Craughwell AC Athletes at the Connacht Track & Field Championships in Sligo IT
Last weekend provided another remarkable weekend for the club at the second day of the Connacht Track & Field Championships which again were held in the shadows of Ben Bulben at the track at Sligo IT. The clubs athletes in the U13 to 18 age groups put in some outstanding performances to feature over 70 times on the medal podium.
Daniel Callanan-Forde was the star of the show on this occasion with 4 Connacht titles in the U15 grade in 100m, long jump, triple jump and 4x100m. His long jump was a particularly impressive leap of 5.31m, shattering his personal best by over 20cm. The club dominated this age group taking almost all of the Connacht titles in the boys events and several in the girls.
Cian Waters took double gold in the shot putt and 80m hurdles, Oisin Lyons did likewise in the 800m and 1500m, Jerry Keary took gold in the high jump with an impressive 1.63m, Luke Evans took gold in the discus while the 4x100m team also took the Connacht title (Sean Delaney, Cian Waters, Oisin Lyons, Daniel Callanan-Forde). Sean Delaney added silver in the high jump as did Jerry Keary in the long jump while Gavin Forde took bronze in the 800m. There were some dominant performances by the U15 girls also with Caoimhe O’Donoghue taking gold in the 100m in an excellent 12.88, silver in the 200m and gold in the 4x100m along with Maeve Cannon, Shauna Tobin and Alison Leahy. Aoife Walsh took the Connacht title in the high jump with 1.45 and added silver in the long jump. Shauna Tobin took gold in the discus and added bronze in the shot putt while Maeve Cannon took silver in her debut in high jump with an excellent 1.40.
Craughwell AC U15 Girls 4x100m
Craughwell AC U15 Boys 4x100m
Connacht Champions 2014
There was a large haul of medals also in the U14 grade led by Michael Hand with gold in the javelin, silver in the high jump and bronze in the shot putt. Oisin Shannon added double silver in the 75m hurdles and 80m and bronze in the 200m. Ultan Sheeran tied on time with Oisin in the 200m with 28.29 to take 4th place and added silver in the long jump and bronze in the hurdles. Conor Hughes placed 4th in the long jump and helped the U14 team to the Connacht title in the 4x100m along with Ultan Sheeran, Oisin Shannon and Cathal Walsh. In the girls events, Sarah Callanan took silver in the shot putt and bronze in the discus while Emma Urquhart took silver in the discus. Tara Slattery took bronze in the high jump with Eabha Leech in 4th place. Alison Leahy took double bronze in the long jump and the 80m sprint and anchored the 4x100m to team silver along with Tara Slattery, Finola Kelly and Eabha Leech.
Craughwell AC U14 Girls 4x100m
Craughwell AC U14 Boys 4x100m
Connacht Champions 2014
In the U13 grade, the club also had some superb performances with Lenagh Gilligan leading the way with silver in the long jump and gold in the high jump and Eva Kelly taking gold in the shot putt and 4th place in the high jump. Mia Waters and Niamh Niland were unlucky to finish just outside the medals in the hurdles and 600m but put this behind them to take a splendid gold medal in the 4x100m along with Alice McMahon and Eva Kelly and sub Caoimhe Gilligan. The boys’ 4x100m team also ran strongly to take the bronze medal with Kyle Moorhead, Alex Evans, Finbar McFadden, Ryan Gallagher and sub Brandon Morgan. Sean Cannon took silver in the high jump while Alex Evans did likewise in the long jump. Ryan Gallagher took bronze in a keenly contested hurdles final.
Craughwell AC U13 Boys 4x100m
Connacht Bronze Medalists 2014
The clubs numbers in the older age groups were hit heavily by the junior and leaving certificate exams but there were still some fine performances and plenty of medals. In the U16 grade, Michelle Duggan took double gold in the U100m and 200m while Aisling Keady took double silver in the high jump and long jump and Dearbhaile Walshe did likewise in the 800m and 1500m. Brian Loughnane placed 4th in the boys 800m. Matthew McKernan took the Connacht title in both the U17 long jump and triple jump while Grainne McDaid placed 4th in the girls 1500m. Conor Duggan and Aidan Conneely took gold-silver in both the U18 100m and 200m while Jamie Fallon took double gold in the 1500m and 3000m. Sineád Treacy took gold in the long jump and double silver in the U18 girls 100m and 200m, while Ellen Fitzpatrick took gold in the javelin and silver in the triple jump. Ciara Greene took gold in the U18 1500m while Ellen Treacy placed 3rd in the 1500m and added silver in the U18 long jump.
For full results of the day, click here.