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.
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!
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 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.
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!!!
PLEASE NOTE EGM HAS BEEN DEFERRED BY TWO WEEKS TO SAME TIME ON WEDNESDAY 6TH AUGUST.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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 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. His 200m final time is a PB and new club record as is Conor's time of 11.11 from the 100m heats (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.
Craughwell AC U15 Boys 4x100m Relay
Daniel Callanan-Forde, Cian Waters, Sean Delaney, Oisin Lyons
The club battled bravely in Tullamore for National relay honours with the U15 boys team recording the club’s best result with a 5th place in their 4x100m final in a time of 49.96 (Sean Delaney, Cian Waters, Oisin Lyons, Daniel Callanan-Forde). The U14 boys also made their 4x100m final where they placed 8th in a time of 58.12 (Luke Roberts, Conor Hughes, Cathal Walsh, Oisin Shannon). The U12 boys just missed out on making the final by 0.07 of a second in a tmie of 59.37 with their team of Gavin Kelly, Conall Doyle, Pádraic Martyn and Shaun Gilligan while the U13 boys also competed well when running a time of 57.24 but didn’t make the final (Kyle Moorhead, Alex Evans, Finbar McFadden, Ryan Gallagher, Brandon Morgan).
In the girls events, the U15 girls placed 10th in a time of 55.78 (Caoilin Milton, Aoife Walshe, Laura Cunningham, Lorraine Delaney, Shauna Tobin) while the U12 girls placed 12th in a time of 60.55 (Aoife Kelly, Emma Jane Moran, Aine Kelly, Ava Finn, Kate Reilly).
Craughwell AC U15 Girls 4x100m Relay
Aoife Walshe, Lorraine Delaney, Caoilin Milton, Laura Cunningham, Shauna Tobin