Craughwell U16 Girls 4x100m Relay Team
Aisling Keady, Grainne McDaid, Mary Dunphy, Michelle Duggan
The past weekend saw the National finals of the Community Games take place in Athlone IT with one of the best ever years for athletes from the club. The relays threw up their usual share of excitement with the highlight being a magnificent 4th place for the Craughwell U16 girls’ team in their final in a time of 51.4. The girls were 4th fastest going into the final having placed 2nd in their semi in a time of 52.3 and 2nd in their heat in a time of 52.9. It was the best ever performance from a girls relay team from the club in the Community Games relay.
The previous best was 6th place by the U16 girls in 2011 (Sineád Gaffney, Maria McNamara, Maireád McCan and Ellen Fitzpatrick) while back in 2007 the U16 girls won Galway and looked very impressive in the first round of the National finals with their team of Cathriona Farrell, Rachel Finnegan, Rachel Kenny and Leah Creaven but unfortunately they were eliminated on a marginal zone fault. The 2014 performance equaled the 4th place obtained by last year’s U15 mixed relay team of Mary Dunphy, Dylan Finn, Michelle Duggan and Cian Waters.
The club’s inaugural golf classic was a great success with 52 teams taking part and overall victory going to the team of Catherine Cleary, Helen Shaughnessy, Mary Jennings and Ronnie Norris with an impressive score of 102 points. The winning team had a choice of first prize from a range of impressive prizes including green fees, accommodation and lunch at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club (sponsored by Twomey Moran Ltd), green fees and lunch at Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg (sponsored by the golf club and by Liam & Alison Finn), green fees at Gort Golf Club and B&B in the Lady Gregory Hotel, green fees at Loughrea Golf Club and lunch in Maggie Mays, green fees and lunch at Athenry Golf Club, green fees and lunch at Portumna Golf Club, green fees at a number of other golf clubs including Ballinrobe Golf Club, Castletroy Golf Club and Woodstock Golf Club, framed golf prints from Cregal Art, golf lessons from Rob Hogan Golf Academy, car services from Pat Slevin.
Helen Shaughnessy, Catherine Cleary, Mary Jennings and Ronnie Norris
Winners of Inaugural Craughwell AC Golf Classic 2014
The club wishes to congratulate all of the prize winners and would also like to thank the many sponsors of prizes, greens and tee boxes and also the sponsors of the prizes for nearest the pin and longest drives (John Butler Physio, Tranquillity Leisure & Spa, Paul Anthony Hair Salon and Fat Tony’s Barber Shop). The nearest the pin prizes were won by Marie Kelly and Robbie Lyons while the longest drives were won by Patricia O’Hehir and Edwin McGrath.
Finally the club would like to thank the many teams who took part in the golf classic. All of the funds raised go directly towards the purchase and development of an 8-acre site adjacent to the local primary school which will be an invaluable asset for the club and the community, both young and old in the years ahead.
The full list of prize winners is as follows:-
Sineád Treacy and Conor Duggan at the Celtic Games International in Santry
A belated report on the ‘almost final’ juvenile track & field action of the summer. Seven more National track & field medals made their way to the club on the final weekend of the National juvenile championships in Tullamore.
Sineád Treacy was the star performer with double silver in the U18 girls’ long jump (5.22m) and 200m (25.21s) while Conor Duggan added bronze in the U18 Men’s 200m in 22.65. Their performances earned both Sineád and Conor selection for the Irish team that contested the Celtic Games international in Santry recently against Scotland and Wales. It’s been a really fantastic year for both athletes with both featuring on the National podium multiple times, Sineád getting selected for 3 internationals and Conor making his international debut. Sineád’s achievements were magnified by the honour of captaining the Irish Schools team at the Celtic Games. The athletic club is immensely proud of both athletes. Both acquitted themselves very well at the international with Sineád placing 3rd in the U18 Girls 200m in a time of 25.47 and helping the 4x100m team to relay silver in a time of 47.12, while Conor helped the U18 boys’ team to relay silver in a time of 42.89 as well as taking first place in the invitational 100m.
The results and prize-winners for the Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8K road-race for 2014 have been declared official and are attached below. The decision of the race organising committee is final in all matters and no further correspondence can be entered into at this point.
Two PDF files of the final results have been generated, the first one sorted by finish (gross) time (and from which official results and prize-winners are calculated) and a second one sorted by chip (nett) time for information purposes only. A final list of individual category and team prize-winners is presented in the third attachment.
