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Craughwell Marathon and Half Marathon Details

22 April, 2014 - 22:11

Please ensure you send the e-mail to to enter. 

Club members - we'd be very greatful if you can drop some of your tasty home baked goodies to St. Michael's Hall on Saturday monring before the events of the day.

Craughwell Marathon/Half Marathon Details

This is a low key, self-sufficient Marathon/Half aimed at experienced marathon runners run in adherence to Marathon Club Ireland rules.


Date Saturday 26th April 2014.
Start time: 9:30am.
To enter you MUST mail this contact:
Number Pickup: Craughwell Community Hall from 8:30am to 9:15am.
Entry €20 - surplus after costs will go to Craughwell Ac.
Limited Entry.
Post race refreshments in the Hall.

Craughwell Community Games 2014

15 April, 2014 - 01:16

Mark it in your diaries: Monday May 5th 2014 3pm to 5pm

Craughwell Community Games will take place in the main hurling field (Gilligan Park) on the bank holiday Monday. The following events will take place that Monday:-

Preschool: 20m
U6s: 40m
U8s: 60m & 80m & 200m
U10s: 100m, 200m & hurdles
U12s: 100m, 600m & ball throw
U14s: 100m, 800m, hurdles, shot putt & javelin
U16s: 100m, 1500m and discus

The following events will be organised at different times:-

Fine Performances at Galway Open Track & Field

15 April, 2014 - 00:48

A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all at the Galway Open Track & Field in Dangan last Sunday. With 114 athletes taking part, it was a nice warm-up for the forthcoming track & field. Full results are at the following link:-

 Galway Open Track & Field Results 2014

There were many highlights for the club across all of the events. It was good too for our U8 athletes who won’t get a chance to compete in the official track and field – hopefully a nice taster for them of what is to come next year with some very good up and coming athletes in that group.

We look forward with excitement now to day 1 of the Galway Track and Field on Saturday 3rd May where our U9s, 10s and 11s athletes will battle it out with Galway's best to see who goes forward to the Connacht finals, and the U12s also take to the track to fight for the Galway medals.


Great Day At Ennis Open Track and Field

15 April, 2014 - 00:40

Some of the victorious Craughwell AC athletes in Ennis

A small band of Craughwell AC athletes had a great day at Ennis Track the weekend before last. First off was the U14 shot putt where Micheál McFadden (who hadn't intended taking part at all so had no proper gear!!) along with Finbarr McFadden and Ryan Gallagher stepping up an age, took part in the U14 shot with Micheál coming 3rd!

Grace Lynch was 4th in the U9 sprint heat. Evan Moran and Cormac McFadden then both made the final of the U9 sprints with Evan putting in a fantastic run to win the final. Luke Flynn took part in the U10 sprints, Rebecca Flynn and Emily Miskella were both 4th in their U11 sprint heats. Emma-Jane Moran made the final of the U12 sprints. Four Craughwell AC girls (Emma-Jane Moran (u12), Rebekah Flynn, Emily Miskella and Rebecca Lynch] took part in the U12 long jump. It was the first outdoor competition jumping from the board for the latter 3 under 11s and all 3 registered clean jumps between 3.13m and 3.19m. 3.17 for Rebecca Lynch was a competition PB.

Ryan Gallagher came 1st in the U13 sprint final with Finbarr McFadden 4th. All took part in the distance races. Grace Lynch was 7th in the U9 300m in 1:08. Evan Moran had a fantastic run to win the U9 300m in an astonishing 54secs with Cormac McFadden 4th. Luke Flynn put in a great effort over the last 50m to take 5th in his U10 500m with Emily Miskella a very solid 6th in the girls U11 500m and Rebecca Flynn (a close 4th despite just returning from a lengthy injury) in the U11 500m. Emma-Jane Moran was well inside the top 10 in a very competitive U12 600m. Finbarr McFadden was a classy 2nd in U13 600m and Ryan Gallagher a fast-finishing 3rd.

Luke Flynn U10, with Grace Lynch, Cormac McFadden and Evan Moran all stepping up an age, had a great run in the U10 mixed relay to take 2nd place out of 10 teams.

