Congratulations to Sineád Treacy who had been selected to represent Ireland in the 200m and the 4x300m relay in the Schools International Track & Field which will take place in Cardiff later this month.
Sineád's selection comes on the back of some fine performances in the Schools track & field and in the Tailteann Games and is richly deserved.
It is her second international, with the first having been the Schools Pentathlon held last year in Glasgow.
The club wish Sineád the very best of luck as she makes the short trip across the Irish Sea and are very proud of her achievements.
In Cork on Sunday Emma O'Hara won the Junior women's hammer title with a throw of 56.38 meetres. Joanne who hails from England & is a 1st year University student in the US already had an A standard for the World Junior T&F championships in Eugene, Oregon later this month. She was selected last night for the W.J. Emma is from England with Mayo & Galway grandparents.
The Galway Senior/Junior/Masters Track and Field 2014 Championship Day Two takes place next Thursday July 10th in Dangan , NUI Sports grounds, Galway, with check in open from 6.15pm onwards at the track.
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
7.15pm - 100m
7.40pm - 400m
8.00pm - 1500m
8.30pm - 4 x 400m Relay
7.00pm - High Jump
7.45pm - Triple Jump
Galway City Harriers really did kick ass at the Simon Kick Assphault.
In the 10 mile race GCH's Gary Thornton was first home in 57.28, Mick Rice was 2nd with a 1.02.35 & Jane Anne Healy was 3rd overall with a 1.05.36
And in the 10k we had lots of GCH top finishers including Sean Hanely in second in the mens race in 36:33 and Seamus Leddy in thrid in 37:47.
In the Womens 10k Sinead Brody was first home in 40:44 and GCH's Siobhan Egan was second in 42:03 (a new PB, congrats.
Well done to GCH’s Conor Dolan who is continuing his winning streak with a first place win in 33:37, and Owen Byrne 34:40 and Ray Somers (Athenry AC) in third in 36:25.
Congrats to Jane Ann Meehan (Athenry AC) in first 38:04 and Regina Casey (GCH) in second in 39:05 and Helen Corbett (GCH) in 41:04.
Full results click HERE.
Congrats to everyone who took part in not so great weather conditions at the Renville 5k, the event which this year was in aid of Galway Autism Partnership.
Well done to GCH's Sean Hanley & Martin Hegarty both home in 17:41 and Danny Carr in 18:44.
Regina Casey took the womens title in 18:02. And Niamh Hennelly in 4th in 20:21.
Full results click HERE.
Well doen tpo all from GCH who took part in the County T&F last Sunday.
Congrats ro all out medalists and to Brian Bruton for organising the event.
Full results attached
TuamAC Fit4Life beginners running group finished their training programme last Tuesday. All beginners stared their training on 1st April walking around the path in St. Jarlaths and finished the programme by running 5k. Well done to all. It is a great achievement! Thanks to all the leaders for their help and support throughout this programme. Their mentoring and encouragement has helped each of the participants achieve their running potential. Club running continues every Tuesday and Thursday evening. The next beginners running group will start in July. Please contact email@example.com for further information or to register your interest. All members are asked to support the Headford 8k on Saturday evening. This race is one of the highlights of the year and not to be missed. The race committee in Headford have raised in excess of EUR30,000 for children with disabilities and the 2014 race is their 10th Anniversary and will be a special event. Entries are available online now at www.runireland.com and late entries will be taken on the day. Congratulations to all of our runners who have performed so well over the last two weeks, we are delighted to report that their are too many highlights to mention so well done to everybody who ran in Annaghdown 10k, Ballyhaunis 5k, Castlebar 5k, The Galway County Track and Field Championships and the Quiet Man TriAthlon and Ironman Austria. The club is going from strength to strength , keep on running.
Well done to all club members who took part yesterday. Results of the day are here.
Number pick-up begins @ 6.15pm at the upper car park in Renville Park, with the run starting @ 8pm sharp. There will be marshalls & signage to give directions and assist with parking. Please car pool if at all possible.
For those who still want to enter, you can register at the race venue this evening from 6.15pm. Remember the race starts at 8pm sharp.
The choosen charity this year is Galway Autism Partnership GAP.
Looking forward to seeing the Craughwell AC colours out in force.
The very best of luck to all.
The Galway Senior/Junior/Masters Track and Field 2014 Championship Day One takes place next Sunday 29 June in Dangan , NUI Sports grounds,Galway, with check in open from 1pm onwards at the track. 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 1 pm /- Note Please register by 1.45 pm latest !