Next start date for Beginners to Fit4Life is Monday 22nd September. 7pm Westside Library
Just a gentle reminder to those of you are thinking of entering the Craughwell Marathon/Half Marathon on the 30th August 2014. Don't forget to e-mail your entry to email@example.com to secure your entry.
• Date: Saturday 30th August 2014.
• Start time: 9:30am.
• To enter mail name & club to this contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
• You will receive confirmation of entry in due course.
• REG: Craughwell Community Hall from 8:30am to 9:15am.
• Entry €20 surplus after costs will go to Craughwell Ac.
• Limited Entry.
• Quality Medals for all finishers of both half & full.
• Order of Malta in attendance.
• 250mm bottled water on course.
• 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.
• There is ample parking at the Community Centre.
Matt Lockett has put together a comprehensive pack detailing all about Cross Country running and training.
There are a number of training sessions planned and all are outlined in the attached document.
Get down to the training session at Dangan Saturday 16th August warmed up for 10 am then sign up for the training session in Cong Saturday 13th September through the GCH training together Facebook page or by contacting Bernie Kelly.
Conditions were absolutely perfect for the 29th edition of the World famous Streets of Galway 8km Road Race on Saturday evening. Athletes travel from all over the World to take part in this race and it is now ranked amongst the top 100 road races in the world and is nearly as good as the Tuam 8k which will take place on Sunday 18th January 2015 so plenty of time to prepare. All of the usual suspects were in Galway and there was a record entry of 2700 competitors and the event sold out almost two weeks before race day. Tuam AC was definitely one of the best represented clubs in attendance and the green T-Shirts and Singlets with the broken wheel symbol were very noticeable at the finish line in South Park. It was particularly satisfying to see a huge number of new Tuam AC members taking part and somewhere in the region of 30 members were in attendance. Tuam AC had three big prize winners on the night with Tommy Joe Whyte taking the M50 prize, Claire Rowe winning F40 just 5 days after winning the Garrafrauns to Dunmore road race and the one and only Roger Rushe who took the M75 title and received the biggest cheer of the night at the prize giving ceremony. Our new members included Aidan Doyle, Eamon Niland, Tommy Varden, Elio Fusciardi and Justin Lane who was completing an incredible treble of races in only 6 days. He took part in the Loughrea tri-athlon last Sunday followed by Garrafrauns to Dunmore on Monday and flew around Galway on Saturday evening, an incredible weeks work. We also had a huge contingent of lady runners including Aine Doherty, Olivia O’Grady, Philomena Koller, Niamh Feeney, Maeve Kilroy, Julianna Collins, Deniece Williams and Lorraine Lee. They were all superb and did themselves and Tuam proud and numerous personal bests were recorded in the race as an added bonus. There were many more Tuam AC members taking part but they passed the finish line to fast for the naked eye and certainly to fast for any amateur photographer but don’t worry the sophisticated finish line technology captured all of the results in split second timing and they are all available to be viewed, digested and enjoyed at www.galwaycityharriers.com The next big local race and definitely not to be missed is the Claregalway 10k Race on Saturday 23rd August at 6pm. This great race incorporates the Galway County 10k Championships and is ran on a fast flat pb friendly course. Enter online to avoid disappointment at www.runireland.com
After review and consultation, an update has now been applied to the female prize-list for last Saturday's Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8K road-race for 2014. In summary, the changes are as follows:
- athletes assigned positions 6 (six), 7 (seven) and 8 (eight) previously in the overall women's finishing order have now been adjusted to reflect actual finishing times;
- athletes assigned positions 1 (one) and 2 (two) in the F45 category previously have now also been adjusted as a direct result of the changes applied in the above.
Open invitation to all our players, coaches, members and parents to come along to Raftery's Bar tonight at 9pm for the prize giving for our golf classic and an end of athletics season drink.
The club would like to thank all those who took part in the golf classic. We had 52 teams take part which was super as we had organised the event in a relatively short space of time. We'd particularly like to thank organisign committee for their trojan work over the last few weeks and also those players who travelled long distances to take part.
Details of the fabulous prizes are belong and with the many companies and indivisuals who sponsored greens and tee-boxes. Thanks to everyone for their support. We are very very close now to finalising the purchase of our 8-acre site beside the school and fund-raisers such as these provide a much-needed source of funds to help us complete the purchase.
Two PDF files of the initial results data have been generated, the first one sorted by finish (race/gross) time (and from which official results and prize-winners will be calculated) and a second one sorted by chip (nett) time for information purposes only. A provisional list of individual category and team prize-winners is presented in the third attachment.