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Maeve Curley marks return with National Bronze!

7 hours 31 min ago

Maeve Curley, bronze medallist in the National Senior 3k race walk
at the new National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown Dublin

Massive congratulations to Maeve Curley on winning the bronze medal in yesterday's National Senior 3k race walk at the National Indoor Championships in Abbotstown. Maeve was one of the most successful juvenile athletes in the club winning many National medals in race walk and representing Ireland on a number of occasions. The last couple of years have been relatively quiet for Maeve on the competitve front, wth a year out of the sport in 2016 and intermittent injuries in 2014/15 although Maeve still competed at a high level winning silver in the National senior championships in 2015 and indoor and outdoor Universities track & field titles in 2015.

So its wonderful to see Maeve back competing and achieving at the highest level of senior competition in Ireland. Maeve placed 3rd in a time of 14.18.26 just 12 seconds off the pace of the top 2 - former world youth champion Kate Veale of West Waterford and Farranfore's Emma Prendiville. Maeve's podium place follows a similar placing a week earlier in the Universities Track & Field finals where she won bronze in the 1500m race walk in a time of 6.45.14.

Well done Maeve! And well done also to Ballinasloe's Veronica Burke who placed 4th in the same race in a close finish.


Statistics from Scotland

17 February, 2017 - 18:20

In the beginning - Glasgow 2008

I have updated a roll of honour of medallists in the Scottish Indoor Track & Field:-

Some interesting snippets:-

  • We have won a total of 17 medals in these championships - 12 jumps and 5 track

  • Jerry Keary becomes the first person from the club to win medals on 2 different trips to Scotland

  • Evan Hallinan becomes the first boy from the club to win 2 medals on same trip

  • 5 of the medals were won in the U13 grade

  • 4 of the medals in the U14/15 grade

  • 5 of the medals in the U16/17 grade

  • 3 of the medals in the U18/20 grade

Our Lotto Jackpot Hits €9500!!

17 February, 2017 - 12:49

Our Lotto jackpot, in association with Croi, hits €9500 this week. If you are not in, you can't win.

So if you want to give your heart an extra flutter, click on the picture across to get to the webpage for entering the Lotto.

And in the process raise much needed funds for our athletics facility development and for the great work that Croi does in fighting heart and stroke disease.

If you subscribed last year, have a quick check of whether you auto-renewed or not as the period for which you subscribed may be up.

Program for Connacht Indoors 25/26 Feb 2017

17 February, 2017 - 12:39

The provisional program for the Connacht Indoors is available at the following links:-

Note that its not possible to guess times of individual events until the list of entries is published. So for example ithe first long jump is at 10am on Saturday. If there are 20 participants, it will take approx an hour. If there are 40 participants, it will take approx 2 hours. I will update this page with some guesswork if the entry list is published beforehand.

Craughwell AC U13s Dominate AIT Grand Prix!

16 February, 2017 - 00:24

The victorious Craughwell AC U13 4x200m relay teams with team managers Helen Hallinan and Mairead Lavan

On a marvellous night of athletics at the AIT Grand Prix, the cool calm and clinical Craughwell U13 relays stole the show in the opening events of the night when winning both relays with an exquisite display of sprinting and baton changing from all members of the 2 teams.

The girls were on the track first and with Katie Scully handing off to Jade Moorhead to Aoibhe Carr to Fauve Alymer the team combined to build a substantial lead over the other teams and win in style. Ablely backed up by substitute Clodagh O'Meara, the team ran an impressive time of 2.02.

The boys were up next and put in an equally powerful display of sprinting with Evan Moran handing off to Evan Hallinan to Conor Gilligan and to Cian Lavan, recording a time just under the 2 minutes and winning by a substantial margin and again with a very strong substitute Eoin Spellman waiting on the wings should anyone get injured.

It was a super experience for the athletes and a great honour for both them and the club to take part and come away with 2 victories. In the 3 years since this event was part of the progam, this is the second time the club took both victories, winning both races in 2015 and 2017 and placing 3rd and 4th last year.

And well done to AIT on putting on a tremendous show yet again with a dazzling array of international stars in action. And hopefully we will all be back again next year for the yet another amazng night of athletics!

And if you missed the action, you can get it here:- The relays are the first event but unfortunately don't seem to have been on the live stream. I have a video of them and will upload it later.

