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Dominant performances on Juveniles Day 1!

Dominant performances on Juveniles Day 1!

HUGE results on Day 1 of the National Juveniles! After Day1, Craughwell won 2 Golds, 3 Silver and Two Bronze medals with a total of 8 Qualifiers to finals from the rounds. Currently they sit in 5th place out of the 183 clubs that competed. Lauren Kelly kicked things off with an awesome Silver medal. Lauren was also a narrow 4th in the High Jump. It only got better from there as Ronnie’s U16-U18 gang took the Hurdles to a…

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Penney Silver caps off Brilliant Nationals

Penney Silver caps off Brilliant Nationals

There was a fantastic silver medal for Conor Penney at the National Senior Championships with flawless first time clearances of 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.05 in miserable wet conditions in Santry. And three super efforts at what would have been a new PB of 2.10m, which on a dryer day would have been clear. The standard of Irish female 400m running has never been higher, but Craughwell Sprint legend Sinéad Treacy managed to earn her slot at the top table yet…

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William Wins Dunshaghlin in Club Record Time

William Wins Dunshaghlin in Club Record Time

Saturday evening was slightly muggy and breezy for the 2024 Dunshaughlin road race. Dunshaughlin is probably the highest standard 10km road race in Ireland and this year was no exception with over 230 runners breaking the magical 40 minute barrier. This was my first time running the course and I was impressed with the route if not quite my performance! It starts off quickly with a sweeping downhill start and mostly flat first 5km. In the 2nd half you have…

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Shauna Sets new Standards in Switzerland

Shauna Sets new Standards in Switzerland

Last week saw another amazing week from Shauna last week in Switzerland. Full report below, and the Club Records have been smashed and updated – looking good for Paris!! Shauna travelled to Switzerland to compete at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix and Daniela Jutzeler Memorial in Nottwil. With the qualification window for Paris 2024 closing on Sunday 16th of June, those two competitions were one of the last chance to get fast times and move up on the rankings….

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Brilliance from Young Stars in Connachts 2024

Brilliance from Young Stars in Connachts 2024

Well done to our youngest superstars on their performances on the first day of the Connacht Outdoor Champs in Athlone with many making it through to the All-Irelands. The results are below – the U9, 10 and 11 championships are decided in paired teams but I don’t have the pairs to hand so just listing the individual positions there. U13 Girls Shot Put (2Kg): 8. Lily Rose Fitzpatrick (4.21)U13 Girls Shot Put (2Kg): 3. Lola Whitney-Mangan (8.26) BRONZEU13 Girls Long…

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O’Sullivan Double Caps off Great Schools finals

O’Sullivan Double Caps off Great Schools finals

The highlight of the Schools Athletics year took place last weekend in the hugely entertaining All-Ireland Schools Track and Fields finals in Tullamore and there were some extraordinary results from the Connacht Athletes. The star of the weekend from a Craughwell and Galway perspective was Luke O’Sullivan representing Clarin College Athenry.  Luke took up the steeplechase this season and was a dominant winner in the Intermediate Boys 1500m Steeplechase on Friday evening.  Luke won his first National title and medal…

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Belfast Breaks Records Again

Belfast Breaks Records Again

We all set our alarm clocks early when the Irish Milers Club meet in Belfast opens for tickets. This year, it sold out in 29 minutes. For many of the distance running community in Ireland, it’s this meet that they set their personal bests at. There are many reasons – the fast surface on the track, the sheltered surrounds, the deep fields with quality pacers and the time of year are chief among them. Each year since 2020, the club…

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Keelan has huge run at Dublin IMC

Keelan has huge run at Dublin IMC

The Irish Milers Club is a great place to go to chase personal bests. The graded meets sell out like Taylor Swift tickets and feature high quality paced races which are well set up for getting fast times. A large contingent of Craughwell AC Athletes headed up from the village to Morton to test their mettle against the best in the country. This year, there were “wavelight” pacing lights in use to add some “Diamond league” style razzamatazz to things….

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Boys set Club Record at Road Relays

Boys set Club Record at Road Relays

The National Road Relays in Raheny is growing from strength to strength and the lads made the trek to Dublin today to test our mettle versus the best club distance runners in Ireland. The sun shone on the 32 stacked teams and plenty of pride was on the line for some fascinating battles. The event consists of laps of approximately one-mile loop (a little longer than 1 mile) and for the senior men the distances covered were 2 laps (Oisin),…

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Students Storm IUAA Championships 2024

Students Storm IUAA Championships 2024

Like the NCAA in the States, the IUAA is one of the premier athletics competitions in the country, featuring top level competition between the best upcoming Senior, Junior and u23 athletes in Ireland. The competition is going through a boom period now and the standards were absolutely sky-high across the events. It’s the ultimate sign of success in the sport that an athlete is still competing and improving through the College years so it’s very encouraging that so many Craughwell…

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