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Crettyard (Irish: Crochta Ard) is a hamlet in County Laois, Ireland. It is situated on the border with County Kilkenny, near Newtown, at the junction of the N78 national primary route and the R431 regional road.

Crettyard

Crochta Ard
Town
Crettyard is located in Ireland
Crettyard
Crettyard
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°50′30.7″N 7°7′39.8″W / 52.841861°N 7.127722°W / 52.841861; -7.127722Coordinates: 52°50′30.7″N 7°7′39.8″W / 52.841861°N 7.127722°W / 52.841861; -7.127722
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Laois
Population
 (2006)
 • Rural
1,337
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

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EducationEdit

  • Newtown National School
  • Mayo National School

SportsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Crettyard has a strong history of Athletics in the community with the local athletics club (St Abban's AC) established in 1955. The club has had great success at county, provincial and national level throughout the years producing many Irish international athletes including Barry Pender (High Jump), Paul Byrne (400mH), Brian Kelly (800m), Eoin Kelly (Triple Jump), Saragh Buggy (Triple Jump) , Nessa Millet (400mh - National Junior Record Holder 2013), Ruby Millet (Long Jump - National Junior Indoor Record Holder - 2019), to name but a few.

Their facility is located just off the Carlow - Castlecomer Rd and consists of a cinder style 400m track with tartan on LJ, TJ, PV and HJ areas. It also has a 1.4km loop for longer distances. It caters for athletes of all abilities and ages and is considered a real cornerstone of the community in Crettyard.

Gaelic SportsEdit

The village is home to Crettyard GAA club.

SoccerEdit

Crettyard United compete in the Carlow premier division. They have won the division on numerous occasions and are the current champions. They also compete in the Leinster Senior Cup (association football).

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