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2014 Kearney Cycles SOG 8K Road-Race – It’s almost here…

Galway City Harriers - 4 August, 2014 - 19:39

Previewing the 2014 Kearney Cycles SOG 8K Road-Race

29 not out!
The 29th running of the Streets of Galway 8K road-race (sponsored by local company Kearney Cycles) will take place this year at 7pm on the evening of Saturday 9th August next.

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Summer Camp at Craughwell A.C.

Craughwell AC - 29 July, 2014 - 22:10

Holidays are Halfway through. Is boredom starting to set in? We can help!! Summer Camp at Craughwell A.C.is coming up again. It is running from Mon 11th Aug - Fri 15th Aug 9.30am - 2pm daily and we have a limited number of places available. 

Do you wonder if Athletics is for you or what is it all about? Why not come along to camp and try it out in a FUN way. We offer a variety of activities, and learn athletics through games and drills. We have team activities and individual style activities so really there is something for everyone. We cater for children from those who have just finished 6th class down to those born in 2007.

Please contact Marion with any queries at 087 9390366 or download the application form which you can find in the dropdown menu for the Junior club. and return it with the deposit to the address on the back.




Streets of Galway telephone & email address

Galway City Harriers - 29 July, 2014 - 09:50

If you have any queries regatding the Streets of Galway Road Race contact 087 6813444 or streetsofgalway@gmail.com

Tuam AC Notes 28 July 2014

Tuam AC - 28 July, 2014 - 22:36

Tuam AC would like to Thank the people of Tuam and surrounding areas who contributed to our Annual Church Gate collection last weekend for the Juvenile section of Tuam AC. All money raised will be used for the promotion of athletics for young people and one example of how the money raised from the Church Gate collection is used can be seen at our recently completed Long Jump and Throws area at St Jarlath’s College beside the Handball Alley. This development was paid for from the clubs own resources thanks to the support of the people of Tuam and the continued support of our Annual 8k Road Race in January each year which is our main fundraiser. Sincere Thanks to all who support Tuam AC. We also had great results over the weekend and recent weeks with Ger Hartnett winning a 10k race in Limerick two weeks ago, a number of our members taking category prizes in Killererin and Castleblakeney and Stephen Brady putting in a great effort at the Humbert Challenge TriAthlon on Sunday and a special mention to Sharon and Seamus Walsh who swam the entire width of Galway Bay on Saturday. They swam from Co Clare to Blackrock in Salthill in aid of Cancer Care West. Well done to both of them. Well done also to Sean O’Morain and his dedicated crew of Fit4Life volunteers as they have started another very successful 12 week training programme for beginners on Tuesday evenings and a record crowd turned up for the first night last Tuesday evening and we wish them all well and Thank Sean and his team for their help and support.

Craughwell 5k postponed

Craughwell AC - 27 July, 2014 - 21:38

A few logistics issues, so we are going to have to postpone the facilities fundraiser 5k till further notice, hopefully we'll be able to get it together for later in the year - in the meantime if you are looking for a good local Autumn 5k I believe that Kileeneen National School are planning a 5k on the 17th of September - the "Back to School Run" is organized by friends of the club Mark Campbell, Michael Walsh and Peter O'Sullivan and might be a nice substitute!  Check out runireland for details.  Apologies for any confusion!

Progress On Our New Athletics Facility!

Craughwell AC - 25 July, 2014 - 12:59

Just outlining the current status on the new athletics facility that we are creating adjacent to the school so that everyone knows where we are at with it. Read on for details.

Cathriona Farrell - National Senior Champion 2014

Craughwell AC - 24 July, 2014 - 00:10

Cathriona Farrell claimed her first National Senior outdoor title at the weekend when winning the Senior Women’s High Jump at the National Track & Field Championships in Santry on Sunday.

Hampered by an Achilles injury for a number of weeks Cathriona was in excellent jumping form, taking victory with a jump of 1.75m. This was a fantastic achievement for Cathriona after a spell of several weeks where she was not able to do any jumps practise due to the Achilles injury. In fact the only times Cathriona had jumped in the last 4 weeks were the European Team Championships in Estonia and the National U23s so to jump 1.75m and to come very close to clearing her outdoor PB again of 1.80m was exceptional.

