Attached results of yesterday's 2019 Galway AAI Primary Schools Cross Country Championship Finals held in Renmore. Well done to all who competed and helped out ! Connacht qualifiers ie the top 15 and top 3 teams in each race will be notified with further details shortly!
Some Cross country fixtures below. This is not a comprehensive list.
Sunday 6th October: Galway County Senior/Junior/Master xc & Juvenile uneven ages. Venue: Palace Grounds, Tuam. 1pm (strictly no entry available after 2nd October)
Sunday October 13th: Connaught Senior/Master league Leg 1 & Connaught National Schools xc. Venue: Moyne Community School, Longford.
Sunday October 20th.:Galway County Intermediate xc & Juvenile even ages. Loughrea.
Sunday 20th OCTOBER: AAI Autumn Open xc (incorporating master trials). Abbotstown
Berlin Marathon. Well done to our GCH athletes who ran the Berlin Marathon last weekend. An impressive 2:19:06 from Ciaran Faherty who placed 65th overall. Martin Kearney finished second in his age category in a terrific 2:59:10, Malachy Wolohan ran 3:14:58, Dave Keaney 2:53:15, Karen Quirke 3:49:36, Leonor Rodriguez 4:14:02. Well done all!
Loughrea 10k. In Loughrea, first GCH male was Paul Keane in 38.19 while first GCH female was Mary Kealy.
Castlegar AC Open Cross Country (incorporating County Novice championships). Castlegar AC hosted a gala open cross-country event for Juvenile and Adults ages on Saturday 21st September, at Merlin Woods City Park, Doughiska. GCH athletes were well represented in the 4k and 6k races as well as the mixed relay event.
The European Masters Track and Field competition concluded on September 15th after 12 days of competition in Venice, Italy. A belated congratulations to GCH sprinter Jim Phelan, pictured below with his relay medals along with sprint coach Brendan Glynn. Jim had a fantastic week of competition. After two terrific performances in the qualifying rounds Jim made the 400m o45 individual final where he placed a credible fifth in a new personal best of 53.23 seconds!
Westport festival of Athletics. At the Westport 10k, Laura Shaughnessy finished first female in 35.49 with Regina Casey third in 37.09. Along with Adrienne Walsh (second o65) the GCH women took the second team prize. The previous evening the four-man GCH squad of James Frizzell, Barry Murphy, Jack Maher and Keith Fallon won the 4 X 1 Mile Relay event held at the Westport track.
Rathoath Half Marathon.Christine Kennedy posted a terrific time of 1 hr 30mins 45 secs at the Rathoath half marathon in County Meath. (2nd o50).
Results from Tuesday last's Primary Schools Cross Country semi finals held in Renmore are attached. The top 30 and the first five teams in each race qualify for the finals which will be held Tuesday next 1st october at the same venue . Many thanks to all who helped organise and well done to all schools and pupils who took part - over 2,000 entered these events!
Juvenile training for all ages recommences on Sunday 8th September in Dangan at 10.30am. Looking forward to seeing everyone back for the Autumn/winter season and also to welcoming new members.
Please see upcoming X Country details below.
Cross Country Championships 2019
Below are dates to hand for current local AAI permitted Road races.
Saturday 24th August. Claregalway 10k, 6pm. Late Entries (taken up to 5.30pm) at the Claregalway Community Centre.
Saturday 31st August. Caltra AC 5k, 11am. (incorporating County 5k Championships). Registration from 9.30am in Caltra Community Centre on the day.
A big thank you to Seamus Lynch for the Juvenile End of Season reports in the attachments below. The reports highlight the numerous achievements of our athletes over Cross Country and Track & Field competitions during the 2018/2019 season as well as updates on new Club records accomplished.
A wonderful tribute to our talented athletes!