Congratulations to the Galway Senior Track & Field team who have competed in two rounds of the National League and will be challenging for promotion from Division 1 to the Premier Division on August 11th.
Craughwell AC had 3 athletes on the team all of whom put in some fine performances to collect valuable points for the Galway team last weekend in Cork. Their results were as follows:
1,500m Walk: 1 Ann Loughnane, 6.52.0
400m Hurdles: 1 Sarah Finnegan, 74.8
Long Jump: 3 S Finnegan, 4.22m
100m: 4 S Finnegan
4x100m: 4 Galway (including S Finnegan, A Loughnane)
Triple Jump: 2 W Finnegan, 12.84m
Full results are on the Web at http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=2238#more-2238
Participation in the National League was an initiative taken this year by Paul McNamara, Athenry AC. It is proving to be a fantastic success and is a great outlet for the talents of our senior and older juvenile athletes. Its team structure gives a comradery that is sometimes difficult to achieve in individual events. Hopefully this event will become a target for other athletes in the club to represent the county at senior level. As far as I know, once an athlete turns 16 years of age, they are eligible to participate in senior competition and eligible for selection on the Galway senior team.
Well done to all involved!