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Month: July 2013

U17 Sprinters Star at Galway Senior T&F Day 2

U17 Sprinters Star at Galway Senior T&F Day 2

Super run by Conor Duggan to shave another one-tenth of a second off his 200m PB and club record at day 2 of the Avaya Galway Senior T&F – with the new mark set at 23.13. Conor won the gold medal in the junior category and had the fastest 200m of the day across all grades. Michael Walsh placed 4th in the M35 200m in a time of 31.55. Sineád Treacy took the gold in the junior women’s race in…

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Neil Greaney Takes National 3000m Bronze

Neil Greaney Takes National 3000m Bronze

Neil Greaney, National U19 3000m Bronze Medalist Damien O’Boyle, National U17 800m Bronze Medalist and National Steeplechase Champion Day two of the National U12-19 Track & Field Championships provided plenty of more highlights for Craughwell AC athletes with 5 podium finishes and 8 more top-eight finishes. The distance races proved our strongest point on day 2 with a brilliant bronze medal in the U19 3000m for Neil Greaney in a time of 9.12.12. Neil led the race for the initial…

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Sinead Treacy in Record Breaking Form!

Sinead Treacy in Record Breaking Form!

Sineád Treacy following her fine 5.39m long jump Sineád Treacy broke the club’s senior long jump record of 5.32m in Tullamore yesterday with a fine leap of 5.39m on her 6th and final jump in the National finals of the U17 long jump. Sineád’s jump carried her to the bronze medal in a high quality long jump field where the top 6 jumpers all broke 5m. In the process, Sineád claimed the club’s senior record, a record which has been held…

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FIT4FUN Summer Camp

FIT4FUN Summer Camp

Well one week of those long holidays over and the weather hasn’t been too bad! Lots of weeks to go yet though. Do you want to do a little extra training while having fun? Are you looking for something new to try?  Come along and join us at FIT4FUN Summer Camp  Dates 15th – 19th July AND 12th – 16th August We still have a small number of places available but they are filling up fast so Hurry if you…

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Entries & Timetable for National Juvenile Finals

Entries & Timetable for National Juvenile Finals

Following are the entries/timetable for the National juvenile finals on 6/7 July and 20/21 July. Also for those travelling to Tullamore for first time, here’s some directions. It takes about an hour and 20 minutes from Craughwell. Best way to get to Tullamore is to take the motorway from Ballinasloe as far as Kilbeggan. Once you pass Athlone, there are 2 junctions for Moate and the next one after that is Kilbeggan and Tullamore. You turn off there and go…

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Craughwell AC Senior Club – Marathon

Craughwell AC Senior Club – Marathon

Craughwell AC Senior Club Marathon Details This is a low key, self-sufficient marathon aimed at experienced marathon runners ran in adherence to Marathon Club Ireland rules.• Date: Saturday 31st August 2013.• Start time: 9:30am.• To enter you must mail this contact: craughwellathletics@gmail.com• Number Pickup: Craughwell Community Hall from 8:30am.• Entry €20, pay on the day, surplus after costs will go to Craughwell Ac.• AAI approved & Permitted• Limited Entry.• Medal & Refreshments • Changing Facilities available in the Hall.• Course…

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Damien and Nicholas Earn International Caps!

Damien and Nicholas Earn International Caps!

Nicholas Sheehan (800m Silver Medalist) and Damien O’Boyle (Steeplechase Gold Medalist)at the 2013 Tailteann Games in Tullamore It was a fantastic day last Saturday for both Damien O’Boyle and Nicholas Sheehan who put in towering performances in the Tailteann Games which earned them selection for the Irish Schools track & field team that will compete in the Schools International later this month. The Tailteann Games has existed in various guises over the years, being an ancient Irish competition long before…

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Next Generation Star in Donegal!

Next Generation Star in Donegal!

The next generation of Craughwell AC athletes made the long journey to Donegal for the National finals of the U9-11 age groups on Saturday with 6 relay teams in action and many teams in the paired events. On this occasion, the U9s provided the highlights of the day with 3rd and 4th places in the girls and boys relay and long jump silver. The U10s came close to the podium also with a 4th place in the turbo javelin, 5th…

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