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Wrap-up of National Juvenile Track & Field

Craughwell AC - 15 July, 2015 - 01:01

Daniel Callanan-Forde and Laura Cunningham
Third and Fourth Places in the National U16 Boys and U16 Girls Triple Jump Championships in Tullamore

While we still have 1 more day to go of National finals, I am way behind updating the website so here goes with the 4 days of National finals so far. It’s being a busy string of weekends with a trek to Tullamore each weekend of the last 3 weekends for the National finals. They kicked off on the last weekend of June with the finals of the U9, 10 and 11 age groups. A large cohort of Craughwell AC juveniles travelled to Tullamore for the occasion where the club enjoyed some fantastic success in the paired events and relays.

Wrap-up of National Juvenile Track & Field

Craughwell AC - 15 July, 2015 - 01:01

Daniel Callanan-Forde and Laura Cunningham
Third and Fourth Places in the National U16 Boys and U16 Girls Triple Jump Championships in Tullamore

While we still have 1 more day to go of National finals, I am way behind updating the website so here goes with the 4 days of National finals so far. It’s being a busy string of weekends with a trek to Tullamore each weekend of the last 3 weekends for the National finals. They kicked off on the last weekend of June with the finals of the U9, 10 and 11 age groups. A large cohort of Craughwell AC juveniles travelled to Tullamore for the occasion where the club enjoyed some fantastic success in the paired events and relays.

Galway Junior/Senior Track & Field Championships

Craughwell AC - 14 July, 2015 - 23:45

Dearbhaile Walshe, Galway Senior 800m and 3000m Champion 2015
(Photo by John O'Connor)

Craughwell junior and senior athletes dominated the Galway Track & Field Championships which were held over 2 days recently in Dangan. Sinead Treacy led the way with 3 Galway titles in 100m (12.79), 200m (25.87) and long jump (5.08m) while several athletes picked up a brace of titles including Dearbhaile Walsh 3000m (12.20.00) and 800m (2.36.60), Conor Duggan 100m (11.05) and 200m (22.80), and Peter O’Sullivan 1500m (4.13.28) and 10000m (35.44.00).

Cathriona Farrell recorded a season’s best of 1.75m when taking the high jump title (1.75m), while there were fine performances and Galway titles also for Damien O’Boyle 5000m (15.41.00), Sarah Finnegan triple jump (9.77m), Peadar Harvey 800m (2.02.92), and Aidan Conneely long jump (6.07m). The men’s 4x100m team was won by the Craughwell quartet of Conor Duggan, Aidan Conneely, Peadar Harvey and Rob Hogan in a time of 47.07, just one-hundredth of a second away from a club record.

There was an impressive performances also from Ollie Mullins who placed second in the 10000m having won the Galway Half-marathon Championships a day earlier in Monivea.

Full results of the two days of competition are here:-

 

Bus for National Relays in Tullamore

Galway City Harriers - 14 July, 2015 - 14:20

A GCH Bus will leave Dangan at 8 am on Saturday 18th July for the National Relay Competition in Tullamore.  Also stopping at Dunnes Headford Road at 8.10am and Dunnes Briarhill at 8.30am

Fare €10

 

Bus for National Relays in Tullamore

Galway City Harriers - 14 July, 2015 - 14:19

A GCH Bus will leave Dangan at 8 am on Saturday 18th July for the National Relay Competition in Tullamore.  Also stopping at Dunnes Headford Road at 8.10am and Dunnes Briarhill at 8.30am

Fare €10

 

Cillian Greene wins National U18 200m Title

Galway City Harriers - 12 July, 2015 - 21:10

GCH athletes were in superb form this weekend at Day 2 and 3 of the National Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. 

Cillian Greene bolted from his blocks to set a new National Record in the U18 200m. Taking the lead at the 100m  bend, he powered through the finish line to emerge the clear winner in a time of 21.87  to wild applause from the GCH fans in the stand.  The previous day he claimed 2nd in the 100m.

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Conor Duggan Selected for Irish Junior Relay Team!

Craughwell AC - 10 July, 2015 - 14:54

Conor Duggan 2nd from the right with the Irish Junior Men's 4x100m Team

Massive congratulations to Conor Duggan who has been selected for the Irish Junior Men’s 4x100m relay team who travel to Eskilstuna, Sweden shortly to contest the European Junior Championships from the 16th - 19th July.

It’s a huge honour for both Conor and the club to be selected for such a prestigious event and it is testament to the hard work that Conor and his coaches have consistently put in from a young age. You can read more about Conor’s progress over the years from a report I wrote last year when he claimed the National U18 sprint title.

His progress should be an inspiration for all of our athletes and we reckon Conor may now be the 2nd fastest Galway man ever, behind the great Paul Hession. Equally inspirational, Sineád Treacy just missed out on making the Women's Junior team for the same championships and is first-reserve for the team should any team member fall ill or injured. Well done Sineád!

Best of luck Conor in Eskilstuna! And keep up the hard work everyone else – greatness awaits you!

New Club Hoodie

Craughwell AC - 9 July, 2015 - 20:36

The new club hoodies have arrived this evening.  See images of back and front below.  The colour is the Craughwell club green on light grey chosen based on feedback from members and it looks really great.  The hood is fully lined with a hidden phone/mp3 player pocket in the front pouch.   The cost is €32 per hoodie and we have small quantities of sizes XS through XL so get yours fast before they are all gone.  If you are interested they will be available to purchase at Senior track sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays over the coming weeks.  If possible can we ask that people bring the correct amount of money...  Thank you!

