Fitzgerald shines at Brilliant Galway T&F

Fitzgerald shines at Brilliant Galway T&F

The Galway Country board were determined to have some a Galway Track & Field Competition in pandemic-struck 2020 and gambled on the Irish Weather being somewhat favourable at the end of September.  The weather was glorious for track – sunny and cold but not too cold, with just the right amount of breeze.  The track competition consisted of 400m, 800m, mile and 5000m events they were ferociously contested.  Craughwell AC had an outstanding day with a large contingent of competitors,…

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2020 Track Season Ends with a Bang

2020 Track Season Ends with a Bang

The strangest track season ever wrapped up in glorious but breezy sunshine at Santry Stadium on Sunday. Six athletes from Craughwell made the trip and all performed very well in stacked fields – Oisin Davis, Emma Boyle, Ellie Cronin, Ross McGuinness, Anthony Boyle and Ellie Cronin. The direct links to their events are here if you want to watch them over: Oisin 800m Heat Oisin 800m Final Emma 3000m Ellie 400m Hurdles Ross/Anthony 3000m William 3000m   First up was…

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Craughwells Masters sprint group excel in Santry

Craughwells Masters sprint group excel in Santry

       From top: Cormac & John, Ronnie, Brian & David Craughwell’s masters sprint group travelled to Santry at the weekend for the National Masters Track & Field Championships with some excellent performances. The day started off with David Mulligan taking silver in the M35 100m in 12.33. A great achievement for David as this is his first National championship and to complement his fine win at the Connaughts, which were held in Athlone in August.  Next up in…

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Records fall in National Juniors Day 1

Records fall in National Juniors Day 1

With no Juvenile Championships taking place in 2020, we have seen more Juveniles than ever stepping up to both the Senior and Junior all-Irelands.  Yesterday in Santry we had 5 athletes competing over the “metric mile” distance of 1500m and incredibly ALL of them finished in the top 10 of the big talented fields.  It is really a dark art to get things right for championships, and usually we get it wrong for someone – however for our middle distance…

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Strong 800m Performances at Day 2 of the Senior Championships

Strong 800m Performances at Day 2 of the Senior Championships

Across the country thousands of spectators tuned into their TV Screens and Phones as Weekend 2 of one of the weirdest but best national championships in recent years unfolded.  Once again, spectators and coaches were not permitted to enter the stadium so we either stood outside the gate watching our phones and catching the occasional glimpse of our athletes flitting past, or we sat at home.  Athletics Ireland are to be applauded on their running of the event – both…

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September 2020 Athletics Training Times

September 2020 Athletics Training Times

Please see the list below for details of training times for this autumn.  There have been some revisions to times so that the club can safely handle the groups during the pandemic in accordance with HSE guidelines. The list includes the age group coordinators, training times and the dates each group resumes.  It will be necessary for the club to impose some restrictions on group size in some of the age groups due to the public health guidelines … as if…

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New Little Athletics Session for Senior Infants

New Little Athletics Session for Senior Infants

A new Little Athletics training session will be commencing on Wednesday 16th September for children who are in Senior Infants – from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesdays for 10 weeks at Craughwell AstroTurf. The cost is €40 for the 10 weeks, payable at the first session. Athletics is highly regarded as an ideal introduction to all sports due to its focus on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing. The session will be coordinated by Mark Gillen (086…

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Sinead Treacy Shines in Nat Senior 400m

Sinead Treacy Shines in Nat Senior 400m

Sinead Treacy had a superb performance at the National Senior Track & Field Championships held in Santry at the weekend, qualifying for the finals of the women’s 400m in the heats on Saturday in a time of 57.56 and following this up a day later with a fantastic 4th place finish in the final in windy conditions and a sizzling time of 57.13. Sinead pictured above and below on live TV on RTE 2! Also in action, William Fitzgerald placed 7th in…

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Craughwell AC Launch 400m Track Development Plans

Craughwell AC Launch 400m Track Development Plans

Facility Progress Despite the pandemic, work has been continuing at pace on completing the first part of our building which should be open in time for resumption of training for all groups in September, subject of course to the public health guidelines in force at the time. The building comprises 4 toilets and a small hall for indoor activities. We will be finalizing our Buy a Block fundraiser for the building during September and erecting a permanent poster inside the…

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