Clarinbridge NS Athletics Squad at the Galway County Sports 2015
Craughwell NS enjoyed its best year ever at the Galway City Sports last Wednesday with 6 individual medals and 4 sets of relay medals despite absolutely horrible weather conditions when it rained incessantly for the duration of the event.
The weather conditions were in stark contrast to those a day earlier when the County Sports took place at the same Dangan venue on one of the hottest days of the year so far. The event saw Clarinbridge NS take 6 individual medals with Siobhan Carr taking gold in the U9 Girls 400m, Eddie Sillke silver in the U9 Boys 400m, Saoirse Moore bronze in the U11 Girls 500m, Sean Fox silver in the U11 80m, Eve Ayo silver in the U11 Girls 80m and Cian Lavan bronze in the U11 Boys 500m. Lisheenkyle’s Ellie Cronin took silver in the U13 Girls 800m while Killeeneen NS also had a fine day with 4 individual medals and a silver and a bronze in the relays.
A day later, it was 10 degrees colder with hours of rain for the City Sports. Craughwell NS have always competed in the City Sports as its relatively new companion the County Sports was only introduced 2 years ago. The sprints kicked off the day at the City Sports where Craughwell’s Mia Waters and Shaun Gilligan both battled their way through the heats and finals to take the bronze medal in the U13 Girls and U13 Boys 100m. Oranmore’s Caoilfhionn O’Donoghue also had a fine run in the U13 100m where she took the silver medal.
Craughwell NS were very strong in the 6 middle distance races, taking 4 of the titles with Kyle Moorhead leading the way in the U13 Boys 800m, Evan Moran taking the honours in the U9 Boys 400m, Emily Miskella in the U11 Girls 400m and Chloe Hallinan in the U9 Girls 400m. Ailbhe Miskella and Sarah Woods placed 7th and 12th in the U13 800m while Jack Walsh placed 10th in the U13 Boys 800m. Evan Hallinan ran a powerful U11 400m. Blocked in at the start, Evan made a lot of progress in the latter part of the race to move up to 5th place by the finish, with Liam Mulveen placing 15th. It was a similar experience for Cormac McFadden in the U9 400m and for Rebekah Flynn in the U11 400m with both getting blocked in the early part of the race and finishing down the field as a result. Jenny Cloonan had a fine run in the U9 400m finishing in 10th place.
In the relays, Craughwell NS took 4 sets of medals in the U9 boys and girls, U11 boys and U13 girls and were unlucky to just miss out on a final spot in the U11 Girls where the 2 qualifiers from their heat went on to take silver and bronze in the final. The U9 girls team took the gold medals with a fine performance from Ciara Gilligan, Rachel O’Callaghan, Grace Lynch, Chloe Hallinan, Grace Keaveney and Jenny Cloonan. The U11 boys repeated this achievement with Niall Cummins, Lukas Schukat, Kieran O’Connor, Robert Urquhart, Liam Mulveen and Evan Hallinan.
The U13 girls took the bronze medal with Penny Wells, Aoife Kelly, Edel Farrelly, Mia Waters, Emma Jane Moran and subs Niamh Griffin, Ailbhe Miskella and Sarah Woods, while the U9 Boys did likewise with Jamie Collins, Adam Jordan, Lucas Keane, Evan Moran, Cormac McFadden and Roan Budge. The U13 boys placed 3rd in their heat with Kody McCan, Kyle Moorhead, Shaun Gilligan, Lewis Ryan, Jack Walsh and Kevin Molloy as did the U11 girls with Jade Moorhead, Alex Slamas, Molly Sullivan, Rebecca Lynch, Rebekah Flynn and Emily Miskella.
Scoil Mhuire Oranmore took the silver in the U13 Girls 4x100m while Oranmore Boys took bronze in the U11 boys 4x100m and gold in the U9 boys.
Click attached for results of the day:- GalwayCitySportsResults2015.pdf