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Continuing on his return to form this season Damian stepped onto the Track to Break yet another club record last weekend in San Antonio,Texas at the University of Incarnate Word (UIW), bringing his total to 3 on the year.
Right in the mist of Final Exams, the team made their way across the State Border from Louisiana into Texas for the Pinnacle event of the regular season in the Southland Conference.
With Competition scheduled to begin Friday morning inclement weather and thunderstorms put a hold to proceedings before ultimately cancelling all but one event, the 10,000m.
Damian one of the entries on the starlist for the gruelling 25 lap race, joined only two other McNeese men on the start line, Nathan Jones and Enrique Soto both currently qualifying for the NCAA Regional Championships in the event.
With an 8pm start, darkness had all but descended on the track for the start of the race which went out in typically slow championship fashion. A Breakaway group of approximately 10 athletes began to appear after about a kilometre and this continued to separate further into 2 groups with Jones and Soto trading off the lead at the front and Damian holding strong in the chasing group.
A well separated field after stringing itself out in the later kilometres entered the closing laps and saw Damian making strong moves into 6th place and continuing to close strong into the last lap where he looked to be pulling away to secure the 6th spot only to find himself in a foot race coming off the last bend into the home straight which he ultimately lost by little more than a second on the finish line to finish 7th overall in the race behind Jones in 2nd also losing out on the foot race and Soto in 5th. Damian has again set a new club mark of 31:52.36, breaking the record on the Track of 35:41 by Johny Lane in 2010 at the Galway T&F and smashing his own personal best set on the road in Sligo back in 2016 when he ran 32:32 curiously also losing in a foot race on that day over the last 200m.
However this wasn’t to be the end of the competition for these men on this weekend as they all toed the line for the 5000m event only two days later on Sunday afternoon joined by no less than 5 more McNeese distance men in the 53 man field for this race.
The race appeared to be unfolding in a similar fashion to that of the 10000m with Jones, Soto and O’Boyle coming through in a breakaway top 10 through the 3k mark, but what appeared to be a combination of both the 90°F Texas Heat and a weekend of long hard racing already in the legs, Damian and Nathan dropped back over the last 2 kilometres to both finish outside of the top 8 scoring positions for their team, but with Enrique stepping up and taking the lead to charge home to victory taking 1st place on the podium.
The Cowboys Struggled to secure some vital points on the closing day of the meet finishing them 4th overall in the team scoring after a difficult year.
The Regular season now comes to a close for minority of the Cowboys team with one final meet held at home this coming weekend in an attempt to secure some of the coveted Regional Qualifying Positions ahead of the Regional and National Meets this coming June.
After a miserable wet morning yesterday morning, some marvellous May sunshine lay in store for the 2018 Craughwell Community Games which were held yesterday evening at Craughwell AC's athletics grounds. It was a lovely community day with a nice attendance and almost 100 participants in the different events. Even the local bovine community got in on the act and were enthralled by the races!
U8s line up for their sprint under the watchful gaze of the neighbours!
Results of the evening are attached:- CraughwellCommunityGames2018Results.pdf.
A big thank you to everyone who helped out - the evening ran off like clockwise thanks to the large number of people who helped out. And a special mention to Daniel O'Brien who went out of his way to come down and take photographs of the evening which people can download for free from his Facebook page and website. Its super to have photographs of that quality of the event and hopefully people will consider Daniel as their photographer for their special family occasions as he has done alot of free stuff for the club in the past year.
We need to confirm with parents asap who is going to the Galway finals which will be held on Sunday 3rd June in Ballinderrin. The first and second place in each event from U8 upwards can go forwards - but can only do 1 individual event in the Galway finals, in which case the next in line gets a choice of going to the Galway finals.
And we also hope to field relay teams in the following ages:-
- U10 mixed relay (top 2 girls top 2 boys plus 3rd place subs)
- U12 girls relay (top 4 girls plus 4/5th place subs)
- U12 boys relay (top 4 boys plus 4/5th place subs)
- U14 girls relay
- U14 boys relay
- U15 mixed relay
- U16 boys relay
Ava Finn and James Furey, Craughwell High Jump Champions 2018
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Some of Craughwell AC's U10 Squad at the Galway Track & Field Championships
Another busy day of athletics took place in Dangan running track on Sunday with day 2 of the Galway Track & Field Championships where Craughwell had almost 140 athletes in action in the U9 to U12 age groups.
