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Thank You Andy, TJ and Jane-Ann

Thank You Andy, TJ and Jane-Ann

A big thank you to Andy Talbot and TJ Beatty and Jane-Ann Meehan for putting down the accurate markings on our 400m tarmacadem track today. Its now marked from the start line and every 100m and also a line at every 50m so it will be real handy for athletes running reps. Andy and TJ are both official AAI/IAAF track measurers and the task required a lot of steel tapes and a lot of time. It was super to get…

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Fantastic Performances at National Multi-Events!

Fantastic Performances at National Multi-Events!

The club had a large contingent of athletes in action yesterday with some wonderful performances at the National Indoor Combined Events Championships in Athlone IT. A long day which kicked off the with U15 girls and boys high jump at 10am in the morning concluded just after 7pm in the evening with the youth women’s 800m. But despite the long day, from a coach’s perspective it was wonderful to have a competition without the pandemic restrictions of everyone staying in…

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First time in a Decade Back To Nenagh!

First time in a Decade Back To Nenagh!

A small group of athletes from the club returned to compete in Nenagh Olympic’s fine indoor facility at the weekend – the first time in a decade that we have competed down there. Most of our indoor competition moved to the indoor arena in Athlone after it was opened in late January 2013. Nenagh have expanded their facility in the intervening years, adding an L-shaped extension which accommodates high jump, pole vault, shot putt and a small gym – a…

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2022 Registration and Galway Indoors

2022 Registration and Galway Indoors

Juvenile/student membership renewal is now open for the year 2022 – see here for online link. As the Galway Indoors are on the weekend of 7/8th January and entries are due in by January 3rd, we need to have all participants registered for 2022 by then. Approximately half our membership renew on a Sept-Aug cycle and the other half on a Jan-Dec cycle. Age group coordinators will be in touch with their groups to collect their entries. It’s important also…

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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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