Some upcoming dates to note: The National Senior Track & Field Championships take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July in Morton Stadium. The closing date for entry is this Friday, 20th July. Contact club secretary for entry/information asap.
The National Masters Track & Field Championships take place on Saturday 18th August in Tullamore. Closing date for entry is Friday 10th August. Contact club secretary for entry/information.
Day 1 and 2 of the National Juvenile Championships took place over the weekend in Tullamore in relatively damp but humid conditions. Athletes from the Club produced excellent performances which included a national record.
The very best of luck to all the GCH athletes who will be competing at National level this weekend. This Saturday 30th June will see our athletes compete at the National Junior and u23 Championships in Tullamore, while on Sunday 1st July, our juveniles will be in action at the Juvenile Games (u9-11 plus relays, and u12/13 Field events) , also in Tullamore.
Below are timetables for Saturday and Sunday events.
The final race of this year's Galway County Adult Championship will be a mixed distance relay race on grass. (600m, 200m, 800m, 400m). The race will take place this Saturday evening, 30th June in Merlin Woods City Park, Doughiska as part of the Castlegar AC Tribal Games big event.
The relay for women is due to begin at 7pm followed by the mens relay. Registration on the day.
The Tribal Games event itself begins at 5pm with a wide range of events for all ages- from sprints to mile races. Entry to the event is €5 , great family event day in store. Event timetable below.
The Juvenile Club will soon be taking a break for the months of July and August . The final training session is next Sunday 24th June. However for any athletes who have qualified for the All Irelands in July they can continue to train for the following two weeks up to the date of competition.
Training will resume again for all athletes on Sunday 9th September.
The Club would like to thank all the coaches and parents who have generously volunteered their time throughout the year.
The Connacht Championships took place in windy conditions in Claremorris on Saturday. GCH athletes had a very successful day achieving numerous Connacht titles and personal best performances.
Three of our athletes secured triple Connacht titles.
Aoife Sheehy won the 100m hurdles in 16.76 seconds, the 400m hurdles in 1.07 and the 400m in 1.00 in the U19 Girls category.
Luke Dahler was equally successful in the U15 Boys category winning the Long jump in 5.29m, the 100m in 12.3 seconds and the 200m in 25.7.
Connaught T&F info/update for Sat 16th June, Claremorris.
Attached is PROVISIONAL time schedules for track and for field events. Times are a guideline only. Events MAY run ahead of schedule so arrive in plenty of time and listen out for any announcements. (Senior & masters are scheduled to run with u19)