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Server maintenance –

Blacknight Status Blog - Mon, 2016-09-19 17:04

We are scheduling a maintenance window to perform a software upgrade on The maintenance will cause an outage of approximately 60 seconds as bind restarts. Date: 2016-09-19 23:00 – 2016-09-20 01:00 IST Data Centre: BT Citywest Impact: One outage of approximately 60 seconds

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Wonderful Day of Colour!

Craughwell Athletics - Mon, 2016-09-19 00:59


The club had such a fantastic day on Saturday at our Yeats College Colour Run and Xyea Family 5k and with the Operation Transformation team.

After a whirlwind few days since Tuesday when the Operation Transformation team selected our event for their final challenge, a huge effort from an army of helpers within the club got the show on the road early Saturday morning. The Operation Transformation team arrived around 9.30am and it was pretty much non-stop action from then on. I won’t stay too much about it until the show goes out on air on Wednesday night at 9.35pm but it was such an amount of fun for everyone … the celebs, the experts and Craughwell AC. Thankfully our high jump bar survived the challenge and is still intact!

The highlight of the day was the colour run where over 400 people took part. It was like a scene out of a war movie when the colour bombs were thrown in the air at the race start – remarkable scenes and something to look forward to on Wednesday night when we get to see it properly on RTE.

The club had a good turnout also for its inaugural Family 5k with the family trophy being won in style by the Noonan triplets. Full results are here:- 5kresults.pdfWell done to all of the participants and in particular the prize-winners:-

Senior Male
1 16.36 Fergal Walsh
2 17.25 Jack Miskella
3 19.58 Michael Reynolds                  

O40 Male
1 18.53 David Evans
2 20.37 Stephen Carty
3 20.51 Tom Tuohy

U18 Male
1 17.34 Ben Ryan
2 19.08 Patrick Noonan
3 19.20 Sean Cotter

Senior Female
1 19.32 Deirdre Brophy
2 24.38 sharon c giligan
3 25.56 Sinead Treacy

O40 Female
1 23.00 Geraldine Farrelly
2 24.37 Lorraine Craven
3 27.08 Anne Martyn

U18 Female
1 16.46 Shauna Bocquet
2 21.35 Ailbhe Miskella
3 23.43 Catherine Noonan

The club have a huge number of people and organisations to thank and we will get a full list up here later in the week but I just wanted to give special mention to our race sponsors Yeats College and Xyea for their very generous sponsorship of the races. Pictured below is Pat Reidy of Xyea presenting the Family Trophy to the fastest family in the 5k race - the famous Noonans! And Terry Fahy of Yeats College presenting a sponsorship cheque to the club accepted on behalf of the club by a colourful Mike Tobin.

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Open xchange webmail maintenance Monday 19th at 08:00

Blacknight Status Blog - Thu, 2016-09-15 20:18

Summary: On Monday 19th we need to restrict access to the open-xchange platform in order to perform maintenance. It will be down for approx. one hour. The URL will be inaccessible during this time. No other services will be affected.

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Categories: Technical Stuff

Windows Shared Hosting Web Servers – Essential Scheduled Maintenance

Blacknight Status Blog - Thu, 2016-09-15 17:15

Several windows shared hosting web servers will be offline for a short period tonight for essential maintenance.  Maintenance is scheduled to begin after 10pm. The affected servers are: pemwinweb20, pemwinweb21, pemwinweb22, pemwinweb23, pemwinweb27, pemwinweb28, pemwinweb29, pemwinweb30, pemwinweb31, pemwinweb07, pemwinweb32, pemwinweb33, pemwinweb34, pemwinweb35, pemwinweb36, pemwinweb37, pemwinweb38, pemwinweb39, pemwinweb41

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Emergency Windows Shared Hosting Maintenance

Blacknight Status Blog - Thu, 2016-09-15 15:37

PEMWINWEB15 is down for emergency maintenance.  We expect only 10-15 minutes of downtime. Update to follow…   UPDATE @ 15:40:  This server is back up and running now.