Great Weekend at Scottish Indoors!

15 February, 2017 - 16:01

Jerry Keary, Aoife Walsh and Ben Garrard at day 1 
of the Scottish Indoor Track & Field Championships in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow

A large group of athletes made the trip to Glasgow at the weekend to take part in the Scottish Indoor Track and Field Championships for the U20, U15 and U13 age groups. It was the largest group ever from the club to travel to Scotland since our first trip in 2008 when 27 athletes made the short journey across the waters. This time 23 athletes made the trip and the group was nicely supplemented by 6 athletes from the club’s fit4youth group with Ailvhe Martyn, Kate Craven, Alison Coye, Lauren Stewart, Andrea Treacy and Gearoid Treacy all taking part in the local 5k Park Run. The entire group were exceptionally well behaved for the whole trip and are a real credit to their parents and to ther club and performed with distinction in their events in Scotland.

At the track and field, the club came away with 4 medals, several top 8 performances and many personal best performances. Saturday kicked off the with the U20 Womens Long Jump where Aoife Walsh was taking part ... Aoife had very impressive first and second jumps which looked to be over the 5m mark but with tiny breaks and a conservative 3rd jump of 4.32m placed her 13th in the competition. Jerry Keary was next in action in the U20 Mens Long Jump and recorded a massive PB of almost 50cm to leap 6.19m on his first jump and in the process set a new club junior indoor record eclipsing Daniel Callanan-Forde’s 6.15m record from last year. Jerry however had to pass on his remaining jumps due to a slight niggle picked up in round 2 but his 6.19m was good enough to place 5th overall.

Laura Cunningham - bronze medallist
 in the U20 Womens High Jump
at the Scottish Indoor Track & Field Championships   
Jerry Keary - bronze medallist 
in the U20 Mens High Jump
at the Scottish Indoor  Championships

Connacht Schools X Country Finals 7th Feb

8 February, 2017 - 23:54

Many of the clubs’ secondary schools’ athletes headed to Sligo yesterday for the Connacht Schools Cross Country Finals. Calry Community Park lived up to its reputation as being one of the “muckiest”, toughest cross country courses. Yesterday possibly beat all other years on the mud scale!!!

Arriving to Sligo the weather was beautiful with bright sunny skies, and one would have thought clean, dry fields. This wasn’t to be the case. There are plenty of weary muscles today as legs had to work twice as hard to pull the feet up out of the mud at every step of the way.  Endurance runners are hardy and brave, and none of this phased them as they hit the battle field.

First to run were the Minor girls, with Emily Miskella (17th), Molly Sullivan (21st), Rebecca Flynn (29th), Ava Finn (31st) and Emma Jane Moran (46th) all from the Presentation College Athenry.  With so many of the girls in the top 30, it was a pity to see the narrow margin that left them missing out in qualifying as a team for the All Irelands. Other athletes running include; Chloe Farragher (32nd)-St Brigids, Loughrea, Lauren McNally (44th) – St. Raphael’s, Loughrea and Hannah Hynes (56th) - Calasanctius College, Oranmore.

The Minor boys were next and Liam Leen charged out into the lead where he dominated the entire race, until the last 150m where he was just overtaken on the home straight by two athletes.  Somewhere along the course his shoe came off and he was seen crossing the finish line (shoe in his hand). His fine performance earned him a bronze medal and qualification to the Schools X Country All Irelands. Conor Hoade also had a fine race coming in at 37th place. Presentation College, Athenry took the bronze team medal.

As if it wasn’t muddy enough, with two races completed the Junior girls had a tough race ahead with conditions underfoot extremely slippery.  At one part of the course, you could see athletes actually sliding down the hill that they had battled to climb. The first Craughwell girl over the line was Ciara Sheppard (Calasanctius College), who I would say ran her finest race to date. Ciara has been struggling with an injury over the past 6 months, and only recently came back to regular training. She has put in a tremendous effort over the past few months, which really paid off today in Calry and coming in 15th place earned her a place in the Schools All Irelands. There were other great performances from Sarah Woods (25th), who held her position throughout the race (and who is going from strength to strength with each race she has run this season), and Freya Bohan (30th) who helped the Presentation College Athenry to a Bronze Medal and a qualification to the All Irelands in Belfast next month.

