Craughwell Athletes Star on County Teams

Craughwell Athletes Star on County Teams

Craughwell AC’s Katie O’Donoghue, Maeve Curley and Sarah Finnegan (team captain)
who were part of the County Galway women’s team who qualified for the final
of the National League’s Premier Division at the weekend in Tullamore

Several athletes from the club proudly represented the County at Round 2 of the National League recently which was held in Athlone IT, with the women’s team qualifying the National final of the Premier Division and the men’s team qualifying for the National final of Division 1. 

In the women’s event, team captain Sarah Finnegan led from the front with a 2nd place finish in the 100m hurdles (18.03) and 4th in the triple jump (9.79); Maeve Curley raced to victory in the 1500m Walk in 7.38.43; Katie O’Donoghue took 2nd place in the high jump with a leap of 1.55m; Sinead Treacy raced to 2nd place in the 200m in 25.48 as well as helping the Galway relay team to victory in the 4x100m in a time of 48.63; Sinead combined with Sinead Gaffney and GCH athletes in the 4x400m to win it in 4.04.60; Sinead Gaffney had earlier taken 6th place in the 800m in 2.22.50; Ciana Reidy took 3rd place in the pole vault with a clearance of 2.20; Chloe Casey placed 3rd in the discus with 32.75 and 4th in the shot putt with 10.42m; and Laura Cunningham took 6th place in the javelin with 24.41m.

In the men’s events, Ryan Gallagher and Daniel Callanan-Forde led the way with 2nd place finishes in the high jump (1.75) and triple jump (12.36); Luke Evans placed 3rd in the 3000m steeplechase in 11.24.14 and showed great team spirit moments earlier when placing 7th in the 200m in 25.52; John Cormican placed 5th in the 400m in 53.83; Gavin Cooney placed 5th in the 800m in 2.01.02 with Jack Miskella 9th in 2.04.89; Jack also placed 7th in the javelin with 12.08m; Daniel Callanan-Forde, John Cormican and Ryan Gallagher combined with Loughrea AC’s Brendan Lynch to place 7th in the 4x100m in 46.14 while Gavin, Jack, Ryan and Brendan combined to record 3.39.16 for 6th place in the 4x400m.

The women’s team qualified comfortably for the Premier Division final taking 4th place out of the 8 finalists with a total of 193.5 points while the men’s team just made it through to the Division 1 final in 8th place by a solitary point – with a total of 172 points just ahead of Laois County by 1 point. It was the first time for the men’s team to make the final after their debut in the League last year. Both teams now look forward to the League final on 19th August in Tullamore.

The league table after 2 rounds is as follows:


1Clonliffe Harriers A.C.1131332461St. Abbans A.C.102100202
2Crusaders A.C.108102.5210.52Kildare County 11285197
3Tipperary County108.5100208.53DSD A.C.106.590.5197
4Galway City Harriers 110.599.52104Galway County91102.5193.5
5DSD A.C.911192105Tipperary County10291193
6Finn Valley A.C.891172066Louth County88102190
7Kildare County961092057Donore Harriers A.C.8690176
8Raheny Shamrock A.C.1021002028Raheny Shamrock A.C.8190171
9Donore Harriers A.C.102992019Meath Athletics81.586167.5
10Menapians A.C.1048018410Clonliffe Harriers A.C.7097167
11Leevale A.C.958718211Wexford County7590165
12St. Abbans A.C.927316512Leevale A.C.8084164
13Bandon Striders 705512513Finn Valley A.C.8667153
14Kilkenny City Harriers A.C652388
1Meath Athletics1001192191East Cork Division122111233
2Nenagh Olympic A.C.1111072182Kerry County11797214
3City of Lisburn A.C.1091052143Lagan Valley A.C.93117210
4Kerry County103.5109212.54Crusaders A.C.10499203
5Tallaght A.C.881132015Monaghan County89113202
6St. Laurence O’Toole A.C.94951896Sli Cualainn A.C.11083193
7Louth County94911857City of Derry Spartans A.C.9087177
8Galway County 96761728City of Lisburn A.C.8493177
9Laois County78931719Menapians A.C.8588173
10Sligo County6496.5160.510Tallaght A.C.6377140
11East Cork Division777014711Sligo County4985134
12Sli Cualainn A.C.77.567144.512Laois County29DNS29
13Monaghan County6063123
14City of Derry Spartans A.C.6155.5116.5
15Tir Chonaill A.C.72DNS72
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