Great Performances at Primary Schools Finals

Great Performances at Primary Schools Finals

Another glorious day of primary schools cross-country action saw some super performances from athletes in the club while representing their schools. Pride of place went to Alan Hallinan who had possibly the unique achievement of winning the 6th class race while still only in 5th class. Alan becomes only the 2nd boy from Craughwell NS to take the Galway Schools Senior Cross Country title, with Kyle Moorhead the other back in 2014. Alan led his school to team victory in…

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Community Health and Wellbeing Board

Community Health and Wellbeing Board

Craughwell AC marked World Mental Health day in collaboration with Mental Health Ireland, HSE and Galway Sports Partnership when they came together to launch the “Community Health and Wellbeing Board” initiative. The initiative has two main aims; to raise awareness of a range of local and national Mental Health supports and services in sports clubs and community groups across Galway city and county, and to promote awareness and engagement in the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which are five simple evidenced…

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Glorious Bushfield Galway Unevens

Glorious Bushfield Galway Unevens

After all this talk of Ballybrit being such a great course of late (it is), Loughrea AC’s stunning facility at Bushfield came out fighting and showed once again today why it is as good a cross country course as exists anywhere. Full credit to host club Loughrea AC who put on a smashing show and the glorious weather and course combined to make it a brilliant introduction to Cross for everyone that took part. Muireann Kelly got the day off…

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Fitzgerald leads Galway XC Gold Rush

Fitzgerald leads Galway XC Gold Rush

“Bring Long Spikes and be prepared for a mudbath” was my advice during the week to anyone who’d listen. A week of persistent rain raised the famous Turlough in Craughwell to full bloom and I couldn’t see it being any other way. I couldn’t have been more wrong! The course defied the bad weather to an amazing degree – with just a single soft spot in the corner and basically no mud – kudos to the drainage experts in Galway…

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A little bit of track history!

A little bit of track history!

Lorraine Delaney had the honour at the weekend of being the first athlete from the club to do her training session on the club’s newly laid 400m tarmacadem track with a session of 6 x 300m. There are still some small things to tidy up but the track looks fabulous and the club’s many athletes now look forward with bated breath to the Sports Capital grants announcement later this Autumn. With the assistance of our local TD Ciaran Cannon, the…

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Evan Hallinan Wins Bronze for Ireland!

Evan Hallinan Wins Bronze for Ireland!

Round up of an historic weekend which includes an international medal by Evan Hallinan and Jack Miskella Captaining NUIG to Cross-Country glory after 42 years. Evan Hallinan won a fantastic Bronze medal for Ireland in the Irish Schools International in Derbyshire.  Evan, representing the Presentation College Athenry, leaped an exceptional 12.80m at the second attempt in the Triple Jump to finish with a precious Bronze medal.  This is another milestone on a truly remarkable comeback year for the popular Evan…

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Season Kicks off with Brilliant Castlegar XC

Season Kicks off with Brilliant Castlegar XC

Host Club Castlegar once again delivered a fantastic day of Cross Country action. They changed venue to a fabulous course in Ballybritt Racecourse and a classic was delivered. The course was ideal – a tad soft in places but not a whiff of mud and full of challenging hills and twists. I certainly didn’t miss the playground from their old course! Well done to Stephen, John, Phillip and all at Castlegar for delivering a fine days racing. The field was…

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Evan Hallinan Leads the Way at Tailteann Games

Evan Hallinan Leads the Way at Tailteann Games

A large contingent from the club represented Connacht today in the Taillteann Games – with 9 from the club in action, it was possibly the largest ever representation from the club in this event which features the cream of Irish schools athletics and is used to pick the Irish team for the upcoming international against England, Scotland and Wales. Evan Hallinan was the star of the show today with a fantastic series of jumps to claim victory in the triple…

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Fit4Youth is Back!!

Fit4Youth is Back!!

IT’S BACK!! Our hugely popular Fit4Youth programme returns with the Autumn series starts on Tues & Thurs at 7:45pm. The programme is aimed at youths aged 13-19 who would like to get fit in a fun, non-competitive environment. For more details contact Tom – see the fit4Youth page for Full Details!! Come join the fun!!

Sprinters to the Fore at National Masters

Sprinters to the Fore at National Masters

On Sunday, the National Masters Track & Field Championships took place in Morton Stadium, Santry and a full team of Craughwell AC Veteran Sprinters took part, led by inspirational Coach and mentor Ronnie Warde.  The relays were the highlight of the day with the Craughwell men taking both the 4x100m and 4x400m titles.  In the 4x100m, Cormac Kearney, Ronnie Warde, David Mulligan and Brian Malone flew to victory in 48.72s.  Cormac, Brian and Ronnie were joined by John Walkin to…

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