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Sinead breaks 400m Record at AAI Games

Sinead breaks 400m Record at AAI Games

The path to normality continued apace this weekend as some Craughwell AC athletes took part in the AAI Games in Santry. The AAI Games has no medals but is an annual graded Meet hosted by Athletics Ireland which is an excellent opportunity for people to get pre-championship blowouts or achieve times for international qualification or personal satisfaction! [Edit: This article just updated on Monday AM as I TOTALLY missed Sinead Treacy’s participation on Sunday – having smashed the Club 400m…

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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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Jamie in Pole Position as Jack and Sinead smash 1500m records!

Jamie in Pole Position as Jack and Sinead smash 1500m records!

After probably the longest gap in competition in Ireland since the second world war, a glimmer of normality returned to our lives this weekend as Craughwell AC athletes returned to competitive action. First up the entree – on Friday Night, Jamie Fallon and William Fitzgerald took part in the Formula 5K Timed Training event in Tynagh over a fun and fairly flat outdoor Karting course. The training event was held by Sean McDermott to full Covid compliant conditions and had…

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Craughwells Masters sprint group excel in Santry

Craughwells Masters sprint group excel in Santry

       From top: Cormac & John, Ronnie, Brian & David Craughwell’s masters sprint group travelled to Santry at the weekend for the National Masters Track & Field Championships with some excellent performances. The day started off with David Mulligan taking silver in the M35 100m in 12.33. A great achievement for David as this is his first National championship and to complement his fine win at the Connaughts, which were held in Athlone in August.  Next up in…

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Sinead Treacy Shines in Nat Senior 400m

Sinead Treacy Shines in Nat Senior 400m

Sinead Treacy had a superb performance at the National Senior Track & Field Championships held in Santry at the weekend, qualifying for the finals of the women’s 400m in the heats on Saturday in a time of 57.56 and following this up a day later with a fantastic 4th place finish in the final in windy conditions and a sizzling time of 57.13. Sinead pictured above and below on live TV on RTE 2! Also in action, William Fitzgerald placed 7th in…

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Ronnie Leads the Crew to National Title

Ronnie Leads the Crew to National Title

Today in AIT, Sprint guru Ronnie Warde led the way as Craughwell Sealed their first Masters team Sprint title with a fantastic victory in the 4x200m relay.  The team of John Walkin, Ronnie Warde, Evan Morgan and Cormac Kearney blazed away from the field to seal a comfortable victory ahead of Gowran AC in Second and Galway City Harriers in 3rd. In addition to that Ronnie claimed two exceptional individual medals.  Ronnie won a 60m Silver in a fine time…

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Great performances at National Senior Indoors

Great performances at National Senior Indoors

800m runners Paul Joyce, Gavin Cooney and Sinead Gaffneyat the National Senior Indoors in Dublin A small contingent from Craughwell AC contested the National Senior Indoor Championships last weekend in the National Sports Arena in Dublin. Sinead Gaffney ran a powerful race in the heats of the women’s 800m, placing 6th in a time of 2.19.31 – literally just a metre and less than a breath away from breaking her own club record and PB of 2.19.10. Paul Joyce put…

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Paul Obliterates Club 800m Record at Connachts!

Paul Obliterates Club 800m Record at Connachts!

Paul Joyce following his stunning 1.56.42 victory At the end of a busy day of juvenile action where Craughwell AC’s U12 and U13s dominated proceedings with countless podium finishes (detailed report to follow), Craughwell’s seniors took to the track to continue the success with some magnificent performances. It was the first time as far as I am aware that Connacht put the seniors separate to the juvenile event, tagging on 2 hours for seniors to the end of the juvenile…

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Top quality at the Universities Indoor T&F

Top quality at the Universities Indoor T&F

NUIG’s Sinead Treacy and Aisling Keady (Field Captain) at the Universities Indoors(Photo credit: John O’Connor) The Universities Indoor Track & Field Championships took place at the weekend in Athlone with strong performances from several Craughwell AC athletes. These championships are one of the highlights of the athletics calendar each year and always very impressively organised. The Univerities has the best online results database by a mile that I have come across in the sport … check it out at www.iuaa.org …..

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Incredible run by Caron to claim National silver!

Incredible run by Caron to claim National silver!

Craughwell AC’s Caron Ryan, silver medalistat the National Intermediate Cross Country Championships held in Wicklow recently Caron Ryan produced one of the finest distance performances by a County Galway athlete in the past decade when taking the silver medal in the National Intermediate Cross Country Championships held on 8 February. The 5000m race was ran over a picturesque but challenging course in Rathdrum in County Wicklow where Caron followed up her bronze medal from last year’s National Novice Championships with…

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