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Timetable for U9-11 Nationals on Sat

25 June, 2015 - 11:54

The timetable for Saturday in Tullamore is at:-

http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events-timetable/Juveniles_CE_.pdf

Best of luck to all our participants! For directions to Tullamore,, see the menu option Home ... Directions ... To Tullamore on this website.

Timetables for the older ages in the following weeks are at:-

http://www.athleticsireland.ie/competition/fixtures/

Provisional Results of Christy Kennedy Sports 2015

25 June, 2015 - 08:09

Well done to all of the schools who participated yesterday in the Christy Kennedy Sports. We had our largest partipipation ever with 10 teams from 7 schools taking part. I am attaching the provisional results to this article and will update tonight with individual names. There were some fantastic performances throughout the day and some very close finishes.

End of Term Time Trial Results

23 June, 2015 - 18:30

End of Term Time Trial Results are in!  Well done to all who took part.  

A special thank you to all of the Fit for Life Leaders; Geraldine Farrelly, Katie Gorman, Steven Carty, Noel Gorman, Niamh Flavin, Patrick Cosgrove, Keith Devane, James Diviney, Betty Coleman and Edel Kavanagh.  Your time and effort is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you to John O'Connor for another set of great photos.

Time Trial Results

Galway Junior/Senior/Master T&F

22 June, 2015 - 23:04

The 2015 County Galway Junior/Senior/Masters Track and Field Championships is on tonmorrow night (Tuesday) and next Sunday 28th in Dangan. U17s, 18s, 19s and 20s are all in the junior category for this event. Its an ideal opportunity for a good runout before the upcoming National Juvenile, Junior and U23 track and field; and also for senior and masters athletes who may not get the opportunity to compete on the track all that often. 

Read on for entry information and timetable.

 

Athletics Summer Camps July & Aug 2015!

22 June, 2015 - 12:08

This year our athletics summer camps are being coordinated and ran by our international senior high jumper Cathriona Farrell. Click on the image below for the application form and don't miss out on the opportunity to attend one of the best camps in Ireland with plenty of fun and expert tuition in the various athletics disciplines!

End of Term Fit For Life 5k Time Trial

17 June, 2015 - 12:49

The end of term Fit For Life Time Trial will take place this Saturday 20th June at 9.30. Registration will take place i in St. Michaels Hall from 9.00 am.

All club members welcome to take part.  There will be a small reception after the time trial in the hall to present this terms graduates with their certificates. 

Well done to all who completed the 10 weeks. 

Fit For Life will recommence in early September.  Keep an eye on the website and Craughwell AC Facebook page for updates.

Happy running this summer!

 

More Superb Action at Connacht T&F Day 2

15 June, 2015 - 07:31

Some of the large group of Craughwell AC athletes
at the Connacht Championshps in Claremorris

Another busy day of athletics in Claremorris and another highly successful day for the club with many superb highlights throughout the day and athletes taking home a huge haul of 31 Connacht titles, 21 silver and 9 bronze medals. Most notable performance on this occasion was in the jumps where Jerry Keary leaped a massive 1.81m in the U16 Boys high jump to set a new senior club record for the event, just eclipsing the 1.80m best set by Tomas Keehan a number of years ago.

There was some fantastic jumping from the girls also, with Lorraine Delaney claiming a new PB of 1.54m to take the U16 girls title and Leanagh Gilligan doing likewise in the U14 girls with a massive leap of 1.51m.

The long jumpers were not to be out done either with some fantastic jumping and many Connacht titles, particularly from Aidan Conneely (6.01m, U19 Boys), Matthew McKernan (5.99m, U18 Boys) and Daniel Callanan-Forde (5.97m, U16 Boys). There were impressive performances also from the girls, in particular the U16s who took places 1-4 in their event with Lorraine Delaney claiming the title with 4.70m a fraction ahead of Laura Cunningham on 4.65m. The haul of long jump medals keeps the club at the helm of Connacht long jumping with 10 Connacht titles over the 2 days of Connacht championships and 11 other podium finishes.

There were plenty of fine performances on the track also, in particular in the U13 boys where 4 of the top 5 places went to the club, U13 60m where Shaun Gilligan won the title, U14 200m where Freya Bohan and Mia Waters both featured in the top 4, U15 100m where Siona Lawless and Alison Leahy placed 1st and 4th, and U19 sprints where Sinead Treacy took home both 100m and 200m Connacht titles.

More Superb Action at Connacht T&F Day 2

15 June, 2015 - 07:31

Some of the large group of Craughwell AC athletes
at the Connacht Championshps in Claremorris

Another busy day of athletics in Claremorris and another highly successful day for the club with many superb highlights throughout the day, most notably on this occasion in the jumps where Jerry Keary leaped a massive 1.81m in the U16 Boys high jump to set a new senior club record for the event, just eclipsing the 1.80m best set by Tomas Keehan a number of years ago.