It rounds off a great year for the club’s leading athlete who earlier in the year set a new Universities record of 1.81m to win the Universities indoor title and went on to win both the National U23 indoor and outdoor titles and now the National Senior outdoor title.

This is the third National Senior title for Cathriona having won the indoor title on 2 occasions in 2011 and 2012. Cathriona's indoor PB of 1.81m places her 6th on the all-time best performances indoors by Irish high jumpers while her recent outdoor PB of 1.80m places her in joint 8th on the outdoor list.

All-in-all it was a fantastic year for Cathriona despite the late season injury and augurs very well for next year's indoor and outdoor seasons and hopefully another string of personal bests, records and National titles.


EGM Rescheduled to Wed 6th August 7pm

Craughwell AC - 23 July, 2014 - 07:45

Please note that tonight's EGM (and followon coaches meeting) has been rescheduled to Wednesday 6th August at 7pm due to the unavaiability of some key personnel tonight. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

I will email all with an update on the new facility progress in the meantime.

And please don't forget our Golf Classic which is on the same week. i.e. Mon 4th Aug to Sat 10th Aug. We still need parents to get fully behind this by entering teams and/or getting sponsorship. Check our website for more details, thanks!!!


Conor Duggan National Sprint Champion!

Craughwell AC - 21 July, 2014 - 08:02

National U18 100m Champion Conor Duggan
pictured with Damian O'Boyle (U18 Steeplechase Silver Medallist) and Sinead Treacy (U18 100m Bronze Medallist)

Conor Duggan had his finest athletic achievement to date when he stormed to victory in the U18 100m final at the National Track & Field Championships in Tullamore recently. Having won his heat comfortably in 11.23s, Conor ran a breath-taking final to take the victory by 0.07s in a time of 11.27s. Conor’s steady progression in athletics is an inspiration for many and should be a huge motivation for other sprinters to continue to put in the effort and success will follow.

Read on for details of Conor's steady progression from when he joined the club 6 years ago as an U12.


Marshals needed for the Streets of Galway Race!

Galway City Harriers - 19 July, 2014 - 11:10

If you are not running in the Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway race this year and would like to be part of this great event we could do with your help. Marshals are needed from 5.30pm until 9pm on the night. E-mail brendan.kennelly@nuigalway.ie if you can help – no experience necessary!

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July Training Plan

Galway City Harriers - 19 July, 2014 - 11:06

Early Registration for the Streets of Galway closes Monday 21st

Galway City Harriers - 18 July, 2014 - 18:40

Early registration of €20 closes Monday 21st July, there after the fee will be €25.

This year sees the 29th year of the Streets of Galway 8k and for most athletes this is a note in their race calendar.

The race takes place this year on Saturday 9th August at 7pm.

We're delighted to announce that for a second year running Kearney Cycles will be our main sponsor.

This race is selling out and we are proud to say that this years race is 30% up on last year already so book by Monday 21st and save yourself €5.


Tuam AC Notes 14 July 2014

Tuam AC - 14 July, 2014 - 22:27

The road race season is in full swing with no shortage of races and Tuam AC are well represented everywhere. We had a great turnout in Headford last weekend and it was great to see Assumpta Meenaghan representing Tuam once again and Tim Geraghty had a massive sprint finish, Sean O’Morain took a break from his very successful organization of the Fit4Life programme and put on his racing shoes and we were also delighted to see some first time runners including Emilio Fusciardi who was taking part in his first 8k race and really enjoyed it. We also had a number of prize winners including Tommy Joe Whyte, Clare Rowe, Ann Marie Miskell and Andrea Ridge, it was great to see the Tuam AC ladies taking prizes and they were well deserved as Headford is a tough course with serious competition. It was a top class event as always and we would like to thank the organizers, stewards, Headford Gardai and everybody who provided refreshments for a very enjoyable evening. The action moved to Killererin on Sunday for the 2nd running of the Killererin GAA Ladies Football 10k and 5k. Unfortunately some of our members were missing as they were in Castlebar for the Connacht Final but we still had a good crew in Killererin and the highlights included Dan O’Rourke finishing 3rd in the 10k, Mark Rabbitte finishing 3rd in the 5k and winning his category in a very impressive 21 mins and it is always a pleasure to see Roger Rushe’s name appear in the results and he was joined by Audrey Greaney and Caroline Mahon. Other notable performances included Derek Naughton who also had a fine run in Headford. Martin Hynes who won his category, Tim Geraghty who ran a great time and Shane Crisham another new recruit to Tuam AC and a great addition to our team.

