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Connacht Awards Ceremony 2021

Connacht Awards Ceremony 2021

On Saturday night the inaugural Connacht Athletics Awards were held on Zoom to much fanfare. Host and PRO Pierce O’Callaghan of Tuam AC did an exceptional job of chairing the event which was attended by hundreds of spectators and a large number of Athletics celebrities including Irish 1500m and Mile Record holder Ray Flynn, multiple world Cross Country medalist Cathriona McKiernan, Olympians galore including Olive Loughnane, Paul Hession, Mary Cullen and many many others. The Connacht Athletics PRO job will…

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Christmas Road Racing Roundup!

Christmas Road Racing Roundup!

Christmas is a rare quiet period for athletics, and during this gap between Cross Country and Indoors the athletes sometimes venture onto roads for a road race or two to have some fun and gauge fitness for the season ahead. Galway is lucky to have two high-quality races on its doorstep – the Classic Fields of Athenry 10km and the Resolution Run 5km. Thanks to Craughwell AC’s John ‘O’Connor for the photos in this article – check out his other…

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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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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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Sprinters to the Fore at National Masters

Sprinters to the Fore at National Masters

On Sunday, the National Masters Track & Field Championships took place in Morton Stadium, Santry and a full team of Craughwell AC Veteran Sprinters took part, led by inspirational Coach and mentor Ronnie Warde.  The relays were the highlight of the day with the Craughwell men taking both the 4x100m and 4x400m titles.  In the 4x100m, Cormac Kearney, Ronnie Warde, David Mulligan and Brian Malone flew to victory in 48.72s.  Cormac, Brian and Ronnie were joined by John Walkin to…

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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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