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
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.
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.
Please see flyer below which you could share with people:-
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 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: