Golden Sunshine at County Track and Field

Golden Sunshine at County Track and Field

In Dangan this weekend, the future of Craughwell Athletics looked as bright as the sunshine as the Galway Juvenile Track and Field blazed ahead apace.  The NUIG Facility looked resplendant and full credit to host club Tuam AC on an imprOn Saturday, the older ages of u13-u19 competed and Craughwell AC took the largest haul of wins of the day with an exceptional 44 Gold Medals, 22 Silver and 16 Bronze from the 138 entries.   In the u13s, Alan Hallinan…

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Sinead Treacy runs for Ireland in Belgium

Sinead Treacy runs for Ireland in Belgium

Low-key Sinéad Treacy is a bit of a PRO’s nightmare as she is so modest about her achievements and never says anything when she goes and does something brilliant! We find out anyhow from the grapevine Sinead you will have to start wearing disguises!! Yesterday at the IFAM Meet in Belgium, Sinéad got to wear a national singlet and lined up alongside Charlene Mawdsley, Sophie Becker and Nessa Millet against two Belgium teams. Sinead took the baton in 2nd place…

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Great start to National League 2022

Great start to National League 2022

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…

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Huge performances at Connacht Schools Finals

Huge performances at Connacht Schools Finals

The day was certainly not conducive to personal bests as the wind whipped around the exposed track in Athlone, but there were fine performances from Craughwell AC Athletes representing their schools and many have sailed through to the prestigious All-Ireland finals in Tullamore in two weeks. Seniors: Double-gold for Evan At Senior level, Presentation student Evan Hallinan crushed it in the High Jump with a great leap of 1.90, over 30cm clear of second place. He came very close to…

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Kyle and Sinéad Smash Records in Belfast

Kyle and Sinéad Smash Records in Belfast

After a windy and blustery week, it was fantastic to see the wind blow itself out this morning as a contingent of Craughwell’s finest middle distance athletes made their way to the mecca of Mary Peters Track in search of new personal bests. Kyle Moorhead, running the “B” heat had one of the races of his life to set a new Club Senior 1500m record of 3:53.95, a huge step up for him and really puts him in the big…

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Elvis Strikes Again!

Elvis Strikes Again!

The 3rd race of the Galway 5km Series 2022 took place on Tuesday May 10th in Craughwell. It didn’t disappoint, with large crowds and the weather kept up, despite threatening clouds. Adrian Grogan of Castlegar AC was the first over the line with an impressive time of 17:09 followed closely, three seconds later, by Ed Maher. Jane Ann Meehan was the first female home with an impressive time of 18:04. John Kennedy was the first home for Craughwell AC with…

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Records Tumble at IMC Dublin 2022

Records Tumble at IMC Dublin 2022

On a soft day in Santry there were some fine performances from the Craughwell Crew in the IMC Dublin on Saturday. Highlight performance was probably Seán Cotter smashing Jamie Fallon’s 8 year-old Club Junior 1500m record with a cracking 3:58.54, closely tailed by Kyle Moorhead who ran a PB 3:58.88. Seán ran a smart race and worked from the back and made all the right moves – crossing 1100m in 2:57 and finishing with a strong 61s final lap, with…

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Double-Trouble at National Road Relays 2022

Double-Trouble at National Road Relays 2022

The national Road Relays in Raheny village is a unique spectacle full of tradition and historic rivalries. The relays take place around St. Anne’s Park in a loop slightly over 1 mile and each leg consists of one or more laps. The standard of the event is sky high, and never more so than today which saw a rock-star cast of teams from all the top distance running clubs in Ireland. With the fabulous sunshine the streets were lined with…

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The Berlin Booster

The Berlin Booster

by Noel Gorman After the last few years of postponed and cancelled races the chance to take part in a foreign half marathon was the boost a lot of us runners needed , Berlin did not disappoint and Craughwell AC travelled along with DSD and Marlay Parkrun clubs to run the fast flat route around the city.Most club members utilised the bus service from Craughwell or Galway to the airport arriving around 5am on Friday morning for a 7.20am flight,…

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Craughwell AC Blitz Varsity T&F

Craughwell AC Blitz Varsity T&F

On Saturday, the finals of the Intervarsity Track and field took place and we saw some absolutely incredible results from Craughwell AC Athletes.  Sinéad Treacy on her “one year down” finished her fantastic IUAA career for NUIG on a massive high with a superb victory in the 400m in a brilliant new Club Record time of 56.15, knocking a huge chunk off her 2021 mark!!  We are all so thrilled for and proud of Sinéad! Caron Ryan has had a…

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