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Operation Transformation Coming to Craughwell!!

Craughwell Athletics - Thu, 2016-09-15 15:22


The world is coming to Craughwell this Saturday!!

Celebrity Operation Transformation are on their way to our Colour Run and 5k Race this Saturday. With the races sponsored by Xyea and Yeats College, what was a relatively big event has become a HUGE event with the TV cameras rolling from 11am to 3pm!!!

Here’s a word from Jill (one of the Producers) to help tease out these stories:- 

Our celebs & experts are really looking forward to trying their hand (or foot as it may be) at athletics in Craughwell this Saturday. They’ll be shaking down the grounds in the group Zumba at 11AM & trying keep up with all of you in the colour run at little later. We’re welcoming stories to try & involve as many people as possible so please get in touch & tell me yours See you all Saturday at 11! Jill :-)

So if you live in Galway, Craughwell is the place to be this Saturday with a busy program of activities for the celebs, their experts, our members and the general public.

The fun starts with the cameras rolling from 11am when everyone will try their hand at ZUMBA dancing led by instructors from our newest addition to the local community FITTSteps Training Studio. Just prior to Zumba, we want to take a massive group shot of everyone with the Operation Transformation team. Your moment to smile on TV :-) So please get there early to get into the group shot!!

Then at 11.30am the Operation Transformation celebs and experts will try their hand at athletics under the watchful eye of our coaches, trying their hand at high jump, long jump, hurdles, shot putt and javelin!!! Tokyo 2020 here we come!

After this, the cameras will move into position for our colour run which gets going at 12.30pm. This will be on grass on our new athletics ground beside the school. Its best to wear a white T-shirt for this as you will look messier in it after a good dousing with 6 different colours! Don’t worry about getting rid of the colour afterwards, its washable, edible, unsmellable, everythingelseable paint. The only ones to have to worry are the bleached blondes, so to all the men and women with bleached blonde hairdos, please cover up your hair because it won’t be bleached blonde anymore after the race. (That’s serious by the way, seems there is something about the bleach that makes it stay red green purple blue and yellow afterwards!).

The colour run is on grass with 3 loops of a 350m circuit and a shortcut in the middle for the less energetic. Prepare to get well-coloured!! And we want all local clubs to be welcome to the event – so local GAA, soccer, athletic clubs from all around, cubs, beavers, Foroige, ICA, Active Retirement etc etc you are all most welcome. We want a crowd and it will be amazing fun and ye all might be on the telly! Try not to trip a celebrity or expert on the way around the colour run – we don’t want to interrupt their transformation!

There will be refreshments throughout the day and goodie bags for the kids in the colour run and prizes for the 5k – more details on the prizes tonight. And a tip if not wearing old clothes for the colour run to get the colour out - first soak in COLD water then warm water.

And straight after the colour run, our 5k gets going on the road outside the school at 1.30pm. We are hoping our celebs will be able to launch the 5k and wave the participants off. It depends on how zapped they are have the colour run. So if you are following a celeb and want them to send you on your 5k way, get down to Craughwell this Saturday.

The colour run and 5k are still fund-raisers for our athletics facilities which are being constructed but we are hoping that you have so much fun from being involved that you won’t mind chipping in for the colour run or 5k. Details and link to online registration: We are taking registrations on the day but it saves us some admin if you can get it done online. 

The Operation Transformation team will still be there while the 5k is in progress, interviewing celebs and locals with an interesting personal story to tell of their healthy pursuits. 


Network maintenance

Blacknight Status Blog - Thu, 2016-09-15 14:34

We are scheduling a maintenance window to add additional network capacity in BT on Saturday morning. This will impact a number of shared hosting services in the range. In particular, and The maintenance will cause an outage of approximately 60 seconds, during which all IPs in this range will be inaccessible. Date: 2016-09-17 08:00 – 2016-09-17 […]

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Categories: Technical Stuff

Fit4Life Autumn 2016

Craughwell Athletics - Mon, 2016-09-12 19:07

Fit4life Autumn term starts the 14th of September, Wednesday night at 7.30 and Saturday morning at 9, from Senior club track.

