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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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Elvis Strikes Again!

Elvis Strikes Again!

The 3rd race of the Galway 5km Series 2022 took place on Tuesday May 10th in Craughwell. It didn’t disappoint, with large crowds and the weather kept up, despite threatening clouds. Adrian Grogan of Castlegar AC was the first over the line with an impressive time of 17:09 followed closely, three seconds later, by Ed Maher. Jane Ann Meehan was the first female home with an impressive time of 18:04. John Kennedy was the first home for Craughwell AC with…

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The Berlin Booster

The Berlin Booster

by Noel Gorman After the last few years of postponed and cancelled races the chance to take part in a foreign half marathon was the boost a lot of us runners needed , Berlin did not disappoint and Craughwell AC travelled along with DSD and Marlay Parkrun clubs to run the fast flat route around the city.Most club members utilised the bus service from Craughwell or Galway to the airport arriving around 5am on Friday morning for a 7.20am flight,…

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Craughwell AC Blitz Varsity T&F

Craughwell AC Blitz Varsity T&F

On Saturday, the finals of the Intervarsity Track and field took place and we saw some absolutely incredible results from Craughwell AC Athletes.  Sinéad Treacy on her “one year down” finished her fantastic IUAA career for NUIG on a massive high with a superb victory in the 400m in a brilliant new Club Record time of 56.15, knocking a huge chunk off her 2021 mark!!  We are all so thrilled for and proud of Sinéad! Caron Ryan has had a…

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Jamie Wins National 10k Silver!

Jamie Wins National 10k Silver!

He’s gone an done it again! Jamie Fallon was second home out of over 1300 runners in the  National 10k Championships in Phoenix Park on Saturday morning.  Jamie ran a fantastic new personal best of 30:57 on the hilly course, just 8s behind the winner, Olympian Mick Clohissey.  Mick went out hard – covering the first 3km in 8:50 before settling down and grinding out the miles. Just like in the fields of Athenry 10k in 2021, Jamie went with…

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Damian back with some new Club Records!

Damian back with some new Club Records!

On a windy weekend in Lafayette, Louisiana Damian O’Boyle was back in action for the Ragin’ Cajuns for the first time after a couple of poor seasons in Track and Cross Country since 2021 plagued by chronic Achilles problems. It’s been a long journey but after platelet injections, three different therapists and two different orthopedic specialists, “the old man” as he has become affectionately known as in Lafayette appears to be well back on the right track. The Ragin’ Cajuns…

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Paddy Noonan Gold leads historic Medal Rush

Paddy Noonan Gold leads historic Medal Rush

The National Junior and U23 is one of the last Indoor events of the year and Craughwell fielded a large group of competitors across the disciplines with no less than 11 athletes competing across 15 events, showing the strength of the club of late in these age groups as they won an exception SEVEN National medals. Highlight performances had to be Patrick Noonan’s famous win and Evan Hallinan’s outstanding triple medal winning performance. Track: Paddy and Kyle show! One of…

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Craughwell 10 Race Day Details 2022

Craughwell 10 Race Day Details 2022

Race number collection: If you opted for postage your race number was posted on the 10th/11th of March so it should be with you within a few days. If you opted to collect your race number will be available for collection from 08.45am to 9.45am on Sunday, the 20th of March, at our race HQ in St. Michael’s Hall Craughwell. Please arrive early to collect your race number. 10 Mile Race starts at 10.30am. 10km Race starts at 10.45am. There…

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U17-Seniors Kick off Galway Indoors in Style

U17-Seniors Kick off Galway Indoors in Style

Hot off the back of the fantastic Sports Capital Grant announcements for Craughwell, Athenry and Tuam there was a fantastic atmosphere in TUS (aka AIT) Indoor arena on Friday night, particularly among the officials, many of who’s clubs saw support for their development plans. Connacht PRO Pierce O’Callaghan did a great job on the mike and new CPB performances were set. Holding the older ages separate to the Juvenile seems to have been a great move. Sprinters! Lorraine Delaney won…

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Brilliant Results in Baltic Connacht Schools XC

Brilliant Results in Baltic Connacht Schools XC

It was definitely a case of “four seasons in one day” as the cream of North and South Connacht distance running collided today in Bushfield for the magical goal of a top-15 qualification ticket to the All-Ireland in Belfast. After the heavy rain of the last few days, the course was coated with pretty deep mud for a lot of the loop, and the weather was intermittently cold and sunny and freezing and stormy. There were some outstanding runs from…

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