Spectacular Success for U12/13s at Connachts!

Spectacular Success for U12/13s at Connachts!

Craughwell AC’s U12 group at the Connacht Indoors

The club’s U12s and U13s enjoyed spectacular success at day 1 of the Connacht Indoors last Saturday in Athlone with over 40 athletes taking and between them featuring on the podium 28 times throughout the day, the top performing club by a distance. Well done to the group and all their coaches!




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Ronnie’s U13s report

Craughwell u13s had a superb day in Athlone at the Connaught indoors with a total of 24 athletes taking part during the day.

Long jump – Keevagh Barry taking gold and Emma O Donavan making the 4th place qualifier for the Nationals. Emily Kinane and Megan Devane both had great days in the pit. Lauren Kilduff broke 3 times but no doubt will amend her run up and be back to her usual top 4 placing once again. Sean Hoade placed 2nd and Cian Brady placed 5th

60 meters sprint – Keevagh Barry winning gold with a massive PB and Claudia Fitzpatrick with an amazing run and PB to take 4th place national qualifier place. Emily Kinane, Ciara O Connor, Chloe Keane, Lauren Kilduff, Megan Devane all ran extremely well also. Cian Brady had an outstanding run to place 5th and picked up a new PB for his great effort

60-meter hurdles – Katelyn Walsh and Emily Kinane both had fine runs. Conor Penny took silver followed by Sean Hoade in 3rd. Declan O Connell had a great run and PB for his efforts

High Jump – Emma O Donavan won Gold and Chloe Keane finishing 3rd. Ciara O Connor also jumping very well. Conor Penny won Gold and Keelan Moorhead taking 4th to qualify for the nationals

600 meters – This in my opinion is an extremely hard event as the standard is so high to qualify. Emma O Donavan took bronze with an outstanding finish in the last 6om, which got the crowd going to say the least. Ciara o Connor had a great run and I believe a PB also. Keelan Moorhead got a PB and Declan O Connell ran their hearts out but only 3 to qualify and not their day.

Shot Put- Kiera Mernagh was our only athlete in the circle and as she said herself, “not my day”, but I have no doubt will keep training and working to get her just rewards in the coming years in the shot put.

1000 Walk – Lillian Walsh took Bronze, with a new PB to match!

Lastly were the relays. We fielded 3 teams for the girls and 2 for the boys

  • Chloe Keane, Ciara Mernagh, Kelly Hallinan and Lillian Walsh- team A
  • Emily Kinane, Katelyn Walsh, Megan Devane and Ciara O Connor – Team B
  • Lauren Kilduff, Keevagh Barry, Claudia Fitzpatrick and Emma O Donavan Team C- This team won Gold

With the boys relay teams

  • Jack Farrell, Declan O Connell, Stephen Ruane and Dara Sweeney – team A. Special mention to Stephen and Jack who were both sick and missed a lot of training came down to run with their team mates and not let them down. That’s respect and team work right there.
  • Conor Penny, Cian Brady, Sean Hoade and Keelan Moorhead – Team B. This team took Silver on the day.









Evan’s U12s report

An absolutely dominant weekend by Craughwell ACs U12 contingent. Our U12 team took home almost 40% of the medals on offer!! There were magnificent performances today from every single athlete. Here is a summary of all our athletes’ incredible achievements this weekend:


The boys Relay teams won both Gold medals and Bronze medals, ensuring that Craughwell AC is represented by two teams in the Nationals:

  • Gold: Jack Cahill, Eanna Morrissey, Oran Collins, Sam Casey and Stephen Joyce
  • Bronze: Stephen Joyce, Kai Watters, Tom Malone, Keelan Griffin and Ethan Stace

The girls not to be outdone by the boy went out and won the Silver medal:

  • Silver: Aeveen Kelly, Remy Alymer, Lauren Morgan and Rachel Warde

60m Sprints:

Gold – Jack Cahill
Bronze – Eanna Morrissey
Bronze: Rachel Warde

60m Hurdles:

Gold – Jack Cahill
Silver – Rachel Warde

Shot Put:
Gold – Oran Collins
Gold – Ava Doyle

Long Jump:
Gold – Sam Casey
Bronze – Eanna Morrissey
Gold – Lauren Morgan

High Jump:
Gold – Sam Casey
Silver: Gemma Cloonan
Silver: Ava Doyle


  • Stephen Joyce: Beat his 600m time by 4sec (1.54)
  • Aeveen Kelly: Beat her 600m time by 8 sec (2.01)
  • Claudia Coyle: Beat her 600m time by 5 sec (2.01)
  • Jack Cahill: Improved his High Jump by 5cm to jump 1.20
  • Beth Glynn: Set a new PB with a great 12.5 in the 60mH
  • Ethan Stace: Threw a new Shot Put PB with a toss of 6.27






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