Record-Breaking Penney heads brilliant Week 1 of Nationals

Record-Breaking Penney heads brilliant Week 1 of Nationals

The first of three weekends of National Track and Field championships took place in Tullamore last weekend and there were some exceptional performances from the Craughwell AC Athletes who qualified via the Connachts.  In all, the club recorded 4 Gold Medals, three Silver and a Bronze. Many athletes were unlucky to not win a medal, with a couple of 4th place finishers and several in the top 5. The highlight performer of the weekend was the exceptional u15 Conor Penney who…

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Super Performances in National Senior Championships 2022

Super Performances in National Senior Championships 2022

Wind and rain were present as the National Senior Athletics Championships took place last weekend in Santry and there was a record Craughwell AC entry of senior athletes. Among the many excellent performances the highlights were Sinead Treacy making the final in the 400m and Patrick Noonan’s 6th place finish in the steeple. [Many thanks to Rob McDonnell for the pictures of Sinead in this article – check out his instagram page for photos “robphotographs“. Hopefully he wasn’t injured on…

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Killeeneen NS take top spot at Christy Kennedy Sports

Killeeneen NS take top spot at Christy Kennedy Sports

After being unable to take place for the past 2 years due to the pandemic, the Christy Kennedy Sports returned with a bang last week at Craughwell AC’s athletics park. The annual event is organised by Craughwell AC in conjunction with the local schools and is always fantastic day out for everybody. The weather didn’t let us down on this occasion either with a glorious day of sunshine, one of the nicest of the ‘summer’ yet. A massive thank you…

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National Senior 2022 Preview

National Senior 2022 Preview

The National Senior Track and Field Championships is the premier event in Irish Domestic Athletics, and takes place this weekend in historic Santry. Athletics is one of those few sports where you actually get to compete against your sporting heros, and the men and women of Craughwell will be lining up against Olympians and prospective World and European Championship competitors. Craughwell AC have a record 9 brave competitors entered. Live streams are perhaps the greatest contribution of the internet and…

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Warde leads the way in Connacht Gold Rush

Warde leads the way in Connacht Gold Rush

The finest u14 to u19 year old athletes in Connacht met in the beautiful surrounds of Sligo town on Saturday to contest the Connacht Championships.  In each event the top 4 qualified for a coveted all-ireland slot. Craughwell AC had another astounding day with 61 Medals – 23 Gold, 22 Silver and 16 Bronze.   Rockets dominate the Sprints! U14 Rachel Warde was again the star of the show with an exception three individual Gold Medals and a team Gold medal…

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Craughwell NS Shine at Galway City Sports!

Craughwell NS Shine at Galway City Sports!

Craughwell NS has had many a fine day at the Galway City Sports since first taking part all the way back in 2005, featuring on the podium countless times including 10 times in 2010 and again in 2015. But yesterday in Dangan the school enjoyed its finest day yet, making the winners enclosure on no less than 16 times during the day including a clean-sweep of the gold medals in the 6 relay races. It was an astonishing performance and…

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Congratulations Cathriona and Greg!!

Congratulations Cathriona and Greg!!

A huge congratulations to our most decorated athlete Cathriona Farrell and her husband Greg Cunningham who got married on Friday in a lovely ceremony in the Claddagh in Galway. Cathriona has had many a big day in her sporting life as has Greg, but it was outshone on Friday on the biggest day of both their lives. Some of our newer members and parents in the past few years might not be as familiar as the rest of us with…

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Fantastic Day at the U9-13 Connachts in Sligo!

Fantastic Day at the U9-13 Connachts in Sligo!

Craughwell AC had another exceptional day out at the Connacht Championships in Sligo IT where the U9s to U13s age groups were in action for day 1 of the Connacht Outdoor Track & Field. There were some fantastic results on the day including Oisin O’Donovan’s 1.42m PB to take the U13 High Jump title, Kate O’Leary’s 1.30m PB to take the U12 Girls High Jump title, Darragh O’Donnell’s 4.21m PB to take the U12 Boys Long jump title, a blistering…

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Craughwell AC Summer Camp 2022!

Craughwell AC Summer Camp 2022!

Our Craughwell AC Summer Camp is recommencing this summer after two years absence due to Covid and its one you don’t want to miss. The camp will take place from the 18th-22nd of July and you can find all other details on the flyer attached. Please feel free to sign your child up today on the registration form below for an action packed week of fun and games! Registration form: https://forms.gle/LKySmMLwfZWxNkvG7 (register online and pay on day 1) The camp…

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Evan Double at great Schools All-Ireland

Evan Double at great Schools All-Ireland

There were many fantastic performances from Craughwell AC athletes at the Schools All-Ireland finals in Tullamore today. Evan Hallinan was again the star of the show with no less than TWO medals for the Presentation College Athenry. He won the high Jump with a massive leap of 1.95 in difficult windy conditions. And winner of the Brendan O’Reilly Cup for his efforts. Fantastic performances with another 2 years left for Evan in this age group! Evan was second in the…

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