Well done to Diarmuid Quill who travelled north at the weekend to compete in the Northern Ireland Masters Track and Field and won the High Jump title with a clearance of 1.55m.
13 athletes from Craughwell AC participated in the National Community Games finals over the last 2 weekends – Cathriona Farrell (U16 High Jump), Rachel Finnegan (U16 1500m), Sophie Ralston (U14 2k Cycle), Ashley McDonnell (U14 800m), Sarah Helebert (U14 Long Jump, representing Gort), Tomás Keehan (U14 100m, representing Ardrahan), Niall Rooney (U14 4×100 relay, representing Athenry), Linda Porter (U12 600m, representing Carrabane) and U12 4×100 relay team – Paul Joyce, Pádraic Tobin, Jack Raftery, Ross Haverty and Peter Treacy.
For the first time, Craughwell AC fielded a team in the the Galway 10k Road Race Championships at the weekend. The Championships were held as part of the annual Claregalway 10k race. It was super to get a team out for this event and hopefully something that we can build on for future AAI team events, e.g. cross-country, relays etc.
The Claregalway 10K road race takes place on Saturday, 19th August at 6:00pm. The entry fee is €15, €5 of which goes to Galway Hospice. This race is the official AAI 10K road race championship, so winners get medals! There is no need to register for this race in advance. Simply turn up and register on the day. Tom Kilgarriff's club (Claregalway AC) are the organisers of this race, and Tom will actually be taking the registrations on the day….
Yes the summer is finally here – another fantastic weekend of running just gone. First-off at 11PM on Saturday morning, the Louisburgh to Westport half marathon took place. I don't remember this race from before so am not sure if it is a new race. In to my knowledge his finest performance to date, Athenry's Mick Rice powered home in an incredible 1:16:47 to take first place. This is a truly sensational time and is a breakthrough performance from the up and coming…
Well done to everyone from the club who ran the Streets of Galway at the weekend. The results have been published on the GCH web site – http://www.galwaycityharriers.com/?q=sog_results_2006. Well done also to our friends in GCH for organising a splendid race and the copious amounts of food afterwards!
Congratulations to Cathriona Farrell who today competed on her first National sqaud when representing Ireland in the Celtic Games competition in Waterford.
It is one of the running highlights of the west or ireland calendar – certainly the best-attended race in Galway, with plenty of competition at all levels… and it's on tomorrow!! For any of you who are doing the Streets of Galway on Saturday and are interested in meeting beforehand for warm-up/stretching, we plan to meet at 6.30pm. The race starts and ends at the South Park, Claddagh at 7.30pm – so plan is to meet an hour beforehand at the grass…