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Records Tumble in Connacht Junior/Senior 2021

Records Tumble in Connacht Junior/Senior 2021

The weather was absolutely stunning on Monday in Dangan for the Junior and Senior Outdoor Track and Field Championships which saw fantastic performances from Craughwell AC Athletes throughout the field winning a total of 35 Medals – 16 Gold, 11 Silver and 8 Bronze. “Miskey” breaks records in Men’s 800m classicSpectacle of the day for many was the Men’s 800m race which featured the most stacked 800m field we have seen in Connacht in my memory – it was set…

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Ciaran and Shauna turn the first sod!

Ciaran and Shauna turn the first sod!

Construction work has started on Craughwell AC’s 400m track development. A low key sod-turning ceremony was held last weekend due to the COVID restrictions and it was fitting that the honours were performed by Ciaran Cannon and Shauna Bocquet. Shauna and her dad Loic spearheaded a fund-raising campaign for the 400m track last autumn raising over €49000 in the process for the track, with Ciaran contributing over €7000 of that in a charity cycle.  Ciaran has also been instrumental in advising the club on many successful grant applications towards…

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Exciting times – 400m track construction about to start!

Exciting times – 400m track construction about to start!

The club is about to enter a very exciting time with the construction of its 400m track this summer. Work will be starting on 17th May and its hoped that it will be completed within 8 weeks. The club has the funds in place to get it to a kerbed level ready for tarmacadem. But the tarmacadem layer can only go ahead if we can raise approx 50k in donations and loans from parents and members. Loans are the fastest…

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Resumption of Athletics!

Resumption of Athletics!

Just a quick update for everybody on the resumption of athletics. So as per current Government guidelines, athletics is permitted to resume in sub-groups of 15 for school aged children. You can see the scheduled times for each age group on our website at: http://www.craughwellac.com/site/index.php/junior/training-times So we are back in action at last from last night onwards, hopefully never to stop again! All training will be outdoors for now – while our fine new building is complete, we are not…

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Craughwell AC Park Track Update

Craughwell AC Park Track Update

The Craughwell Juvenille AC AGM took place over Zoom last Thursday evening and aside from the usual officer elections, the main topic up for discussion was a vote on the facility/track next steps!  As we all know, this was only made possible thanks to the drive and inspiration of Shauna and all the Bocquet family and the support of the entire Galway community through the 42K Challenge which brought some much needed spark and fun to an otherwise quite dreary…

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Jody’s Launch Partnership for 2021!

Jody’s Launch Partnership for 2021!

Craughwell Athletic Club are delighted to welcome Jody’s Craughwell on board as the club’s main sponsor for 2021. Jody and Micheline have been great supporters of the club over the years and the club looks forward to a super partnership for the coming year. The team in Jody’s have many connections with the club and are delighted with the partnership. Pictured above at the official launch of the partnership are Mike Tobin (Craughwell AC), Laura Cunningham (Craughwell AC & Jody’s),…

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Damian named Sun Belt Athlete of the Week

Damian named Sun Belt Athlete of the Week

                                                Damian was awarded weekly honours this week by the Sun Belt Conference after a fine performance to take the title for the Ragin’ Cajuns at the ULM Warhawk Invitational Monroe, LA last Friday, being named Athlete of the Week, for the first time in his collegiate career over the last 5 years. The award is given…

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Classic Cross Country from Ballybrit to Louisiana

Classic Cross Country from Ballybrit to Louisiana

The wind was ferocious and conditions were baltic in Ballybrit, but the forecast rain thankfully mostly held off so it delivered a fantastic day’s running.  Ballybrit proved itself an incredible venue, especially in these strange times.  Everything is perfect about the venue: parking, toilets, an elevated area for spectators to watch the race safely (and dryly!).  The course was a classic XC course, and after the unseasonably dry weather in September was perfectly sound underfoot all around with not a…

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Fitzgerald shines at Brilliant Galway T&F

Fitzgerald shines at Brilliant Galway T&F

The Galway Country board were determined to have some a Galway Track & Field Competition in pandemic-struck 2020 and gambled on the Irish Weather being somewhat favourable at the end of September.  The weather was glorious for track – sunny and cold but not too cold, with just the right amount of breeze.  The track competition consisted of 400m, 800m, mile and 5000m events they were ferociously contested.  Craughwell AC had an outstanding day with a large contingent of competitors,…

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