A number of Craughwell AC members helped Galway retain their Premier Division status in the National League finals in Tullamore at the weekend where the team finished in 6th place. Maeve Curley raced to victory in the 1500m walk in a time of 6.50.81 while Cathriona Farrell took 2nd place in the high jump with a leap of 1.70m, up against senior record holder Deirdre Ryan who jumped 1.85. Ashley McDonnell took 8th place in the long jump while Linda Porter took 7th place in the 800m in a time of 2.33.13.
Sarah Finnegan finished in 7th place in the triple jump with 9.92m and 5th in the 100m hurdles with 16.83 while sister Rachel took 5th place in the 400m hurdles in 66.51. Also in action in Tullamore at the National Masters Track & Field, Gerry Ryan raced to an impressive 15.06.77 to win the O45 5000m while Peter O’Sullivan did likewise when winning the O35 1500m in a time of 4.18.70.
Meanwhile at the inaugural South Galway AC 4 mile run in Kilcolgan, the ever-improving Peadar Harvey recorded his first senior victory on the roads when winning in a solid time of 21.38 while Finn Stoneman made it a double for the club when racing to victory in the Junior Men’s race in a time of 23.40.