In the Junior boys’ category, the Connacht Silver Team Medal was won by Presentation College Athenry and again saw superb performances by our Craughwell boys, with Kyle Moorhead leading the team coming in at 17th place, followed by Oisin Davis, 28th place (Oisin has recently been spotted running up and down Caherquin Rd. with his dad which has earned him this fine place in the team finish) and James Furey 71st.

Connacht Schools X Country Silver Team Medallists (Pres, Athenry) Intermediate girls, included Ailbhe Miskella and Catherine Noonan, who both ran extremely well to finish in 10th and 23rd positions.

Sean Noonan and Finbarr McFadden featured strongly on the Intermediate Boys Pres team, and held their places in the top 30 and top 40 throughout the race, to charge to the finish line, with Finbarr coming in at 26th place finish and Sean 43rd. Their team narrowly missed out on a place in the All Irelands coming 7th (with the first 6 teams going through). Missing from the Craughwell Boys was Patrick Noonan who unfortunately fell sick this week. 

Ciara O’Boyle, Grainne McDaid and Aoife Greene all took well-earned breaks from Leaving Cert study to travel up to Sligo and run in the Senior girls’ race. All athletes performed extremely well coming in at 9th place (Grainne), 15th place (Aoife Greene) and 25th place (Ciara O’Boyle).

Taking into consideration the extreme conditions all athletes showed great determination and strength.

Let’s not forget to thank all the parents who travelled up and supported the athletes. 

Damian continues good run of results.

8 February, 2017 - 23:04





                             Cool as a breeze                                                   Finish Line thankfully !!!



Well Damian certainly appears to be showing his ability and making a name for himself as a freshman in McNeese State University.

Poised and looking cool at the start of the race and the utter determination shining or is it grit we see as he hits the finish line.

He attended the Meyo Invitational in the Loftus Athletics Center Notre Dame at the weekend and ran the mile again and gained a new P.B. 4.15.67 running on an over sized track which measured 320m, breaking the club record he set last week.

He is currently ranked 9th in Conference heading into the Southland Conference Championships in just 2 weeks time in Birmingham Alabama. They have a world class facility similar to that of the new national indoor arena, but it also boasts hydraulic banks and such like. Wow!!!  

Keep up the great work Damian  !! Updates will follow. 

Craughwell AC place 8th at new National Indoor Arena

5 February, 2017 - 14:30

Craughwell AC's National League Team who placed 8th in the National Finals on Saturday
Sineád Treacy, Ciana Reidy, Lorraine Delaney, Laura Cunningham, Sarah Finnegan, Caoilin Milton

Craughwell AC put in a super series of performances in the final of the National Indoor Club League which took place in the brand new National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown in Dublin on Saturday. With the Arena just opened, it was the very first competition to be held there – a nice piece of history for the athletes who were in action.

Lorraine Delaney led the way in the competitive stakes with a fine 1.50m clearance in the high jump to claim second place and a point’s score of 7. Points are awarded from 9 for the winner, 7 for 2nd place, 6 for 3rd etc. down to 1 point for 8th place and the cumulative total from all of the events provides the team score. Sineád Treacy placed 6th in the 200m in a time of 26.49 and 5th in the long jump with a leap of 4.82. Sarah Finnegan placed 6th in the 60m hurdles in a time of 10.55 and 5th in the triple jump with an impressive 10.17.

Ciana Reidy placed 5th in the pole vault with a best of 2.20, setting a new club indoor record in the process. Caoilin Milton placed 6th in the 400m in a time of 65.24. knocking a second of her PB for the event. The versatile Laura Cunningham placed 5th in the shot putt with an 8.18m PB which ranks her 3rd on the club’s record list behind Katie O’Donoghue (8.41) and Maria McNamara (8.23), and placed 7th in the 60m sprint in a time of 8.33 which ranks her 5th on the club’s all-time lists behind Sineád Treacy (7.87), Katie O’Donoghue (8.12), Tara McNally (8.13) and Michelle Duggan (8.16).

In the final event of the day, the club ran an impressive time of 1.48.26 (3rd fastest ever for the club) to place 5th in the 4x200m relay with Sineád Treacy, Caoilin Milton, Lorraine Delaney and Laura Cunningham.

First members of the club to set foot in the new National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown :-)

Shauna Burns Up the Road!

