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Belfast Breaks Records Again

Belfast Breaks Records Again

We all set our alarm clocks early when the Irish Milers Club meet in Belfast opens for tickets. This year, it sold out in 29 minutes. For many of the distance running community in Ireland, it’s this meet that they set their personal bests at. There are many reasons – the fast surface on the track, the sheltered surrounds, the deep fields with quality pacers and the time of year are chief among them. Each year since 2020, the club…

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Keelan has huge run at Dublin IMC

Keelan has huge run at Dublin IMC

The Irish Milers Club is a great place to go to chase personal bests. The graded meets sell out like Taylor Swift tickets and feature high quality paced races which are well set up for getting fast times. A large contingent of Craughwell AC Athletes headed up from the village to Morton to test their mettle against the best in the country. This year, there were “wavelight” pacing lights in use to add some “Diamond league” style razzamatazz to things….

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Boys set Club Record at Road Relays

Boys set Club Record at Road Relays

The National Road Relays in Raheny is growing from strength to strength and the lads made the trek to Dublin today to test our mettle versus the best club distance runners in Ireland. The sun shone on the 32 stacked teams and plenty of pride was on the line for some fascinating battles. The event consists of laps of approximately one-mile loop (a little longer than 1 mile) and for the senior men the distances covered were 2 laps (Oisin),…

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Students Storm IUAA Championships 2024

Students Storm IUAA Championships 2024

Like the NCAA in the States, the IUAA is one of the premier athletics competitions in the country, featuring top level competition between the best upcoming Senior, Junior and u23 athletes in Ireland. The competition is going through a boom period now and the standards were absolutely sky-high across the events. It’s the ultimate sign of success in the sport that an athlete is still competing and improving through the College years so it’s very encouraging that so many Craughwell…

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Great Racing from Shauna in Dubai

Great Racing from Shauna in Dubai

Shauna continues to blaze some fantastic results in Dubai – below is a report from Dad-coach Loic and some early reports from the Dubai Grand Prix. already we see some amazing new PBs from Shauna which can only help her paralympic ambitions! So far her journey has resulted in TWO High Performance Standards (5000m and 100m) and big personal bests in the 1500m and 400m! Khorfakkan Report The second leg of the Dubai trip brought us to the eastern city…

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Shauna’s Dubai Adventure: Sharjah International

Shauna’s Dubai Adventure: Sharjah International

Shauna is in Dubai for 3 weeks of training and competition, accompanied by her Dad Loic. Trips like this are a huge commitment but are necessary to get the levels of competition and experience needed to secure the entry standards to the big competitions later this year. After a first week of training and acclimatisation, it was time for the first meeting, the Sharjah WPA International Open from the 4th to the 6th of February. It was a very windy…

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Records Fall In National League Final

Records Fall In National League Final

Craughwell AC were missing some big hitters but still fielded a strong (mostly) young men’s team for the finals of the National League 2024 in Athlone Indoor Arena. The team finished 6th in the country overall and smashed several club records, including Pole Vault, 4x400m, Hurdles and Shot Put. Justin Lane got one of the roars of the day with his Club record and personal best of 2.40 in the Pole Vault – showing life can begin at 50! See…

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Penney Gold leads Strong U20/23 Indoor Showing

Penney Gold leads Strong U20/23 Indoor Showing

It was good weather to go indoors on Saturday at the National U20/U23 Championships took place in Athlone Indoor Arena today. U20 Men 1500m Indoor: 22. Mathys Bocquet (4:13.59) U20 Men 1500m Indoor: 24. Luke O’Sullivan (4:14.32) U23 Women 1500m Indoor: 11. Helena O’Keeffe (5:05.96) U20 Men 200m Sprint Indoor: 9. Toyosi George (23.58) U20 Women 200m Sprint Indoor: 9. Lauren Kilduff (25.42) U20 Men 60m Hurdles Indoor (0.991m): 0. Conor Penney (DQ) U20 Men 60m Sprint Indoor: 18. Toyosi…

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Penney Breaks Two Metres in League Day 2

Penney Breaks Two Metres in League Day 2

The National League continued today in Athlone in force. The performance of the day came from Conor Penney who sailed over 2m on his second attempt after just grazing it the first time. Conor was in exceptional form in his first competition in nearly 9 months after missing all of the outdoor season last year from injury. Conor decided to stop jumping after clearing 2m so he finished the day on a high. He won the competition when he cleared…

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Great Team Spirit in National League

Great Team Spirit in National League

Despite having many of our top athletes being away on training camps in Portugal and Kenya, and top coach Mike Tobin away in New Zealand, we still managed to field decent male and female league teams for day 1 of the Indoor league. The national league is a team competition where clubs compete over a range of disciplines and has been a good developmental competition for the club over the decades – basically it’s great craic! The indoor variant of…

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