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Record-Breaking Penney heads brilliant Week 1 of Nationals

Record-Breaking Penney heads brilliant Week 1 of Nationals

The first of three weekends of National Track and Field championships took place in Tullamore last weekend and there were some exceptional performances from the Craughwell AC Athletes who qualified via the Connachts.  In all, the club recorded 4 Gold Medals, three Silver and a Bronze. Many athletes were unlucky to not win a medal, with a couple of 4th place finishers and several in the top 5. The highlight performer of the weekend was the exceptional u15 Conor Penney who…

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Super Performances in National Senior Championships 2022

Super Performances in National Senior Championships 2022

Wind and rain were present as the National Senior Athletics Championships took place last weekend in Santry and there was a record Craughwell AC entry of senior athletes. Among the many excellent performances the highlights were Sinead Treacy making the final in the 400m and Patrick Noonan’s 6th place finish in the steeple. [Many thanks to Rob McDonnell for the pictures of Sinead in this article – check out his instagram page for photos “robphotographs“. Hopefully he wasn’t injured on…

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National Senior 2022 Preview

National Senior 2022 Preview

The National Senior Track and Field Championships is the premier event in Irish Domestic Athletics, and takes place this weekend in historic Santry. Athletics is one of those few sports where you actually get to compete against your sporting heros, and the men and women of Craughwell will be lining up against Olympians and prospective World and European Championship competitors. Craughwell AC have a record 9 brave competitors entered. Live streams are perhaps the greatest contribution of the internet and…

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Warde leads the way in Connacht Gold Rush

Warde leads the way in Connacht Gold Rush

The finest u14 to u19 year old athletes in Connacht met in the beautiful surrounds of Sligo town on Saturday to contest the Connacht Championships.  In each event the top 4 qualified for a coveted all-ireland slot. Craughwell AC had another astounding day with 61 Medals – 23 Gold, 22 Silver and 16 Bronze.   Rockets dominate the Sprints! U14 Rachel Warde was again the star of the show with an exception three individual Gold Medals and a team Gold medal…

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Evan Double at great Schools All-Ireland

Evan Double at great Schools All-Ireland

There were many fantastic performances from Craughwell AC athletes at the Schools All-Ireland finals in Tullamore today. Evan Hallinan was again the star of the show with no less than TWO medals for the Presentation College Athenry. He won the high Jump with a massive leap of 1.95 in difficult windy conditions. And winner of the Brendan O’Reilly Cup for his efforts. Fantastic performances with another 2 years left for Evan in this age group! Evan was second in the…

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Golden Sunshine at County Track and Field

Golden Sunshine at County Track and Field

In Dangan this weekend, the future of Craughwell Athletics looked as bright as the sunshine as the Galway Juvenile Track and Field blazed ahead apace.  The NUIG Facility looked resplendant and full credit to host club Tuam AC on an imprOn Saturday, the older ages of u13-u19 competed and Craughwell AC took the largest haul of wins of the day with an exceptional 44 Gold Medals, 22 Silver and 16 Bronze from the 138 entries.   In the u13s, Alan Hallinan…

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Sinead Treacy runs for Ireland in Belgium

Sinead Treacy runs for Ireland in Belgium

Low-key Sinéad Treacy is a bit of a PRO’s nightmare as she is so modest about her achievements and never says anything when she goes and does something brilliant! We find out anyhow from the grapevine Sinead you will have to start wearing disguises!! Yesterday at the IFAM Meet in Belgium, Sinéad got to wear a national singlet and lined up alongside Charlene Mawdsley, Sophie Becker and Nessa Millet against two Belgium teams. Sinead took the baton in 2nd place…

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Great start to National League 2022

Great start to National League 2022

The National League is a team athletics competition in which teams compete for points across the range of athletic disciplines for the glory of club and county.  The Galway county women’s and Men’s team were once again packed with Craughwell AC athletes and great performances were delivered at Templemore track.  Our own Sarah Finnegan was once again the Galway ladies team manager while Sean McDermott of Tribal running promotions herded the cats on the mens side. The ladies were competing…

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Huge performances at Connacht Schools Finals

Huge performances at Connacht Schools Finals

The day was certainly not conducive to personal bests as the wind whipped around the exposed track in Athlone, but there were fine performances from Craughwell AC Athletes representing their schools and many have sailed through to the prestigious All-Ireland finals in Tullamore in two weeks. Seniors: Double-gold for Evan At Senior level, Presentation student Evan Hallinan crushed it in the High Jump with a great leap of 1.90, over 30cm clear of second place. He came very close to…

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Kyle and Sinéad Smash Records in Belfast

Kyle and Sinéad Smash Records in Belfast

After a windy and blustery week, it was fantastic to see the wind blow itself out this morning as a contingent of Craughwell’s finest middle distance athletes made their way to the mecca of Mary Peters Track in search of new personal bests. Kyle Moorhead, running the “B” heat had one of the races of his life to set a new Club Senior 1500m record of 3:53.95, a huge step up for him and really puts him in the big…

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