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Month: May 2021

Jamie in Pole Position as Jack and Sinead smash 1500m records!

Jamie in Pole Position as Jack and Sinead smash 1500m records!

After probably the longest gap in competition in Ireland since the second world war, a glimmer of normality returned to our lives this weekend as Craughwell AC athletes returned to competitive action. First up the entree – on Friday Night, Jamie Fallon and William Fitzgerald took part in the Formula 5K Timed Training event in Tynagh over a fun and fairly flat outdoor Karting course. The training event was held by Sean McDermott to full Covid compliant conditions and had…

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Ciaran and Shauna turn the first sod!

Ciaran and Shauna turn the first sod!

Construction work has started on Craughwell AC’s 400m track development. A low key sod-turning ceremony was held last weekend due to the COVID restrictions and it was fitting that the honours were performed by Ciaran Cannon and Shauna Bocquet. Shauna and her dad Loic spearheaded a fund-raising campaign for the 400m track last autumn raising over €49000 in the process for the track, with Ciaran contributing over €7000 of that in a charity cycle.  Ciaran has also been instrumental in advising the club on many successful grant applications towards…

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Exciting times – 400m track construction about to start!

Exciting times – 400m track construction about to start!

The club is about to enter a very exciting time with the construction of its 400m track this summer. Work will be starting on 17th May and its hoped that it will be completed within 8 weeks. The club has the funds in place to get it to a kerbed level ready for tarmacadem. But the tarmacadem layer can only go ahead if we can raise approx 50k in donations and loans from parents and members. Loans are the fastest…

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