There was some fantastic jumping from the girls also, with Lorraine Delaney claiming a new PB of 1.54m to take the U16 girls title and Leanagh Gilligan doing likewise in the U14 girls with a massive leap of 1.51m.

The long jumpers were not to be out done either with some fantastic jumping and many Connacht titles, particularly from Aidan Conneely (6.01m, U19 Boys), Matthew McKernan (5.99m, U18 Boys) and Daniel Callanan-Forde (5.97m, U16 Boys). There were impressive performances also from the girls, in particular the U16s who took places 1-4 in their event with Lorraine Delaney claiming the title with 4.70m a fraction ahead of Laura Cunningham on 4.65m. The haul of long jump medals keeps the club at the helm of Connacht long jumping with 10 Connacht titles over the 2 days of Connacht championships and 11 other podium finishes.

There were plenty of fine performances on the track also, in particular in the U13 boys where 4 of the top 5 places went to the club, U13 60m where Shaun Gilligan won the title, U14 200m where Freya Bohan and Mia Waters both featured in the top 4, U15 100m where Siona Lawless and Alison Leahy placed 1st and 4th, and U19 sprints where Sinead Treacy took home both 100m and 200m Connacht titles.

Forest Marathon Portumna 2015

14 June, 2015 - 11:37

Saturday 13th of June was a day of firsts for many of our Craughwell AC members in the Forest Marathon in Portumna. Noreena Murray Morrissey set out at 7.00am to complete her first 50k in a fantastic time of 05:07. Norenna an experienced marathoner made her first attempt at this distance and took it in her stride, looking in control throughout. Well done Norenna on a fantastic achievement. Louise O’Rourke put in a stunning performance in the 100k. Louise recently completed a 50 mile race so felt ready to step up to the 100k distance. Paced to perfection and looking in control at all times Louise crossed the line in 13:24. More to come from Louise and Norenna over these Ultra distances.

Noreena Murray Morrisey 50k Forest Marathon Portumna 2015

Craughwells biggest field was in the half Marathon which consisted of a long run in from the gate, and four loops of the park. Led out by John Fitzpatrick the loops were quickly picked off with a stronger field participating than in previous years. John placed 5th overall with a PB of 01:29, closely followed by Tony Nevin in 01:33.

Forest Marathon Portumna 2015

14 June, 2015 - 11:37

Saturday 13th of June was a day of firsts for many of our Craughwell AC members in the Forest Marathon in Portumna. Noreena Murray Morrissey set out at 7.00am to complete her first 50k in a fantastic time of 05:07. Norenna an experienced marathoner made her first attempt at this distance and took it in her stride, looking in control throughout. Well done Norenna on a fantastic achievement. Louise O’Rourke put in a stunning performance in the 100k. Louise recently completed a 50 mile race so felt ready to step up to the 100k distance. Paced to perfection and looking in control at all times Louise crossed the line in 13:24. More to come from Louise and Norenna over these Ultra distances.

Noreena Murray Morrisey 50k Forest Marathon Portumna 2015

Craughwells biggest field was in the half Marathon which consisted of a long run in from the gate, and four loops of the park. Led out by John Fitzpatrick the loops were quickly picked off with a stronger field participating than in previous years. John placed 5th overall with a PB of 01:29, closely followed by Tony Nevin in 01:33.

Save The Date - Summer BBQ Night

12 June, 2015 - 18:03
The Craughwell AC Senior Club Big Summer BBQ Night

Join us on the 18th July from 8.00 till late for the Craughwell AC Summer BBQ in Cheevers Bar Craughwell.
All members, family, friends, associates, and community welcome.  There will be a presentation on the night on the new vision and action plan for the Senior club by our Chairman Keith Devane.

Tickets are €10 per person and will be available from all Senior club committee members and at training sessions from mid June.

Please like and share this event on our Facebook page

Order of Events for Connacht Day 2

11 June, 2015 - 01:18

The order of events for Saturday's Connacht Championships in Claremorris is as follows:-

ConnachtDay2OrderOfEvents.pdf

If guessing times, please note that the order of events may change from what is posted here so please arrive well ahead of time.

Craughwell AC Hits the Streets of Galway

10 June, 2015 - 21:01

Craughwell AC's at the 2014 Streets of Galway (Photo J O'Connor)

Craughwell AC Hits the Streets of Galway
Entries opened for the one of the best local races around this week which must mean the summer has finally arrived! We are making this Galway City Harriers 8k race which winds through the streets of Galway our club target race for summer 2015. A training plan has been devised which has been specifically tailored to get all our members across the line on August 8th with the hope of a few PB’s along the way. The plan has options for 3/4/5 days running with a range of mileage for each run so individuals can choose how best to fit it into to their schedule.

