First time in a Decade Back To Nenagh!

First time in a Decade Back To Nenagh!

A small group of athletes from the club returned to compete in Nenagh Olympic’s fine indoor facility at the weekend – the first time in a decade that we have competed down there. Most of our indoor competition moved to the indoor arena in Athlone after it was opened in late January 2013. Nenagh have expanded their facility in the intervening years, adding an L-shaped extension which accommodates high jump, pole vault, shot putt and a small gym – a…

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Connacht Awards Ceremony 2021

Connacht Awards Ceremony 2021

On Saturday night the inaugural Connacht Athletics Awards were held on Zoom to much fanfare. Host and PRO Pierce O’Callaghan of Tuam AC did an exceptional job of chairing the event which was attended by hundreds of spectators and a large number of Athletics celebrities including Irish 1500m and Mile Record holder Ray Flynn, multiple world Cross Country medalist Cathriona McKiernan, Olympians galore including Olive Loughnane, Paul Hession, Mary Cullen and many many others. The Connacht Athletics PRO job will…

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2022 Indoor League Round 1

2022 Indoor League Round 1

Craughwell AC entered its first ever men’s team in the National Indoor League on Sunday in Abbotstown and they performed admirably. The league involves competing across a range of events and totals are awarded based on position. For round 1, Cormac Kearney ran in the 60m, coming 5th in his heat with 7.55 to score 4 points. Ronnie Warde finished 5th in his 200m in 25:35 to score 2 points. Patrick Noonan was a late draftee in the 800m and…

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Christmas Road Racing Roundup!

Christmas Road Racing Roundup!

Christmas is a rare quiet period for athletics, and during this gap between Cross Country and Indoors the athletes sometimes venture onto roads for a road race or two to have some fun and gauge fitness for the season ahead. Galway is lucky to have two high-quality races on its doorstep – the Classic Fields of Athenry 10km and the Resolution Run 5km. Thanks to Craughwell AC’s John ‘O’Connor for the photos in this article – check out his other…

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2022 Registration and Galway Indoors

2022 Registration and Galway Indoors

Juvenile/student membership renewal is now open for the year 2022 – see here for online link. As the Galway Indoors are on the weekend of 7/8th January and entries are due in by January 3rd, we need to have all participants registered for 2022 by then. Approximately half our membership renew on a Sept-Aug cycle and the other half on a Jan-Dec cycle. Age group coordinators will be in touch with their groups to collect their entries. It’s important also…

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Connacht Athletics Awards 2021

Connacht Athletics Awards 2021

The inaugural Connacht Athletics Awards were announced yesterday, and Craughwell AC’s superb year was reflected with four prestigious “gongs”, including the coveted inaugural Best Athletics Club. Awards are inherently very un-athletics-like in that they are fundamentally subjective and arbitrary but the general consensus is that the winners were well deserved in all categories and the process was open and transparent. Best Athletic Club 2021: Craughwell AC (Joint) We were really delighted to receive the award as Connacht’s best athletic club,…

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Jamie wins Silver at National Novices

Jamie wins Silver at National Novices

Moods were buoyant on a perfect bright, Sunny cold Winters morning as the Craughwell AC crew made their annual trip to the National Uneven ages and Novices Cross country. It was held this year in Gowran, Co. Kilkenny and this turned out to be a day for the record books! The course was a classic cross country course – starting with a long fast downhill on a Golf Driving range and looping left into an adjoining field full of challenging…

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Declan leads U14s into History Books!

Declan leads U14s into History Books!

The day and course couldn’t have been more perfect as Craughwell had an historic day at the National Cross Country in Santry. As is typical with Cross Country – when held close to Dublin and the weather is fine, the competition is FIERCE! Craughwell had competitors in the U12 races, the u14 boys, the U18/Junior Boys/Girls and the Senior event. Historic Win for Declan The performance of the day came from Declan O’Connell and his u14 teammates. Declan has been…

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Monumental Multi-Eventers!

Monumental Multi-Eventers!

A small contingent of athletes battled it in the National finals of the Secondary Schools Combined Events which were held in Athlone on Saturday with some spectacular performances from athletes in the club. In the Minor Grade, Sean Hoade took 5th place in the boys’ event with several PBs and a fine score of 2522 points which included 25.79 in the 200m, 2:21.82 in the 800m, 9.52 in the 60m hurdles, 10.06m in the shot and 5.25m in the long…

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Relay Success from Maynooth to Toulouse

Relay Success from Maynooth to Toulouse

Several Craughwell AC Athletes competed in the Intervarsity Road Relay Championships in Maynooth on Saturday with some excellent results.  The event features mixed distances of 1, 2 and 3 miles approximately.  Jack Miskella ran the fastest mile leg of the day of 4:37 to lead his NUIG “A” Team to 4th place in a high quality event that included athletes the calibre of Olympic 1500m Semi-Finalist Andrew Coscoran and European U20 1500m Champion Cian McPhillips.  Patrick Noonan ran the first…

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