Craughwell AC Teams Battle Hard in National Relays

Craughwell AC Teams Battle Hard in National Relays

U19 Girls 4x400m Relay – 5th place in National finals
Dearbhaile Walsh, Arlene Earls, Ciana Reidy, Shauna Tobin

Another day of National relay finals and another day of tough battles and close shaves. No medals on this occasion but some marvellous runs from our brilliant teams pitted against the best in Ireland – this year in Athlone IT, a switch from their usual Tullamore venue. 

The club entered the National finals of the U18 and U19 Girls 4x400m relays for the first time in its history with a mostly U18 squad. The U18s in action first where they set a new club senior record of 4.21.87 when placing 6th in their final with the team of Caoilin Milton, Arlene Earls, Lorraine Delaney and Laura Cunningham. Later the U19 Girls team raced to a brilliant 5th place in their final in a time of 4.23.20 with the team of Arlene Earls, Dearbhaile Walsh, Shauna Tobin and Ciana Reidy. The 400s knocked the wind out of the girls a little for their 4x100s but they gamely took to the track again placing 5th in the final of the U19 Girls 4x100m in 53.03 with Aoife Walsh, Dearbhaile Walsh, Caoilin Milton and Laura Cunningham and 4th in the final of the U18 Girls 4x100m with the same line-up with Lorraine Delaney in place of U19 Dearbhaile Walsh.


U18 Girls 4x100m – 4th in the National finals
Arlene Earls, Aoife Walsh, Caoilin Milton, Laura Cunningham, Lorraine Delaney, Shauna Tobin

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U19 Girls 4x100m – 5th in the National finals
Aoife Walsh, Dearbhaile Walsh, Caoilin Milton, Laura Cunningham
U18 Girls 4x400m – 6th in the National finals
Lorraine Delaney, Caoilin Milton, Arlene Earls, Shauna Tobin, Laura Cunningham


U16 Girls – 7th place in the National 4x100m finals
Chloe Farragher, Chloe Casey, Freya Bohan and Aleisha Larkin

The U16 girls team of Chloe Casey, Freya Bohan, Chloe Farragher and Aleisha Larkin ran brilliantly to place 4th in their heat in a time of 52.96 and qualify for the final where they placed 7th in a time of 53.34. The U15 Girls 4x100m saw two Craughwell teams in action with the teams just missing out on qualification for the final. The team in heat 1 ran an exceptional time of 52.07 to place 6th in their heat only 0.18s from qualification with their team of Chloe Farragher, Aleisha Larkin, Ailbhe Folan and Ava Finn – a superb time for an U15 team. While the team in heat 2 also ran an impressive time of 53.77 to place 4th in their heat with Emma Jane Moran, Aoife Walsh, Ornaith Coen and Aine Kelly. The U15 boys team of Lughaigh Morgan, Paschal Walsh, Robert Urquhart and Oisin Davis ran strongly to place 5th in their heat in a great time of 52.19. In the U14 boys 4x100m, the Craughwell team ran a fine race to place 4th in the heat in a time of 55.83 and went on to place 8th in the final in a time of 56.91 with the team of Conor Hoade, Kieran O’Connor, Lukas Schukat and Liam McDonagh. The U12 girls 4x100m ran strongly to place in 6th in their heat with Grace Keaveney, Chloe Hallinan, Niamh Duffy and Isabella Boland while the U12 boys placed 4th in their heat in a time of 59.25 with Evan Moran, Adam Jordan, Eddie Silke and Eoin Spelman.


U15 Girls and Boys Relay Squads at the National finals in Athlone


Craughwell AC U12 Boys Relay Team at the National finals in Athlone


Craughwell AC U12 Girls Relay Team at the National finals in Athlone

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