1 February, 2017 - 03:50

The road-racing scene has been hotting up for Shauna Bocquet these last few weeks. Competing in the Tuam 8k on Jan 15th, Shauna clocked a new PB in 28:36 and followed this up last weekend with victory in the Female Wheelchair category in the Axa Raheny 5 Mile in a time of 29:18 – a super performance in an event with over 3400 runners held in very wet conditions as evident from the picture below.

Shauna Bocquet at the finish of the Ava Raheny 5 Mile (photo courtesy of Tomas Greally)

Scottish Indoors Weekend 1 Done and Dusted

1 February, 2017 - 03:46

Siona Lawless and Shauna Tobin at the Scottish Indoor Championships in the Emirates Arena Glasgow

With the Scottish Indoors split over 2 weekends this year, the U17s were in action on the weekend just gone and U13/15/20 are in action in 2 weekends time. The club had a small group of 3 athletes travel to Emirates Arena in Glasgow for the U17s Champioships. As usual, it was a very enjoyable weekend – Glasgow is vibrant buzzing city centre and the Emirates Arena is as impressive a facility as any in the world.

Shauna Tobin and Siona Lawless both competed early Saturday with Shauna in the long jump and Siona in the 60m. Both did well and came close to their PBs in their events. Oisin Lyons was in action later in the day in the 800m and in a tactical 800m Oisin placed 3rd in the semi-final and just missed out on a final spot by the tiniest of margins of 0.18s in a time of 2.09.51. It was tough luck for Oisin as there was more in the tank and his PB would have seen him take a medal in the final.

The excitement continues to mount now for weekend two where the club has a group of 59 travelling including athletes, fit4youth and parents. It is the largest group yet from the club to travel abroad and it should be a great weekend.

Triple National Bronze for Sineád and Jerry!

1 February, 2017 - 03:40

Saturday and Sunday saw some fine performances from a number of athletes in Athlone in Round 2 of the National Club League on Saturday and in the U20 and U23 National Indoors on Sunday. A heroic performance from the club’s athletes saw the club qualify yet again for the final of the National Club League to be held in the fantastic new indoor facility in Adamstown in Dublin next weekend. Laura Cunningham put in a strong performance to place 8th in the 200m in a time of 27.71 and followed this up with a leap of 9.96 in the triple jump. Rachel Finnegan placed 9th with a strong run in the 400m in a time of 67.13. Lorraine Delaney earned valuable points for the team with a 1.45m leap in the high jump to place 5th, as did Sarah Finnegan with a jump of 9.85 in the triple jump. Caoilin Milton made impressive debuts in the 400m and triple jump with a time 66.15 and a jump of 8.97.

Meanwhile on Sunday, several athletes from the club competed in the National U20 and U23s Championships in Athlone. Foremost amongst them, Sinead Treacy won double bronze in the U23 Women’s 200m and long jump, racing to a time of 26.23 in the 200m and leaping 4.75m in the long jump. Jerry Keary was also in strong form, clearing 1.90m in the U20 Men’s high jump to claim the bronze medal. In the 800s, Sinead Gaffney was unlucky to finish just outside the medals when taking 6th place in the final of the U23 Women’s 800m in a time of 2.24.26 while Ben Garrard raced strongly to record a double PB in the heats and final of the U20 Men’s 800m in times of 2.03.47 and 2.03.80.

Strong Performances at South Connacht Schools XC

1 February, 2017 - 03:35

Some of Pres Athenry Intermediate Boys team who put in an exceptional
performance at the schools cross country

The South Connacht Schools Cross Country Championships took place last week in The Claddagh where athletes from the club put in some fine performances while representing their schools.

It was a particularly good day for the Pres Athenry in the team events where they took a clean sweep of the team titles in the 4 girls races and indeed took a second medal in the Senior Girls event where the school took both team gold and silver. And to add to the school's success, the boys teams took gold in the Minor Boys and silver in the Junior Boys and also placed very highly in the Intermediate Boys with 4 runners in the top 20.

Leading performances by athletes from the club were as follows.

Recent run of good results from Damian stateside.

29 January, 2017 - 22:32

Well it's some time since we waved Damian off to the states Did we think it was out of sight out of mind. Well no. It really was up to me to keep you informed of his exploits (athletic related) and I have been very poor in my role up to now. I will try to make a better effort from now on.

One week after Christmas break McNeese hosted it's first of two home indoor meets. 

