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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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Record Breaking Conor Flies to the Euros!

Record Breaking Conor Flies to the Euros!

Galway clubs were flying in the all-Ireland again this weekend showing a resurgence in talent throughout the county. The kids from the village were once again in scintillating form. In total over the three days of the championship, Craughwell won a cracking four Gold medals, three Silver and two Bronze medals and a LOT of 4th placed medals!!. U16 Girls 1500m: 6. Claudia Coyle (4:53.64)U17 Boys 1500m: 4. Declan O’Connell (4:08.44)U18 Boys 1500m: 10. Luke O’Sullivan (4:13.38)U17 Boys 400m: 3….

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U17 Relay Gold Caps off Busy Weekend

U17 Relay Gold Caps off Busy Weekend

It was another packed weekend for Craughwell AC Athletes in domestic and International action. All-Ireland Glory for U17 and U15 boys The highlight of the weekend came at the National Indoor Championships in Athlone. In the u17 relays, the line-up started with Conor Penney who passed to Toyosi George, then Donnacha Lawless and finally to Cian Brady. All the lads had super runs in the heats with Toyosi in particular blazing to a sub-23s clocking on his leg to comfortably…

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Frazer on Fire at Schools XC Finals 2024

Frazer on Fire at Schools XC Finals 2024

There were some absolutely stunning performances from the Craughwell AC Athletes at the finals of the Secondary Schools Cross Country. The course in Tallaght was a fast one with plenty of turns but was dry overall. First up was Sophie Meehan of Presentation College Athenry who had an absolutely fantastic run to come 34th in the Minor Girls race. Sophie had quite a busy weekend with a soccer match the day before so hadn’t really been thinking about the cross…

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Brave running at IUAA XC 2024

Brave running at IUAA XC 2024

The University Students were on form in varsity xc! Some fantastic running in the varsity xc at Queen’s University, Belfast on Saturday. Conditions were cold and windy, and the course was a technically challenging one, full of twists and turns with fast flat expanses broken up by regular steep mucky level-changes. Oisín Davis had shown good form in training recently and had a storming run for the UoG team, finishing as their 3rd scorer and 13th overall with the exact…

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Records fall in Brilliant Connacht Weekend

Records fall in Brilliant Connacht Weekend

One of the busiest weekends in the year for Connacht Athletics took place in the fabulous Athlone Indoor Arena and there were some excellent performances from Craughwell AC Athletes of all ages. Day 1: Young Guns on Fire Saturday was the turn of the under-15s and younger and they did not dissapoint! Most of the below report came from Coach Michelle: The Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone got off to a fantastic start on Saturday morning with the U14 Girls…

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Great Racing from Shauna in Dubai

Great Racing from Shauna in Dubai

Shauna continues to blaze some fantastic results in Dubai – below is a report from Dad-coach Loic and some early reports from the Dubai Grand Prix. already we see some amazing new PBs from Shauna which can only help her paralympic ambitions! So far her journey has resulted in TWO High Performance Standards (5000m and 100m) and big personal bests in the 1500m and 400m! Khorfakkan Report The second leg of the Dubai trip brought us to the eastern city…

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Stars Shine at Galway Indoors 2024

Stars Shine at Galway Indoors 2024

One of the busiest weekends in the Athletics PRO’s Calendar took place this week in Athlone as thousands of happy athletes competed for glory in the comfort of the always-spectacular Athlone Indoor Arena. Every time you walk into the stadium in Athlone I have to pinch myself to believe that this world-class facility actually exists within such a short drive. Ireland will forever be in the debt of the visionary Ciarán Ó Catháin and all others involved in this amazing…

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Shauna’s Dubai Adventure: Sharjah International

Shauna’s Dubai Adventure: Sharjah International

Shauna is in Dubai for 3 weeks of training and competition, accompanied by her Dad Loic. Trips like this are a huge commitment but are necessary to get the levels of competition and experience needed to secure the entry standards to the big competitions later this year. After a first week of training and acclimatisation, it was time for the first meeting, the Sharjah WPA International Open from the 4th to the 6th of February. It was a very windy…

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Records Fall In National League Final

Records Fall In National League Final

Craughwell AC were missing some big hitters but still fielded a strong (mostly) young men’s team for the finals of the National League 2024 in Athlone Indoor Arena. The team finished 6th in the country overall and smashed several club records, including Pole Vault, 4x400m, Hurdles and Shot Put. Justin Lane got one of the roars of the day with his Club record and personal best of 2.40 in the Pole Vault – showing life can begin at 50! See…

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