Well done to everyone who took part in today's U9-12 Track and Field in Dangan. Despite dismal weather predictions, we got a nice surprise and it was mostly dry/sunny for the duration of the event. With alot of cooperation from all the clubs, the event ran off very smoothly – thanks to all who helped out on the day.
The club had the unique distinction for the first time ever of winning a medal in every single event that was held today. Star performers included Aidan Conneely and Conor Duggan who ran a superb combined time of 22.9 to win the u12 boys 60m; Ellen Treacy and Dandy Murray who leaped a combined 2.44m to win the u12 girls high jump; Grainne McDaid and Caoimhe Reidy who ran 3.26.5 in the U11 girls 500m; Eddie Madden and Ian Connolly who jumped 6.69m in the u11 boys long jump, followed closely by Gary Clay and Niall Broderick who jumped 6.62m; Aishling Keady and Emma Gaffney who jumped 6.18m in the u10 girls long jump.
The club were particularly strong in the long jump and high jump, winning 15 out of the 20 sets of medals awarded on the day.
The club did exceptionally well overall with a huge haul of medals – 22 gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze out of a total of 34 gold, 33 silver and 30 bronze awarded on the day. Well done to all the coaches from Craughwell AC who put in a huge effort to prepare athletes for this event and to ensure that all participated to their best. We had 77 athletes entered from Craughwell AC and all but 1 (who unfortunately was ill on the day) participated – with many getting their first taste of running on a track. It was a credit to parents and coaches to have such a high participation rate – almost 45% of the entries.
Full results are available at the following link:
The club now looks forward to the Connacht finals for this age group which will be held in just 2 weeks time – on Saturday 17th May.
The first three teams in the 2-person team events qualify for the Connacht finals, while the club can enter as many relay teams as it wants into the Connacht relay finals (i.e. you don't have to qualify for the relay finals from the Galway competition).
Athletes who qualified in the 2-person team events should try hard to get to Tuesday and Thursday training for the next 2 weeks. Athletes with a chance of making the relay teams should also try to get to these sessions – the relay teams will not necessarily be the same as those that ran in the Galway finals and in many cases will be different.