Round 2 of National League
Craughwell AC were represented in large numbers on the County Galway women’s team that contested round 2 of the Premier Division of the National League in Athlone recently – providing half of the 18-strong squad and in the process helping Galway qualify for the National League final in August.
Maeve Curley and Cathriona Farrell got the Galway team off to an excellent start with victories in the 1500m race walk in a time of 6.45.42 and in the high jump with a leap of 1.65m in windy conditions. Sarah Finnegan took 3rd place in the 100m hurdles in a time of 16.56, 4th place in the triple jump with 10.07 and 6th place in the 200m in 28.68; Sineád Gaffney and Linda Porter finished 2nd and 4th in the 800m in times of 2.31.70 and 2.35.68, with Sineád also running the fastest split of 64 seconds on the Galway team in the 4x400m relay; Rachel Finnegan finished 3rd in the 400m hurdles in 71.09 and helped the Galway 4x400m relay team take 3rd place in a time of 4.24.89; Ashley McDonnell finished 4th in the long jump with 4.91m and 8th in the shot with 5.44m; Maireád McCan took 5th place in the long jump with 4.87m and anchored the 4x100m relay team to 5th place in a time of 53.65; and Mellissa Mullins finished 3rd in the triple jump with 10.30m.
The National League final takes place on Saturday 20th August in Tullamore, with some of Craughwell AC's younger members of the team ruled out of contention for places as it clashes with the National finals of the Community Games where the Craughwell U16 girls and boys relay teams will be in action.