Craughwell and Clarinbridge U16 Girls 4x100m Relay Teams - 1st and 2nd in the Galway finals
Grainne McDaid, Michelle Duggan, Aisling Keady, Mary Dunphy,
Anita Moran, Laura Keane, Caoilin Milton, Lorraine Delaney
The club had dozens of athletes in action at the Galway Community Games finals in Ballinderreen at the weekend representing their areas including Ardrahan, Athenry, Carrabane, Claregalway, Clarinbridge, Craughwell, and Oranmore-Maree.
There were fantastic performances all around with loads of excitement particularly in the relays. There were many highlights and loads of qualifiers for the National finals – U12 600m Kyle Moorhead, U13 Mixed Relay Craughwell, U14 100m Caoimhe O’Donoghue, U14 800m Rachael Hughes, U14 Shot Eva Kelly, U14 Javelin Shauna Tobin, U14 Long Jump Finola Kelly, U14 800m Oisin Lyons, U15 Mixed Relay Craughwell, U16 100m Michelle Duggan, U16 1500m Liam Moran, U16 Girls High Jump Aisling Keady, U16 Boys High Jump Gerry Keary, U16 Girls Triple Jump Laura Cunningham, U16 Boys Triple Jump Matthew McKernan, U16 Girls Relay Craughwell.
The Galway Juvenile T&F Champs for u13’s to u19’s took place at the Galway RSC on Saturday May 24th. Click here for full results.
The Galway Juvenile team event for u9’s, u10’s & u11’s. along with the u12 T&F Champs took place at the same venue on Saturday May 3rd. Click here for full results
Congratulations to athletes, parents, clubs and the officials of Galway County Board on the success of both days, and indeed on the continued progress of athletics in Galway in recent times.
National Sprint Medallists!
Sineád Treacy and Michelle Duggan
An incredibly busy week of athletics continued last weekend with the Irish Schools track & field on Saturday in Tullamore following by the Galway Community Games on Sunday and Monday. The pinnacle of the secondary schools track & field was reached on Saturday with the Irish Schools Championships in Tullamore. Widely regarding as the highlight of the juvenile athletics year, it provides a great days entertainment with lots of quality performances.
Michelle Duggan (Pres Athenry) made it a memorable day when taking the bronze medal in the Junior Girls 200m in an impressive time of 26.33 which was a huge PB for Michelle. But it didn't come easy and Michelle had to battle hard for her first individual National outdoor medal, taking the bronze by 3 hundreths of a second! Michelle had earlier taken 6th place in the 100m in a solid time of 12.86.
Sineád Treacy (St Raphaels) went one better with a fine performance to take the silver medal in the Intermediate Girls 200m in a time of 25.23 which is a new club senior record. Sineád was earlier just pipped for a medal in the 100m by 7 hundreths of a second when placing 5th in the final.
Jamie Fallon (Calasanctius) also had a fantastic run in the Senior Boys 5000m to take the bronze medal in a time of 15:26.47. This is a massive result for Jamie who still has a few years left in this age group and augurs very well for the future.
And it was unlucky 4th place for Tara McNally as she raced to a fine time of 46.77 in the intermediate 300m hurdles. This is a new event for Tara and very encouraging for her to have made such progress so quickly.
Craughwell NS's Olympic Squad as they await the action in Dangan!
Like Clarinbridge and Killeeneen primary schools a day earlier at the County Sports, Craughwell NS and Oranmore Boys NS dominated proceedings at the Galway City Sports.
Craughwell came home with 2 sets of relay medals and 4 individual medals. Sarah Byrne put in a tremendous performance in the U9 60m to take the individual silver and anchored her relay team to gold medals where Erin Kelly, Jade Moorhead and Chloe Hallinan combined to win the semi-final and Madison Davy swapped in for Erin for the final to help the school to the Galway title. Jade had earlier taken individual silver in a packed 400m where Chloe also ran superbly to take 6th place a year out of age.
On Tuesday last, May 27th, twenty four enthusiastic athletes from Scoil Mhuire Clarinbridge attended the County Sports day in Dangan. We were very well represented in the three age categories, both boys and girls.
Conditions were perfect for racing and there was a fantastic buzz from the moment we arrived. The school teams were absolutely outstanding throughout providing many spectacular moments on this memorable day. In total the children won a staggering 25 medals, five of which were individual medals and five of our 6 relay teams had podium finishes. Below is a list of the 6 teams and their performances and achievements on the day.