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Podiums Galore on the Christmas Roads

Podiums Galore on the Christmas Roads

There was some fabulous running over the Christmas on the roads of Galway by Craughwell AC Athletes. The biggest Winter races in the West are the massive Fields of Athenry on St.Stephen’s day and the Resolution Run 5km on New Years Day in Galway city and each featured two different Craughwell AC men on the podium. The fields of Athenry saw a battle of Craughwell’s two Novices Silver medallists: William Fitzgerald who won Silver this year and Jamie Fallon who…

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Craughwell AC Win National Novices 2023!!

Craughwell AC Win National Novices 2023!!

William Fitzgerald did the business in Navan today with an incredible Silver-medal winning individual performance to lead his club to an historic national title. This is the first time in the 117 year history of the event that it has been won by a Galway Club!!! The 6km Novices Cross Country is one of the biggest races on the domestic cross country calendar with a huge entry and is a fantastic proving ground for upcoming senior talent. To put the…

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Declan Wins in Gowran Mudfest

Declan Wins in Gowran Mudfest

Sunday was a big day on the Athletics Calendar with the All Ireland Even Ages and Senior Cross Country in Kilkenny and the Schools Multi-Events All-Ireland in Athlone. The Course Stole the Shoe as Declan shines! It was all eyes on Gowran, Co.Kilkenny on Sunday for the National Even Ages and Senior Cross Country.  After the heavy rain of recent weeks, the signs weren’t good for the footing and it was confirmed when we got there.  Luckily the rain stayed…

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Students Shine at IUAA Road Relays 2023

Students Shine at IUAA Road Relays 2023

The picturesque grounds of the historic Maynooth University were once again host to the Irish University Association’s road relay championships.  This is a competition in which the best of the domestic talent around the country do battle running laps of a circuit which is a little over 1 mile.  The weather was bright and the colours couldn’t have looked more autumnal. For full results, check out here or the fairly ancient looking but absolutely amazing iuaa.org! The men’s race featured…

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Fitzgerald gets the hat-trick at Galway Cross Country 2023

Fitzgerald gets the hat-trick at Galway Cross Country 2023

Cross Country Season kicked off in traditional style this weekend with the Galway Even Ages and Senior Championships.  The Championships was hosted in Ballybrit jointly by Tuam AC and Castlegar.  (All the pictures in this article are credit of John O’Connor – check out his flickr for more brilliant shots.) William Fitzgerald cemented his reign as king of Galway Cross Country with a dominant win in the Men’s senior race, his third title in a row.  William’s plan was to “sit…

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Shauna on the biggest Stage

Shauna on the biggest Stage

World Championships Paris It was a historic week for Craughwell AC as Shauna Bocquet became its first athlete to compete at a major championships at Senior level. Shauna was competing in the World Para Athletics Games in Paris against the very best in the world.  19-year old Shauna competed in the 1500m, the 100m and the 400m. Her first event was the heat of the 1500m and she raced brilliantly, taking to the front early ahead of the world record…

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Moorhead takes Bronze in National U23s

Moorhead takes Bronze in National U23s

On Sunday Craughwell AC had four competitors in the u23 championships.  Kyle Moorhead was again one of the stand-out athletes – taking the 800m race by the scruff of the neck and leading for the first lap which was run in 60s, a relatively cautious pace for these athletes.  At 500m it really kicked off as the surges came thick and fast.  Kyle did everything possible and came away with a fantastic Bronze for his efforts ahead of some big…

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Craughwell to the fore at IMC Dublin

Craughwell to the fore at IMC Dublin

The Irish Milers Club series of graded meets are the premier non-championship events in the country and the second event this year was on UCD’s fantastic new track in Belfield on 10th June. Jamie Fallon was first in action for Craughwell in the 5000m and he smashed the club record with a fine 8:19.57 clocking. Sinéad Treacy is the finest female sprinter the club has ever produced and she smashed her own 7-years old personal best and the club record…

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Wet and Windy at Dublin Graded Meet #2

Wet and Windy at Dublin Graded Meet #2

A small group from the club took part in day 2 of the Dublin Graded Meets on Wednesday in Tallaght in windy and wet conditions. Jamie Fallon had a fine run in the men’s 1500m race, staying in the pack for the early laps before moving into the lead at the bell and outkicked from around 150m out to take a fine 2nd place in an impressive 4:00.11 in the windy conditions. The dark Dublin clouds unfortunately had gotten tired…

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Miskey leads the way in National Senior Indoors 2023

Miskey leads the way in National Senior Indoors 2023

The National Senior Indoor championships took place this weekend in Abbotstown and featured some excellent performances from Craughwell AC Athletes.  Jack Miskella made Sunday’s final in the 1500m by running 4.01 in a hard-fought heat on Saturday.  The final had a very evenly matched field and the race was very closely packed.  In a ferocious sub-60s last 400m, Jack moved from last place to 5th with a near-pb of 3:56.09. This was Jack’s best ever finish in a national senior…

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