Stars Shine at Galway Indoors 2024

Stars Shine at Galway Indoors 2024

One of the busiest weekends in the Athletics PRO’s Calendar took place this week in Athlone as thousands of happy athletes competed for glory in the comfort of the always-spectacular Athlone Indoor Arena. Every time you walk into the stadium in Athlone I have to pinch myself to believe that this world-class facility actually exists within such a short drive. Ireland will forever be in the debt of the visionary Ciarán Ó Catháin and all others involved in this amazing…

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Shauna’s Dubai Adventure: Sharjah International

Shauna’s Dubai Adventure: Sharjah International

Shauna is in Dubai for 3 weeks of training and competition, accompanied by her Dad Loic. Trips like this are a huge commitment but are necessary to get the levels of competition and experience needed to secure the entry standards to the big competitions later this year. After a first week of training and acclimatisation, it was time for the first meeting, the Sharjah WPA International Open from the 4th to the 6th of February. It was a very windy…

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Records Fall In National League Final

Records Fall In National League Final

Craughwell AC were missing some big hitters but still fielded a strong (mostly) young men’s team for the finals of the National League 2024 in Athlone Indoor Arena. The team finished 6th in the country overall and smashed several club records, including Pole Vault, 4x400m, Hurdles and Shot Put. Justin Lane got one of the roars of the day with his Club record and personal best of 2.40 in the Pole Vault – showing life can begin at 50! See…

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Penney Gold leads Strong U20/23 Indoor Showing

Penney Gold leads Strong U20/23 Indoor Showing

It was good weather to go indoors on Saturday at the National U20/U23 Championships took place in Athlone Indoor Arena today. U20 Men 1500m Indoor: 22. Mathys Bocquet (4:13.59) U20 Men 1500m Indoor: 24. Luke O’Sullivan (4:14.32) U23 Women 1500m Indoor: 11. Helena O’Keeffe (5:05.96) U20 Men 200m Sprint Indoor: 9. Toyosi George (23.58) U20 Women 200m Sprint Indoor: 9. Lauren Kilduff (25.42) U20 Men 60m Hurdles Indoor (0.991m): 0. Conor Penney (DQ) U20 Men 60m Sprint Indoor: 18. Toyosi…

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Penney Breaks Two Metres in League Day 2

Penney Breaks Two Metres in League Day 2

The National League continued today in Athlone in force. The performance of the day came from Conor Penney who sailed over 2m on his second attempt after just grazing it the first time. Conor was in exceptional form in his first competition in nearly 9 months after missing all of the outdoor season last year from injury. Conor decided to stop jumping after clearing 2m so he finished the day on a high. He won the competition when he cleared…

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Great Team Spirit in National League

Great Team Spirit in National League

Despite having many of our top athletes being away on training camps in Portugal and Kenya, and top coach Mike Tobin away in New Zealand, we still managed to field decent male and female league teams for day 1 of the Indoor league. The national league is a team competition where clubs compete over a range of disciplines and has been a good developmental competition for the club over the decades – basically it’s great craic! The indoor variant of…

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Podiums Galore on the Christmas Roads

Podiums Galore on the Christmas Roads

There was some fabulous running over the Christmas on the roads of Galway by Craughwell AC Athletes. The biggest Winter races in the West are the massive Fields of Athenry on St.Stephen’s day and the Resolution Run 5km on New Years Day in Galway city and each featured two different Craughwell AC men on the podium. The fields of Athenry saw a battle of Craughwell’s two Novices Silver medallists: William Fitzgerald who won Silver this year and Jamie Fallon who…

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Craughwell AC Win National Novices 2023!!

Craughwell AC Win National Novices 2023!!

William Fitzgerald did the business in Navan today with an incredible Silver-medal winning individual performance to lead his club to an historic national title. This is the first time in the 117 year history of the event that it has been won by a Galway Club!!! The 6km Novices Cross Country is one of the biggest races on the domestic cross country calendar with a huge entry and is a fantastic proving ground for upcoming senior talent. To put the…

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Declan Wins in Gowran Mudfest

Declan Wins in Gowran Mudfest

Sunday was a big day on the Athletics Calendar with the All Ireland Even Ages and Senior Cross Country in Kilkenny and the Schools Multi-Events All-Ireland in Athlone. The Course Stole the Shoe as Declan shines! It was all eyes on Gowran, Co.Kilkenny on Sunday for the National Even Ages and Senior Cross Country.  After the heavy rain of recent weeks, the signs weren’t good for the footing and it was confirmed when we got there.  Luckily the rain stayed…

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Students Shine at IUAA Road Relays 2023

Students Shine at IUAA Road Relays 2023

The picturesque grounds of the historic Maynooth University were once again host to the Irish University Association’s road relay championships.  This is a competition in which the best of the domestic talent around the country do battle running laps of a circuit which is a little over 1 mile.  The weather was bright and the colours couldn’t have looked more autumnal. For full results, check out here or the fairly ancient looking but absolutely amazing iuaa.org! The men’s race featured…

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