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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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Connacht’s most Successful Club 2021!

Connacht’s most Successful Club 2021!

As the dust settles on another fantastic national Juvenile Championships in 2021, the Connacht statisticians have ignored the fine weather and finished crunching the numbers on their laptops. Amazingly Craughwell AC has come out on top of the table in terms of the number of medallists! Given the population of the village compared to the larger towns and cities in Connacht, this can’t happen often so we should celebrate this unique achievement!! Well done to all the athletes from all…

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Stunning Finale to National Juvenile T&F

Stunning Finale to National Juvenile T&F

The third and final weekend of the National Track and Field took place on Saturday in fine conditions. This section was the u9-u13 finals and also the Combined Events. Once again we had a memorable day with many incredible highlights. This was a great end to a very successful championships and we added three Gold and two Silver Medals to our total from this years National Juveniles – to make for 20 medals in all! It should be interesting when…

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Craughwell for Sam!

Craughwell for Sam!

As Mayo were knocking Dublin out in Croke Park, Craughwell were engaged in some giant-killing of their own in a wet and windy Tullamore on day 4 of the National Juvenile Track and Field. As usual there were massive highs and lows and the standards were sky-high. Craughwell had another superb day winning a total of 5 medals – one Gold, two Silvers and two Bronze to take our total medal count to a whopping 15 so far – no…

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William Shatters Club 5k Record in Dangan

William Shatters Club 5k Record in Dangan

After the heat of recent weeks, conditions were cool and good for distance running on Thursday evening at Day 2 of the Galway Senior T&F. It was not exactly perfect conditions as there was a light breeze but uncharacteristically it was blowing at the competitors backs for the home straight rather than in their faces which is always nice – especially in the shorter distances. Highlight performance of the day was definitely William Fitzgerald’s smashing of the long standing club…

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Records Tumble on Connachts Day 2

Records Tumble on Connachts Day 2

A splendid weekend of Athletics concluded in Athlone on Sunday with some incredible performances from the U12-13 Age Groups, and the 1500m for U14-U19 Age Groups. In a great weekend, Craughwell AC Athletes broke an incredible EIGHT Championship Best Performances and won dozens of medals – no club broke more, a fantastic achievement for a club representing such a small village! Many thanks to the Connacht County Board and all the officials who gave up their weekend and took a…

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Connachts off to a Scorcher on Day 1

Connachts off to a Scorcher on Day 1

Summer hit with a bang today in Athlone as Connachts Day 1 took place in scorching, sweltering conditions. Despite the blazing sun, the Craughwell AC kids did themselves and their club proud with many superb performances and several qualifiers in all Age Groups. Craughwell AC sail the Jumps! [Jumps report by our very own World Athletics Level 3 Jumps Supremo Mike Tobin!]. The blistering hot day provided perfect conditions for jumping and the club had some tremendous success throughout the…

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From Belfast to Connacht! Weekend Roundup!

From Belfast to Connacht! Weekend Roundup!

Another busy weekend of Athletics began on Saturday as a large contingent of Craughwell AC Junior/Senior Middle Distance Athletes compete at a high quality meet in Belfast while the u9-11 Connacht Children’s Games took place in AIT on Saturday to great success.  On Sunday it was the turn of the u16-u19 athletes to compete in Dangan as the last competition before the Connachts next week.  Belfast Invasion! Eight Craughwell AC Middle Distance athletes made the 4 hour trek to Belfast…

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Sunny Spells at U12-U15 Championships

Sunny Spells at U12-U15 Championships

After a scorcher of a few weeks we were totally unprepared for the random downpours on Saturday as the day alternated between grimmest November rain and random spells of sunshine. However the fun was undampened by the weather and a fantastic day was had! U12s: Alan Hallinan Double-Gold! The U12 Coaches are really proud of our U12’s, some of these events were very new to them. First time competing in shot, high jump and hurdles! Special shout out to Maya…

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