The Connacht Schools took place in Athlone on Thursday last . There were some excellent performances by our athletes with several qualifying for the All Ireland School Championships to be held on June 1st in Tullamore.
Robert McDonnell, Emma Moore and Aibidh Ni Mhaille all won Double Gold in their respective events. Robert won the Senior Boys 200m and 400m, Emma won the 300m & 800m at Intermediate level with Ailbhe winning both the Discus and Shot Putt at Intermediate level.
The Galway Senior, Junior and Masters (o35, o50, o65) Track and Field Championship will be held over three Thursday evenings in Dangan with a 7pm start each evening. There will also be a County Combined Events Championship day.
Events Day 1 Thursday 23rd May: 1500m, 100m, 400m, 100/110 hurdles, Shot, Javelin, Long jump, Walk. Closing date: Wednesday 22nd May at 1pm.
Race 3 5k Series. Race three took place in Loughrea on Tuesday last. First GCH to finish was Michael Kerrin in sixth place (17.31) while first female GCH finisher and first female overall was Jane Ann Meehan (18.45).
GCH had over 70 athletes in action on Sunday at the County Championships in Dangan in brilliant sunshine. Conditions were excellent despite a significant head wind in the home straight. There were 8 CPBs achieved by our club athletes, and five were best ever GCH performances across all championships in that age group. Many thanks to Seamus Lynch for the anlaysis and update.
New Championship Best Performances by GCH athletes
u13G Tara Keane 21.32m Javelin CBP & Club
Thank you to Brian Bruton for providing much of the information below.
Limerick Marathon. GCH had a number of athletes competing over various distances at last weekends’ Limerick series of races: 3 athletes in the marathon, 12 athletes in the half marathon and 5 athletes in the 6 mile race.
The Galway County Championships take place in Dangan for U9 to U12s on 5th May at 10am and for U13s to U19s on 12th May. There will be no training in Dangan on 5th or 12th May. However there will be a sprints and middle distance session at Westide track on Sunday 5th May at 10.30am for U13s to U19s. Please note that the track in Westside is open to the public at this time and that it has no changing or toilet facilities.
The 2019 Galway County Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place over a number of days throughout May and into June.
JUVENILE younger ages Day 1 (u9 to u12) : Sunday 5th May. Start:10am. ( entry closed)
JUVENILE older ages Day 2 (u13 to u19 only): Sunday 12th May. Start:10am (sign up at Juvenile training no later than Friday 3rd !)
Any help would be very much appreciated for either of the above two dates-even for part of the day. This will enable the Championships to go ahead smoothly and efficiently.
Well done to the GCH Senior Ladies and Men's teams who competed at the National Road Relays on Sunday last in Raheny, Dublin. This is one of the top events on the calendar which featured many of the country's top clubs and distance runners.
The GCH Ladies were on top form, placing sixth overall, in a highly competitive field, with great runs from Kathryn Casserly, Aisling Joyce and Sinead Foran.
The GCH Senior Men’s team were a respectable 18th overall with great runs from Aaron Brennan, Neill Keane, and John Moroney, backed up by Brian Bruton.
Juvenile Training is cancelled in Dangan tonight 26th April as Met Eireann have just issued an Orange Weather warning for 7pm.