Great Results at Galway Seniors Day 1

Great Results at Galway Seniors Day 1

Day 1 of the Galway Junior and Senior Track and Field Championships took place last Thursday evening in Dangan in iconic Summer sunshine.   [the results aren’t published yet 24/07 so this article will be updated with times and exact positions as they arrive] The long jump competition saw a huge turnout from Craughwell AC athletes with 11 athletes from the club taking part. Laura Cunningham took the Galway title in the Senior Women’s event with a best of 5.14m,…

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Records Tumble on Connachts Day 2

Records Tumble on Connachts Day 2

A splendid weekend of Athletics concluded in Athlone on Sunday with some incredible performances from the U12-13 Age Groups, and the 1500m for U14-U19 Age Groups. In a great weekend, Craughwell AC Athletes broke an incredible EIGHT Championship Best Performances and won dozens of medals – no club broke more, a fantastic achievement for a club representing such a small village! Many thanks to the Connacht County Board and all the officials who gave up their weekend and took a…

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Connachts off to a Scorcher on Day 1

Connachts off to a Scorcher on Day 1

Summer hit with a bang today in Athlone as Connachts Day 1 took place in scorching, sweltering conditions. Despite the blazing sun, the Craughwell AC kids did themselves and their club proud with many superb performances and several qualifiers in all Age Groups. Craughwell AC sail the Jumps! [Jumps report by our very own World Athletics Level 3 Jumps Supremo Mike Tobin!]. The blistering hot day provided perfect conditions for jumping and the club had some tremendous success throughout the…

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From Belfast to Connacht! Weekend Roundup!

From Belfast to Connacht! Weekend Roundup!

Another busy weekend of Athletics began on Saturday as a large contingent of Craughwell AC Junior/Senior Middle Distance Athletes compete at a high quality meet in Belfast while the u9-11 Connacht Children’s Games took place in AIT on Saturday to great success.  On Sunday it was the turn of the u16-u19 athletes to compete in Dangan as the last competition before the Connachts next week.  Belfast Invasion! Eight Craughwell AC Middle Distance athletes made the 4 hour trek to Belfast…

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Sunny Spells at U12-U15 Championships

Sunny Spells at U12-U15 Championships

After a scorcher of a few weeks we were totally unprepared for the random downpours on Saturday as the day alternated between grimmest November rain and random spells of sunshine. However the fun was undampened by the weather and a fantastic day was had! U12s: Alan Hallinan Double-Gold! The U12 Coaches are really proud of our U12’s, some of these events were very new to them. First time competing in shot, high jump and hurdles! Special shout out to Maya…

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Sub-2 Delight for Oisín in Moyne

Sub-2 Delight for Oisín in Moyne

Five Craughwell AC Athletes made the trek to Tipperary to the amazing facility of Moyne AC for their annual Summer Games today. The host club couldn’t have been more welcoming. They have built an absolutely fantastic facility and gives us some idea of what we can realistically have in Craughwell over time, a great credit to all involved. Many of the fields were a little down in numbers on the entry list, but the standard was quite good. One factor…

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Super Performances at Galway U16-19 Relays

Super Performances at Galway U16-19 Relays

The Galway relays took place for the older age groups Thursday evening in Dangan. While the need to hold them on a separate evening to the rest of the track and field was due to the pandemic, it actually turned out to be a great way of doing it as it was a short and snappy evening and athletes did not have to hang around all day to wait for relays. Well done to Iain Shaw and Galway County Board…

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Records fall in Historic National Senior Champs

Records fall in Historic National Senior Champs

The long-awaited National Senior championships took place in Santry this weekend and saw some historic results for Craughwell AC athletes. The standards are always sky-high, and they are rising in many events so the weekend provided the usual mix of joy and agony!! Mike covered Laura’s fantastic long jump progress in another article so this one focuses on the running! Jack makes final in cracker! First up in the 1500m on Friday night Jack stepped into the arena to take…

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Another 5+ metre weekend for Laura

Another 5+ metre weekend for Laura

Laura Cunningham’s good form in the long jump continued this weekend with a leap of 5.03m to come within a whisker of making the final 8 in the women’s long jump at the National Senior Track & Field Championships in Santry. The blustery conditions were not helpful to the jumpers, with most back a little from their personal bests. Normally a trailing wind would help the jumps but not on this occasion as the wind was coming and going, making…

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Brilliant day out at U9-11 Galway Outdoors

Brilliant day out at U9-11 Galway Outdoors

It turned out a scorcher in Dangan as the u9-11 ages had a fantastic time with their friends and produced some stunning athletic performances in the process. The competition incorporated a paired results section and we won’t have the results of that for a while – below are the medallists I know of at this point – will add more later! The full results of a fantastic day can be found on the Connacht Athletics website. In the under 9s,…

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