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Month: July 2013

Best of Luck Johnny and Emma!

Best of Luck Johnny and Emma!

This weekend two stalwarts of the club “tie the old knot”.  Johnny has been a legendary warrior for the club down through the years.  Johnny for one is pretty laid back so I’m sure he won’t be feeling too much in the way of nerves, but best of luck to both of you this weekend!  Here are just a few highlights in Johnny’s history in the club..  Johnny helping the club to it’s first county championships August 2007   Johnny…

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Jason leads the way in Renville 5k

Jason leads the way in Renville 5k

The old adage proved true that it’s impossible to plan anything with Irish weather.  After a month of the most glorious weather in memory the organizers of the Renville 5k could only have laughed when they saw how dirty the night was.  Luckily the spirit and more importantly the TURNOUT of the crowd was not dampened a bit by the teeming rain and there were grins all around – perhaps we are happier in the rain?  An unbelievable 701 people…

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Ollie Mullins wins Galway 10k Championship

Ollie Mullins wins Galway 10k Championship

In good conditions for fast times on Dangan on Monday night, there were several excellent performance from Craughwell AC Athletes.   The worst of the overbearing heat has left us (are we really complaining about heat?) and the air was still, with the traditional Dangan finishing gale noticeable by its absence.   Seamus Lynch is a welcome addition to the Senior team as he continues to compete in the Jumps and Sprints – winning bronze in the M35 100m in…

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More Medals and Close Shaves at National Finals

More Medals and Close Shaves at National Finals

Sinead Treacy, Silver Medallist in the U17 Girls 200m Sineád Treacy completed a hat-trick of National medals from the National finals hen adding a silver medal in the 200m in a blistering time of 25.64. This brings her haul to 3 when added to the 2 bronze medals she won a week ago in 100m and long jump. Damien O’Boyle continued his fine weekend with a silver medal in the U17 1500m in a time of 4.11.15 – I’m losing count…

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Busy day at National relays

Busy day at National relays

Craughwell U12 4x100m Relay Teams The National relay finals took place on Saturday where the club had 5 teams in action. There were no medals on this occasion in the club relays where the teams put in some Trojan performances and in most cases were significantly faster than their Connacht times.  

Nicholas and Damien Make International Debut

Nicholas and Damien Make International Debut

Club Chairperson Mark Gillen presenting Nicholas Sheehan and Damien O’Boyle with training grants on their selection for the Irish team for the Schools International Track & Field The Schools International took place in glorious weather conditions in Santry last Saturday where both Nicholas and Damien make their international debut. Both men had exceptional performances with Nicholas placing 4th in the 800m in a tie of 1.58.80, just outside his PB and club record of 1.58.53 set on 7 July. Damien…

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Busy Weekend Ahead!

Busy Weekend Ahead!

Best of luck to Damien O’Boyle and Nicholas Sheehan who are both competing in their first international on Saturday in Santry as part of the Irish Schools team. Click here for details. Nicholas is on in the 800m at 2pm and Damien is on in the steeplechase at 5pm. And they both are heading to Tullamore Sunday morning for the National 1500m finals which commence at 10am with the U14 age group. The following is the timetable for the National…

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The West’s Awake in Utrecht!

The West’s Awake in Utrecht!

Huge congratulations to the Connacht athletes in action at the European Youth Olympics on some exceptional performances in Utrecht in the last few days:- Galway’s Laura Anne Costello who today won GOLD with the 4x100m relay team who won the European title in a new Irish National Youth record. Sligo’s William Crowe who had a fantastic performance earlier in the week to win SILVER in the 1500m, breaking 4 minutes for the first time. Sligo’s Cian McBride who easily qualified…

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Hoodie Lost at Astroturf

Hoodie Lost at Astroturf

The following was lost at the astroturf tonight between 8.15pm and 9.30pm:- Light blue Abercrombie and Fitch zip-up hoodie, size medium It was left near the astroturf gate shortly after 8.15pm. If anyone took it by mistake, please bring it back up Thursday or Friday night, thanks.

Updated Club Records

Updated Club Records

I’ve updated the club records at the following link. If any omissions, please email me. I hope to produce age group records for outdoor track & field in the next few weeks. http://www.craughwellac.com/site/images/attachments/outdoorrecords.pdf The standout performances are from Sineád Treacy who has broken 3 club records this year in 100m, 200m and long jump, Conor Duggan who has broken the 100m and 200m sprint records and helped the 4x100m team to do likewise, and our middle distance juvenile squad who have…

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