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Monumental Multi-Eventers!

Monumental Multi-Eventers!

A small contingent of athletes battled it in the National finals of the Secondary Schools Combined Events which were held in Athlone on Saturday with some spectacular performances from athletes in the club. In the Minor Grade, Sean Hoade took 5th place in the boys’ event with several PBs and a fine score of 2522 points which included 25.79 in the 200m, 2:21.82 in the 800m, 9.52 in the 60m hurdles, 10.06m in the shot and 5.25m in the long…

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Connacht Schools Pentathlon Titles for Jade and Ella!

Connacht Schools Pentathlon Titles for Jade and Ella!

Craughwell AC athletes had some incredible performances at the Secondary Schools Combined Events held in Athlone IT yesterday while representing their schools. Jade Moorhead (Pres Athenry) had a super day with a fantastic points score of 2707 to take the Connacht title in the Intermediate Girls grade – scorching through the hurdles in an impressive 9.90 and soaring over 1.64 on her first attempt in the high jump to equal her PB and only that tiredness kicked in, exited at…

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Thank you Stephen Glennon!

Thank you Stephen Glennon!

The club would like to wish Stephen Glennon the very best of luck as he moves on from the Connacht Tribune after 17 years of excellent sports coverage. His weekly articles were a must-read for any lover of sport and the club are very grateful for his focus on many of our own athletes over the years including Cathriona Farrell when she was battling Europe’s best in the high jump and more recently our U20 European Womens team and Shauna…

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Great Performances at Primary Schools Finals

Great Performances at Primary Schools Finals

Another glorious day of primary schools cross-country action saw some super performances from athletes in the club while representing their schools. Pride of place went to Alan Hallinan who had possibly the unique achievement of winning the 6th class race while still only in 5th class. Alan becomes only the 2nd boy from Craughwell NS to take the Galway Schools Senior Cross Country title, with Kyle Moorhead the other back in 2014. Alan led his school to team victory in…

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Community Health and Wellbeing Board

Community Health and Wellbeing Board

Craughwell AC marked World Mental Health day in collaboration with Mental Health Ireland, HSE and Galway Sports Partnership when they came together to launch the “Community Health and Wellbeing Board” initiative. The initiative has two main aims; to raise awareness of a range of local and national Mental Health supports and services in sports clubs and community groups across Galway city and county, and to promote awareness and engagement in the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which are five simple evidenced…

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A little bit of track history!

A little bit of track history!

Lorraine Delaney had the honour at the weekend of being the first athlete from the club to do her training session on the club’s newly laid 400m tarmacadem track with a session of 6 x 300m. There are still some small things to tidy up but the track looks fabulous and the club’s many athletes now look forward with bated breath to the Sports Capital grants announcement later this Autumn. With the assistance of our local TD Ciaran Cannon, the…

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Evan Hallinan Leads the Way at Tailteann Games

Evan Hallinan Leads the Way at Tailteann Games

A large contingent from the club represented Connacht today in the Taillteann Games – with 9 from the club in action, it was possibly the largest ever representation from the club in this event which features the cream of Irish schools athletics and is used to pick the Irish team for the upcoming international against England, Scotland and Wales. Evan Hallinan was the star of the show today with a fantastic series of jumps to claim victory in the triple…

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Juvenile Membership Renewal and Track Update

Juvenile Membership Renewal and Track Update

Juvenile membership for those on a September renewal cycle is now open, i.e. for those renewing Sept 2021 to Aug 2022. Approximately half the members go by that renewal date as it lines up with the return of schools. You can renew via our clubforce page. It’s vitally important for the club to collect the renewals during the month as it’s a huge part of funding the club, including the ongoing facility development and loan repayments on same. If you…

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Resumption of Training September 2021

Resumption of Training September 2021

Athletics training will resume on the following dates for the different age groups within the club. For those groups training at the astroturf, parents should park at the school and walk their kids around the side of the school to drop and collect at the astroturf. Alternatively park at the athletics field and walk up to the astroturf. See the list of age groups and resumption dates below and the table with times and contact names for the age group…

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Super Performances at Galway U16-19 Relays

Super Performances at Galway U16-19 Relays

The Galway relays took place for the older age groups Thursday evening in Dangan. While the need to hold them on a separate evening to the rest of the track and field was due to the pandemic, it actually turned out to be a great way of doing it as it was a short and snappy evening and athletes did not have to hang around all day to wait for relays. Well done to Iain Shaw and Galway County Board…

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