10th Galway 5k Series 2015 - A Round Up

Craughwell AC - 7 July, 2015 - 22:01

2015 saw the 10th running of the Galway 5k Series.  The 5k distance is the perfect mix of speed and endurance and is accessible to all.  It both challenges and rewards in equal measure. This year saw club members topping the podium, a number of personal bests and with some completing the series for the first time marking a great achievement for all. To mark the 10th year six members of Craughwell AC were asked to contribute a race report on one of the legs.  I hope you enjoy it…

Some of the Craughwell AC members who took part in this years series.

I would like to thank Sharon Conroy and Maree AC aswell as John O'Connor for the use of their photographs for this report.  Sharons photos can be found at the Maree Athletics Club Facebook page and Johns at 77edenhill on flickr.

10th Galway 5k Series 2015 - A Round Up

Craughwell AC - 7 July, 2015 - 22:01

2015 saw the 10th running of the Galway 5k Series.  The 5k distance is the perfect mix of speed and endurance and is accessible to all.  It both challenges and rewards in equal measure. This year saw club members topping the podium, a number of personal bests and with some completing the series for the first time marking a great achievement for all. To mark the 10th year six members of Craughwell AC were asked to contribute a race report on one of the legs.  I hope you enjoy it…

Some of the Craughwell AC members who took part in this years series.

I would like to thank Sharon Conroy and Maree AC aswell as John O'Connor for the use of their photographs for this report.  Sharons photos can be found at the Maree Athletics Club Facebook page and Johns at 77edenhill on flickr.

TuamAC Notes – July 5th, 2015

Tuam AC - 5 July, 2015 - 22:24

TuamAC was well represented in the Headford 8k Road Race on Saturday evening. This was the 11th annual running of this charity race. Despite it being a tough course all members were happy with their times. Running for TuamAC were Ger Hartnett, Sean Burke (PB), Tommy Joe Whyte, Mark Rabbitte, Michael McLoughlin, Ann Cosgrove, Dolores Higgins, Caroline Bodkin and Sean O Morain.

Earlier on Saturday Margaret McDonagh ran the Achill Half Marathon in challenging conditions, gale force winds and of course lots of hills! It went well for Margaret and knowing the route was a huge advantage as she ran it in personal best time of 1:46.

Derek Naughton ran the 10k course in Achill in a great time of 42:13.

Some late resuts from the previous weekend were 2nd place finish for Olivia Fitzpatrick in the Ballinlough 5k and 2nd place category finish for Mark Rabbitte in the Monivea Half Marathon.

Seren & Emma set new Irish records

Galway City Harriers - 4 July, 2015 - 21:47

At the National Track & Field  Championships  today in Tullamore, Seren O'Toole set the first of our two National records in the 75m hurdles. The triple connacht title winner stormed passed the race favourite Niamh Foley in the final 5 yards to claim her first national title. Zoe Moore ran impressively too in the same race finishing 4th.  Lydia Doyle was ever so close too in the U16 race finishing 4th By the narrowest of margins. Jonathan McGrath and Chellene Trill did well too to make the final, finishing 6th overall.  

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Lydia

Silver for U9 Boys at National Champs

Galway City Harriers - 28 June, 2015 - 20:09

Richard McGrath and Ronan Duggan won Silver Medals yesterday at the National Track & Field team Event in Tullamore. A sensational run by the young pair who finished just two hundreds of a second off the Winners in the 60m. Richard actually recorded the fastest 60m of the day.

 

Rachel Fahy and Aoibhe Joyce competed in the U11 600m recording impressive times of 2.03 and 2.04 over the distance. A great finish to a very successful season for these young athletes in their first ever All Ireland's.

Timetable for U9-11 Nationals on Sat

Craughwell AC - 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

Craughwell AC - 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.

Club Challenge - Event 5 Results

Galway City Harriers - 24 June, 2015 - 22:18

On a balmy Tuesday night in Dangan the first night of the county track and field championships doubled as round 5 of the GCH club challenge. 13 GCH athletes toed the line in the 3000 and 5000m races.  At the end of the night Majella Ní Chríocháin and Martin Kearney maintained their positions at the top of the table albeit with reduced leads.

68 GCHers have now scored in the club challenge.  Next up is the National Half Marathon in Dublin at the beginning of August.

 

End of Term Time Trial Results

Craughwell AC - 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

Muscle Maintenance by Michael O'Connor

Galway City Harriers - 23 June, 2015 - 16:14

Michael O'Connor, a GCH club member, has opened Muscle Maintenance, a sport therapy clinic in the city offering coaching, sports massage and cryotherapy. We wish Michael well with this venture.

Michael is offering GCH members an introductory discount on for treatments, and a complementary cryospa treatment for GCH club members. Contact Michael on: 0863818130

 

Galway Junior/Senior/Master T&F

Craughwell AC - 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.

 

TuamAC Notes – 220615

Tuam AC - 22 June, 2015 - 21:36

TuamAC were represented in 2 races over the weekend.

Sean O Morain was our sole representative in the Bullaun 8k on Saturday evening. He was happy with his run.

Dan O’Rourke lead home the TuamAC team at the Annaghdown Summer Solstice 10k on Sunday evening. He was followed by Derek Naughton, Sean Burke, Tommy Joe Whyte, Shane Chrisham and Conal Burke. Julie Murphy was the only ladies TuamAC member running the 10k. Julie was very pleased with her time considering it was quite windy in parts.

Jennifer Carney and Justin Lane ran the inaugural Annaghdown 5k. Both were delighted with their times and they are already looking forward to their next race.

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