Download the training plan here: Craughwell AC Streets of Galway Training Plan 2015

There will be two structured training sessions each week. Wednesdays will focus on Tempo intervals on the road meeting at the track at 7.00 for a full brief of what the session will entail. Fridays will be a dedicated track session from 8-9.

For anyone who feels that the this plan does not suit them but would like to run the Streets of Galway there are two 8k plans available here which are a good starting point. If you have any questions in relation to this or any matter please contact us through the Facebook page.

Happy running and hopefully we will see lots of our Craughwell AC members take to the streets on the 8th August.

Online entry can be found here

Craughwell AC Hits the Streets of Galway

10 June, 2015 - 21:01

Craughwell AC's at the 2014 Streets of Galway (Photo J O'Connor)

Craughwell AC Hits the Streets of Galway

Entries opened for the one of the best local races around this week which must mean the summer has finally arrived! We are making this Galway City Harriers 8k race which winds through the streets of Galway our club target race for summer 2015. A training plan has been devised which has been specifically tailored to get all our members across the line on August 8th with the hope of a few PB’s along the way. The plan has options for 3/4/5 days running with a range of mileage for each run so individuals can choose how best to fit it into to their schedule.

 Download the training plan here: Craughwell AC Streets of Galway Training Plan 2015


There will be two structured training sessions each week. Wednesdays will focus on Tempo intervals on the road meeting at the track at 7.00 for a full brief of what the session will entail. Fridays will be a dedicated track session from 8-9.


For anyone who feels that the this plan does not suit them but would like to run the Streets of Galway there are two 8k plans available here which are a good starting point. If you have any questions in relation to this or any matter please contact us through the Facebook page.


Happy running and hopefully we will see lots of our Craughwell AC members take to the streets on the 8th August.


Online entry can be found here

Craughwell Champions of Connacht!

8 June, 2015 - 10:03

Craughwell AC's U11 Squad at the Connacht Championships in Claremorris

Yet another brilliant day of athletics from the club on yet another day of challenging weather conditions. The day kicked off with the relays where the club had some outstanding performances taking all 4 Connacht titles in the boys races and bronze in the U9, U10 and U11 girls relays and 4th place in the U12 girls relay. Huge achievements all around! Full details of our performances are below. Well done to everyone!!

Hats off to Claremorris AC on their fine facilities – something that our parents and athletes know we are aspiring to ourselves on our new field in Craughwell. Before you read on I just want to take a brief opportunity to highlight our efforts in this regard and the need for your support. We hope to receive significant grant aid to construct our own tartan sprint lanes and additional long jump facilities this year but need to fund-raise €40,000 to accompany the grant and loans. Please support our GWR relay challenge by raising €100 per family – this will bring in most of what we need. We are trying to maximise the funds raised during June and will be holding the relay in September. If you don’t already have a sponsorship card, please ask any coach or contact myself at 087 6591879 or tobinm1@yahoo.com. Please bring your completed sponsorship cards up to training as early as possible and give to your age group coordinator, thanks!!

World Record Relay Attempt Update

5 June, 2015 - 07:31

Our Guinness World Record relay attempt has become a bigger event and is evolving into a health-themed day for all ages with a focus on mental and physical health, while at the same time the 12-hour relay world record attempt will be running throughout the day. If you are involved in a charity or business with a mental or physical health focus and would like to attend with information on the day, please contact Tracy at  087 8810737.

Because of the expansion in scope, we are pushing out the date to September when the schools are back to give us more time to pull everything together. The new date is the last Sunday of September – Sept 27th September. Mark it in your diaries!

The associated fund-raising campaign will continue in earnest in the meantime and we will be upping the focus on this in June and early July and again in September.

We are currently at €2000 of a fund-raising target of €40000 for the development of our new facility. If you haven’t already received a sponsorship card from the coaches, please ask. With over 300 families in the club if everyone was to fill a card with 20 lines of €5 each, this will bring in a massive €30,000.

This plus donations, clothes recycling etc will get us over the line. And remember people can sponsor a square metre of ground for €20. We are in the process of getting a large billboard map of the field printed which will show your sponsored metres.

Please text Michael at 087 6591879 with whatever amount you have currently raised on your sponsorship cards so that I can post a regular update on the thermometer on the website. Thanks for the support and lets ramp-up the efforts to hopefully deliver our tartan sprint lanes later this year.

World Record Relay Attempt Update

5 June, 2015 - 07:31

Our Guinness World Record relay attempt has become a bigger event and is evolving into a health-themed day for all ages with a focus on mental and physical health, while at the same time the 12-hour relay world record attempt will be running throughout the da. If you are involved in a charity or business with a mental or physical health focus and would like to attend with information on the day, please contact Tracy at  087 8810737.