Damian competed in the mile (1609m) on Friday 13th Jan where he ran a time of 4.17.01 which was officially converted to 4.13.78 as McNeese like many other facilities in the U.S. hosts a flat indoor track without any banking on the turns. (due to flat track NCAA gives a conversion to banked track) This result is not only the fastest time by any member of the club. (Mr Tobin can verify this but I have checked the records and can't find any indoor record for mile) but also stood as the leading Conference mark for 2 full weeks until McNeese Indoor #II on Friday 27th Jan. where his own older team mates surpassed this mark. What an achievement especially considering that Damian is still just a freshman and one of the youngest athletes in the school and the conference.

At the McNeese Indoor #II Damian competed in the 800m and romped home in a time of 1.57.51 converted (by himself) 1.55.86 to finish second in a race where his team mate Olandis Johnson broke both the school and complex records both of which had stood for 30 years. What a fantastic achievement for both young men.

Next weekend Damian will travel as part of a select squad from McNeese to compete at the Meyo Invitational which will be held at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Well done Damian. Keep up the good work. Updates will follow. 

Conor Hoade takes National CE Silver!

23 January, 2017 - 14:03

Conor Hoade put in an exceptional performance at the weekend at the National Combined Events Championships held at Athlone IT where he took the silver medal in the U14 Boys event with a series of fine performances to yield a score of 2358 points which included impressive jumps of 4.95m and 1.48m in the long jump and high jump. There were good displays also from Ellie Cronin and Lewis Ryan in the U15 grade, in particular Ellie’s 1.53m clearance in the high jump.

Fantastic Day at Galway Indoors

17 January, 2017 - 04:54

The club had a fantastic turnout at the Galway Indoor Track & Field on Saturday with well over 200 athletes in action on a busy busy day. With the older ages on in the morning and younger in the afternoon it was a long day but a very successful one for the club in what is one of the pinnacle events of the year. Huge thanks to the many volunteers from the club who helped out for much of the day and in some cases from 8am to 8pm! Special thanks to the group of TY students who helped tirelessly and enthusiastically all day - there were many nice compliments for them from many of the experienced officials throughout the day.

There were plenty of podium finishes from the club’s athletes across the different categories from senior down to U10 with many special moments throughout the day and many star performances. The club is on the up and up both in participation terms and performance terms and hopefully all of our athletes enjoyed the experience regardless of where they placed in their events.

Highlights included a new Galway Indoor Championship Best Performances from Laura Cunningham in the Senior Women’s 60m Hurdles, Jerry Keary in the Senior Men’s High Jump, Chloe Casey in the U16/17 Girls Shot Putt, Conor Hoade in the U14 Boys 60m Hurdles, Fabien Fleetwood in the U14 1000m Walk, Evan Hallinan in the U13 Boys High Jump, Evan Moran in the U12 Boys 60m Hurdles and in the 600m, and Ella Farrelly in the U11 Girls Long Jump. Full details of the podium places from the club are as follows while full provisioal results are here.

Senior Women 200m 3 Laura Cunningham 27.35; 800m 3 Sinead Kennedy 2.54.71; 60m Hurdles 1 Laura Cunningham 9.93, 2 Caoilin Milton 10.33; Long Jump 1 Lorraine Delaney 4.45, 2 Caoilin Milton 4.44, 3 Aoife Walsh 4.43; High Jump 1 Ciana Reidy 1.53, 2 Laura Cunningham 1.50, 2 Aoife Walsh 1.50; Shot Putt 2 Shauna Tobin 6.80, 3 Aoife Walsh 6.38; 4x200m 2 Craughwell AC 1.52.35 (Sinead Treacy, Caoilin Milton, Lorraine Delaney, Laura Cunningham), 3 Craughwell AC 2.01.00 (Lauren Stuwart, Ciana Reidy, Aisling Tracy, Alison Coy-Fitzgerald).

Senior Men 800m 1 Peadar Harvey 2.04.31, 2 Ben Garrard 2.04.31, 3 Oisin Lyons 2.05.88; Long Jump 2 Ben Garrard 5.87, 3 Jerry Keary 5.72; High Jump 1 Jerry Keary 1.90; 4x200m 2 Craughwell AC 1.38.62 (Louis Molloy, Jerry Keary, Oisin Lyons, Ben Garrard).

