Students on fire in IUAA Indoors 2023

Students on fire in IUAA Indoors 2023

The IUAA championships have grown to be one of my favourite days on the athletics calenedar. The atmosphere is chilled out and supportive, the standards are high and you get to watch the best of the next generation of Irish athletes compete for their colleges. Craughwell AC had a good group competing again this year with 5 on the track and one in the field. The race of the day from a track perspective was the stacked men’s 3000m. Aside…

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Craughwell AC Star At National League!

Craughwell AC Star At National League!

The Craughwell Senior Women’s team had another outstanding day yesterday in round 2 of the National League held in Athlone Indoor Arena. Managed by Sarah Finnegan, the team put in some top-drawer performances across the range of events to qualify for the final in second place on the leaderboard, only 1 point being the leaders – top Dublin club Dundrum South Dublin. The team are pictured above. Back row L-R: Sarah Finnegan, Siofra Davis, Caoimhe Kilkenny, Jade Moorhead, Leonore Church,…

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William Shines in International Debut

William Shines in International Debut

In November William Fitzgeral completely turned around an injury plagued year with an outstanding top-30 finish in the National Cross Country to secure an automatic qualifier spot for his first ever international in Hannut, Belgium as part of the Irish U23 team for the famous Crosscup De Hannuit. William had an absolute STORMER to finish in 32nd of the 97 strong field in baltic conditions. William was 2nd scorer on his u23 team and beat several top class athletes along…

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Conor Penney Joins Illustrious Club!

Conor Penney Joins Illustrious Club!

Massive congratulations to Conor Penney who was announced last week as the recipient of the Athletics Ireland Juvenile Star Award for County Galway for 2022. Conor is pictured above with his dad Brendan following his National record in the U15 high jump in July. These awards are almost impossible to win, with the most successful Galway juvenile athlete (male or female, U14 upwards) in AAI competitions been picked based on medals won at National level. Athletes from the club have…

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Double-Gold Evan Shines as Paddy wins Bronze

Double-Gold Evan Shines as Paddy wins Bronze

The Indoor Season 2023 kicked off with the Under 20 and under 23 Championships in Abbotstown.  The star of the show was most certainly the amazing Evan Hallinan who won an incredible two Gold Medals in the u20 Category.  As Evan is an U19 this year, he amazingly has another year to compete in this category.   In a thrilling High-Jump competition, Evan equalled his PB of 1.96 to win.  Evan had to fight for it – he knocked the bar…

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Neil Greaney: a Winning Mindset

Neil Greaney: a Winning Mindset

My name is Neil Greaney. I am a former Craughwell AC member, and have recently qualified with a masters in Mental Skills and Mental Health in Sports and Exercise. This qualifies me to work primarily as a ‘mental skills coach’ or a sports psychologist. My story in Craughwell AC began at the age of 15, when I first attended a training session with the middle-distance group run by 3 very influential coaches in my life – Michael Tobin, Mark Gillen…

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Craughwell AC Womens Team Shine at National League

Craughwell AC Womens Team Shine at National League

Team pictured above promoting the club’s fundraising mini-marathon which takes place on 6th February.L-R Sarah Finnegan (team manager), Etaine Moran, Siofra Davis, Caoimhe Kilkenny, Sinead Treacy, Caron Ryan, Laura Cunningham, Arlene Earls. Round 1 of the National Indoor League took place at the National Indoor Arena on Sunday in Abbotstown in Dublin where Craughwell AC dug deep to record some fine performances across the events which should place them amongst the leading clubs on the day. With 16 clubs entered,…

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New indoor long jump record for Evan!

New indoor long jump record for Evan!

An action-packed 4 hours took place last Wednesday in Athlone IT with the inaugural Galway indoor Challenge superbly organized by Tuam AC’s Pierce O’Callaghan. With a lot of entries and a 4-hour window for everything, there wasn’t a minute to spare during a great event which ran off really well. The highlight of the meet from a Craughwell perspective was the incredible leap by Evan Hallinan in the long jump to set a new Craughwell AC indoor club record with…

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Christmas 2022 Road Race Review

Christmas 2022 Road Race Review

Christmas season brings a rare break in competition in Athletics as the athletes recover from their Cross Country exploits and prepare for the Indoor season to come.  Often the athletes take the opportunity to venture onto the roads for the seasonal road races and this was true again this year.   New Club Record for Jamie in Telford! Jamie Fallon took the trip to Telford in the UK on 11th December to run a high quality 10km road race.  Despite icy…

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Athletics Commencing for Children Born 2017

Athletics Commencing for Children Born 2017

A new Little Athletics training session will be commencing on Wednesday 11th January for children born in 2017. The session will be held on Wednesdays in Craughwell AstroTurf from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Athletics is highly regarded as an ideal introduction to all sports due to its focus on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing. Please text or message Sylvia at 087 894 0395 to book a place for your child and to get added to a whatsapp…

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