady 10.74  
 Michelle Duggan10.4421.186
     
BOYS U10 60M    
ClubName TimeTotalPlace 
Craughwell Cillian Dolan 9.64  
 Dylan Finn 10.0319.674
     
GIRLS U11 60M    
ClubName TimeTotalPlace 
CraughwellTara McNally 9.38  
 Grainne McDaid 10.3219.72
     
BOYS U11 60M    
ClubName TimeTotalPlace 
Craughwell Gary Clay9.65  
 Niall Broderick9.5719.222
Craughwell Eddie Madden 9.63  
 Ian Connolly 9.6719.33
     
GIRLS U12 80M    
ClubName TimeTotal Place 
Craughwell Sinead Tracy 11.96  
 Dandy Murray 12.6924.653
     
BOYS U12 80M    
ClubName TimeTotal Place 
Craughwell Aidan Conneely11.64  
 Conor Duggan 11.623.242

Middle-Distance

We had 6 teams in action in the middle-distance race, with 3 qualifying for the Nationals amidst some very tough competition. And for the other three teams, they were very unlucky with each of them taking 4th place despite some exceptional runs.

GIRLS U10 300m    
ClubName Time TotalPlace 
Craughwell Emma Gaffney 57.96  
 Erin Fitzpatrick 57.591.55.552
BOYS U10 300M    
ClubName TimeTotalPlace 
Craughwell Liam Moran 55.4  
 Ronan Nevin63.581.58.984
     
GIRLS U11 500M    
ClubName TimeTotalPlace 
Craughwell Grainne McDaid 1.39.83  
 Caoimhne Reidy 1.41.533.21.363
BOYS U11 500M    
ClubName TimeTotalPlace 
Craughwell Oisin Coppinger1.37.70  
 Liam Forde 1.40.723.18.424
     
GIRLS U12 600M    
ClubName TimeTotalPlace 
Craughwell Ellen Tracy 2.03.39  
 Katie Donoghue2.07.264.10.654
     
BOYS U12 600M     
ClubName TimeTotalPlace 
Craughwell Jamie Spellman1.55.77  
 Gavin O’Toole2.00.353.56.122

Long Jump

The long jump provided another strong performance from the club, with the club taking 7 out of the 18 qualification places for the National finals. There was dissappointment too for some teams who didn't jump as well as in the Galway finals and missed out on qualification. But next year is another opportunity for them and they will be back at the top then! Results were:-

GIRLS U10 LONG JUMP   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Shonagh Gilligan 2.87  
 Michelle Duggan 2.925.792
Craughwell Aisling Keady 2.44  
 Emma Gaffney 3.065.55
     
BOYS U10 LONG JUMP   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Jack Lally 2.93  
 Hugh Lane 3.035.962
Craughwell Liam Moran 2.88  
 Ronan Nevin 2.835.713
     
GIRLS U11 LONG JUMP   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Jean Waters2.56  
  Lisa Doran 2.785.342
Craughwell Nicola Cahill 2.52  
 Orla Mahony1.954.479
     
BOYS U11 LONG JUMP   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Gary Clay3.31  
 Niall Broderick 3.426.732
Craughwell Eddie Madden 3.29  
 Ian Connolly 3.416.73
Craughwell Mathew Molly 3.05  
 Conor Dolan 2.795,849
     
GIRLS U12 LONG JUMP   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Aislin Connolly 3.18  
 Sinead Tracy 3.086.265
Craughwell Emma Byrne 2.5  
 Laoise Kenny 2.44.98
     
BOYS U12 LONG JUMP   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Aidan Conneely3.53  
 Gavin O’Toole 3.687.212
Craughwell Cillian McDaid 3.22  
 Conor O’Donoghue  3.416.639

High Jump

The high jump yielded three sets of medals for the club - taking half the qualifcation places with some very good performances. Results were:-

GIRLS U12 HIGH JUMP   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Ellen Tracy 1.2  
 Dandy Murray 1.112.311
Craughwell Ellen Fitzpatrick  1.05  
 Aisling Connolly 1.082.132
     
BOYS U12 HIGH JUMP   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
CraughwellShane Finn 1.08  
 Conor Duggan 1.082.163

Ball Throw

One team qualified in the ball throw, with some exceptional standards amongst some of the age groups. It was hard lick for Lisa Doran and Niki Cahill who took 4th place in their event.

GIRLS U10     
ClubName Time Total Place 
Craughwell Laura Cunningham11  
 Shauna Tobin 9.920.96
Craughwell Mary Dunphy 9.74  
 Kimberely O’Hehir 10.9620.77
     
BOYS U10 BALL THROW   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Cillian Dolan12.65  
 Dyan Finn 21.35346
     
GIRLS U11 BALL THROW   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Tara McNally 21.9  
 Andrea Tobin 16.4538.351
Craughwell Nicola Cahill 14.75  
 Lisa Doran 16.631.354
     
BOYS U11 BALL THROW   
ClubName TimeTotal Place 
Craughwell Oisin Coppinger 18.1  
 Conor Dolan2038.17
Craughwell Stephen Callaghan17.65  
 Christopher Phillips 17.2334.888

Shot Putt

The club had 1 medal winner in the shot putt in the U12 boys event and 2 other teams placed 4th and 5th - unlucky not to qualify:-

GIRLS U12 SHOT PUTT   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
Craughwell Emma Byrne 4.96  
 Grace Kelly 4.119.075
     
BOYS U12 Shot Putt   
ClubName DistanceTotal Place 
CraughwellChristopher McDonnell 5.86  
 Collian McDaid 6.14122
Craughwell Jack Kenny 5.24  
 Ciaran Nevin5.6710.914

Relays

As usual, the relays provided some high drama. For possibly the first time ever, the club qualified in each relay for the National finals, coming very close in some cases to having 2 teams qualify. Star performers were the U10 girls and U11 boys where the girls took 2nd and 3rd place and the boys took 2nd and 4th places:-

AgePlaceClubTime
U9 Girls3Craughwell1.13.61
    
U9 Boys2Craughwell1.13.02
    
U10 Girls2Craughwell A1.09.90
 3Craughwell  B1.11.82
    
U10 Boys2Craughwell A1.06.36
 7Craughwell B1.11.82
    
U11 Girls1Craughwell A1.04.12
 8Craughwell B1.11.05
    
U11 Boys2Craughwell A1.01.95
 4Craughwell B1.03.84
    
U12 Girls3Craughwell 61.42
 7Craughwell B1.02.45
    
U12 Boys2Craughwell A59.66
 8Craughwell B66.78
 

All in all, it was a great day for the club. Full results of the competition are at :-

Connacht U9-12 Results 2008.pdf

Tuesday the 27th. .