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2022 Registrations Now Open!

2022 Registrations Now Open!

We always OPEN to NEW Members!! If anyone would like to come for some trial sessions they are always welcome! Happy to help whether you want to get healthy, make friends or want to find out how good you really can be! Remember to renew your membership if you can! Membership brings many great benefits: We can enter you in AAI events You support building a better Craughwell! Coaching from Craughwell AC’s world-class coaches! Access to the training Facilities Athletics…

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Fantastic Performances at National Multi-Events!

Fantastic Performances at National Multi-Events!

The club had a large contingent of athletes in action yesterday with some wonderful performances at the National Indoor Combined Events Championships in Athlone IT. A long day which kicked off the with U15 girls and boys high jump at 10am in the morning concluded just after 7pm in the evening with the youth women’s 800m. But despite the long day, from a coach’s perspective it was wonderful to have a competition without the pandemic restrictions of everyone staying in…

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First time in a Decade Back To Nenagh!

First time in a Decade Back To Nenagh!

A small group of athletes from the club returned to compete in Nenagh Olympic’s fine indoor facility at the weekend – the first time in a decade that we have competed down there. Most of our indoor competition moved to the indoor arena in Athlone after it was opened in late January 2013. Nenagh have expanded their facility in the intervening years, adding an L-shaped extension which accommodates high jump, pole vault, shot putt and a small gym – a…

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Connacht Awards Ceremony 2021

Connacht Awards Ceremony 2021

On Saturday night the inaugural Connacht Athletics Awards were held on Zoom to much fanfare. Host and PRO Pierce O’Callaghan of Tuam AC did an exceptional job of chairing the event which was attended by hundreds of spectators and a large number of Athletics celebrities including Irish 1500m and Mile Record holder Ray Flynn, multiple world Cross Country medalist Cathriona McKiernan, Olympians galore including Olive Loughnane, Paul Hession, Mary Cullen and many many others. The Connacht Athletics PRO job will…

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2022 Registration and Galway Indoors

2022 Registration and Galway Indoors

Juvenile/student membership renewal is now open for the year 2022 – see here for online link. As the Galway Indoors are on the weekend of 7/8th January and entries are due in by January 3rd, we need to have all participants registered for 2022 by then. Approximately half our membership renew on a Sept-Aug cycle and the other half on a Jan-Dec cycle. Age group coordinators will be in touch with their groups to collect their entries. It’s important also…

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Connacht Athletics Awards 2021

Connacht Athletics Awards 2021

The inaugural Connacht Athletics Awards were announced yesterday, and Craughwell AC’s superb year was reflected with four prestigious “gongs”, including the coveted inaugural Best Athletics Club. Awards are inherently very un-athletics-like in that they are fundamentally subjective and arbitrary but the general consensus is that the winners were well deserved in all categories and the process was open and transparent. Best Athletic Club 2021: Craughwell AC (Joint) We were really delighted to receive the award as Connacht’s best athletic club,…

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Declan leads U14s into History Books!

Declan leads U14s into History Books!

The day and course couldn’t have been more perfect as Craughwell had an historic day at the National Cross Country in Santry. As is typical with Cross Country – when held close to Dublin and the weather is fine, the competition is FIERCE! Craughwell had competitors in the U12 races, the u14 boys, the U18/Junior Boys/Girls and the Senior event. Historic Win for Declan The performance of the day came from Declan O’Connell and his u14 teammates. Declan has been…

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Monumental Multi-Eventers!

Monumental Multi-Eventers!

A small contingent of athletes battled it in the National finals of the Secondary Schools Combined Events which were held in Athlone on Saturday with some spectacular performances from athletes in the club. In the Minor Grade, Sean Hoade took 5th place in the boys’ event with several PBs and a fine score of 2522 points which included 25.79 in the 200m, 2:21.82 in the 800m, 9.52 in the 60m hurdles, 10.06m in the shot and 5.25m in the long…

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Connacht Schools Pentathlon Titles for Jade and Ella!

Connacht Schools Pentathlon Titles for Jade and Ella!

Craughwell AC athletes had some incredible performances at the Secondary Schools Combined Events held in Athlone IT yesterday while representing their schools. Jade Moorhead (Pres Athenry) had a super day with a fantastic points score of 2707 to take the Connacht title in the Intermediate Girls grade – scorching through the hurdles in an impressive 9.90 and soaring over 1.64 on her first attempt in the high jump to equal her PB and only that tiredness kicked in, exited at…

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Thank you Stephen Glennon!

Thank you Stephen Glennon!

The club would like to wish Stephen Glennon the very best of luck as he moves on from the Connacht Tribune after 17 years of excellent sports coverage. His weekly articles were a must-read for any lover of sport and the club are very grateful for his focus on many of our own athletes over the years including Cathriona Farrell when she was battling Europe’s best in the high jump and more recently our U20 European Womens team and Shauna…

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