Check out also Daniel O'Brien's super photos from the latter part of the day on his facebook page. Daniel makes these available to members of the club to download for free, for which the club is very grateful. And well done again to Iain Shaw on his very professional organisation of the day and in particular the online results available at connaughtathletics.com.
There were many fine performances throughout the day, most notably Darragh Kelly with 4 individual medals in the U12 Boys grade including the Galway titles in the high jump (1.30) and shot putt (7.86), silver in the 60m hurdles (11.58) and bronze in the long jump (4.23). It was a great day also for Shannon Quinn with Galway titles in the U12 Girls shot putt with a throw of 6.40 and in the long jump where she set a new U12 championship best performance with a leap of 4.18. And for Remy Aylmer with double Galway titles in the U9 Girls 60m and 300m in times of 10.44 and 57.86.
Craughwell AC's U12 Boys 4x100m team
The long jump saw some particularly impressive performances from Craughwell AC athletes. Emma O’Donovan took the Galway title with an impressive 3.96 in the U11 Girls Long Jump, a feat repeated by Ben Moran in the U11 Boys with a championship best leap of 3.83. Lauren Morgan continued the championship best performances with a massive jump of 3.76 to take victory in the U10 Girls Long Jump. A number of other athletes also leaped into individual bronze medals including Lauren Kilduff with 3.51 in the U11 Girls, Dara Zimmerer with 3.37 in the U11 Boys, Oran Collins with 3.39 in the U10 Boys and Oisin O’Donovan with 3.22 in the U9 Boys. Sean Lavan took the bronze medal in the U12 Boys high jump with 1.15m.
In the sprints, Eanna Morrissey raced to the Galway title in the U10 Boys 60m in a time of 9.70. Lauren Morgan took silver in the U10 Girls 60m in 9.80 with Calum McMahon doing likewise in the U9 Boys 60m 10.29, while Ben Moran took the bronze medal in the U11 Boys 60m in 9.42. In the middle-distance races, Riley Stenson had a fine victory in the U11 Boys 600m in a time of 1:59.97 with Keelan Moorhead in 3rd place in a time of 2:03.33 while Fionn Higgins placed 2nd in the U12 600m in a time of 1:55.95. Saoirse Mullins took the silver medal in the U10 Girls 500m in 1:39.57, while Calum McMahon and Alan Hallinan raced to silver and bronze in the U9 Boys 300m in times of 55.18 and 55.31.
In the 4x100m relays, there were victories for the U11 Girls in a time of 1:04.90 and the U10 Boys in a time of 1:05.20 while the U12 Girls took the silver medals in a time of 1:02.64. The U11 Boys took both silver and bronze in their 4x100m in times of 1:00.00 and 1:04.76 as did the U9 Boys in their relay in times of 1:11.81 and 1:17.47, while the U10 Girls rounded off the medal winning relay performances with bronze in a time of 1:09.71.
The turbo javelin event saw many more medals for the club with Tara Keane taking the Galway title in the U12 Girls event with a new championship best of 19.67 and Aoife O’Meara in bronze with 13.30, Emma Phelan Galway Champion in the U11 Girls with 12.27 and Kiera Mernagh 3rd with 9.54, Dean McNally Galway Champion in the U11 Boys with 12.53 and Harry Lynam in bronze with 11.73, Ciara Byrnes silver in the U10 Girls with 8.05 and Megan Smith in bronze with 7.67; a clean sweep in the U10 Boys with Tadhg O’Meara gold with 11.05, Daniel Farrelly silver with 10.33 and Ethan Stace bronze with 10.19; and silver for Killian Burke in the U9 Boys event with 7.45.
