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Resumption of juvenile athletics training

Resumption of juvenile athletics training

Athletics training resumes at the times below for all age groups over the next 2 weeks. Members whose registration is due for renewal can do so online here https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=1388&CLB=1 If you are new to the club, note some age groups have waiting lists so please message the coordinator of the relevant group below first to check if room in the group. U7s – 5pm Wed 14th Sept (contact Marion McEvilly 087 939 0366) U8s – 6pm Wed 14th Sept (contact…

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Conor and Declan Selected for Irish AAA’s Team!

Conor and Declan Selected for Irish AAA’s Team!

Congratulations to Conor Penney and Declan O’Connell on their selection for the Irish team going to the England U15/17 AAA Championships at the end of August! The AAAs are widely regarded as the top open Championships on these islands and are notoriously difficult to qualify for with only a handful of our athletes ever achieving the standard including Anne Loughnane (U20 race walk), Cathriona Farrell (U15/17/20 high jump), Aidan Conneely (U15 sprints), Laura Cunningham (U17 triple jump), Jerry Keary (U20…

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Jade’s Path to the Podium

Jade’s Path to the Podium

Following her fantastic first Irish National title at the weekend in the U18 Girls High Jump, this is a short summary of Jade’s dedication and talent that led to her success and perhaps parents could let their younger athletes have a read of this article as it will help motivate them when they read about Jade’s progress from U12s to U18s. Jade is in the club since she was knee-high. Her first taste of National success was as an U9…

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Killeeneen NS take top spot at Christy Kennedy Sports

Killeeneen NS take top spot at Christy Kennedy Sports

After being unable to take place for the past 2 years due to the pandemic, the Christy Kennedy Sports returned with a bang last week at Craughwell AC’s athletics park. The annual event is organised by Craughwell AC in conjunction with the local schools and is always fantastic day out for everybody. The weather didn’t let us down on this occasion either with a glorious day of sunshine, one of the nicest of the ‘summer’ yet. A massive thank you…

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Craughwell NS Shine at Galway City Sports!

Craughwell NS Shine at Galway City Sports!

Craughwell NS has had many a fine day at the Galway City Sports since first taking part all the way back in 2005, featuring on the podium countless times including 10 times in 2010 and again in 2015. But yesterday in Dangan the school enjoyed its finest day yet, making the winners enclosure on no less than 16 times during the day including a clean-sweep of the gold medals in the 6 relay races. It was an astonishing performance and…

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Congratulations Cathriona and Greg!!

Congratulations Cathriona and Greg!!

A huge congratulations to our most decorated athlete Cathriona Farrell and her husband Greg Cunningham who got married on Friday in a lovely ceremony in the Claddagh in Galway. Cathriona has had many a big day in her sporting life as has Greg, but it was outshone on Friday on the biggest day of both their lives. Some of our newer members and parents in the past few years might not be as familiar as the rest of us with…

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Fantastic Day at the U9-13 Connachts in Sligo!

Fantastic Day at the U9-13 Connachts in Sligo!

Craughwell AC had another exceptional day out at the Connacht Championships in Sligo IT where the U9s to U13s age groups were in action for day 1 of the Connacht Outdoor Track & Field. There were some fantastic results on the day including Oisin O’Donovan’s 1.42m PB to take the U13 High Jump title, Kate O’Leary’s 1.30m PB to take the U12 Girls High Jump title, Darragh O’Donnell’s 4.21m PB to take the U12 Boys Long jump title, a blistering…

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Craughwell AC Summer Camp 2022!

Craughwell AC Summer Camp 2022!

Our Craughwell AC Summer Camp is recommencing this summer after two years absence due to Covid and its one you don’t want to miss. The camp will take place from the 18th-22nd of July and you can find all other details on the flyer attached. Please feel free to sign your child up today on the registration form below for an action packed week of fun and games! Registration form: https://forms.gle/LKySmMLwfZWxNkvG7 (register online and pay on day 1) The camp…

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Craughwell AC’s Youngest Stars Shine!

Craughwell AC’s Youngest Stars Shine!

Craughwell AC’s younger age groups descended on Athlone IT in their scores for the rescheduled Galway Indoor Championships where were held on Sunday for the U9, U10 and U11 age groups. Due to the pandemic, it was the first indoors championships for most of these athletes with only a small number of the U11 group having competed here 2 years ago as U9s. The action kicked off with the U10 relays and the U11 girls at the long jump. We…

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Lorraine and Jade star at Leinster Indoors

Lorraine and Jade star at Leinster Indoors

The club made a rare appearance at the Leinster Indoor Championships held in Athlone yesterday where Jade Moorhead took part in the Junior Women’s High Jump and Lorraine Delaney in the Senior Women’s 400m. Jade was on in the morning and entered the competition at her opening height of 1.55m when all but 2 of the competitors had exited. Jumping cleanly over 1.55m and 1.58m, there were just 2 competitors left when the bar reached 1.61m. Jade was unlucky to…

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