U16/17 Girls 60m 2 Chloe Casey 8.70, 3 Siona Lawless 8.73; 200m 3 Siona Lawless 28.83; Long Jump 1 Leanagh Gilligan 4.73, 3 Chloe Casey 4.54; High Jump 1 Leanagh Gilligan 1.40; Shot Putt 1 Chloe Casey 13.08, 3 Maeve Dawson 5.02; 4x200m 1 Craughwell AC 1.55.96 (Chloe Casey, Siona Lawless, Leanagh Gilligan, Ava Power).

U16/17 Boys 200m 1 Oisin Shannon 24.36; 60m Hurdles 3 Ryan Gallagher 9.83; Long Jump 2 Garvin Surlis 4.96.

U15 Girls 60m 1 Chloe Farragher 8.46, 2 Aleisha Larkin 8.56; 800m 2 Caoimhe Starr 2.40.31; 60m Hurdles 3 Ellie Cronin 10.74; Long Jump 2 Aine Kelly 4.43, 3 Chloe Farragher 4.34; High Jump 2 Aine Kelly 1.40, 3 Ellie Cronin 1.35; Shot Putt 2 Caoimhe Starr 7.70; 4x200m 1 Craughwell AC, 3 Craughwell AC.

U15 Boys 60m 1 Paschal Walsh 8.44, 2 Shaun Gilligan 8.51, 3 Gavin Lee 8.52; 800m 1 Gavin Lee 2.22.52, 2 Liam Leen 2.22.86, 3 Sean Cotter 2.32.56; 60m Hurdles 1 Jack Farrell 10.55, 2 Jack Fitzgerald 11.48; Long Jump 1 Conor Trehy 4.44, 2 Paschal Walsh 4.38, 3 Luadaigh Morgan 4.31; High Jump 2 James Furey 1.30; Shot Putt 3 Aoran Healy 7.15; 4x200m 1 Craughwell AC 1.51.59, 2 Craughwell AC 2.01.62.

U14 Girls 60m 2 Eve Ayo 9.18; 800m 2 Rebekah Flynn 2.42.89; 60m Hurdles 2 Anna Molloy 12.03; 1000m Walk 1 Hannah Hynes 7.59.10, 2 Oliwia Koman 8.07.68; Long Jump 1 Rebekah Flynn 3.94; High Jump 1 Rebekah Flynn 1.33, 2 Saoirse Pearse 1.33; Shot Putt 2 Hannah Hynes 6.70; 4x200m 2 Craughwell AC 2.07 (Eve Ayo, Anna Molloy, Oliwia Koman, Hannah Hynes, subs Erin Doyle/Saoirse Moore).

U14 Boys 60m Hurdles 1 Conor Hoade 9.90; 1000m Walk 1 Fabien Fleetwood 6.58.21, 2 Jack Kinane 7.00.84; Long Jump 3 Conor Hoade 4.57; High Jump 1 Lukas Schukat 1.35, 2 Robert Urquhart 1.30, 3 Liam McDonagh 1.25; Shot Putt 1 Rian Kearney 9.60, 3 Oisin Keane 7.76; 4x200m 2 Craughwell AC 1.57 (Conor Hoade, Lukas Schukat, Rian Kearney, Kieran O'Connor, sub Fabian Fleetwood), 3 Craughwell AC 2.06 (Fabian Fleetwood, Jack Kinane, Liam McDonagh, Oisin Keane, sub Noah Keane).

U13 Girls 60m 3 Katie Scully 9.28; 60m Hurdles 3 Katie Scully 11.74; Long Jump 1 Katie Scully 4.13, 2 Jade Moorhead 3.69, 3 Ella Lyons 3.56; High Jump 1 Jade Moorhead 1.30, 2 Aoibhe Carr 1.20, 3 Alicia Locteau 1.20; Shot Putt 2 Rosemary Maduka 7.28, 3 Aoibhe Fahy 6.75; 4x100m 2 Craughwell AC 60.15 (Katie Scully, Clodagh O'Meara, Aoibhe Carr, Jade Moorhead, sub Sarah Byrne), 3 Craughwell AC 62.02 (Siofra Davis, Ailish Burke, Aoibhe Fahy, Fauve Alymer, sub Erin Kelly).