The paired events in the U9 to U11 age groups yielded many more medals with the top individuals from each club paired together to determine the qualifiers for the Connacht finals. The following pairs made the podium from Craughwell AC: U11 Girls 60m 2 Keevagh Barry/Lauren Kilduff; 600m 2 Emma O'Donovan/Kelly Hallinan; Long Jump 1 Emma O'Donovan/Lauren Kilduff; Turbo Javelin 1 Emma Phelan/Kiera Mernagh, 2 Maria Gorman/Aoibheann Dolan, 3 Gemma Hallinan/Erin Dillon. U11 Boys 60m 2 Ben Moran/Dara Zimmerer, 3 Dean McNally/Sean Hoade; 600m 1 Riley Stenson/Keelan Moorhead, 3 Paul Barry/Caelan Coleman; Long Jump 1 Ben Moran/Dara Zimmerer, 2 Keelan Moorhead/Iarlaith Leen; Turbo Javelin 1 Dean McNally/Harry Lynam, 2 Paul Barry/Joseph O'Dwyer. U10 Girls 60m 3 Lauren Morgan/Saoirse Mullins; 500m 2 Saoirse Mullins/Gemma Cloonan; Long Jump 1 Lauren Morgan/Mia Hollingworth; Turbo Javelin 1 Ciara Byrnes/Megan Smith. U10 Boys 60m 1 Eanna Morrissey/Oran Collins; 500m 2 Daniel Farrelly/Daniel Gilmore; Long Jump 1 Oran Collins/Leo Molloy, 3 Eoin Middleton/Liam Reilly; Turbo Javelin 1 Tadhg O'Meara/Daniel Farrelly, 2 Ethan Stace/Paul Keaveney, 3 Shane Cahill/Rossa Gorman. U9 Girls 1 Remy Aylmer/Aisling Lavan; Long Jump 2 Chloe Coughlan/Aisling Lavan, 3 Aisling Mulveen/Jenna Brady. U9 Boys 60m 1 Calum McMahon/Alan Hallinan; 300m 1 Calum McMahon/Alan Hallinan, 3 Joshua Whiriskey/Oisin O'Donovan; Long Jump 2 Oisin O'Donovan/Ethan Horan, 3 Daithi Lawless/Sean Dempsey.
Best of luck to all of our athletes taking part tomorrow in the Galway U9-12 Track & Field in Dangan.
Some people have been asking how to get to Dangan, above shows route in ... by Dunnes in Terryland, across the new bridge and on to the next roundabout, turn right there and onto the next major junction where the Westwood hotel is. Turn left there and about 100m further on, turn right into Dangan. Car park is on the left.
The timetable is here:- Day_2_Provisional_Timetable.pdf
The list of officials is here:- Officials_Duties_County_Outdoors_DAY_2.pdf
Iain Shaw has asked officials to check their duties on attached and if there are any problems with a duty assignment then please let him know. Some more notes from Iain
- If an official does not turn up on the day - it is expected the club from where the official comes from will fill that gap with people available on the day and will inform Anne Burke, the event director.
- Numbers will be available in the shed from 0900.
- There will be an officials briefing at 0930 next to the photofinish shed.
- We will endeavor to get the paired results out as fast as possible but as there are such large numbers in some of the events - particularly long jump then there is a certain amount of processing time after an event finishes - anywhere upto an hour and so patience is requested from all as we aim to get those results out.
- Results will again be live on the web at www.connachtathletics.com throughout the day.
- Be aware that Sunday is forecast to be warm with minimal cloud cover so please ensure your athletes keep in the shade where possible, get plenty of fluids and slap on as much factor 50 as possible.
Pres Athenry's Ava Finn
South Connacht Junior Girls High Jump and Long Jump Champion 2018
Well done to the many Craughwell Ac athletes who competed today while representing their schools in the South Connacht Schools Track & Field in Dangan. I will update this article with results as they come to hand. If reading this, please send on any omissions and I will update.
