The National League is a team athletics competition in which teams compete for points across the range of athletic disciplines for the glory of club and county. The Galway county women’s and Men’s team were once again packed with Craughwell AC athletes and great performances were delivered at Templemore track. Our own Sarah Finnegan was once again the Galway ladies team manager while Sean McDermott of Tribal running promotions herded the cats on the mens side. The ladies were competing in the Premier division while the men competed in Division 1.
Sinead Gaffney won the premier women’s 800m with a solid time of 2:18.63, her first time over the shorter distance in a while. Kyle Moorhead repeated the win in the D1 800m with a strong 1:57.41, leading throughout.
Caron Ryan was 2nd in the 1500m with a fine 4:52.55. Jack Miskella emulated Caron with a solid run of 3:59.79 to take second.
Lorraine Delaney was 3rd in the 400m with a solid time of 1:04.19. Brian Malone guested in the 400m and ran a solid season opener of 57:58. Ronnie Warde guested in the 200m and clocked 26.43. Brian also guested in the 100m in 12.64s.
Evan Hallinan won the High Jump with 1.90 and came 2nd in the Long Jump with a clearance of 6.32m. Jade Moorhead was 2nd in the High Jump with a leap of 1.55 while clubmate Eva Kelleher guested and cleared 1.50m. Justin Lane came 5th in the Pole Vault clearing 2m. Laura Cunningham was 2nd in the Long Jump in 4.87 and 3rd in a close-run Triple Jump, clearing 10.52m. Galway team captain Sarah Finnegan guested in the Triple Jump clearing 9.27m.
Ronnie Warde picked up some valuable points in the Shot Putt, coming 6th with a shot of 6.75m. Aoibhe Fahy threw an excellent pb of 22.47m in the Javelin to come 3rd. Brian Malone made his debut at the Javelin with a good throw of 19.19m. Justin Lane picked up more points with a fine 3rd in the Weight for Distance, throwing 4.94m.
Brian Malone, Ronnie Warde and Evan Quinn featured on the 4x100m team which finished 6th. One of the highlights of the day was a great 4x400m win at the end in which Kyle Moorhead and Jack Miskella played a big part along with the sensational David Mannion of South Galway and Reakwon Lucciano of Castlegar. From the video, both Kyle and Jack seemed to clock sub-52s efforts, with Kyle a shade closer to 51s, despite the races in their legs.