Because of the expansion in scope, we are pushing out the date to September when the schools are back to give us more time to pull everything together. The new date is the last Sunday of September – Sept 27th September. Mark it in your diaries!

The associated fund-raising campaign will continue in earnest in the meantime and we will be upping the focus on this in June and early July and again in September.

We are currently at €2000 of a fund-raising target of €40000 for the development of our new facility. If you haven’t already received a sponsorship card from the coaches, please ask. With over 300 families in the club if everyone was to fill a card with 20 lines of €5 each, this will bring in a massive €30,000.

This plus donations, clothes recycling etc will get us over the line. And remember people can sponsor a square metre of ground for €20. We are in the process of getting a large billboard map of the field printed which will show your sponsored metres.

Please text Michael at 087 6591879 with whatever amount you have currently raised on your sponsorship cards so that I can post a regular update on the thermometer on the website. Thanks for the support and lets ramp-up the efforts to hopefully deliver our tartan sprint lanes later this year.

Frozen, wet but happy at the Community Games!

3 June, 2015 - 00:58

Galway Community Games Champions
Mia Waters (80m Hurdles) and Eva Kelly (Shot Putt)

The annual pilgrimage to Ballindereen for the finals of the Galway Community Games took place as normal in its ancestral home at the weekend. While some may say the numbers are dwindling in the Community Games, it ain’t that way in Craughwell with 47 athletes taking part over the 3 days of competition and it’s as hard as ever to get through to National finals.

The finals kicked off with the jumps and discus taking place in Dangan last Thursday where Leanagh Gilligan won a scintillating U14 Girls Long Jump competition with a winning jump of 4.61m, 7cm clear of Athenry’s Zoe Moore. Leanagh’s cousin Caoimhe made it a memorable day for the Gilligan clan when leaping 4 metres to take the bronze medal in the same event. In the U16 high jump, Clarinbridge’s Lorraine Delaney took the Galway title with a fine leap of 1.45m while Craughwell’s Laura Cunningham took the U16 girls triple jump title. In the U16 discus, Emma Urquhart continued the winning ways for Craughwell when taking the gold with a throw of 15.20m while Micheál McFadden took silver in the U16 Boys event with a throw of 12.80m.

Electric Performances at Irish Schools T&F

2 June, 2015 - 22:25

Presentation College Athenry Senior Boys 4x100m Relay Team
Bronze Medallists at the Irish Schools Track & Field 2015
Cillian Dolan, Cillian Greene, Conor Duggan, Evan Quirke

On Saturday last, the cream of Irish juvenile athletics faced each other in the Irish Schools Track & Field in Tullamore. With 30 athletes from the club having qualified from the Connacht finals, it was the club’s highest participation ever in these finals. These finals are widely considered the highest standard of juvenile athletics in the country and so it was to be on Saturday with many fine performances.

The highlights of the day were the bronze medal for the Pres Athenry Senior Boys 4x100m team (Evan Quirke, Conor Duggan, Cillian Dolan, Cillian Greene), a splendid run in windy conditions by Jamie Fallon (Calasanctius) to take the bronze medal in the Senior Boys 5000m in a time of 15:32.69 and yet another blistering performance by Sineád Treacy (St Raphaels) to take the bronze medal in the Senior Girls 200m in a time of 24.85, having earlier raced to 4th in the 100m in a time of 12.20.

Champion Performances at Primary Schools Finals

2 June, 2015 - 07:55

Clarinbridge NS Athletics Squad at the Galway County Sports 2015

Craughwell NS enjoyed its best year ever at the Galway City Sports last Wednesday with 6 individual medals and 4 sets of relay medals despite absolutely horrible weather conditions when it rained incessantly for the duration of the event.

The weather conditions were in stark contrast to those a day earlier when the County Sports took place at the same Dangan venue on one of the hottest days of the year so far. The event saw Clarinbridge NS take 6 individual medals with Siobhan Carr taking gold in the U9 Girls 400m, Eddie Sillke silver in the U9 Boys 400m, Saoirse Moore bronze in the U11 Girls 500m, Sean Fox silver in the U11 80m, Eve Ayo silver in the U11 Girls 80m and Cian Lavan bronze in the U11 Boys 500m. Lisheenkyle’s Ellie Cronin took silver in the U13 Girls 800m while Killeeneen NS also had a fine day with 4 individual medals and a silver and a bronze in the relays.

A day later, it was 10 degrees colder with hours of rain for the City Sports. Craughwell NS have always competed in the City Sports as its relatively new companion the County Sports was only introduced 2 years ago. The sprints kicked off the day at the City Sports where Craughwell’s Mia Waters and Shaun Gilligan both battled their way through the heats and finals to take the bronze medal in the U13 Girls and U13 Boys 100m. Oranmore’s Caoilfhionn O’Donoghue also had a fine run in the U13 100m where she took the silver medal.

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