U13 Boys 60m Hurdles 2 Evan Hallinan 11.27, 3 Cian Lavan 11.39; Long Jump 1 Evan Hallinan 4.13; High Jump 1 Evan Hallinan 1.45, 2 Cian Lavan 1.30; Shot Putt 2 Calvin Ryan 6.85; 4x100m 2 Craughwell AC 60.70 (Evan Hallinan, Dara Kearney, Ryan McDonnell, Cian Lavan, Luke Flynn, sub Killian Walsh).

U12 Girls 60m 2 Aoibhe Donnellan 9.53; 60m Hurdles 2 Chloe Hallinan 12.46, 3 Grace Lynch 12.59; Long Jump 1 Isabella Boland 3.45, 2 Grace Lynch 3.44, 3 Chloe Hallinan 3.33; High Jump 2 Isabella Fitzgerald 1.15, 3 Chloe Hallinan 1.15; Shot Putt 1 Niamh Duffy 7.55; 4x100m 2 Craughwell AC 1.02.79.

U12 Boys 60m 2 Evan Moran 9.32, 3 Dara Kearney 9.37; 600m 1 Evan Moran 1.52.76; 60m Hurdles 1 Evan Moran 10.93, 3 Conor Gilligan 12.01; Long Jump 2 Conor Gilligan 3.66; High Jump 1 Adam Jordan 1.15, 2 Cormac McFadden 1.10; Shot Putt 1 Darragh Kearney 6.87, 3 Ben O’Dwyer 6.23; 4x100m 1 Craughwell AC 59.31.

U11 Girls 60m 2 Ella Farrelly 10.00; 600m 1 Tara Keane 2.08.13, 3 Sophie McIlrath 2.11.04; Long Jump 1 Ella Farrelly 3.64; 4x100m 1 Craughwell AC 1.04.74, 3 Craughwell AC 1.06.21.

U11 Boys 60m 2 Cian Connaughton 9.27 Long Jump 2 Cian Connaughton 3.56, 3 Rian Comer 3.43; 4x100m 2 Craughwell AC 1.02.95.

U10 Girls 400m 3 Katelyn Walsh 1.26.79; Long Jump 1 Emma O’Donovan 3.17; 4x100m 1 Craughwell AC 1.11.92.

U10 Boys 60m 1 Ben Moran 9.68, 2 Dara Zimmer 10.20; Long Jump 1 Dara Zimmer 3.25, 2 Sean Hoade 3.00; 4x100m 1 Craughwell AC 1.08.05.

Indoor Club Records

14 January, 2017 - 20:51

With the National League and the Galway Indoors on today and tomorrow, its a busy weekend for the club. Best of luck to all our competitors.

Today saw several of the club's athletes take part in the National Indoor League with Ciana Reidy making history in becoming the first juvenile from the club to take part in the indoor pole vault, where she cleared 1.80m - a very impressive performance off limited practise and of course a club junior record! Check out current records here:-

Laura Cunningham threw the 4kg shot over 7.70m while Sinead Treacy had a good early season jump of over 4.80m in the long jump and a good performance in the 60m sprint as did Sarah Finnegan in the 60m hurdles. Sinead Gaffney had a strong season opener in the 800m in a time of 2.24/2.25. Will post full results when available.

Eyes now turn to tomorrow for an action packed day from 9am to 7pm for the Galway Indoor track & field. With over 220 athletes from the club, taking part its going to be a busy day. Hopefully shortly after the indoors, I will have an update on the club's indoor age group bests ... the current version below is well out of date but our hard-working FAS assistant Cecelia has been doing alot of work on updating our results statistics over the last number of months and I should be able to get an update out on this within a week or 2 of the indoors. The current version is from 2013:-


Info for Officials for Galway Indoors

12 January, 2017 - 13:03

Please see attached ... can clubs ensure all officials listed read this before the Galway Indoors this Sunday and ideally bring a copy with them, thanks!


Craughwell AC Juvenile AGM Wed 25th Jan 8pm

12 January, 2017 - 01:28

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th January at 8 pm in the upstairs room of the Community Hall. Can attendees please park in a suitable safe spot near the hall as the hall car park and bus spaces will be in use for bingo.

The AGM will include an update on Club development plans, report on activities in 2016 as well as the election of the Committee and Officers for the forthcoming year.

All parents and members aged 16 or older all welcome and encouraged to attend to hear an update on developments in the club and ask questions and make suggestions on any area we can improve in.