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Month: June 2006

Athenry Twilight Track & Field Preview

Athenry Twilight Track & Field Preview

In yet another fantastic display of innovation and initiative from our Athenry AC neighbors, we will be treated to a night of true quality running on Saturday week. They have arranged for some open races (5k, 1 mile for men, 3k, mile for women) that will allow ordinary runners to experience what track running is like.  I hope that some Craughwell athletes will make an effort to participate.  As you may know, I am out of action with achilles injury, but may just chance bringing the spikes to take some…

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More success at day 2 of Connacht Track & Field in Dangan

More success at day 2 of Connacht Track & Field in Dangan

Day 2 of the Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships got underway in Dangan on a fine morning on 17 June. Each year as the age profile of the club’s juvenile athletes increases, so too does our interest in day 2 when the older juveniles from u13 to u19 take part together with the seniors. It’s only a few short years since you could count on one hand the Craughwell athletes to be involved in these age groups. Today we…

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Good day for the Club at Day 1 of Connachts in Sligo

Good day for the Club at Day 1 of Connachts in Sligo

Craughwell AC's younger juvenile age groups had a very successful day in Sligo last Saturday (10 June), with the club featuring strongly in both relays and individual events. With predictions of the demise of the glorious sunshine for the weekend, it was hard to know whether to bring the sun-hats or wooly hats.

The Sunday Run

The Sunday Run

A few months back, we had started a regular Sunday morning run in Craughwell which went very well for 6 or 7 weeks, with 10 or more people taking part. Then, bowled over by enthusiam, we decided to switch the run to Renvyle Park in Oranmore as it was a more pleasant environment, off the road etc.. This worked for a couple of weeks but unfortunately the numbers dropped after a few weeks and eventually it fizzelled out. Now that the…

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Big Medal Haul at Galway Community Games

Big Medal Haul at Galway Community Games

There were some fantastic performances from club athletes at the Galway Community Games finals on Sat/Sun 3/4 June. Beneath glorious sunshine at the GAA pitches in Ballinderrin, all that was missing was sea and sand as families brought blankets, picnics and sun-cream to stretch out on the grassy banks overlooking the field where the main athletics events took place. While I don't have detailed records from the Community Games archives, it is safe to say that it was the most…

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Strong Club Performances at Schools Track and Field Finals

Strong Club Performances at Schools Track and Field Finals

Several Craughwell AC athletes travelled to Tullamore at the weekend (Sat June 3rd) for the Irish Schools Track and Field Championships. This event is widely regarded as the highest standard in juvenile athletics in the country as it covers all schools north and south and draws its competitors from all sports. The club had its highest participation level ever in this event with Sarah Finnegan (hurdles and triple jump), Cathriona Farrell (hurdles, high jump and long jump), Leah Creaven (long…

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