EGM Wednesday 23rd July 7pm

Craughwell AC - 13 July, 2014 - 07:10

An EGM will take place Wednesday 23rd July at 7pm in Craughwell Community Centre in order to finalise the legal documentation for the purchase of the 8 acre site beside the school. It is hoped to have a large attendance from members and parents to hear an update on progress. Its hoped that the legal purchase will then complete by the end of July.

It is expected that it will take only 30 minutes. It will be followed immediately by a coaches meeting to review the year to date and to finalise coaching times and structures for the Autumn. All are welcome to stay for this part of the meeting also.

Timetable and program for Tullamore

Craughwell AC - 12 July, 2014 - 13:10

The timetable for tomorrow's U12-19 National track & field finals is as:-

The list of competitors in each event is at:-

Best of luck to all of our athletes taking part!!

Donate Online to Athletes Cambodian Appeal

Craughwell AC - 12 July, 2014 - 12:34

Two of our athletes Ashley and Christopher McDonnell are in the final stages of preparation for their trip to Cambodia to help teach english, french and computers to children there and to raise funds for building a school there.

You can donate online to help their fund-raising campaign. Go to the link beflow for more details and hit the donate button at the bottom of that page!


Keith Fallon at the Irish Junior & U23 Championships

Galway City Harriers - 10 July, 2014 - 16:33

Congratulations to Keith Fallon at the Irish Junior & U23 Championships in Cork last weekend

In the under 23 competition Keith had a great run in the 800m winning in 1 minute 55 secs to add the outdoor title to his indoor 800m.

Later he finished in a close 4th in the 1500m.

Reminder Galway Junior/Masters/Senior T&F Day 2

Craughwell AC - 9 July, 2014 - 22:09

The Galway Senior/Junior/Masters Track and Field 2014 Championship Day Two takes place Thursday July 10th in Dangan , NUI Sports grounds, Galway. These events are open to all AAI Galway registered athletes , with guest athletes from other AAI clubs outside Galway welcome.

Registration - is open at the track from 6.15 pm / Entry is 5 euro

Events order on the day will be as follows

Jamie Fallon Takes National Junior 5K Title

Craughwell AC - 9 July, 2014 - 22:05

Jamie Fallon had a fantastic run in the National Junior 5000m in Cork IT at the weekend when winning it in a time of 15.19.87. If you were watching it on aertv.ie, the commentators were very impressed with Jamie's performance as the race was combined with the U23s and Jamie placed 4th overall in the field - shaking it up with athletes 5 years older at the head of the race.

Also in action, Cathriona Farrell took the National U23 High Jump title with a leap of 1.65m. Cathriona was nursing an injury picked up recently in training and retired from the competition after the 1.65m jump as she had won it at that stage.

Conor Duggan had 2 top-drawer performances in qualifying for the finals of the U20 100m and 200m sprints where he placed 8th in the 100m in 11.20 and 5th in the 200m in 22.51. Both PBs and club records (wind-assisted but we haven't been ruling those out for club records since in many races we would not have wind guages in operation).

Peadar Harvey placed 4th in the U23 800m in 2.00.20 with Gavin Cooney 8th in 2.06.64 - a strong performance from Gavin who has been successfully combining his hurling with 800m training and came very close to hitting his target of 2:05 in this race. Damian O’Boyle placed 8th in the U20 1500m in 4.08.92 with Neil Greaney 12th in 4.16.23.


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