Events order on the day will be as follows
2.55 3000 m Women
3.20 5000 men Race two
3.45 5000 men Race one
The second day of the Galway Senior/Junior/Masters Track and Field 2014 Championship takes place next Sunday 29 June in Dangan, NUI Sports grounds, Galway, with check-in open from 1pm onwards at the track. 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 1 pm. Note Please register by 1.45 pm latest!
Events order on the day will be as follows:
Year 3 for our under 11s finished as it has done each year - a sense of tremendous achievement, enormous potential and no shortage of drama.
While we left Donegal last year without medals, we knew we had areas where we could compete for medals in 2014 . And compete we did.
Another season draws to a close and what a year 2014 has been for our under 10’s boys and girls.
Our journey started back in May whereby we competed in Regional County finals in Dangan. All our athletes did exceptionally well in all their individual events.
We continued onto the Connaught finals that were held in Sligo earlier this month. Even though it turned out a blistering hot day the athletes showed great enthusiasm and courage in their events. On the day Craughwell AC under 10’s came away with gold’s, silvers and bronze medals.
Our journey ended on Saturday at the All Ireland finals in Tullamore. Again a very hot day but the athletes showed great commitment and enthusiasm in their individual events.
Connacht 4x300m Relay Team - Tailteann Champions 2014
Laura Anne Costello, Tara McNally, Michelle Duggan, Sinead Treacy, Aisling Forkan
On a busy busy weekend for athletics, Craughwell AC athletes were in action across the country and across Europe as far as Estonia. On Saturday in Santry, athletes from the club made a huge contribution to one of the best ever days for Connacht athletics at the inter-provincial schools track and field known as the Tailteann Games. Just 2 years ago, Sineád Gaffney had the honour of helping Connacht to win its first ever relay gold medal at the 2012 Tailteann Games when running the 3rd leg of the 4x300m in an historic victory for Connacht – its first time in over 50 years of competition to win a gold medal at these Games.
Well last Saturday in Santry, the club made an even bigger contribution to a repeat performance in the 4x300m with both Tara McNally and Sineád Treacy running on the 4x300m team who took Connacht’s second ever gold relay medal at these Games in a time of 2.43.20. Tara and Sineád joined Laura Anne Costello and Mayo’s Aisling Forkan as the triumphant quartet. Just moments earlier, another Craughwell AC athlete Michelle Duggan partnered Sineád, Laura Ann and Aisling to silver in the 4x100m with 47.81s!
Siobhan Kelleher (Killeeneen NS) presenting Caoimhe Allen
captain of the winning Craughwell NS team with the Christy Kennedy Shield 2014
On one of the hottest days of the year last Wednesday, Craughwell NS won a superb Christy Kennedy Sports in the most widely contested program in the history of the event. Nine teams from seven schools took part with Ballyglass NS making a welcome return to the event after a few years absence and Scoil Mhuire Clarinbridge making a great debut in the event. Craughwell NS emerged victors with Clarinbridge in 2nd place and last year’s champions Killeeneen NS in 3rd place and 2012 champions Ballymana NS taking 4th place. Carrabane took 5th place just narrowly behind with Killeeneen B next in 6th, Ballyglass and Craughwell B tying for 7th and Coldwood 9th. Read on for full results.
Craughwell AC Athletes at the Connacht Track & Field Championships in Sligo IT
Last weekend provided another remarkable weekend for the club at the second day of the Connacht Track & Field Championships which again were held in the shadows of Ben Bulben at the track at Sligo IT. The clubs athletes in the U13 to 18 age groups put in some outstanding performances to feature over 70 times on the medal podium.
Daniel Callanan-Forde was the star of the show on this occasion with 4 Connacht titles in the U15 grade in 100m, long jump, triple jump and 4x100m. His long jump was a particularly impressive leap of 5.31m, shattering his personal best by over 20cm. The club dominated this age group taking almost all of the Connacht titles in the boys events and several in the girls.
There will also be a special category prize this year for groupings of individuals (e.g. workplace colleagues, gym members, etc.) that are entered into the race together.
Team-prizes will be awarded to the top 4 male scorers and the top 3 female scorers associated with the same team acording to the final finishing order.
The timetable for the Tailteann Games in Santry on Saturday is at:-
For those who don't know, this is an inter-provencial track & field competition for athletes in secondary school that is picked from performances at the schools track & field championships.
I have added directions to Santry on the website ... select Home ... Directions ... To Santry.
Best of luck to all of our athletes who are taking part.
As part of our fund-raising campaign for our new field and facility adjacent to the national school, we are holding a golf classic in August and are appealing to all members to get involved whether it be getting a team together to enter it or getting some sponsorship from your company or from businesses with whom you deal. Please support as this facility is for you and your children. It directly supports the work that our super coaching team are doing to help our athletes (and your children) to maximise their potential. I will email out more information in the coming days.
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