Brilliant day out at U9-11 Galway Outdoors

Brilliant day out at U9-11 Galway Outdoors

It turned out a scorcher in Dangan as the u9-11 ages had a fantastic time with their friends and produced some stunning athletic performances in the process. The competition incorporated a paired results section and we won’t have the results of that for a while – below are the medallists I know of at this point – will add more later! The full results of a fantastic day can be found on the Connacht Athletics website. In the under 9s,…

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Kyle and William Sparkle at Nationals

Kyle and William Sparkle at Nationals

The National Junior and U23 Championships came a little early this year to enable elite Athletes to make the most of the final chance to push for European Qualifying marks. Three middle-distance amigos Kyle Moorehead, William Fitzgerald and Oisin Davis Athletes got up at dawn to make the trip to Santry and each delivered fantastic performances. Kyle and William, in particular, had superb breakthrough days smashing club records and personal bests. Kyle Smashes 800m Records Kyle and Oisin competed in…

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Sinead breaks 400m Record at AAI Games

Sinead breaks 400m Record at AAI Games

The path to normality continued apace this weekend as some Craughwell AC athletes took part in the AAI Games in Santry. The AAI Games has no medals but is an annual graded Meet hosted by Athletics Ireland which is an excellent opportunity for people to get pre-championship blowouts or achieve times for international qualification or personal satisfaction! [Edit: This article just updated on Monday AM as I TOTALLY missed Sinead Treacy’s participation on Sunday – having smashed the Club 400m…

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Records Tumble in Connacht Junior/Senior 2021

Records Tumble in Connacht Junior/Senior 2021

The weather was absolutely stunning on Monday in Dangan for the Junior and Senior Outdoor Track and Field Championships which saw fantastic performances from Craughwell AC Athletes throughout the field winning a total of 35 Medals – 16 Gold, 11 Silver and 8 Bronze. “Miskey” breaks records in Men’s 800m classicSpectacle of the day for many was the Men’s 800m race which featured the most stacked 800m field we have seen in Connacht in my memory – it was set…

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Jamie in Pole Position as Jack and Sinead smash 1500m records!

Jamie in Pole Position as Jack and Sinead smash 1500m records!

After probably the longest gap in competition in Ireland since the second world war, a glimmer of normality returned to our lives this weekend as Craughwell AC athletes returned to competitive action. First up the entree – on Friday Night, Jamie Fallon and William Fitzgerald took part in the Formula 5K Timed Training event in Tynagh over a fun and fairly flat outdoor Karting course. The training event was held by Sean McDermott to full Covid compliant conditions and had…

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Ciaran and Shauna turn the first sod!

Ciaran and Shauna turn the first sod!

Construction work has started on Craughwell AC’s 400m track development. A low key sod-turning ceremony was held last weekend due to the COVID restrictions and it was fitting that the honours were performed by Ciaran Cannon and Shauna Bocquet. Shauna and her dad Loic spearheaded a fund-raising campaign for the 400m track last autumn raising over €49000 in the process for the track, with Ciaran contributing over €7000 of that in a charity cycle.  Ciaran has also been instrumental in advising the club on many successful grant applications towards…

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Exciting times – track construction begins!

Exciting times – track construction begins!

The club is about to enter a very exciting time with the construction of its 400m track this summer. Work will be starting on 17th May and its hoped that it will be completed within 8 weeks. The club has the funds in place to get it to a kerbed level ready for tarmacadem. But the tarmacadem layer can only go ahead if we can raise approx 50k in donations and loans from parents and members. Loans are the fastest…

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Resumption of Athletics!

Resumption of Athletics!

Just a quick update for everybody on the resumption of athletics. So as per current Government guidelines, athletics is permitted to resume in sub-groups of 15 for school aged children. You can see the scheduled times for each age group on our website at: http://www.craughwellac.com/site/index.php/junior/training-times So we are back in action at last from last night onwards, hopefully never to stop again! All training will be outdoors for now – while our fine new building is complete, we are not…

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Craughwell AC Park Track Update

Craughwell AC Park Track Update

The Craughwell Juvenille AC AGM took place over Zoom last Thursday evening and aside from the usual officer elections, the main topic up for discussion was a vote on the facility/track next steps!  As we all know, this was only made possible thanks to the drive and inspiration of Shauna and all the Bocquet family and the support of the entire Galway community through the 42K Challenge which brought some much needed spark and fun to an otherwise quite dreary…

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Jody’s Launch Partnership for 2021!

Jody’s Launch Partnership for 2021!

Craughwell Athletic Club are delighted to welcome Jody’s Craughwell on board as the club’s main sponsor for 2021. Jody and Micheline have been great supporters of the club over the years and the club looks forward to a super partnership for the coming year. The team in Jody’s have many connections with the club and are delighted with the partnership. Pictured above at the official launch of the partnership are Mike Tobin (Craughwell AC), Laura Cunningham (Craughwell AC & Jody’s),…

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