Craughwell AC Athletes Top of the Class in Primary Schools Cross Country!

Craughwell AC Athletes Top of the Class in Primary Schools Cross Country!

Photo: Gearoid Lacey

For yet another year, teams comprising members of Craughwell AC had an exceptional performance at the Primary Schools cross country in Renmore. With 12 places up for grabs for qualifying for the Connacht final s (3 in each of the 4 races), incredibly 8 of these places went to teams comprising athletes from the club:-

Junior Girls
1st Craughwell NS
3rd Ballymana NS 

Junior Boys
1st Oranmore Boys NS
2nd Craughwell NS 

Senior Girls
2nd Ballymana NS 

Senior Boys
1st Oranmore Boys NS
2nd Clarinbridge NS
3rd Craughwell NS 

Photo: Gearoid Lacey

And on top of this, over one-third of the top 15 medallists came from members of the club with 21 individuals featuring:- 

Junior Girls
3rd Mia Waters
4th Sarah McCartin
11th Jane Trehy
15th Bryna Milton 

Junior Boys
1st Finbar McFadden
5th Alex Fearon
6th Ryan Gallagher
7th Darren Lyons
10th Cathal Walshe 

Senior Girls
1st Dearbhaile Walshe
2nd Erin Fitzpatrick
7th Aoife Greene
8th Grace Whirskey
12th Ciara O’Boyle
14th Anita Moran 

Senior Boys
1st James Cahalane
2nd Liam Moran
7th Sam McArdle
9th Brian Loughnane
13th Brendan Commins
14th Dylan Finn

The performances of the local schools continued a strong tradition in this event, with Oranmore Boys NS making in 3-in-a-row in both the senior boys and junior boys race, Craughwell NS taking 3 sets of team medals for the 5th time in the last 6 years, Ballymana NS taking 2 sets of team medals and Clarinbridge replicating last years senior boys silver medal performance.It was a remarkable performance by any standard.

And it’s not just about winning. For many more of the competitors, participating in and completing this race was a big achievement. The club had a huge turnout in the races, with almost 60 children from Craughwell NS along taking part and many more from the other local schools. It was great to see athletes such as Eoghan O’Kelly complete the race, finishing in a very respectable position and showing that the last 4 weeks of training really paid off.

The teams and individuals who medalled now look forward to the Connacht finals which will be held in Dangan on October 15th. Hopes will be high of a good performance although nothing comes easy at Connacht level with many fine teams in the other counties challenging for honours also.

Pictured below are participants and medallists from Craughwell NS.

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