The club had another wonderful trip to Scotland last weekend where U13s, U15s and U20s were taking part following on from the U17s event in Glasgow a few weeks ago.
15 athletes made the journey on this occasion with many fine performances and personal bests.
Ava Finn was the star performer where she leaped to a huge 4.36m in the U13 girls long jump to take the bronze medal and indeed only that she had to alternate between high jump and long jump as the events overlapped, Ava would also have taken a medal in high jump but had to settle for 4th place with a best of 1.31m.
Conor Duggan was unlucky to miss out on a podium place in the sprints where he placed 4th in the U20 200m final with a best of 22.65 from the earlier heats and 5th in the U20 60m final in a time of 7.27.
Ryan Gallagher has a huge performance in the U15 Boys high jump where he placed 4th with a 1.57m jump, only losing out on a bronze medal on count-back of knocked bars and having earlier placed 6th in the 300m with a time 41.87.
Sean Connaughton had fine runs in the heats and semis of the U15 Boys 200m winning his heat and placing 2nd in the semi with a time of 25.34 but unfortunately had to withdraw from the final due to illness.
Aisling Keady recorded a string of big jumps in the U20 Long Jump with a best of 4.97m yielding 8th place while in her track debut for the 200m Aisling ran a blistering 27.48 to make it to the semi-finals placing 17th overall. Ellie Cronin had a fantastic series of jumps in the U15 high jump to place 8th with a best of 1.43m. Michelle Duggan had some fine performances with a best of 26.73 in the semi-finals of the U20 200m to take 9th place overall and placing 15th overall in the U20 60m semis with a best of 8.31 from the heats.
Aoife Greene and Grainne McDaid raced to times of 2.39.01 and 2.40.27 in the heats of the U20 Women’s 800m. Freya Bohan made it to the semi-finals of the U15 60m and 200m with impressive times of 8.57 and 28.05. Ciaran Connaughton took 10th place in the U15 long jump with a best of 4.61m., while Leanagh Gilligan placed 12th in the U15 girls’ long jump with a best of 4.57m, unlucky to lose 30 or 40cm on that jump when taking off from behind the jump board. The Noonan triplets had impressive runs in the middle distance races with Sean posting a time of 5.03.47 in the heats of the U15 1500m, Catherine running 5.35.80 in the final of the girls 1500m and Patrick racing to a strong 2.27.68 in the heats of the boys 800m.
Aisling Keady and Grainne McDaid with the fabulous Emirates Arena in the background
Freya Bohan and Ellie Cronin enjoying the sights in Glasgow
Craughwell AC’s U20s pictured at the Scottish Indoor Championships 2016
Aisling Keady, Aoife Greene, Michelle Duggan and Grainne McDaid