Athletes Shine at National Senior League

Athletes Shine at National Senior League

County Galway Women’s team who contested Round 1 of the
Premier Division of the National Athletics League at the weekend
Back row: Leanagh Gilligan , Ailbhe Miskella, Ellie Cronin, Mary Barrett, Laura Nally,
Nicole Walsh, Maeve Curley, Rachel Finnegan, Sarah Finnegan (manager)
Front row: Freya Bohan, Aoibhinn Farrell, Aisling Joyce, Sinead Gaffney, Aisling Keady, Lydia Doyle
(missing from photo Arlene Earls and Caoimhe Kelleher)

Several athletes from the club represented County Galway in round 1 of the National Senior League held in Templemore on Sunday. There were many impressive performances from Craughwell AC athletes on both the Galway women’s team in the Premier Division and the Galway men’s team in Division 1 with the women’s team topping the Premier Division table at the end of the day and the men’s team in 3rd place in Division 1.

The women’s team was managed by Craughwell AC’s Sarah Finnegan and included the following athletes from the club – Ailbhe Miskella (3000m steeplechase), Aisling Keady (long jump and 4x100m), Arlene Earls (4x400m), Ellie Cronin (high jump), Freya Bohan (javelin, 4x100m and 400m), Leanagh Gilligan (long jump and triple jump), Maeve Curley (race walk), Rachel Finnegan (400m hurdles), Sarah Finnegan (100m hurdles and triple jump) and Sinead Gaffney (800m and 4x400m).

The men’s team was managed by Castlegar AC’s Sean McDermott and included the following athletes from the club – Ben Garrard (400m, 800m and 4x400m), Daniel Callanan (long jump, triple jump and 4x100m), Gavin Cooney (800m and 4x400m), Jack Miskella (1500m and 4x400m), Jerry Keary (high jump and 4x100m), Kyle Moorhead (3000m steeplechase), Ronnie Warde (200m and 4x100m) and William Fitzgerald (5000m).

There were many fine performances from both teams throughout the day. Most notable fro Craughwell AC on the day was the club record of 13.20.61 set by Ailbhe Miskella in the 3000m steeplechase despite a fall on the first time through the water jump, and a very good early season run by Sinead Gaffney coming close to her own club senior record with a time of 2:21.32. Full results are below:

i will update this article later today with a more detailed report.

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