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National Pentathlon Titles for Evan and Jade!

National Pentathlon Titles for Evan and Jade!

Evan Hallinan and Jade Moorhead were the stars of the show on Saturday at the National Finals of the Irish Schools Multi-Events which were held in Athlone Indoor Arena. Both athletes were representing their school Presentation Athenry and both had a superb series of performances to take the National titles in the Senior Boys and Senior Girls events – the first time athletes from the club have achieved such a prestigious double. In fact it is the first time ever…

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Connacht Multi-Event Champions!

Connacht Multi-Event Champions!

Athletes from the club had a fantastic day at the Connacht Schools Multi-Events today in Athlone’s International Arena. Both Evan Hallinan and Jade Moorhead were in scintillating form in the 60m hurdles early in the day with both athletes breaking or equaling the club’s U20 record for the event. Evan raced to a time of 9.39 over the 3’3” hurdles to take the victory and shave 0.06s off Ben Garrard’s record set in the Irish Schools CE finals back in…

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Jade’s Path to the Podium

Jade’s Path to the Podium

Following her fantastic first Irish National title at the weekend in the U18 Girls High Jump, this is a short summary of Jade’s dedication and talent that led to her success and perhaps parents could let their younger athletes have a read of this article as it will help motivate them when they read about Jade’s progress from U12s to U18s. Jade is in the club since she was knee-high. Her first taste of National success was as an U9…

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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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