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Month: February 2019

Upcoming National Indoor and Summer Outdoor Fixtures

Upcoming National Indoor and Summer Outdoor Fixtures

The following is a rough breakdown of what events are on which day for the National juvenile indoors. Please consult pages 19, 21 and 21 of the AAI juvenile competition booklet for more information. Relays Sat 6 Apr 60m sprints Sat 30 Mar 60m hurdles Sun 31 Mar 200m Sun 31 Mar 400m Sat 30 Mar 6/800m Sun 31 Mar 1500m Sat 30 Mar Walk Sat 30 Mar Triple Jump Sat 6 Apr High Jump Sat/Sun 30/31 Mar Pole Vault Sat/Sun…

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Cracking performances at Connachts Day 2

Cracking performances at Connachts Day 2

Day 2 of the Connacht Indoor Championships saw another series of fantastic performances with many many highlights, most notably Gavin Cooney’s gut-busting sub-2 minute 800m run, Patrick Noonan’s incredible 4:15 minute 1500m, Lukas Schukat’s 1.70m clearance in the high jump and Cian Lavan’s 2 metre club record in the pole vault! The men’s 800m featured 3 of our top middle-distance runners attempting to break the magical 2-minute barrier for the first time over the 4-laps of Athlone indoor arena. A…

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U12s and U13s Shine at Connachts!

U12s and U13s Shine at Connachts!

A busy busy weekend saw over 100 athletes from the club take part in the Connacht Indoor Track & Field Championships at the weekend in the magnificent surrounds of Athlone IT’s international indoor arena. The U12s and U13s were in action on Saturday, the subject of this article … and I will get another article out later tonight on the U14s and older who were in action on Sunday.

Juvenile Competition Booklet 2019

Juvenile Competition Booklet 2019

The updated 2019 AAI juvenile competition booklet is available from the link below:- https://www.athleticsireland.ie/juvenile/rules-regulations/ For those not familar with it, this is a very useful book with dates of all National juvenile events, the breakdown of what events are on what days etc for indoors outdoors and cross country.    

Laura Cunningham AAI Juvenile Star Award Winner!

Laura Cunningham AAI Juvenile Star Award Winner!

Laura Cunningham, Craughwell AC who was presented with the Athletics Ireland Juvenile Star Award at a glittering ceremony in Tullamore at the weekend in recognition of her achievements at National level in 2018 Huge congratulations to Laura Cunningham who was presented with the Athletics Ireland Juvenile Star Award for 2018 based on her incredible achievments last year!  Each year Athletics Ireland select one athlete from the older juvenile age groups U16 upwards from each county for the award based on their success…

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Great day at Connacht Schools XC

Great day at Connacht Schools XC

The finalists from North and South Connacht competitions met today in perhaps Ireland’s finest Cross Country course at Bushfield, Loughrea.  The weather was perfect for racing – a welcome change from the horrible conditions in the qualifiers, and the footing was ideal for the athletes.  Typically for a Saturday – numbers were smaller than the qualifiers (no day off school here!), but the standard was noticeably higher in all races. Craughwell AC Athletes represented their schools with pride again, both…

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Timetable for the Connacht Indoors 23/24 Feb

Timetable for the Connacht Indoors 23/24 Feb

The timetable for the Connacht Indoors is below. It applies to U12 and older athletes – U12s and U13s are on Sat 23rd and U14s to seniors on Sun 24th. The club will be holding its own event a week earlier on Sunday 17th Feb for younger athletes along with a training session for older athletes. The Connacht secretary has asked us to note that times are for guidance only and the committee reserves the right to make changes as…

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