Craughwell sprinter selected for Ireland

Conor Duggan of Craughwell AC who represents Ireland on the   Irish junior men’s relay team in Sweden this week.

Conor Duggan of Craughwell AC who represents Ireland on the Irish junior men’s relay team in Sweden this week.

Galway sprinter Conor Duggan of Craughwell AC  has been selected to run for Ireland.

Duggan will race on the Irish junior men’s 4x100m relay team at this week's  European Junior Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

National Juvenile Track and Field championships

For a second weekend running, Galway athletes competed with distinction at the second and third day of National Juvenile Track and Field finals in Tullamore.

The highlight of the weekend was a new Irish record for GCH sprinter Cillian Greene in the U18 200m. He clocked 21.88 for victory, and also claimed the 100m silver.

GCH's Lydia Doyle won silver in the U16 250m hurdles, and Sarah Agboola of GCH took bronze in the U14 80m sprint, running 10.42.

Sinead Treacy also enjoyed a great championship. The Craughwell sprinter claimed silver in both 100 and 200m at U19 level.

In the field, Loughrea AC had great success, with bronze medals for Chloe Casey in the U14 shot putt and Brendan Lynch in the triple jump at U17 level.

Craughwell AC athletes Oisin Forde, Daniel Callanan Forde and Sean Connaughton performed well to take honours in the field events also, with Forde winning a superb silver in the U12 turbo javelin, Callanan Forde taking bronze in the U16 triple jump, and Connaughton winning bronze in the U14 high jump. Matthew Mckiernan also took silver for Craughwell in the U18 triple jump

Bryan Ndego, GCH’s up-and-coming high jumper, leaped to a PB of 1.96m to take silver in the U17 high jump on Saturday.

There were other good performances over the weekend. Damien O'Boyle of Craughwell was fourth in U19 1500m, Luke O'Shaughnessy, GCH, finished fourth in the 400m, Sarah McDonnell, GCH, was fifth in the 400m, and Eoghan Jennings, GCH, was fourth in the U14 discus.

Martin Egan 10k

Matt Bidwell of GCH took yet another road race victory last weekend at the Martin Egan Memorial 10k held in Beagh Sunday last. Bidwell took victory easily, running 33.13 

Fixtures

East Galway AC is hosting a  8km and 5km race that will act as a Cancer Care Unit Fundraiser on Sunday (July 19 ) next at Castleblakeney. The race is a great opportunity to warm up for the Streets of Galway, and registration is €20 for 8k, and €15 for the 5k.

National League 

This weekend also sees both Galway ladies and men's teams compete in round two of the National Track and Field League in Athlone, with a top eight finish needed to make the league final.

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