Two in a row for William in scorching Galway XC

Two in a row for William in scorching Galway XC

On Sunday the weather turned out exceptional in Loughrea for the Galway Senior and Even Age Cross Country.  William Fitzgerald has had a year to forget with injury but won his second Galway Cross Senior Title in a row  William settled in the pack for the first few kilometres and switched to another gear on the 4th before settling again to a comfortable win, always in control. Mark Davis was second man home for Craughwell in 9th followed by Mark…

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Hallinan wins Galway Schools XC thriller

Hallinan wins Galway Schools XC thriller

Cross Country season continued apace this week with the Galway Primary Schools Cross Country final in Renmore on Tuesday and the Galway Even-ages Championship in Bushfield Loughrea on Tuesday. In Renmore there were some fantastic results for Craughwell AC Athletes representing their schools.  Alan Hallinan once again stole the show with an outstanding win in the 5th and 6th class boys final.  Alan led his Craughwell N.S. team of Darragh O’Donnel, Sean Colleran and Zach Keane to a marvellous first…

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Castlegar Kicks off XC 2022 in Style

Castlegar Kicks off XC 2022 in Style

Cross-county season kicked off with a bang in Castlegar on Saturday for the annual Castlegar Open Cross country.  The race continues to grow from strength to strength and the weather on Saturday made it another superb festival of Athletics.  The course was slightly changed from previous years, with the steeper back hill replaced with more of a long undulating drag.  The racecourse in Ballybrit provided a perfect but challenging route with really not much respite on each of the 2km…

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Fit 4 Life 2022

Fit 4 Life 2022

Our autumn Fit 4 Life sessions start on Monday, the 19th of September @ 7:30pm. The programme is led by our Fit 4 Life coordinator Brian Mathews and will run for 8-10 weeks. No experience in running is required and complete beginners are welcome. To join our senior club simply follow the registration link on our website. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Resumption of juvenile athletics training

Resumption of juvenile athletics training

Athletics training resumes at the times below for all age groups over the next 2 weeks. Members whose registration is due for renewal can do so online here https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=1388&CLB=1 If you are new to the club, note some age groups have waiting lists so please message the coordinator of the relevant group below first to check if room in the group. U7s – 5pm Wed 14th Sept (contact Marion McEvilly 087 939 0366) U8s – 6pm Wed 14th Sept (contact…

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Conor and Declan Star in English Championships

Conor and Declan Star in English Championships

The English U15 and U17 Athletics Championships took place this weekend in the beautiful town of Bedford just north of London. This year, Athletics Ireland decided to enter a team of Irish Athletes to compete and selected the best in the country from the recent National Championships.  From Craughwell AC, Irish Champion Declan O’Connell was selected in the 1500m and Irish Champion Conor Penney was selected in the High Jump. British Athletics is on a massive high at the moment…

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Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8km 2022

Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8km 2022

by Noel Gorman “The 36th edition ” of the Streets of Galway 8k road was held on Saturday, the 6th of August and it was a huge success. GCH again hosted the famous Streets of Galway race in the City of The Tribes. The crowds spectating added hugely to the atmosphere this year as cheers and well wishes echoed all round the course and some music also. Craughwell Ac had a big participation yet again with over 45 members in…

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Sarah Finnegan leads Galway team to Bronze

Sarah Finnegan leads Galway team to Bronze

On Sunday the finals of the National league took place in Tullamore and Galway had two teams featuring several Craughwell Athletes.  The National League is a team event where teams compete across the full range of disciplines with points awarded based on position. The Galway ladies were in the Premier Division and the team was managed once again by Sarah Finnegan of Craughwell AC.  Incredibly, this is Sarah’s 13th year as team manager – a difficult job akin to herding…

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Master Class from the fab-four!

Master Class from the fab-four!

Craughwell AC have built a fantastic Masters Sprint team under the mentorship of Ronnie Warde over the last couple of years and the guys sent a strong quartet to contest on Saturday in oppressive heat.  Ronnie Warde led from the front with a superb win in the M40 100m in 12:00 flat and Silver in the 200m.  Brian Malone must be the most improved Sprinter in Galway and he echoed his coach, driving home for a convincing win in the…

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Conor and Declan Selected for Irish AAA’s Team!

Conor and Declan Selected for Irish AAA’s Team!

Congratulations to Conor Penney and Declan O’Connell on their selection for the Irish team going to the England U15/17 AAA Championships at the end of August! The AAAs are widely regarded as the top open Championships on these islands and are notoriously difficult to qualify for with only a handful of our athletes ever achieving the standard including Anne Loughnane (U20 race walk), Cathriona Farrell (U15/17/20 high jump), Aidan Conneely (U15 sprints), Laura Cunningham (U17 triple jump), Jerry Keary (U20…

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