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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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Super Performances at Galway U16-19 Relays

Super Performances at Galway U16-19 Relays

The Galway relays took place for the older age groups Thursday evening in Dangan. While the need to hold them on a separate evening to the rest of the track and field was due to the pandemic, it actually turned out to be a great way of doing it as it was a short and snappy evening and athletes did not have to hang around all day to wait for relays. Well done to Iain Shaw and Galway County Board…

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Brilliant day out at U9-11 Galway Outdoors

Brilliant day out at U9-11 Galway Outdoors

It turned out a scorcher in Dangan as the u9-11 ages had a fantastic time with their friends and produced some stunning athletic performances in the process. The competition incorporated a paired results section and we won’t have the results of that for a while – below are the medallists I know of at this point – will add more later! The full results of a fantastic day can be found on the Connacht Athletics website. In the under 9s,…

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Kyle and William Sparkle at Nationals

Kyle and William Sparkle at Nationals

The National Junior and U23 Championships came a little early this year to enable elite Athletes to make the most of the final chance to push for European Qualifying marks. Three middle-distance amigos Kyle Moorehead, William Fitzgerald and Oisin Davis Athletes got up at dawn to make the trip to Santry and each delivered fantastic performances. Kyle and William, in particular, had superb breakthrough days smashing club records and personal bests. Kyle Smashes 800m Records Kyle and Oisin competed in…

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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 – track construction begins!

Exciting times – track construction begins!

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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