Season Kicks off with Brilliant Castlegar XC

Season Kicks off with Brilliant Castlegar XC

Host Club Castlegar once again delivered a fantastic day of Cross Country action. They changed venue to a fabulous course in Ballybritt Racecourse and a classic was delivered. The course was ideal – a tad soft in places but not a whiff of mud and full of challenging hills and twists. I certainly didn’t miss the playground from their old course! Well done to Stephen, John, Phillip and all at Castlegar for delivering a fine days racing. The field was…

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Evan Hallinan Leads the Way at Tailteann Games

Evan Hallinan Leads the Way at Tailteann Games

A large contingent from the club represented Connacht today in the Taillteann Games – with 9 from the club in action, it was possibly the largest ever representation from the club in this event which features the cream of Irish schools athletics and is used to pick the Irish team for the upcoming international against England, Scotland and Wales. Evan Hallinan was the star of the show today with a fantastic series of jumps to claim victory in the triple…

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Fit4Youth is Back!!

Fit4Youth is Back!!

IT’S BACK!! Our hugely popular Fit4Youth programme returns with the Autumn series starts on Tues & Thurs at 7:45pm. The programme is aimed at youths aged 13-19 who would like to get fit in a fun, non-competitive environment. For more details contact Tom – see the fit4Youth page for Full Details!! Come join the fun!!

Sprinters to the Fore at National Masters

Sprinters to the Fore at National Masters

On Sunday, the National Masters Track & Field Championships took place in Morton Stadium, Santry and a full team of Craughwell AC Veteran Sprinters took part, led by inspirational Coach and mentor Ronnie Warde.  The relays were the highlight of the day with the Craughwell men taking both the 4x100m and 4x400m titles.  In the 4x100m, Cormac Kearney, Ronnie Warde, David Mulligan and Brian Malone flew to victory in 48.72s.  Cormac, Brian and Ronnie were joined by John Walkin to…

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Juvenile Membership Renewal and Track Update

Juvenile Membership Renewal and Track Update

Juvenile membership for those on a September renewal cycle is now open, i.e. for those renewing Sept 2021 to Aug 2022. Approximately half the members go by that renewal date as it lines up with the return of schools. You can renew via our clubforce page. It’s vitally important for the club to collect the renewals during the month as it’s a huge part of funding the club, including the ongoing facility development and loan repayments on same. If you…

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Resumption of Training September 2021

Resumption of Training September 2021

Athletics training will resume on the following dates for the different age groups within the club. For those groups training at the astroturf, parents should park at the school and walk their kids around the side of the school to drop and collect at the astroturf. Alternatively park at the athletics field and walk up to the astroturf. See the list of age groups and resumption dates below and the table with times and contact names for the age group…

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Connacht’s most Successful Club 2021!

Connacht’s most Successful Club 2021!

As the dust settles on another fantastic national Juvenile Championships in 2021, the Connacht statisticians have ignored the fine weather and finished crunching the numbers on their laptops. Amazingly Craughwell AC has come out on top of the table in terms of the number of medallists! Given the population of the village compared to the larger towns and cities in Connacht, this can’t happen often so we should celebrate this unique achievement!! Well done to all the athletes from all…

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Bronze for Galway Men in Nat. League

Bronze for Galway Men in Nat. League

Sean McDermott did the rally call and team selection and a large Galway team of 16 athletes, including 9 Craughwell Men lined up for Galway in the National League today to win a fantastic National Bronze medal. The weather was ideal and the day was perfect for chatting and competing! Knowing the points were the important thing, William Fitzgerald tracked the leader for the first few laps of his 5000m which ticked by in a slow 76-78s. When he was…

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Stunning Finale to National Juvenile T&F

Stunning Finale to National Juvenile T&F

The third and final weekend of the National Track and Field took place on Saturday in fine conditions. This section was the u9-u13 finals and also the Combined Events. Once again we had a memorable day with many incredible highlights. This was a great end to a very successful championships and we added three Gold and two Silver Medals to our total from this years National Juveniles – to make for 20 medals in all! It should be interesting when…

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Craughwell for Sam!

Craughwell for Sam!

As Mayo were knocking Dublin out in Croke Park, Craughwell were engaged in some giant-killing of their own in a wet and windy Tullamore on day 4 of the National Juvenile Track and Field. As usual there were massive highs and lows and the standards were sky-high. Craughwell had another superb day winning a total of 5 medals – one Gold, two Silvers and two Bronze to take our total medal count to a whopping 15 so far – no…

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