International Athletics. Cillin Greene of GCH will run on the Irish 4x400m relay team at the European U23 Championships in Gavle, Sweden this weekend. The relay heats take place on Saturday morning 13th July at 10.20am with the final on Sunday evening at 6.40pm.
National Track and Field League. Well done to the GCH men’s team who secured a final spot following Round two of the National Track and Field League, which was held in Athlone IT last Sunday. Also securing their places in the League final were the Galway County Ladies and Men’s teams. The National League final, will be held on Saturday, July 20th in Tullamore.
National Juvenile. Well done to all our young athletes who competed last weekend at the National U9-11 Juvenile paired events and the U12 and U13 National individual championships.
National Combined Events Championships. The club had a number of athletes competing at National level last weekend in Santry. In the arduous ten event decathlon, Michael Breathnach performed superbly as he put in two incredibly consistent days of athletics over ten events to win the National decathlon title in a competitive Senior Men’s event.
Connacht Day 2 Track and Field Championships
Day two of the Connacht Championships were held on Saturday 15th June last in Sligo IT with the U14-19 Juvenile events and the Adult Championships taking place.
Day 2 of the Connacht Championships took place in Sligo IT on Saturday. Weather conditions were mostly favourable with sunshine and little wind on the day despite a couple of showers from time to time. After months of training GCH athletes reaped the rewards with several medals and qualifiers for the Nationals after the day.
Conor Hoade won triple gold with strong performances in the U16 Boys 100m hurdles where he ran 14.29 seconds, 34.06 seconds for the 250m hurdles and later he followed this up with a jump of 5.79m to win the long jump.
Thank you to Brian B. Much of information below taken from his Galway Athletics Weekly Report.
Please Note that the CLOSING DATES for any National Track & Field and National xc competition will now be the WEDNESDAY WEEK prior to the competition.
The CLOSING DATE for The AAI Games and National Combined Events is Wednesday, June 12th.
The CLOSING DATE for the National Junior & Under 23 Championships is Wednesday, June 26th
National Juvenile Day 1 Closing date is Wednesday, June 26th.
National Juvenile Days 2 & 3 Closing date is Wednesday,3rd July.
Attached is the provisional Track timetable and provisional Field timetable for the Connaught Track & Field Championships, which take place this Saturday, June 15th, Sligo IT. ( competition for u14s-u19s, Senior & Master).
Please note that that track events may run ahead or behind schedule. Listen out for announcements/updates at the track. Field events order may be subject to change.
The Connacht Championships for U9s to U13s took place in Dangan on Saturday in wet and windy conditions. Well done to all our athletes who took part on the day. A big thank you to Amanda Hynes and to all who officiated on the day.
There were a number of medal winners and qualifiers for the Nationals after a long day of competition.
At U9 level Aisling Tauchen and Matilda Carroll won bronze in the 60m sprint teamed pair.