Emma-Jane Moran, Rebecca Lynch, Rebecca Flynn and Emily Miskella finished 5th in their U12 mixed relay heat in a very quick 64 seconds. Their competitors included several all-boys teams, with some boys a year older and literally a foot taller than the girls! Micheál McFadden, Ryan Gallagher, Finbarr McFadden made up an U14 team with Ruari from Limerick AC with Ryan putting in a blistering finish, unluckily finishing 4th by a whisker.

Ennis is a turbo javelin stronghold, so the club can be very proud of an incredible 1-2 in the U11 boys' turbo javelin, with Liam McDonagh (1st with 18m) and Oisin Keane (2nd with 16m) throwing into a strong headwind against a large field. Our girls u11 trio were simultaneously competing in Long Jump (Rebekah, Rebecca and Emily) yet all 3 were just outside the top 3 in the end.

U10 Training Sessions

14 April, 2014 - 10:59

Please note that there is no U10 training tonight Monday 14th April.

Training is on as normal this Thursday 17th April.

Community Games News

8 April, 2014 - 13:36

Its that time of year again when area Community Games kick off. The following are the local ones coming up:-

  • Sunday 13th April: Athenry Community Games, 1.30pm, Carnaun
  • Monday 5th May: Craughwell Community Games, 3pm, Gilligan Park
  • Monday 5th May: Ardrahan Community Games, 1pm, Ardrahan GAA Pitches
  • tbd: Clarinbridge Community Games
  • tbd: Oranmore/Maree Community Games
  • tbd: Carrabane Community Games


The program for the Craughwell area will be roughly similar to last year but I will produce update next week.

The Galway finals will be held on 1/2 June in Ballindereen.

For those interested in cross-country, it is being held on 15th June in Tuam this year. The later than usual date is because the National finals have moved into August, the weekend of 16/17 August. The track & field finals take place the following weekend 23/24 August.



The glamour of it all!

5 April, 2014 - 01:55

I came across this photograph today from a cross country a few years ago in Ballinamore that featured our U18 200m champion Sinead Treacy.

Given Sineád's recent success in winning the National U18 indoor 200m and coming so close to the National record, I thought the photo might inspire others to understand that it wasn't all that easy on the way up!

Great Progress on New Facility!

4 April, 2014 - 17:35

Things are moving along at speed in regard to our ambitious facility plans to purchase and develop an 8-acre site adjacent to the school. Our recent EGM approved the addition of important clauses to allow the club to register as a tax-exempt sports body with the Revenue Commissions and to allow the club to appoint Trustees and to raise loans. At a meeting of the Executive Committee this week, the following five club members were selected as Trustees in order to buy/develop the land and take out loans for this purpose:- Michael Tobin, Mark Gillen, Martin Conneely, Marion McEvilly and Mike O’Connor.

The legal process to purchase the site is in progress and hopefully will be complete within 6 weeks. The school has given its permission for pedestrian access and gateway from the existing track which we hope to install immediately on purchase of the land. All going well, athletes will be running around the field by the middle of May! 

Fundraising for the project is going well but we still need your urgent assistance in this regard to complete the project’s funding requirements. We began our fund-raising campaign 6 weeks ago on 14 February and have made huge progress in a short-space of time. We still have a substantial amount to raise and we are appealing to parents and the community that if you are considering loans or donations, to let us know as soon as possible.

If you are happy to give a donation by sponsoring square metres on the new site, please fill out the attached form with the amount you wish to donate and bring it up to training on Tuesdays or Thursdays. It is also possible to support the project by setting up a monthly standing order to the club’s Credit Union account. If you are interested in this option, please text or email Michael Tobin at 087 6591879 or and I will email you with details of the club’s account.

We wish to thank parents and the community in advance for your support for the project. It’s an ambitious undertaking but a collective effort from everyone makes it possible to fund it. Its benefit to the club and the community will be immeasurable in the years ahead as it will provide the space to develop many facilities for members and the community to use on a regular basis.

Back on the Road for Shauna

31 March, 2014 - 13:49

It was back to the roads for a new season for our star racer Shauna Bocquet in the New Inn 5k at the weekend. Shauna made the most of the perfect racing conditions to smash her PB and record a new best of 22:56. Next up for the tough Ardrahan girl is the exciting Galway 5k Series where no doubt Shauna will be one of the stars of the series.

Monumental Achievement for U19 Boys 4x200m

31 March, 2014 - 03:42

National Champions being interviewed by the press!

