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Little Athletics for children born in 2018

Little Athletics for children born in 2018

Craughwell AC’s newest age group for children born in 2018 is commencing at the athletics track. Athletics is highly regarded as an ideal introduction to all sports due to its focus on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing. Please contact Aíne at the above number if interesting in your child joining. Aíne will also need help from parents in running the group so please volunteer if you can as we need a high supervisor-child ratio for this…

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Conor Claims Spectacular Silver at National Seniors

Conor Claims Spectacular Silver at National Seniors

Conor Penney put in a spectacular performance at the National Senior Championships in Dublin yesterday with a superb first-time clearance of 2.00m to take the National silver medal in the Senior Men’s High Jump! Conor becomes the 6th athlete from the club to claim a National Senior Indoor medal joining Evan Hallinan (bronze, high jump 2022), Laura Cunningham (silver, pentathlon 2022), Jerry Keary (silver, high jump 2018), Maeve Curley (gold, race walk 2017) and Cathriona Farrell (gold, high jump 2011,…

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Stars Shine at Galway Indoors 2024

Stars Shine at Galway Indoors 2024

One of the busiest weekends in the Athletics PRO’s Calendar took place this week in Athlone as thousands of happy athletes competed for glory in the comfort of the always-spectacular Athlone Indoor Arena. Every time you walk into the stadium in Athlone I have to pinch myself to believe that this world-class facility actually exists within such a short drive. Ireland will forever be in the debt of the visionary Ciarán Ó Catháin and all others involved in this amazing…

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Penney Gold leads Strong U20/23 Indoor Showing

Penney Gold leads Strong U20/23 Indoor Showing

It was good weather to go indoors on Saturday at the National U20/U23 Championships took place in Athlone Indoor Arena today. U20 Men 1500m Indoor: 22. Mathys Bocquet (4:13.59) U20 Men 1500m Indoor: 24. Luke O’Sullivan (4:14.32) U23 Women 1500m Indoor: 11. Helena O’Keeffe (5:05.96) U20 Men 200m Sprint Indoor: 9. Toyosi George (23.58) U20 Women 200m Sprint Indoor: 9. Lauren Kilduff (25.42) U20 Men 60m Hurdles Indoor (0.991m): 0. Conor Penney (DQ) U20 Men 60m Sprint Indoor: 18. Toyosi…

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Craughwell AC Win National Novices 2023!!

Craughwell AC Win National Novices 2023!!

William Fitzgerald did the business in Navan today with an incredible Silver-medal winning individual performance to lead his club to an historic national title. This is the first time in the 117 year history of the event that it has been won by a Galway Club!!! The 6km Novices Cross Country is one of the biggest races on the domestic cross country calendar with a huge entry and is a fantastic proving ground for upcoming senior talent. To put the…

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Declan Wins in Gowran Mudfest

Declan Wins in Gowran Mudfest

Sunday was a big day on the Athletics Calendar with the All Ireland Even Ages and Senior Cross Country in Kilkenny and the Schools Multi-Events All-Ireland in Athlone. The Course Stole the Shoe as Declan shines! It was all eyes on Gowran, Co.Kilkenny on Sunday for the National Even Ages and Senior Cross Country.  After the heavy rain of recent weeks, the signs weren’t good for the footing and it was confirmed when we got there.  Luckily the rain stayed…

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Slip-sliding in Glorious Ballymote!

Slip-sliding in Glorious Ballymote!

The day was bright, sunny and cold in Ballymote, Co.Sligo for the final day of the Connacht Championships.  Though the weather was mostly dry, the course was damp and cut up fairly well as the day went on for the uneven aged finals.   Anthony Boyle was Craughwell’s sole competitor in the Senior race and he performed strongly, coming 11th in the field after a great battle with legendary Mayoman Conor McGloughlin. The race saw a Galway man crowned Connacht Champion…

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Hills Galore in glorious Westport Connacht Champs

Hills Galore in glorious Westport Connacht Champs

Westport House in Mayo was the venue for the Connacht Even Ages Cross Country.  Though the sun blazed down, the course was muddy in spots and incredibly hilly and tough. It consisted of 1 km laps, each containing very steep hills and sharp descents.   There were some brilliant performances from the travelling Craughwell AC Athletes as usual. Probably the best result of the day came from our u14 boys team who won Gold in the 3km in impressive fashion…

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Great Combinations at Connacht Schools CE Finals

Great Combinations at Connacht Schools CE Finals

On Thursday the Schools Action continued, this time with the Secondary Schools Combined Events finals in Athlone.  Siofra Davis and Leonore Church of Presentation College Athenry came 2nd and 3rd in the Senior Girls competition with Siofra winning Long-Jump and Shot Put and Leonore winning the 800m. Claudia Coyle delivered a super performance in the Minor Girls to come 5th with a dominant win in the 800m with Aisling Lavan in 10th.   Oisin O’Donovan of St. Brigids Looughrea won a…

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Fierce Competiton at Connacht Schools Cross Country 2023

Fierce Competiton at Connacht Schools Cross Country 2023

(thanks to Laura Murray for sending in this report!) The Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country finals took place in a fairly wet and mucky Tuam Demense last Tuesday and there were some outstanding performances from Craughwell AC Athletes. First up was the 5th/6th Class Boys which was a fast and tough race. Conor Mannion ran superbly for Craughwell NS finishing in 15th position!  The next race was 5th/6th class girls which was equally as gruelling and we saw great runs…

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