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Athletics Ireland Star Award for Evan Hallinan!

Athletics Ireland Star Award for Evan Hallinan!

Congratulations to Evan Hallinan who received his Athletics Ireland Star Award at the weekend at the awards ceremony in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Every year, Athletics Ireland pick the most successful athlete in each county for these awards from their performances that year – selecting from the U14 to U19 age groups based on the number of medals won in the National Juvenile Championships for indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and cross country. Evan is pictured above…

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Little Athletics for children born in 2018

Little Athletics for children born in 2018

Craughwell AC’s newest age group for children born in 2018 is commencing at the athletics track. Athletics is highly regarded as an ideal introduction to all sports due to its focus on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing. Please contact Aíne at the above number if interesting in your child joining. Aíne will also need help from parents in running the group so please volunteer if you can as we need a high supervisor-child ratio for this…

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Conor Claims Spectacular Silver at National Seniors

Conor Claims Spectacular Silver at National Seniors

Conor Penney put in a spectacular performance at the National Senior Championships in Dublin yesterday with a superb first-time clearance of 2.00m to take the National silver medal in the Senior Men’s High Jump! Conor becomes the 6th athlete from the club to claim a National Senior Indoor medal joining Evan Hallinan (bronze, high jump 2022), Laura Cunningham (silver, pentathlon 2022), Jerry Keary (silver, high jump 2018), Maeve Curley (gold, race walk 2017) and Cathriona Farrell (gold, high jump 2011,…

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What a Special Day for Craughwell AC!

What a Special Day for Craughwell AC!

What a fantastic and special day the club had last Saturday at its second attempt to break the world record for a 12-hour relay. Running a relay continuously for 12 hours is a major undertaking and it was wonderful to see the huge effort from right across the club and the community to pull it off. We didn’t break the record unfortunately but we did break the fund-raising record for a 12-hour relay with close to €20,000 raised from the…

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Only hours to go now!

Only hours to go now!

Only hours to go now for our world record relay attempt this Saturday on our very own 400m track !! Support us by joining us on the day – all welcome and all clubs from the local and surrounding areas are invited to come and help us out break the record .. we need all members, full teams from other clubs, full families, young and old, all running, jogging or walking a 100m leg of the relay to help us….

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Field of Dreams Becoming Reality!

Field of Dreams Becoming Reality!

Yesterday marked another historic day for the club with the completion of the line-marking on our 6-lane 400m track and our adjoining 6-lane 110m sprint track. It is possibly the only track in the country where 12 sprinters could line up in individual lanes in the same race. The lining and tartan layer were done by Sean Campbell’s Sports Ground Specialists from Co. Antrim while the groundwork for the 400m track was done by local contractor Seamus Coleman. Lorraine Delaney…

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Craughwell AC’S Young Stars Shine in Tullamore

Craughwell AC’S Young Stars Shine in Tullamore

The club’s younger ages groups were in super form yesterday in Tullamore for the U9-13s National Track & Field Championships. The U11s led the way on this occasion with Conor Mannion and Jack Hibbitt in sparkling form in the U11 paired 600m competition when racing to fantastic times of 1:52.00 for Conor (3rd in his heat) and a 1:54.65 PB for Jack (4th in his heat). The boys combined times took the silver medals in the paired competition just behind…

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Super Performances at Connacht U9-13s

Super Performances at Connacht U9-13s

There were many outstanding performances at the Connacht Championships yesterday from our U9s 10s 11s 12s and 13s with loads of super personal bests and lots of medal winning performances in very wet conditions at times .. with 19 individual medals and many more in the paired events. After all the lovely weather of the past 2 weeks, we paid for it yesterday with a steady drizzle all day and sometimes heavy. The miserable weather didn’t dampen the performances however…

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Jumpers In Form at Munster Outdoors

Jumpers In Form at Munster Outdoors

A small contingent from the club made the short journey down to Templemore AC’s fine facility for the Munster Senior Outdoors on the Bank Holiday Monday. In glorious sunshine, Laura Cunningham and Sarah Finnegan hit season’s bests in the triple jump with Laura leaping over the 10m mark on 3 of her jumps with a best of 10.16m on her 4th effort and Sarah leaping a best of 8.98 also on her 4th attempt. Laura’s leap was good enough to…

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Fabulous Performances at Galway Community Games

Fabulous Performances at Galway Community Games

(thanks to Carol Brady for the brilliant report and photos!) The County Galway Community Games were held on Sunday the 4th of June 2023 in a very hot but very colourful Ballinderreen. The flags were up and the winners podium set up with a beautifully lined GAA pitch transformed for the day into a running track. This was a first for many of our young competitors running on grass and made the likes of hurdles a little more tricky. With…

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