Huge performances at Connacht Schools Finals

Huge performances at Connacht Schools Finals

The day was certainly not conducive to personal bests as the wind whipped around the exposed track in Athlone, but there were fine performances from Craughwell AC Athletes representing their schools and many have sailed through to the prestigious All-Ireland finals in Tullamore in two weeks. Seniors: Double-gold for Evan At Senior level, Presentation student Evan Hallinan crushed it in the High Jump with a great leap of 1.90, over 30cm clear of second place. He came very close to…

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Kyle and Sinéad Smash Records in Belfast

Kyle and Sinéad Smash Records in Belfast

After a windy and blustery week, it was fantastic to see the wind blow itself out this morning as a contingent of Craughwell’s finest middle distance athletes made their way to the mecca of Mary Peters Track in search of new personal bests. Kyle Moorhead, running the “B” heat had one of the races of his life to set a new Club Senior 1500m record of 3:53.95, a huge step up for him and really puts him in the big…

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Elvis Strikes Again!

Elvis Strikes Again!

The 3rd race of the Galway 5km Series 2022 took place on Tuesday May 10th in Craughwell. It didn’t disappoint, with large crowds and the weather kept up, despite threatening clouds. Adrian Grogan of Castlegar AC was the first over the line with an impressive time of 17:09 followed closely, three seconds later, by Ed Maher. Jane Ann Meehan was the first female home with an impressive time of 18:04. John Kennedy was the first home for Craughwell AC with…

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Records Tumble at IMC Dublin 2022

Records Tumble at IMC Dublin 2022

On a soft day in Santry there were some fine performances from the Craughwell Crew in the IMC Dublin on Saturday. Highlight performance was probably Seán Cotter smashing Jamie Fallon’s 8 year-old Club Junior 1500m record with a cracking 3:58.54, closely tailed by Kyle Moorhead who ran a PB 3:58.88. Seán ran a smart race and worked from the back and made all the right moves – crossing 1100m in 2:57 and finishing with a strong 61s final lap, with…

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Double-Trouble at National Road Relays 2022

Double-Trouble at National Road Relays 2022

The national Road Relays in Raheny village is a unique spectacle full of tradition and historic rivalries. The relays take place around St. Anne’s Park in a loop slightly over 1 mile and each leg consists of one or more laps. The standard of the event is sky high, and never more so than today which saw a rock-star cast of teams from all the top distance running clubs in Ireland. With the fabulous sunshine the streets were lined with…

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The Berlin Booster

The Berlin Booster

by Noel Gorman After the last few years of postponed and cancelled races the chance to take part in a foreign half marathon was the boost a lot of us runners needed , Berlin did not disappoint and Craughwell AC travelled along with DSD and Marlay Parkrun clubs to run the fast flat route around the city.Most club members utilised the bus service from Craughwell or Galway to the airport arriving around 5am on Friday morning for a 7.20am flight,…

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Craughwell AC Blitz Varsity T&F

Craughwell AC Blitz Varsity T&F

On Saturday, the finals of the Intervarsity Track and field took place and we saw some absolutely incredible results from Craughwell AC Athletes.  Sinéad Treacy on her “one year down” finished her fantastic IUAA career for NUIG on a massive high with a superb victory in the 400m in a brilliant new Club Record time of 56.15, knocking a huge chunk off her 2021 mark!!  We are all so thrilled for and proud of Sinéad! Caron Ryan has had a…

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Jamie Wins National 10k Silver!

Jamie Wins National 10k Silver!

He’s gone an done it again! Jamie Fallon was second home out of over 1300 runners in the  National 10k Championships in Phoenix Park on Saturday morning.  Jamie ran a fantastic new personal best of 30:57 on the hilly course, just 8s behind the winner, Olympian Mick Clohissey.  Mick went out hard – covering the first 3km in 8:50 before settling down and grinding out the miles. Just like in the fields of Athenry 10k in 2021, Jamie went with…

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Craughwell AC’s Youngest Stars Shine!

Craughwell AC’s Youngest Stars Shine!

Craughwell AC’s younger age groups descended on Athlone IT in their scores for the rescheduled Galway Indoor Championships where were held on Sunday for the U9, U10 and U11 age groups. Due to the pandemic, it was the first indoors championships for most of these athletes with only a small number of the U11 group having competed here 2 years ago as U9s. The action kicked off with the U10 relays and the U11 girls at the long jump. We…

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Thrils and Spills at the National Indoor Relays!

Thrils and Spills at the National Indoor Relays!

It was another busy weekend of Indoor action for Craughwell AC Athletes starting on Saturday with the final day of Juvenile action took place.  This last day, the focus was on the Triple Jump, Long Jump and the relays.  As is usual with the relays, there was high drama throughout with plenty of spills and action. The Craughwell AC u12 Boys team of Sean Colleran, James Niland, Darragh O’Donnell and Lincoln King won their race in the 4x200m relay in…

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