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The lads help the fox come Home!

The lads help the fox come Home!

The famous “Fox” trophy made its way back to NUIG for the second year in a row, this time helped on by FOUR Craughwell AC “Wolves” in the squad. In ideal conditions on an exemplary course, Seán Cotter had the absolute race of his life with an incredible 10th place finish overall as 3rd NUIG scorer. Seán finished ahead of no less than TWO European Cross country team members en-route. Patrick Noonan came 24th. Patrick has been in good form…

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Evan Hallinan wins first National Senior Medal

Evan Hallinan wins first National Senior Medal

The top Senior Athletes in Ireland congregated to the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown on Saturday and Sunday to compete in the National Championships.  Craughwell AC had a record number of competitors with no less than EIGHT from the village making the trip to the big smoke to test their mettle against the best of the best! Connacht Jumper of the year Evan Hallinan made his debut in the National Senior Championships with an incredible performance in the Senior Men’s…

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Great Fun at the ‘Craughwell Indoor Olympics’

Great Fun at the ‘Craughwell Indoor Olympics’

Our U11s training group descended on Athlone International Arena on Sunday for the inaugural ‘Craughwell Indoor Olympics’ on Sunday. The event was a team event with the athletes split into 3 evenly balanced teams and competing across 5 events – 60m, 400m, shot put, long jump and high jump with loads of fun and some great performances. On the day the ‘Orange’ team just shaded it in the team event to claim the gold medals with 395 points. The ‘Purple’…

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Super Weekend At Scottish Indoors!

Super Weekend At Scottish Indoors!

A small but hugely talented group of athletes made the journey to Glasgow for the Scottish Indoors this weekend. The club first embarked on trips to the Scottish Indoors all the way back in 2008 and have gone most years since then missing only 3 years and the 2 pandemic years. It’s a fantastic trip every year and one that the athletes really look forward to. This year saw the club equal its best year ever from 2019 with 2…

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u12-13s Smash Connachts 2022

u12-13s Smash Connachts 2022

It was a super day out for over 30 of our U12’s and U13’s with many achieving new PB’s and smashing their own targets. That’s what it’s all about, challenging yourself, doing your best, and having fun with your friends. The day kicked off with our U12 Boys relay 4×200 storming home with a gold in 2.03. Congratulations to Seán Colleran, James Niland, Darragh O’Donnell and Lincoln King. Super run also by Kian Armstrong, Ruairí Mc Nena, Ciarán Mc Nena…

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Jamie the Silver (mud) Surfer in Cork!

Jamie the Silver (mud) Surfer in Cork!

National Novices Silver medalist Jamie Fallon headed to Cork in determined mood and did his utmost to win a title on Sunday. The course was flat, with just a couple of drags but going was incredibly sticky all the way underfoot. He led the field for about 3 of the 4 laps but just wasn’t feeling 100% once he started running and got caught on the 3rd lap by a hard charging Evan Fitzgerald who timed his push brilliantly. In…

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U12-16 Galway Indoors 2022

U12-16 Galway Indoors 2022

The busy weekend continued apace in Athlone on Saturday as Day 2 of the Galway Indoors took place – well done to all the volunteers, officials and especially the organisers – Craughwell AC’s own Aine Fahy and Siobhan Moorhead for doing the bulk of the planning and keeping things on track. Over the two days, Craughwell AC athletes set an incredible NINE championship best performances, which is a measure of the success on the track. U12 Get the day going…

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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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€120,000 Sports Capital Grant Announced!

€120,000 Sports Capital Grant Announced!

Craughwell AC are over the moon with today’s announcement of a €120,000 Sports Capital Grant towards surfacing the club’s 400m track with an Olympic-standard tartan layer. With so many people working so hard within the club on coaching and committees and freely giving of their time to 100s of children and adults, it’s so encouraging to get such a huge injection of funding for our facilities. As everyone will already know, the drive for the 400m track was spearheaded by…

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Thank You Andy, TJ and Jane-Ann

Thank You Andy, TJ and Jane-Ann

A big thank you to Andy Talbot and TJ Beatty and Jane-Ann Meehan for putting down the accurate markings on our 400m tarmacadem track today. Its now marked from the start line and every 100m and also a line at every 50m so it will be real handy for athletes running reps. Andy and TJ are both official AAI/IAAF track measurers and the task required a lot of steel tapes and a lot of time. It was super to get…

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