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Killeeneen NS take top spot at Christy Kennedy Sports

Killeeneen NS take top spot at Christy Kennedy Sports

After being unable to take place for the past 2 years due to the pandemic, the Christy Kennedy Sports returned with a bang last week at Craughwell AC’s athletics park. The annual event is organised by Craughwell AC in conjunction with the local schools and is always fantastic day out for everybody. The weather didn’t let us down on this occasion either with a glorious day of sunshine, one of the nicest of the ‘summer’ yet. A massive thank you…

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Craughwell NS Shine at Galway City Sports!

Craughwell NS Shine at Galway City Sports!

Craughwell NS has had many a fine day at the Galway City Sports since first taking part all the way back in 2005, featuring on the podium countless times including 10 times in 2010 and again in 2015. But yesterday in Dangan the school enjoyed its finest day yet, making the winners enclosure on no less than 16 times during the day including a clean-sweep of the gold medals in the 6 relay races. It was an astonishing performance and…

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Fantastic Day at the U9-13 Connachts in Sligo!

Fantastic Day at the U9-13 Connachts in Sligo!

Craughwell AC had another exceptional day out at the Connacht Championships in Sligo IT where the U9s to U13s age groups were in action for day 1 of the Connacht Outdoor Track & Field. There were some fantastic results on the day including Oisin O’Donovan’s 1.42m PB to take the U13 High Jump title, Kate O’Leary’s 1.30m PB to take the U12 Girls High Jump title, Darragh O’Donnell’s 4.21m PB to take the U12 Boys Long jump title, a blistering…

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Craughwell AC Summer Camp 2022!

Craughwell AC Summer Camp 2022!

Our Craughwell AC Summer Camp is recommencing this summer after two years absence due to Covid and its one you don’t want to miss. The camp will take place from the 18th-22nd of July and you can find all other details on the flyer attached. Please feel free to sign your child up today on the registration form below for an action packed week of fun and games! Registration form: https://forms.gle/LKySmMLwfZWxNkvG7 (register online and pay on day 1) The camp…

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Kyle and Sinéad Smash Records in Belfast

Kyle and Sinéad Smash Records in Belfast

After a windy and blustery week, it was fantastic to see the wind blow itself out this morning as a contingent of Craughwell’s finest middle distance athletes made their way to the mecca of Mary Peters Track in search of new personal bests. Kyle Moorhead, running the “B” heat had one of the races of his life to set a new Club Senior 1500m record of 3:53.95, a huge step up for him and really puts him in the big…

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Craughwell AC’s Youngest Stars Shine!

Craughwell AC’s Youngest Stars Shine!

Craughwell AC’s younger age groups descended on Athlone IT in their scores for the rescheduled Galway Indoor Championships where were held on Sunday for the U9, U10 and U11 age groups. Due to the pandemic, it was the first indoors championships for most of these athletes with only a small number of the U11 group having competed here 2 years ago as U9s. The action kicked off with the U10 relays and the U11 girls at the long jump. We…

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Declan runs a Stormer for Ireland!

Declan runs a Stormer for Ireland!

In a tough “links” cross country course in Wales, Declan O’Connell had the race of his life representing Ireland and Clarin College Athenry in the SIAB Schools International Cross Country. Declan finished a remarkable 9th overall and 2nd Irishman. You can see a clip from his race below: To give an idea of how well Declan ran – he had the fight of his life to finish 7th in the all-Ireland Schools Cross Country to qualify for the team. Granted,…

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Lorraine and Jade star at Leinster Indoors

Lorraine and Jade star at Leinster Indoors

The club made a rare appearance at the Leinster Indoor Championships held in Athlone yesterday where Jade Moorhead took part in the Junior Women’s High Jump and Lorraine Delaney in the Senior Women’s 400m. Jade was on in the morning and entered the competition at her opening height of 1.55m when all but 2 of the competitors had exited. Jumping cleanly over 1.55m and 1.58m, there were just 2 competitors left when the bar reached 1.61m. Jade was unlucky to…

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Paddy Noonan Gold leads historic Medal Rush

Paddy Noonan Gold leads historic Medal Rush

The National Junior and U23 is one of the last Indoor events of the year and Craughwell fielded a large group of competitors across the disciplines with no less than 11 athletes competing across 15 events, showing the strength of the club of late in these age groups as they won an exception SEVEN National medals. Highlight performances had to be Patrick Noonan’s famous win and Evan Hallinan’s outstanding triple medal winning performance. Track: Paddy and Kyle show! One of…

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U17-Seniors Kick off Galway Indoors in Style

U17-Seniors Kick off Galway Indoors in Style

Hot off the back of the fantastic Sports Capital Grant announcements for Craughwell, Athenry and Tuam there was a fantastic atmosphere in TUS (aka AIT) Indoor arena on Friday night, particularly among the officials, many of who’s clubs saw support for their development plans. Connacht PRO Pierce O’Callaghan did a great job on the mike and new CPB performances were set. Holding the older ages separate to the Juvenile seems to have been a great move. Sprinters! Lorraine Delaney won…

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