Ava Finn (Pres Athenry) had a great day in the Junior Girls age group with triple gold in the high jump (1.40), long jump (4.62) and 4x100m relay. As did Jade Moorhead (Pres Athenry) who battled it out in a high quality Minor Girls high jump competition with Saoirse Moore with both girls jumping outdoor PBs of 1.53 and Jade taking the victory on countback with Saoirse 2nd. Jade added a silver in the long jump with a PB of 4.32m. Lauren McNally (St Brigids) took second place in the Junior Girls high jump (1.35) with Sophie O’Brien (Coláiste Bhaile Chláir) taking third place with a leap of 1.30 and also placed highly in the long jump. Emma Jane Moran (Pres Athenry) also qualified for the Connacht finals with a 4th place finish in the Junior Girls 200m and as part of the victorious Pres Athenry Junior Girls relay team. Carla Noone (St Raphaels) won her heat of the Minor Girls 800m to also qualify for the Connacht finals.
In the boys events, Lukas Schukat repeated his impressive CBP from Sunday with another 1.60m leap to take the victory in the Minor Boys high jump.
A huge turnout of Craughwell AC athletes descended on Dangan running track in Galway city for day 1 of the Galway track and field championships.
There were many fine performances across the age groups from U13 to U19 with multiple Galway titles for several athletes including triple titles for Laura Cunningham in the U18/19 long jump, high jump and triple jump; Chloe Casey in the U16/17 100m, shot putt and discus; Conor Trehy in the U16/17 100m hurdles, long jump and triple jump; and double titles for Saoirse Moore in the U15 80m and 250m hurdles; Lukas Schukat in the U15 high jump and triple jump; Aoibhe Donnellan in the U13 80m and long jump; Adam Jordan in the U13 javelin and high jump and Ethan O’Brien in the U13 long jump and high jump.
The top-notch performances included several championship records set by Craughwell AC athletes as follows:-
- Laura Cunningham, 10.90 in the U18/19 Girls Triple Jump
- Laura Cunningham, 5.02 in the U18/19 Girls Long Jump
- Chloe Casey, 13.23 in the U16/17 Girls Shot Putt
- Chloe Casey, 34.32 in the U16/17 Girls Discus
- Lukas Schukat, 1.60 in the U15 Boys High Jump
- Grace Leen, 12:23.28 in the U14 Girls 2k Walk
- Jade Moorhead, 1.50 in the U14 Girls High Jump
- Niamh Duffy, 9.54 in the U13 Girls Shot Putt
- Ethan O’Brien, 4.36 in the U13 Boys Long Jump
Well done to all of the Craughwell AC participants, all our medallists and all who came close to the medals and just missed out – keep the focus on the PBs and the medals will come. Full details of the medal winners are as follows while detailed results of all events can be found at at connaughtathletics.com. Check out also Kevin Moore's wonderful action shots of the day at flickr.
- 400m Hurdles 1 Lorraine Delaney 1:13.49
- 400m 2 Arlene Earls 61.10
- 1500m 3 Catherine Noonan 5:33.72
- Long Jump 1 Laura Cunningham 5.02, 2 Lorraine Delaney 4.72, 3 Arlene Earls 4.53
- High Jump 1 Laura Cunningham 1.55, 2 Lorraine Delaney 1.50
- Triple Jump 1 Laura Cunningham 10.90
- 800m 1 Luke Evans 2:10.20, 2 Patrick Noonan 2:11.82
- 1500m 1 Patrick Noonan 4:27.73, 2 Luke Evans 4:36.92
