Ben Garrard and Gavin Cooney
Galway U19 and Senior 800m Champions 2017
There was a massive turnout of athletes from the club at the first day of the Galway Track & Field where the U13 to Senior age groups were taking part. A big congratulations to Tuam AC on hosting a well-organised event with a very busy schedule. Provisional results of the track races are online here … huge credit to Athenry’s Iain Shaw for putting all that together with the electronic timing.
While official results have not yet been issued, I think I have captured most of the Craughwell medal winners below. There were impressive performances in the Senior 800m races where both Sinead Gaffney and Gavin Cooney claimed the Galway senior titles in blustery conditions which make it racing conditions difficult on the track. Sinead added a silver in the 1500m, her first time over that distance in a decent time of 5:22. Ben Garrard was also impressive when taking the Galway 800m title in 2:08 and teamed up with Gavin Cooney, Louis Molloy and John Cormican to take the Galway senior crown in the 4x100m.
Aoife Walsh triple silver and Laura Cunningham triple gold
in the high jump, long jump and triple jump at the Galway Track & Field 2017
Laura Cunningham took a hattrick of individual Galway titles in the jumps, winning the high jump, long jump and triple jump with Aoife Walsh close on her heels with silver in each of the same 3 events. Both Laura and Aoife combined with Arlene Earls and Siona Lawless to claim the Galway title in the U18/19 girls 4x100m. There were many more fine performances by athletes from the club including an exceptional time from the U15 girls when winning the U15 4x100m and an exceptional throw from Liam McDonagh to take the Galwau U14 javelin title. Details of the medal winners are below. Let me know if any inaccuracies and I will correct as the official results have not yet being published.
Senior Women 800m 1 Sinead Gaffney (2:31.65); 1500m 2 Sinead Gaffney (5:22.90); Senior Men 100m 3 John Cormican (12.55); 800m 1 Gavin Cooney (2:12.49); 4x100m 1 Craughwell A.C. (48.58) Louis Molloy, Gavin Cooney, Ben Garrard, John Cormican.
U18/U19 Girls High Jump 1 Laura Cunningham, 2 Aoife Walshe; Long Jump 1 Laura Cunningham, 2 Aoife Walshe; 3 Nessa Schukat; Triple Jump 1 Laura Cunningham, 2 Aoife Walshe; 800m 2 Arlene Earls (2:42.35); U18 Girls 4x100m 1 Craughwell (54.05) Aoife Walshe, Siona Lawless, Arlene Earls, Laura Cunningham, Shauna Tobin; U18/19 Boys Long Jump 2 Ben Garrard, 3 Louis Molloy; High Jump 1 Jerry Keary; 400m 1 Ben Garrard (53.61); 800m 1 Ben Garrard (2:08.43).
U16/17 Girls Long Jump 1 Leanagh Gilligan, 3 Eva Whyte; Triple Jump 1 Eva Whyte; Shot Putt 1 Chloe Casey; 100m 2 Siona Lawless (14.40); 800m 3 Ailbhe Miskella (2:45.55); 1500m 1 Ciara Sheppard (5:49.60); U16 Girls 4x100m 2 Craughwell A.C. (54.96) Ava Power, Freya Bohan, Leanagh Gilligan, Chloe Casey; U16/U17 Boys High Jump 1 Ryan Gallagher; 250mH 1 Ryan Gallagher (38.68), 2 Kyle Moorhead (44.45); 800m 3 Kyle Moorhead (2:24.70); 1500m 1 Finbarr McFadden (4:41.83).
