I want to congratulate Craughwell Athletic Club on their great achievement in Portugal last weekend when the club finished eighth in the European Athletics Under 20 Club Track and Field championships.
I visited the club last night to see first hand the construction of the new changing rooms and toilets – a project that has been assisted by LEADER funding from my Department, the Department for Rural and Community Development.
Club Secretary Michael Tobin joined me for an inspection of the facilties.
Craughwell AC has more than 500 juvenile members, making it probably one of the largest in Ireland.
There will be more athletics action this weekend with the Grey Lake 10k run hosted by Loughrea AC this Sunday.
There will be a junior race at 1.15pm and a senior race at 2.30pm.
Good luck to all those taking part!