Registration from 7.00-7.30 on Wednesday 14th.  First F4L session will begin that evening so have your running gear on!

10 weeks running with a team leader, training plan and a 5k time trial at the end of term. €40 for the 10 weeks and a fitter, happier healthy you. Men and women welcome!
See you at the track.

Directions to track


Nov 2015

Photo ©John O'Connor essential maintenance Wednesday 14/9

Blacknight Status Blog - Fri, 2016-09-09 11:31

Summary: The software that drives is being updated to version 6.0.9 on Wednesday 14th of September starting at 3am. This window will last until 8am Monday morning. Services affected during this window include: Access to Access to the Account tab within Access to phpmyadmin / phppgadmin / mylittleadmin for database administration Access […]

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Loughrea AC 'Members Draw' starts this October

Athenry AC News - Wed, 2016-09-07 10:26
Fancy the chance to win a €1,000 euro a month?   Loughrea AC are holding a fundraising draw which will be limited to 300 entrants.     You can enter this draw by contacting a committee member and signing up to a monthly direct debit of €10 per month for a year or by paying €120 upfront.  The proceeds will go toward the completion of our new multipurpose pitch at our grounds in Bushfield.    The  first draw will be held on 28 October 2016 and will continue each month for a year.   The club secretary can be contacted at Category: Running News

Rubber ready to hit the road!

Craughwell Athletics - Sun, 2016-09-04 23:05

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View of the sprint track prior to the tartan rubber going on

Shauna 6th in Zurich!!

Craughwell Athletics - Thu, 2016-09-01 23:26

What a fantastic achievement from our very own Shauna Bocquet ... the 12 year old budding star places 6th in the U20 400m at the Zurich Diamond League and a new PB. What a wonderful talent and as we all know, so well deserved for such a dedicated athlete. Well done Shauna!!!!!

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The Fields of Athenry 10km - 26th December 2016

Athenry AC News - Thu, 2016-09-01 21:43

Registration is now open! €15 until the 30th September increasing to €20. Enter using the link below!

Category: Running News

Scheduled maintenance at 10:00 PM tonight on our qmail service

Blacknight Status Blog - Thu, 2016-09-01 17:02

We are scheduling a maintenance window  for 22:00 01/09/2016  to reboot  one of the storage nodes on our qmail service. This is being done to resolve some performance issues we were seeing earlier today and to ensure optimal performance is resumed. Issues with our Qmail service

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Categories: Technical Stuff

Club 5KM Championship Result and Report

Athenry AC News - Thu, 2016-09-01 10:55

The 14th annual Athenry AC 5KM Handicap Championship took place last Tuesday, 30 August 2016 around the old 5KM Series loop in Athenry: the figure of 8 starting close to the level crossing and finishing outside the pitch in Raheen.  

Forty five hardy souls toed the line, ably marshalled by Race Director, Brendan Galvin.  There were club marshalls at all the junctions, including a tight spot just after the Raheen Woods where there is building works on-going.  The finish line was very busy too.

The handicaps were carefully calibrated to ensure that no one would be too far ahead, or behind, but it didn't stop some superior performances at the top of the field, resulting in two new winners of the two venerable cups on offer, Suzanne Morris (Overall Champion) coming out on top after a titanic battle with Caroline McLoughlin (Masters Champion) over the last two KM - rumours of secret high altitude and cross training abounded in both their cases afterwards.  The fastest runner on display was Fergal Walsh, who scythed through the field to finish almost exactly on his handicap time, officially recording 17:01!

A full race result is attached for completeness.  John O'Connor was on hand to take the snaps, see here.

Category: Race Result Attachments: 16club5kmchampionship.pdf