U15 Girls High Jump 1 Ellie Cronin, 3 Lauren McNally; Long Jump 2 Aine Kelly, 3 Ava Finn; Javelin 1 Lauren Mc Nally, 2 Edel Farrelly; Discus 1 Annie deHora; Hammer 1 Annie deHora; 80mH 3 Aine Kelly (14.91); 250mH 1 Ellie Cronin, 3 Alisha Larkin; 100m 1 Chloe Farragher (13.80), 2 Alisha Larkin (13.95), 3 Ailbhe Folan (14.05); 200m 1 Ava Finn (29.66), 2 Emma Jane Moran (30.41); 1500m 2 Triona Furey (5:57.03); 4x100m 1 Craughwell A.C. ‘A’ (53.34) Chloe Farragher, Ava Finn, Alisha Larkin, Ornaith Coen, Ailbhe Folan, 2 Craughwell A.C. ‘B’ (54.89) Aoife Kelly, Ailbhe Folan, Emma Jane Moran, Aine Kelly, Ciara Hughes; U15 Boys High Jump 1 Paschal Walsh, 2 James Furey; Long Jump 1 Paschal Walsh, 2 Ludaigh Morgan; Triple Jump 1 Conor Trehy, 2 Lewis Ryan; Javelin 1 Conor Trehy, 2 James Furey; 80mH 1 Jack Fitzgerald (17.05); 250mH 1 James Furey (44.31), 2 Jack Fitzgerald (48.93); 100m 1 Paschal Walsh (13.68), 2 Lughaidh Morgan (13.82), 3 Shaun Gilligan (13.83); 200m 1 Lughaidh Morgan (28.61); 800m 1 Sean Cotter (2:26.23); 1500m 1 Sean Cotter (5:01.76); 4x100m 1 Craughwell A.C. ‘A’ (53.98) Shaun Gilligan, Paschal Walsh, Robert Urquhart, Ludaigh Morgan, Conor Trehy , 2 Craughwell A.C. ‘B’ (59.69) Lewis Ryan, Jack Fitzgerald, James Furey, Ross Mc Guinness, Noah Keane.
Finbarr McFadden, Sean Cottter, Kyle Moorhead at the Galway Track & Field Championships
U14 Girls High Jump 1 Saoirse Pearse, 3 Siena Greaney; Long Jump 2 Rebecca Lynch; Shot Putt 3 Hannah Hynes; Javelin 1 Rebecca Lynch, 2 Leah Farrelly; Discus 1 Oliwia Koman, 2 Hannah Hynes, 3 Leah Farrelly; Hammer 1 Hannah Hynes, 2 Leah Farrelly; 1500m 2 Aoibhinn Keane (6:03.18); U14 Boys High Jump 1 Lukas Schukat, 2 Conor Hoade, 3 Ben Brady; Long Jump 1 Lukas Schukat, 3 Conor Hoade; Shot Putt 1 Rian Kearney, 3 Oisin Keane; Javelin 1 Liam McDonagh, 2 Robert Urquhart, 3 Oisin Keane; Discus 2 Liam McDonagh, 3 Oisin Keane; Hammer 1 Liam McDonagh, 2 David O’Donoghue; 75mH 1 Conor Hoade (13.23), 3 Robert Urquhart (13.78); 200m 3 Rian Kearney (28.57); 800m 3 Ross McGuinness (2:32.95); 1500m 2 Ross McGuinness (5:13.16); 4x100m Craughwell A.C. (56.26) Kieran O’Connor, Lukas Schukat, Conor Hoade, Rian Kearney.
Silver Medallist in the U15 Javelin at the Galway Track & Field
U13 Girls High Jump 1 Siofra Davis; Long Jump 2 Jade Moorhead, 3 Sarah Byrne; Shot Putt 2 Aoibhe Fahy, 3 Rosemary Maduka; Javelin 1 Aoibhe Fahy, 2 Mairead Tucker, 3 Millie Geraghty; 80m 3 Fauve Aylmer (12.49); 4x100m 3 Craughwell (1:01.60) Erin Kelly, Jade Moorhead, Clodagh O’Meara, Fauve Aylmer, Mairead Tucker; U13 Boys High Jump 1 Evan Hallinan, 2 Cian Lavan, 3 Odhran Gilligan; Long Jump 1 Evan Hallinan, 2 Odhran Gilligan, 3 Cian Lavan; Shot Putt 2 Calvin Ryan; Javelin 2 Kenneth O’Connor, 3 Michael Woods; 60mh 1 Evan Hallinan, 2 Cian Lavan, 3 Odhran Gilligan; 4x100m 1 Craughwell ‘A’ (58.44) Ryan McDonnell, Evan Hallinan, Odhran Gilligan, Cian Lavan; 2 Craughwell ‘B’ (1:02.90) Aaron Flynn, Calvin Ryan, Conor Gilligan, Evan Moran.
Craughwell AC’s U13 Girls 4x100m Relay
Bronze Medallists at the Galway Track & Field Championships
Ciara Sheppard, Galway U17 1500m Champion 2017