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Ciaran and Shauna turn the first sod!

Ciaran and Shauna turn the first sod!

Construction work has started on Craughwell AC’s 400m track development. A low key sod-turning ceremony was held last weekend due to the COVID restrictions and it was fitting that the honours were performed by Ciaran Cannon and Shauna Bocquet. Shauna and her dad Loic spearheaded a fund-raising campaign for the 400m track last autumn raising over €49000 in the process for the track, with Ciaran contributing over €7000 of that in a charity cycle.  Ciaran has also been instrumental in advising the club on many successful grant applications towards…

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Exciting times – 400m track construction about to start!

Exciting times – 400m track construction about to start!

The club is about to enter a very exciting time with the construction of its 400m track this summer. Work will be starting on 17th May and its hoped that it will be completed within 8 weeks. The club has the funds in place to get it to a kerbed level ready for tarmacadem. But the tarmacadem layer can only go ahead if we can raise approx 50k in donations and loans from parents and members. Loans are the fastest…

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Resumption of Athletics!

Resumption of Athletics!

Just a quick update for everybody on the resumption of athletics. So as per current Government guidelines, athletics is permitted to resume in sub-groups of 15 for school aged children. You can see the scheduled times for each age group on our website at: http://www.craughwellac.com/site/index.php/junior/training-times So we are back in action at last from last night onwards, hopefully never to stop again! All training will be outdoors for now – while our fine new building is complete, we are not…

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Jody’s Launch Partnership for 2021!

Jody’s Launch Partnership for 2021!

Craughwell Athletic Club are delighted to welcome Jody’s Craughwell on board as the club’s main sponsor for 2021. Jody and Micheline have been great supporters of the club over the years and the club looks forward to a super partnership for the coming year. The team in Jody’s have many connections with the club and are delighted with the partnership. Pictured above at the official launch of the partnership are Mike Tobin (Craughwell AC), Laura Cunningham (Craughwell AC & Jody’s),…

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Craughwells Masters sprint group excel in Santry

Craughwells Masters sprint group excel in Santry

       From top: Cormac & John, Ronnie, Brian & David Craughwell’s masters sprint group travelled to Santry at the weekend for the National Masters Track & Field Championships with some excellent performances. The day started off with David Mulligan taking silver in the M35 100m in 12.33. A great achievement for David as this is his first National championship and to complement his fine win at the Connaughts, which were held in Athlone in August.  Next up in…

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September 2020 Athletics Training Times

September 2020 Athletics Training Times

Please see the list below for details of training times for this autumn.  There have been some revisions to times so that the club can safely handle the groups during the pandemic in accordance with HSE guidelines. The list includes the age group coordinators, training times and the dates each group resumes.  It will be necessary for the club to impose some restrictions on group size in some of the age groups due to the public health guidelines … as if…

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New Little Athletics Session for Senior Infants

New Little Athletics Session for Senior Infants

A new Little Athletics training session will be commencing on Wednesday 16th September for children who are in Senior Infants – from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesdays for 10 weeks at Craughwell AstroTurf. The cost is €40 for the 10 weeks, payable at the first session. 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. The session will be coordinated by Mark Gillen (086…

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Sinead Treacy Shines in Nat Senior 400m

Sinead Treacy Shines in Nat Senior 400m

Sinead Treacy had a superb performance at the National Senior Track & Field Championships held in Santry at the weekend, qualifying for the finals of the women’s 400m in the heats on Saturday in a time of 57.56 and following this up a day later with a fantastic 4th place finish in the final in windy conditions and a sizzling time of 57.13. Sinead pictured above and below on live TV on RTE 2! Also in action, William Fitzgerald placed 7th in…

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Craughwell AC Launch 400m Track Development Plans

Craughwell AC Launch 400m Track Development Plans

Facility Progress Despite the pandemic, work has been continuing at pace on completing the first part of our building which should be open in time for resumption of training for all groups in September, subject of course to the public health guidelines in force at the time. The building comprises 4 toilets and a small hall for indoor activities. We will be finalizing our Buy a Block fundraiser for the building during September and erecting a permanent poster inside the…

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Athletes Shine at Connacht Games

Athletes Shine at Connacht Games

Craughwell AC’s Kyle Moorhead who smashed the club’s 800m record at the weekend in the Connacht Games in Athlone Craughwell AC athletes participated in good numbers in the Connacht Outdoor Games which were held last weekend rather than the full Championships that take place each year. It was a historic occasion for the club’s new facility as it hosted its first ever official Connacht event with the holding of the long jump and shot putt on Saturday and the sprints…

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