It was another incredible weekend of athletics for the club at the National indoor relay finals in Athlone IT. The mega highlight of the day was the amazing performance of our U19 boys 4x200m relay when they blasted to the National title with a breathtaking display of sprinting in an elite time of 1.31.83 only .58 of second from breaking the national record.

The U15 boys were also in flying form with an exceptional run to place 4th in the final of their 4x200m in an excellent time of 1.44.83 and equally so, the boys U12 4x100m team who placed 4th in the final in a time of 58.19. 

Updated Club Indoor Records

26 March, 2014 - 17:57

I have updated the club's indoor records based on this year's indoor season - let me know if any errors or omissions.

There were some staggering performances with:

  • Sineád Treacy setting 4 junior/senior records in 60m, 200m, 400m and long jump
  • Cathriona Farrell breaking the senior high jump record
  • Sarah Finnegan setting a new mark for the senior triple jump
  • Conor Duggan breaking the club's 60m and 200m junior/senior records
  • Peadar Harvey doing same for the 800m/1500m senior records
  • Paul Joyce claiming a new junior 800m record
  • Damian O'Boyle doing likeise for the junior 1500m record
  • The 4x200m relay team of Aidan Conneely, Nicholas Sheehan, John Cormican and Conor Duggan smashing the club's junior/senior relay record

Well done to all, some amazing performances there!

Sineád and Aisling take All-Ireland Gold!

26 March, 2014 - 16:50


Sineád Treacy

National Indoor U18 200m Champion 2014

It was another incredible weekend for Craughwell AC with 5 medals amidst quality opposition at the National Juvenile track & field in Athlone. An action-packed 2 days saw both Sineád Treacy and Aisling Keady-Cummins take home their first Irish indoor titles.

In Sineád’s case, the weekend provided an incredible breakthrough for this hard-working athlete. Racing to the silver medal on Saturday in the U18 Girls 60m in a new PB and club record of 7.74s, it was a foretaste of what was to come on Sunday. In the U18 Girls long jump on Sunday, Sineád took the silver medal with an impressive leap of 5.28cm, just fractionally ahead of the club record of 5.25cm set by Cathriona Farrell in 2011. Moments later, Sineád was in action in the 200m heats where she comfortably made the final. The final saw Sineád blitz the field to take the victory by over 3 metres and in a huge PB of 24.73 – just one-tenth of a second short of breaking the national record in that age group and also qualifying Sineád for selection for the European Youth Olympic Trials in May.

Craughwell Marathon/Half Marathon - 26th April 2014

25 March, 2014 - 22:57

Craughwell Marathon/Half Marathon Details

This is a low key, self-sufficient Marathon/Half aimed at experienced marathon runners run in adherence to Marathon Club Ireland rules.


Date Saturday 26th April 2014.
Start time: 9:30am.
To enter you MUST mail this contact:
Registration opens 12th April 2014 mails received beforehand will not be entered.
Number Pickup: Craughwell Community Hall from 8:30am to 9:15am.
Entry €20 - surplus after costs will go to Craughwell Ac.
AAI Permits pending.
Limited Entry.
Post race refreshments in the Hall.
Changing Facilities available in the Hall.
Course for the full is 8 loops 26.2Miles, Jones counter measured.
Course for the half is 4 loops 13.1Miles, Jones counter measured.
You are responsible for your own timing the race is not chipped.
There is ample parking at the Community Centre.

Craughwell 10 mile 2014 - Results.

25 March, 2014 - 22:49

After the horrendous weather we had during the week, our prayers were answered Sunday morning when we were blessed with a perfect spring day in Craughwell for the 5th Annual Craughwell 10mile road race.
Up on 600 athletes took to the starting line of the Craughwell 10 mile road race at 1pm on Sunday 23rd March with representation from over 45 different clubs from all over the country.
Conditions were good as the athletes took to the course which kicked off at 1pm and they headed out the course towards the Rashane Turlough and through the country roads of Craughwell and neighbouring Clarnebridge.

Participants Race Day Information

20 March, 2014 - 14:41

Race Day Information for the Craughwell 10 - Sunday 23rd March 2014

Race number collection: Your race number will be available for collection from 12.00pm to 1.00pm on Saturday the 22nd of March at St. Michaels Hall Craughwell
from 11.00am to 12.30pm on race day 23rd of March at our race HQ at Craughwell National School.

