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Dominant performances on Juveniles Day 1!

Dominant performances on Juveniles Day 1!

HUGE results on Day 1 of the National Juveniles! After Day1, Craughwell won 2 Golds, 3 Silver and Two Bronze medals with a total of 8 Qualifiers to finals from the rounds. Currently they sit in 5th place out of the 183 clubs that competed. Lauren Kelly kicked things off with an awesome Silver medal. Lauren was also a narrow 4th in the High Jump. It only got better from there as Ronnie’s U16-U18 gang took the Hurdles to a…

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Conor Penney selected for Euro U18s!

Conor Penney selected for Euro U18s!

Great news came through to the club yesterday evening with the confirmation that Conor Penney has been selected for the Irish team to compete in the European U18 Championships in Slovakia later this month. Conor’s progression in the high jump has been nothing short of remarkable this year and is testament to his commitment and dedication to the sport. The club and his coaches and his family are immensely proud of his achievements which come after many years of hard…

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Conor Leaps 2.09 to smash Tailteann Games record

Conor Leaps 2.09 to smash Tailteann Games record

The prestigious Tailteann Games took place in Santry last Saturday with some exceptional performances from members of the club while representing their schools. The event is an inter-provincial schools competition with the top U16/17 athletes selected from each province based on their performances in earlier schools and club competitions. It is also a qualifier for the SIAB international between Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. There were top-drawer performances right across the board from the club’s athletes with Lauren Kilduff (Gort…

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Craughwell AC’s Young Guns Excel in Tullamore

Craughwell AC’s Young Guns Excel in Tullamore

Craughwell AC’s youngest competitors took to the track in Tullamore at day 1 of the All-Irelands with many super performances, none more so that Aaron Burke who took a fantastic silver medal in the U12 boys shot putt with a massive throw of 9.69 on his 2nd effort. Our U12 throwers were in amazing form with Gerard Murray claiming bronze in the turbo javelin with a fine throw of 28.55 with Aaron Burke close behind in 4th place with a…

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Fine performances at Galway City Sports

Fine performances at Galway City Sports

Craughwell NS excelled yet again at the Galway City Sports in Dangan with many fine performances and many athletes getting through to finals. The highlights of the day included relay gold for the U13 Girls 4x100m team with Maeve Desbonnet, Bethann Beattie, RealtĂ­n Ward and Leah Rabbitte; gold and silver for Conor Mannion and Jack Hibbitt in the U11 Boys 400m final; and gold for Laoise Colleran in the U13 Girls 100m.Check out the photos from the day below.

Clarinbridge NS win Christy Kennedy Sports 2024

Clarinbridge NS win Christy Kennedy Sports 2024

The annual Christy Kennedy Sports Day took place at Craughwell AC’s track earlier this month with local schools Craughwell NS, Ballymana NS, Coldwood NS, Killeeneen NS, Carrabane NS, Clarinbridge NS and Kilchreest NS taking part. It was Kilchreest’s first time taking part, great to have another school joining the action! For those interested in the history of the event, Christy Kennedy was one of the founders of Craughwell AC over 50 years ago and tirelessly promoted the sport in the…

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Connacht Championships Day 2 Report

Connacht Championships Day 2 Report

The club had another remarkable series of performances at the Connacht U14 to Seniors Track and Field Championships which were held in Athlone at the weekend. Conor Penney put in yet another incredible performance to better the 2m barrier for the third time this year, clearing 2.02m to take the Connacht U17 High Jump title and in the process set a new Connacht record, eclipsing the 2m jump leaped by the club’s own Jerry Keary back in 2016. The club…

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O’Sullivan Double Caps off Great Schools finals

O’Sullivan Double Caps off Great Schools finals

The highlight of the Schools Athletics year took place last weekend in the hugely entertaining All-Ireland Schools Track and Fields finals in Tullamore and there were some extraordinary results from the Connacht Athletes. The star of the weekend from a Craughwell and Galway perspective was Luke O’Sullivan representing Clarin College Athenry.  Luke took up the steeplechase this season and was a dominant winner in the Intermediate Boys 1500m Steeplechase on Friday evening.  Luke won his first National title and medal…

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U17 Relay Gold Caps off Busy Weekend

U17 Relay Gold Caps off Busy Weekend

It was another packed weekend for Craughwell AC Athletes in domestic and International action. All-Ireland Glory for U17 and U15 boys The highlight of the weekend came at the National Indoor Championships in Athlone. In the u17 relays, the line-up started with Conor Penney who passed to Toyosi George, then Donnacha Lawless and finally to Cian Brady. All the lads had super runs in the heats with Toyosi in particular blazing to a sub-23s clocking on his leg to comfortably…

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Athletics Ireland Star Award for Evan Hallinan!

Athletics Ireland Star Award for Evan Hallinan!

Congratulations to Evan Hallinan who received his Athletics Ireland Star Award at the weekend at the awards ceremony in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Every year, Athletics Ireland pick the most successful athlete in each county for these awards from their performances that year – selecting from the U14 to U19 age groups based on the number of medals won in the National Juvenile Championships for indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and cross country. Evan is pictured above…

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