- Long Jump 1 Aubry O’Brien 5.55
Top 4 in the U18/19 Girls Long Jump at the Galway Track & Field Championships in Dangan
Siona Lawless (4th), Lorraine Delaney (2nd) Laura Cunningham (1st), Arlene Earls (3rd)
U18/19 1500m - Patrick Noonan Gold Medalist and Luke Evans Silver Medalist
- 80m Hurdles 3 Ellie Cronin 13.04
- 250m Hurdles 3 Ellie Cronin 38.46
- 100m 1 Chloe Casey 13.45; 2 Freya Bohan 13.48, 3 Alisha Larkin 13.49
- 200m 3 Alisha Larkin 28.61
- 800m 2 Ailbhe Miskella 2:34.64
- 1500m 3 Ciara Sheppard 5:38.96
- Long Jump 2 Leanagh Gilligan 4.73
- High Jump 1 Ellie Cronin 1.53, 2 Aine Kelly 1.50
- Triple Jump 1 Leanagh Gilligan 9.93, 2 Aoife Kelly 8.72
- Shot Putt 1 Chloe Casey 13.23, 3 Edel Farrelly 6.71
- Javelin 1 Freya Bohan 23.60, 2 Lauren McNally 20.65, 3 Edel Farrelly 14.20
- Discus 1 Chloe Casey 34.32
- 100m Hurdles 1 Conor Trehy 17.22
- 250m Hurdles 1 James Furey 42.07
- 400m 3 Kyle Moorhead 55.66
- 800m 3 Finbar McFadden 2:11.52
- 1500m 1 Sean Cotter 4:25.74, 2 Kyle Moorhead 4:40.16, 3 Finbar McFadden 4:45.55
- Long Jump 1 Conor Trehy 5.09, 3 Oisin Davis 5.02
- High Jump 2 James Furey 1.50, 3 Lughaidh Morgan 1.45
- Triple jump 1 Conor Trehy 10.77
- Javelin 2 James Furey 24.72
U16 lj 1, 2 3
U16/17 Girls High Jump - Ellie Cronin and Aine Kelly Gold and Silver Medallists
U16/17 Girls 800m - Ailbhe Miskella Silver Medalist
- 80m Hurdles 1 Saoirse Moore 14.06
- 250m Hurdles 1 Saoirse Moore 42.19, 2 Saoirse Pierce 43.78
- High Jump 2 Saoirse Moore 1.45, 3 Saoirse Pierce 1.40
- Javelin 3 Carla Noone 12.68
- 250m Hurdles 2 Robert Urquhart 37.79
- 200m 3 Robert Urquhart 27.56
- Long Jump 2 Lukas Schukat 4.66
- High Jump 1 Lukas Schukat 1.60
- Triple Jump 1 Lukas Schukat 10.01
- Javelin 1 Oisin Keane 32.22, 3 Liam McDonagh 22.35
- Discus 2 Oisin Keane 27.96, 3 Liam McDonagh 22.97
U15 Girls 4x100m bronze medallists at the Galway Track & Field Championships in Dangan
U15 Robert Urquhart Silver 250mh and Bronze in 200m and Gold u16 Relay Lukas Schukat, Galway U115 High Jump and Triple Jump Champion 2018
at the Galway Track & Field Championships in Dangan
- 75m Hurdles 3 Siofra Davis 13.16
- 800m 2 Fauve Aylmer 2:32.28
- 2000m Walk 2 Grace Leen 12:23.28, 3 Alana Grogan 12:28.03
- Long Jump 1 Ella Lyons 4.28, 2 Erin Kelly 4.25, 3 Jade Moorhead 4.23
- High Jump 1 Jade Moorhead 1.50, 2 Siofra Davis 1.40
- Shot Putt 2 Aoibhe Fahy 7.80
- Javelin 2 Aoibhe Fahy 18.87, 3 Millie Geraghty 18.15
- 75m Hurdles 2 Evan Hallinan 13.25, 3 Cian Lavan 13.75
- 1500m 2 Daniel Galvin 5:11.62
- Long Jump 2 Cian Lavan 4.45
- High Jump 1 Evan Hallinan 1.45, 2 Cian Lavan 1.35, 3 Calvin Ryan 1.25
- Shot Putt 2 Calvin Ryan 8.50, 3 Kenneth O’Connor 7.77
- Javelin 2 Kenneth O’Connor 18.08, 3 Ryan McDonnell 18.02
U14 Girls 4x100m silvermedallists at the Galway Track & Field Championships in Dangan
- 60m Hurdles 1 Chloe Hallinan 10.69
- 80m 1 Aoibhe Donnellan 11.56, 3 Niamh Duffy 11.68
- Long Jump 1 Aoibhe Donnellan 4.11, 3 Grace Keaveney 3.95
- High Jump 1 Isabella Fitzgerald 1.38, 3 Chloe Hallinan 1.30
- Shot Putt 1 Niamh Duffy 9.54
- Javelin 2 Tara Morgan 12.05, 3 Eabha Neary 11.92
- 60m Hurdles 1 Evan Moran 10.75, 3 Conor Gilligan 11.82
