Belfast Breaks Records Again

Belfast Breaks Records Again

We all set our alarm clocks early when the Irish Milers Club meet in Belfast opens for tickets. This year, it sold out in 29 minutes. For many of the distance running community in Ireland, it’s this meet that they set their personal bests at. There are many reasons – the fast surface on the track, the sheltered surrounds, the deep fields with quality pacers and the time of year are chief among them. Each year since 2020, the club…

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Conor Penney Soars to 2.05m on Day 1 of Galway Outdoor Championships

Conor Penney Soars to 2.05m on Day 1 of Galway Outdoor Championships

Conor Penney continued his remarkable high jumping on day 1 of the Galway Outdoor Championships in Dangan at the weekend when jumping a phenomenal 2.05m on his first attempt at the height to claim a new PB, having earlier taken the Galway U17 100m Hurdles title in a Championship record of 14.05. Conor was already the #1 ranked 15-year old in the world coming into this event and his new PB reconfirms that status. Conor entered the competition at 1.80,…

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Keelan has huge run at Dublin IMC

Keelan has huge run at Dublin IMC

The Irish Milers Club is a great place to go to chase personal bests. The graded meets sell out like Taylor Swift tickets and feature high quality paced races which are well set up for getting fast times. A large contingent of Craughwell AC Athletes headed up from the village to Morton to test their mettle against the best in the country. This year, there were “wavelight” pacing lights in use to add some “Diamond league” style razzamatazz to things….

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Boys set Club Record at Road Relays

Boys set Club Record at Road Relays

The National Road Relays in Raheny is growing from strength to strength and the lads made the trek to Dublin today to test our mettle versus the best club distance runners in Ireland. The sun shone on the 32 stacked teams and plenty of pride was on the line for some fascinating battles. The event consists of laps of approximately one-mile loop (a little longer than 1 mile) and for the senior men the distances covered were 2 laps (Oisin),…

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Students Storm IUAA Championships 2024

Students Storm IUAA Championships 2024

Like the NCAA in the States, the IUAA is one of the premier athletics competitions in the country, featuring top level competition between the best upcoming Senior, Junior and u23 athletes in Ireland. The competition is going through a boom period now and the standards were absolutely sky-high across the events. It’s the ultimate sign of success in the sport that an athlete is still competing and improving through the College years so it’s very encouraging that so many Craughwell…

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Record Breaking Conor Flies to the Euros!

Record Breaking Conor Flies to the Euros!

Galway clubs were flying in the all-Ireland again this weekend showing a resurgence in talent throughout the county. The kids from the village were once again in scintillating form. In total over the three days of the championship, Craughwell won a cracking four Gold medals, three Silver and two Bronze medals and a LOT of 4th placed medals!!. U16 Girls 1500m: 6. Claudia Coyle (4:53.64)U17 Boys 1500m: 4. Declan O’Connell (4:08.44)U18 Boys 1500m: 10. Luke O’Sullivan (4:13.38)U17 Boys 400m: 3….

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U17 Relay Gold Caps off Busy Weekend

U17 Relay Gold Caps off Busy Weekend

It was another packed weekend for Craughwell AC Athletes in domestic and International action. All-Ireland Glory for U17 and U15 boys The highlight of the weekend came at the National Indoor Championships in Athlone. In the u17 relays, the line-up started with Conor Penney who passed to Toyosi George, then Donnacha Lawless and finally to Cian Brady. All the lads had super runs in the heats with Toyosi in particular blazing to a sub-23s clocking on his leg to comfortably…

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Athletics Ireland Star Award for Evan Hallinan!

Athletics Ireland Star Award for Evan Hallinan!

Congratulations to Evan Hallinan who received his Athletics Ireland Star Award at the weekend at the awards ceremony in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Every year, Athletics Ireland pick the most successful athlete in each county for these awards from their performances that year – selecting from the U14 to U19 age groups based on the number of medals won in the National Juvenile Championships for indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and cross country. Evan is pictured above…

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Frazer on Fire at Schools XC Finals 2024

Frazer on Fire at Schools XC Finals 2024

There were some absolutely stunning performances from the Craughwell AC Athletes at the finals of the Secondary Schools Cross Country. The course in Tallaght was a fast one with plenty of turns but was dry overall. First up was Sophie Meehan of Presentation College Athenry who had an absolutely fantastic run to come 34th in the Minor Girls race. Sophie had quite a busy weekend with a soccer match the day before so hadn’t really been thinking about the cross…

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