Please arrive early to collect your race number, timing chip and technical t-shirt from the marquee at the rear of the school.

Road Closure commences at 12:30pm therefore it is vital that you arrive at the event prior to this time.
Ample parking is available in the GAA training grounds behind Craughwell National School which is the first left after Craughwell National School.

Note: The start line is approx. 1k away from the HQ!

Please attach your race number to the front of the t-shirt you will be wearing during the race using the safety pins provided. Your race number should be visible at all times. Your race chip is incorporated into your race number.

Timetables and Entries for National Indoors

20 March, 2014 - 14:14

Best of luck to all of our athletes taking part in the juvenile All-Irelands at the weekend in AIT.

The timetables for the weekend are at:

And the entries in each event are in the AAI article at:-


Welcome one and all....

18 March, 2014 - 12:49

Craughwell AC would like to welcome the following clubs to the starting line of the 5th Annual Craughwell 10 mile road race on Sunday 23rd March 2014.

Aileen Hardiman Fitness, AIT, Athenry AC, Athlone Running Club, Athlone TRI, Ballina AC, Ballyhaunis AC, Belpark Tri, Bohermena AC, Brothers Pearse, Carrick AC, Castlegar AC, Clare River Harriers, Corofin AC, Corrib AC, Craughwell AC, Crookewood AC, Crusaders AC, Dublin Frontrunners AC, Dunboyne AC, Dundrum South AC, East Galway AC, Edenderry Running Club, Galway City Harriers, Galway Tri Club, ICAN Acoustics, KCH, Kilmurry Ibrickane AC, Kilnaboy AC, Limerick AC, Loughrea AC, Maidstone Harriers, Marathon Club Ireland, Maree AC, Mayo AC, Moycarkey Coolcroo, North Sligo AC, Predator Tri Club, Predator Tri Club, Raheny Shamrock AC, Rathfarnham AC, Roscommon Harriers, Run Kinvara, Running Against Cancer, Sligo AC, South Galway AC, Templemore AC, The Black Sheep, Tri Lakes AC, Trim AC, Tuam AC, Tullamore Harriers , Unfit 4 Life and all those who have registered that didn’t list a club.

There are still a limited number of entries available so log onto to enter today. Guaranteed tech t-shirts and medals for all online entries. Online entry closes in just 3 days time. This event will sell out before the end of this week so get your entry in today.

Craughwell AC ladies excel in Athlone IT

17 March, 2014 - 10:54
The Indoor track and field league final was held in Athlone IT last Sunday 16th March 2014. The Craughwell AC ladies team performed exceptionally well to finish in 2nd place with 64 points, just one point behind the winners Leevale from Cork. The team achieved 4 wins on the day. Competing for the team on the day was Cathriona Farrell (high jump and long jump), Ciara Greene (1500m), Sinead Treacy (200m, 400m and 4x200m relay), Tara McNally (60m, shot and 4x200m relay), Rachel Finnegan (800m and 4x200m relay) and Sarah Finnegan (60m hurdles, triple jump and 4x200m relay). Well done to the team on their great achievement.    

Fantastic Silver Medals in National Indoor League!

16 March, 2014 - 20:00

Some brilliant performances saw Craughwell AC take the silver team medals in the inaugural National Indoor League today in Athlone in a very tight battle with Leevale AC and St Abban’s AC. The Cork club came out on top by a solitary point with a score of 65 points against Craughwell’s 64 points and St Abban’s 60 points. The National Indoor League is a new event introduced in 2014 for athletes aged 16 and older and has proven to be an ideal competition for Craughwell’s young squad which comprises both junior and senior athletes. Led by Cathriona Farrell with victories in the high jump and long jump, the club also took maximum points in the 200m where Sinead Treacy was in blistering form with a 25.44 clocking and in the triple jump with Sarah Finnegan leaping an impressive 10.20. 

Calling club members

12 March, 2014 - 22:20

If your not running in this years C10, then maybe you could volunteer to help out at the Craughwell 10 mile on Sunday 23rd March. If your interested in helping out on Sunday March 23rd, can you please contact Linda on 087 6290808. We would love to have you on board with us. Thanks to those who have already volunteered your services.

We are also calling out for some of the delicious home made baking ye have provided in the past.  Any cakes, buns, treats etc can be dropped to the Catering tent on the morning of Sunday 23rd.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.  ;)