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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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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 – track construction begins!

Exciting times – track construction begins!

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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Craughwell AC Park Track Update

Craughwell AC Park Track Update

The Craughwell Juvenille AC AGM took place over Zoom last Thursday evening and aside from the usual officer elections, the main topic up for discussion was a vote on the facility/track next steps!  As we all know, this was only made possible thanks to the drive and inspiration of Shauna and all the Bocquet family and the support of the entire Galway community through the 42K Challenge which brought some much needed spark and fun to an otherwise quite dreary…

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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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Sports & Recreation Park Membership

Sports & Recreation Park Membership

Craughwell AC Sports & Recreation Park Membership  Craughwell AC’s Sports & Recreation Park is an 8-acre park adjacent to Craughwell village and Craughwell National School. The club are continually are continually developing the park to provide high quality facilities and to help finance this, the club make its facilities available to the public at certain hours for a small annual fee of €50 which equates to less than €1 per week. This fee contributes to the upkeep of the facility…

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