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Month: December 2014

Juvenile Club AGM and Registration Nights

Juvenile Club AGM and Registration Nights

The Annual General Meeting of the club’s juvenile and executive committee will take place next Wednesday night 7th January commencing at 6.30pm in Craughwell hall. It is hoped that alot of parents and coaches can attend to hear a quick update on the year’s activities and on facility development. All going well, the meeting will be over within 45 minutes so please try to attend if possible to support your hard-working committee and coaches. Also we are holding our 2015 registration nights…

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Merry Christmas! And an update on facilities!

Merry Christmas! And an update on facilities!

Wishing all of our members both young and old a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year. It’s being a fantastic year for the club on both the competitive and non-competitive scene. Our membership numbers have gone through the roof (if we had a roof !), we’ve become the biggest juvenile club in Ireland ahead of all of the large urban centres, have the 26th largest adult membership and combined are the 4th largest club in the country – a…

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Tis the season to set goals

Tis the season to set goals

I just noticed that the Craughwell 10 has reduced entry for the next 13 days.  Ten miles is a different distance – pace wise it feels like a 10k, but you get endurance challenges that are more like a half marathon.  One definition of threshold pace is “the maximum pace you can sustain for an hour”.  For faster runners, this is 10 miles which explains why it’s so challenging at that level – basically you are right on the edge…

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Galway Indoors Sunday 18th January 9.30am

Galway Indoors Sunday 18th January 9.30am

The Galway Indoors will be held in Athlone IT’s fabulous international arena on Sunday 18th January at 9.30am. I will be finalising the timetable for it in early January but it will be structured such that u13s to seniors compete in the morning commencing at 9.30am and u10s to U12s compete in the afternoon, concluding at 5pm. The events available in each age group will be as follows:- U10s 60m 400m 4x100m Long Jump           U11s…

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Fantastic Bronze Individual Medal for Jamie

Fantastic Bronze Individual Medal for Jamie

Jamie Fallon, Bronze Medallist in the National U19 Cross Country in Santry Jamie Fallon had a huge run in Sunday’s U19 6000m cross country where he led the race for much of the first 3k in a tight battle with 3 other athletes and eventually held on to a magnificent 3rd place to seal his first individual podium finish in National cross-country. Jamie’s achievement comes on the back of extraordinary dedication from a young age. As an U10 in 2006,…

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SuperMan Michael

SuperMan Michael

Well folks (as Michael would say) It’s finally official Michael Tobin is the BEST child mentor/coach in Ireland. We in Craughwell A.C. have always known this, but now most of Ireland have also found out. What a wonderful way to celebrate the excellence of a man who lives, eats and breaths the sport of athletics. He never misses a training session often arriving late to, or leaving early from meetings. How many of us have emails with 3am times on…

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Logistics for Santry tomorrow

Logistics for Santry tomorrow

Best of luck to all of our athletes in action tomorrow! Athletics Ireland have posted course map and detailed time-table at:- http://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/big-numbers-expected-at-glohealth-novice-uneven-age-xc-champs/ Bear in mind the much larger numbers at an All-Ireland make it harder to find people, walk the course, etc so please arrive extra early. Directions to Santry track are here:- http://www.craughwellac.com/site/index.php/home-mainmenu-70/directions/to-santry Note AAI in the info they have posted are asking that people park (for free) in the Airport Green Carpark from where shuttle buses will go…

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Cathriona Farrell Galway Bay FM Athletics Award 2014

Cathriona Farrell Galway Bay FM Athletics Award 2014

A big well done to Cathriona on receiving the Galway Bay FM Athletics Award 2014 at the weekend at the awards ceremony in the Loughrea Hotel. Cathriona was a close runner up in the Young Sportsperson of the Year Award, just missing out by 12 votes in the public text-voting competition which was won by powerlifter Olivia Lane. With over 5000 votes cast, it was a close battle between the 2 athletes. Cathriona is pictured below along with the  Hurling…

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