Records fall in Brilliant Connacht Weekend

Records fall in Brilliant Connacht Weekend

One of the busiest weekends in the year for Connacht Athletics took place in the fabulous Athlone Indoor Arena and there were some excellent performances from Craughwell AC Athletes of all ages. Day 1: Young Guns on Fire Saturday was the turn of the under-15s and younger and they did not dissapoint! Most of the below report came from Coach Michelle: The Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone got off to a fantastic start on Saturday morning with the U14 Girls…

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Little Athletics for children born in 2018

Little Athletics for children born in 2018

Craughwell AC’s newest age group for children born in 2018 is commencing at the athletics track. 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 contact Aíne at the above number if interesting in your child joining. Aíne will also need help from parents in running the group so please volunteer if you can as we need a high supervisor-child ratio for this…

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Conor Claims Spectacular Silver at National Seniors

Conor Claims Spectacular Silver at National Seniors

Conor Penney put in a spectacular performance at the National Senior Championships in Dublin yesterday with a superb first-time clearance of 2.00m to take the National silver medal in the Senior Men’s High Jump! Conor becomes the 6th athlete from the club to claim a National Senior Indoor medal joining Evan Hallinan (bronze, high jump 2022), Laura Cunningham (silver, pentathlon 2022), Jerry Keary (silver, high jump 2018), Maeve Curley (gold, race walk 2017) and Cathriona Farrell (gold, high jump 2011,…

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Great Racing from Shauna in Dubai

Great Racing from Shauna in Dubai

Shauna continues to blaze some fantastic results in Dubai – below is a report from Dad-coach Loic and some early reports from the Dubai Grand Prix. already we see some amazing new PBs from Shauna which can only help her paralympic ambitions! So far her journey has resulted in TWO High Performance Standards (5000m and 100m) and big personal bests in the 1500m and 400m! Khorfakkan Report The second leg of the Dubai trip brought us to the eastern city…

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Stars Shine at Galway Indoors 2024

Stars Shine at Galway Indoors 2024

One of the busiest weekends in the Athletics PRO’s Calendar took place this week in Athlone as thousands of happy athletes competed for glory in the comfort of the always-spectacular Athlone Indoor Arena. Every time you walk into the stadium in Athlone I have to pinch myself to believe that this world-class facility actually exists within such a short drive. Ireland will forever be in the debt of the visionary Ciarán Ó Catháin and all others involved in this amazing…

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Shauna’s Dubai Adventure: Sharjah International

Shauna’s Dubai Adventure: Sharjah International

Shauna is in Dubai for 3 weeks of training and competition, accompanied by her Dad Loic. Trips like this are a huge commitment but are necessary to get the levels of competition and experience needed to secure the entry standards to the big competitions later this year. After a first week of training and acclimatisation, it was time for the first meeting, the Sharjah WPA International Open from the 4th to the 6th of February. It was a very windy…

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Records Fall In National League Final

Records Fall In National League Final

Craughwell AC were missing some big hitters but still fielded a strong (mostly) young men’s team for the finals of the National League 2024 in Athlone Indoor Arena. The team finished 6th in the country overall and smashed several club records, including Pole Vault, 4x400m, Hurdles and Shot Put. Justin Lane got one of the roars of the day with his Club record and personal best of 2.40 in the Pole Vault – showing life can begin at 50! See…

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Penney Gold leads Strong U20/23 Indoor Showing

Penney Gold leads Strong U20/23 Indoor Showing

It was good weather to go indoors on Saturday at the National U20/U23 Championships took place in Athlone Indoor Arena today. U20 Men 1500m Indoor: 22. Mathys Bocquet (4:13.59) U20 Men 1500m Indoor: 24. Luke O’Sullivan (4:14.32) U23 Women 1500m Indoor: 11. Helena O’Keeffe (5:05.96) U20 Men 200m Sprint Indoor: 9. Toyosi George (23.58) U20 Women 200m Sprint Indoor: 9. Lauren Kilduff (25.42) U20 Men 60m Hurdles Indoor (0.991m): 0. Conor Penney (DQ) U20 Men 60m Sprint Indoor: 18. Toyosi…

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Penney Breaks Two Metres in League Day 2

Penney Breaks Two Metres in League Day 2

The National League continued today in Athlone in force. The performance of the day came from Conor Penney who sailed over 2m on his second attempt after just grazing it the first time. Conor was in exceptional form in his first competition in nearly 9 months after missing all of the outdoor season last year from injury. Conor decided to stop jumping after clearing 2m so he finished the day on a high. He won the competition when he cleared…

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Great Team Spirit in National League

Great Team Spirit in National League

Despite having many of our top athletes being away on training camps in Portugal and Kenya, and top coach Mike Tobin away in New Zealand, we still managed to field decent male and female league teams for day 1 of the Indoor league. The national league is a team competition where clubs compete over a range of disciplines and has been a good developmental competition for the club over the decades – basically it’s great craic! The indoor variant of…

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