Craughwell Excel at Day 1 of Galway Track & Field

Craughwell Excel at Day 1 of Galway Track & Field



Craughwell AC dominated the first day of the Galway Track and Field with the U9-12 ages featuring on the winners podium no less than 60 times during the day taking home 20 Galway titles, 21 sets of silver and 19 sets of bronze.

The relays were the first event of the day and threw up plenty of excitement for the club with the U9 boys and U11 girls both winning the Galway title, silver medals for the U10 girls, U10 boys, U11 boys and U12 boys and bronze medals for the U12 girls and for the club’s second teams in the U9 boys and U10 girls age groups.

The sprints saw Shaun Gilligan race to the Galway U12 60m title in a time of 9.31, a feat repeated by Sarah Byrne and Josie Fallon in the paired U10 60m which they won in a combined time of 21.55. Hannah Jennings and Erin Kelly took the bronze medals in the same race in a time of 21.86. Aoife Donnellan and Rachel O’Callaghan combined to take silver in the U9 girls 60m in 22.46 while Michael Fallon and Conor Gilligan did likewise in the U9 boys in 22.29. Cian Lavan and Mark Walsh took bronze in the U10 60m in a time of 21.10 as did Conar Hoade and Niall Cummins in the U11 60m in 19.70. 

In the middle-distance events, the club featured prominently also with the U10 pairing of Aoibhe Carr and Jade Moorhead taking gold in their 500m in a combined time of 3:40.13, Shaun Gilligan adding the U12 600m title to his earlier sprint title in a time of 1.58.17, Sam O’Neil taking silver in the same race just fractionally behind in 1.59.02, Siobhan Carr and Rachel O’Callaghan silver in the U9 300m in 2:05.64, Evan Moran and Michael Fallon silver in the U9 boys 300m in 1:57.01, Evan Hallinan and Luke Flynn silver in the U10 500m in 3:23.04 with Daniel Galvin and Eoghan Lohan taking the bronze in the same race in 3:30.87, Emily Miskella and Rebekah Flynn silver in the U11 600m in 4:12.80, Liam O’Connell and Cillian Horan bronze in the U9 300m in 2:02.02 and Liam Mulveen and Adam Stewart bronze in the U11 600m in 4:04.04.


The club swept the boards in the jumps and the javelin taking the lions share of the medals in both. Shaun Gillian made it a memorable day adding his 3rd individual medal with silver in the U12 long jump with a leap of 3.65. Aine Kelly took silver in the U12 girls long jump with 3.52 and gold in the high jump with 1.22, with Ava Finn 2nd in the high jump with 1.10. The club took 3 sets of medals in several of the younger ages with Chloe Hallinan/Grace Lynch (5.50m), Isabella Boland/Siobhan Carr (5.32m), Niamh Costello/Grace Keaveney 4.64m taking gold, silver and bronze in the U9 girls, a feat that was repeated in the U10 girls with Josie Fallon/Sarah Byrne 5.91m, Erin Kelly/Hannah Jennings 5.66m and Jade Moorhead/Jade Whelton 5.50m taking the honours. Incredibly the U11 girls also took the top 3 spots with Rebecca Lynch/Emily Miskella leading the way with 6.51m, Rebekah Flynn/Caoimhe Connolly in 2nd with 5.99m and Molly Sullivan/Oliwia Koman 3rd with 5.38m. The boys were also impressive with 2 sets of medals in each age group: U9 Boys 1 Evan Moran/Conor Gilligan (6.09m), 2 Cormac McFadden/Cillian Horan (5.35m); U10 Boys 1 Evan Hallinan/Cian Lavan (7.08m), 3 Luke Flynn/Fiachra Bond (6.35m); U11 Boys 1 Lukas Schukat/Kieran O’Connor (7.02m), 3 Niall Cummins/Liam Mulveen (6.82m).

In the turbo javelin, there were further clean sweeps of the podium positions in the U9 girls and boys and U11 boys. Results of the javelin were U12 Girls 2 Lauren McNally (9.14), 3 Abbie O’Callaghan (8.86); U12 Boys 1 Conor Trehy (20.35), 3 Ben Lalor (15.65); U11 Girls 1 Rebecca Lynch/Regina Maduka (26.82), 2 Holly Comer/Alex Slamas (17.99); U11 Boys 1 Oisin Keane/Robert Urquhart (38.20), 2 Liam McDonagh/Oisin Quirke (33.15), 3 Cathal Hannon/Michael Leahy (25.85); U10 Girls 1 Millie Geraghty/ Aoibhe Farragher (15.65), 2 Megan Gilligan (6.30); U10 Boys 1 Cormac Conneely/Aaron Flynn (23.57), Michael Woods/Colm O’Brien (18.27); U9 Girls 1 Grace Cunningham/Eabha Neary (10.90), 2 Yvana Duffy/Niamh O’Connor (9.57), 3 Niamh Kelly/Jenny Cloonan (7.77); U9 Boys 1 Cormac Regan/Callum Brady (14.91), 2 Liam O’Connell/Adam Jordan (13.37), 3 Caleb Fleetwood/ Ben Trehy (11.55).

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