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Month: November 2015

High Standards at National XC Day 1

High Standards at National XC Day 1

Day 1 of the National Cross Country Championships took place on Sunday in the grounds of Santry Demesne in Dublin. For anyone who hasn’t been to them, the National Championships are an eye-opener to the talent around the country. At adult level, you are literally up against the nation’s elite. You could take the top 3 out of every road race in the country and put them together in the same race and you have the quality that is the…

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Christmas Cleanout!

Christmas Cleanout!

 As part of its ongoing fund-raising campaign, the club are organising a massive cleanout of your old clothes and shoes from your house this Thursday!!  Well actually, you can do the cleanout but we will take all your unwanted items! We have approximately 300 families in the club. If each family donated 4 bags of old clothes (collected from family and neighbours), we would get 1200 bags which amazingly would raise approximately €6000! So please get behind this effort this…

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Club Merchandise Christmas Sale

Club Merchandise Christmas Sale

If you’re looking for some club gear and want it to double up as a Christmas gift, check out what we have available below, all of which bears the club logo. It will be on sale at Craughwell Community Centre from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 10th December.  Clarin4sportswear (contact Geraldine Jennings 085 8404509) Long-sleeved training tops €25 Full tracksuits €35 Beanie hats €7 (one size) Sports bag €25 Technical top/hoodie/singlets (contact Tracy Moran 087 8810737) Technical training top/tee-shirt €20…

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Information for Santry on Sunday

Information for Santry on Sunday

The very best of luck to all of our athletes competing in Santry on Sunday. You can get directions to the course here:- http://www.craughwellac.com/site/index.php/home-mainmenu-70/directions/to-santry Also Athletics Ireland have published event information at:- http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/GloHealth_Interclubs_Event_information.pdf and a map of the course at:- http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/inter_club_map_(1).pdf Siobhan Moorhead will be looking after getting the numbers for the Craughwell athletes and checking in the teams, so look for Siobhan near the check-in desk. Siobhan’s mobile is 087 3116736 in case you can’t find her. She will be…

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Positive Mindset and Motivation

Positive Mindset and Motivation

We’d like to invite all of our parents, coaches, young adults and old adults along to a fantastic new initiative being spearheaded by a number of sports organisations in Galway including ourselves. Pat Lam, Connacht Rugby head coach is special guest at a discussion evening in Oranmore which explores ways in which positive mindset and motivation can be fostered. Lam’s vast experience of motivating players to achieve their optimum, as well as supporting people to deal with life’s knocks and…

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Well done coach Peter!

Well done coach Peter!

Peter O’Sullivan excelled in the Britain and Ireland International Masters Cross Country which was held in Santry at the weekend. Peter who coaches in our U9 age group, placed 10th in the M40 category to help Ireland take the team victory ahead of England and Scotland. Well done coach! Some of your protégées will hopefully still be at the sport in 2047 when they might emulate you! Also at the weekend, the Craughwell AC senior team achieved a notable team victory…

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Sineád Gaffney stars in University Road Relays

Sineád Gaffney stars in University Road Relays

A massive well done to Sineád Gaffney who competed yesterday on the University of Limerick’s team in the prestigious university road relays which were held in Maynooth. Sineád ran the anchor leg of the relay for UL to earn team silver for the college – a fantastic achievement. The relay is run as a 1mile-2mile-2mile-1mile race and Sineád completed the final leg in an impressive time of 6:06 – the 7th fastest mile on the day out of the 100+…

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Lots of silverware on day 2 of Connacht XC

Lots of silverware on day 2 of Connacht XC

al Craughwell U11 athletes at the start of their 1500m race at the Connacht Cross Country Championships in Lough Key Forest Park A hardy contingent of athletes made the long journey to Boyle for the second day of the Connacht Cross-country Championships with some exceptional performances. Having struggled to field complete teams on the first day of the Championships 2 weeks ago, we more than made up for that today with 6 teams in action who took home 3 Connacht…

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Incredible Standard at Irish Schools Pentathlon

Incredible Standard at Irish Schools Pentathlon

Five athletes from the club battled it out at the weekend in Athlone IT in the Irish Schools Pentathlon Championships in Athlone where there were some exceptional performances and incredibly high points totals. In an elite Intermediate Girls event, Aisling Keady placed 9th with a points total of 2784 (hurdles 10.07, shot 6.98, long jump 4.83, high jump 1.55, 800m 2.41.25). Aisling’s performance would have been good enough to make the schools international team in 7 of the last 10…

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