Craughwell Seniors Victorious in the Banner County

Craughwell Seniors Victorious in the Banner County

Craughwell’s senior track & field team kept up their preparations last week for the club’s debut in the National League this coming weekend. Under the stewardship of team managers Peter O’Sullivan and Diarmuid Quill, some of the team travelled to Ennis Track for the Clare Championships and put in some remarkable performances, taking home a carload of medals in the process. There was a nice blend of youth and experience as 3 of our U18s and 1 of our U16s made the trip to Ennis .


Performance of the day was Niall Higgins' 23.9 seconds for the 200m – equalling the club record held by William Finnegan. Full results of Craughwell athletes performances were as follows:- 

Senior Men’s Mile
2 Peter O Sullivan Craughwell (4:50.01)
6 Tommy Niland Craughwell (5:09.35)
7 Tony Nevin Craughwell (5:19.56) 

Senior Men 200m
6 Peter O Sullivan Craughwell (26.37s)
7 Tommy Niland Craughwell (27.25s)
9 Liam Nolan Craughwell (27.93s)
10 Tony Nevin Craughwell (28.25s)

Junior Men 200m
1 Niall Higgins Craughwell (23 .90s)              

4 x 400m Relay
1 Craughwell (Peter O Sullivan, Tommy Hyland, Tony Nevin, Liam Nolan) (4:12.21)
2 Guest Team Richard Mc Arthur, Tommy Greene, Niall Higgins, Diarmuid Quill) (4:20.09)

Junior Ladies High Jump
2 Caoimhe Quill Craughwell (1.30m) 

Junior Men High Jump

1 Tomas Keehan Craughwell (1.70m)2 Niall Rooney Craughwell (1.65m) 

O/45 High Jump
1 Dermot Quill Craughwell (1.55m)

Senior Men Javelin2 Tony Nevin Craughwell (26.37m) Junior Men Javelin
1  Niall Higgins Craughwell (22.72m) 

The final day of the Clare T&F Championships takes place tomorrow, Thursday the 10th June, with the following events available:- 5000m, discus, 400m, 56lbs for distance, 4 x 100m relay.

This is a nice lead-up to the Galway Senior Track & Field Series which takes place on the following 3 Thursdays in Dangan. Full details are at:- anyone interested in travelling to support the team in the National league on Sunday, it takes place in Tullamore commencing at 11.30am. Full details are at:- Craughwell have a strong team travelling, provisionally named as follows:

1.       Brian Magee
2.       David Farrell
3.       Eamonn Waters
4.       Gerry Ryan
5.       Johnny Lane
6.       Mark Davis
7.       Niall Higgins
8.       Niall Rooney 
9.       Peter O’Sullivan
10.    Tomas Keehan
11.    Tom Niland          
12.    William Finnegan

Best of luck to the team on this historic occasion.

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