- 80m 2 Evan Moran 11.38
- Long Jump 1 Ethan O’Brien 4.36, 3 Conor Gilligan 4.25
- High Jump 1 Adam Jordan 1.30, 1 Eddie Silke 1.30, 1 Ethan O’Brien 1.30
- Shot Putt 2 Tomas Fitzgerald 6.41, 3 Gavin Keenan 6.27
- Javelin 1 Adam Jordan 17.56, 3 Gavin Keenan 15.00
- U19 4x100m 52.54 1 Arlene Earls, Lorraine Delaney, Siona Lawless, Laura Cunningham, Shauna Tobin
- U17 4x100m 52.66 2 Chloe Casey, Freya Bohan, Leanagh Gilligan, Alisha Larkin, Chloe Farragher
- U16 4x100m 53.81 1 Alisha Larkin, Chloe Farragher, Ornaith Coen, Ava Finn, Ellie Cronin
- U16 4x100m 55.73 3 Aoife Kelly, Aine Kelly, Emma Jane Moran, Ellie Cronin
- U15 4x100m 57.26 3 Ella Lyons, Jade Moorhead, Carla Noone, Sophie O’Brien, Fauve Aylmer
- U14 4x100m 56.78 2 Ella Lyons, Jade Moorhead, Clodagh O’Meara, Fauve Aylmer, Erin Kelly
- U13 4x100m 58.95 1 Aoibhe Donnellan, Niamh Duffy, Grace Keaveney, Chloe Hallinan, Ella Farrelly
- U19 4x100m 52.11 2 Aubry O’Brien, Luke Evans, Patrick Noonan, Cormac Morgan
- U16 4x100m 50.82 1 Conor Trehy, Paschal Walsh, Lughaigh Morgan, Robert Urquhart, Shaun Gilligan
- U16 4x100m 54.04 2 Sean Cotter, Oisin Davis, James Furey, Niall Cummins
- U14 4x100m 56.80 2 Ryan McDonnell, Cian Lavin, Ethan O’Brien, Evan Quinn, Daniel Galvin
- U13 4x100m 56.89 1 Eoin Spellman, Eddie Silke, Conor Gilligan, Evan Moran
Saoirse Moore in action in the U15 Girls Hurdles
Paschal Walsh in action in the U16/17 Boys Long Jump
U16 hj 2nd , 3rd
U17 Boys 400m - Kyle Moorhead Bronze Medalist
U16/17 Girls 1500m - Ciara Sheppard Bronze Medalist
U15 250mh 1st 2nd
U18/19 Girls 1500m- Catherine Noonan Bronze Medalist
U16/17 Boys 800m - Finbarr McFadden Bronze Medalist
Alisha Larkin U16 100M 200M LJ
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Craughwell AC U11s and some of the spectators in Dangan in 2015 :-)
The provisional program for next weekend’s Galway Track & Field in Dangan for age groups U13 to U19 has been published:-
Please arrive at least 1 hour before your event to give time to collect race number, warmup etc.
Notes from competition secretary:
- There is one big change to the guide timetable previously circulated, the first three track events are now sprint hurdles - 1500s - long hurdles.
- All events are settled on time except for U13 and U14 girls relay where there is a need for heats and finals.
- The timetable can and will change based on how fast we get through events on the day so please listen out for announcements and calls for your events.
- We will endeavour not to stray more than 30 minutes either way from the provisional timetable.
Flashback to the past when current 6th class were in pre-school !
Craughwell Community Games sports day will take place on Friday May 11th at Craughwell AC’s grounds in Crinnage commencing at 6pm with the pre-school races. On what is always a very exciting day, there will be sprints for pre-school, U6s, U8s, U10s, U12s, U14s and U16s as well as distance races for U12/14/16, hurdles for U10 and U14, U12 ball throw, U14 long jump, shot putt and javelin, and U16 high jump and discus. The winning participants will go forward to the Galway finals which will be held on the June bank holiday weekend.