Congratulations to Gary Thornton of GCH who returned to action with a victory at South Galway AC'S annual 10km in Ballinderreen , which incorporated the Galway 10k Road race championships for 2017. Niall Shanahan of Limerick was second with an excellent run in 31.37, with Colm Turner also Limerick in 33.21,
Results attached from Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country finals held Saturday in Roscommon . Team results are in race order 3/4 Girls, 3/4 Boys, 5/6 Girls , 5/6 Boys . Well done to all who competed
Full results are attached from all the races and medal categories after three rounds of the Connacht Cross Country league. . Eanna Folan of GCH won the first leg in Calry . Kathryn Casserly placed second on Moyne on Day two. Neill Keane impressed on his cross country debut placing fifth overall in the Novice category. GCH mens team had been in second before the final leg but were overhauled
The 2018 County Indoor Championships take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January at Athlone Institute of Technology. Saturday’s competition will include events for athletes from U8 to U12 and Sunday will cater for the U13 – U19 age groups.
This Competition is an ideal event for beginners and for athletes of all levels of ability.
If interested please add your child’s name to the Entry Sheets in the Shed at Training from this weekend. The closing date for entry is Sunday 17th December 2017.
The National Senior Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday 26th November at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. Anyone who wishes to race, please contact the secretary no later than Friday 17th November (closing date). It would be great to field senior mens' and womens' teams. The club will have some Juvenille teams competing on the day who qualified through the Connaught Championships, and we will also have a strong Junior mens' team competing in the Junior race. Should be a great days racing !
Sligo and Longford were the venues for the first two races in the Connaught Senior League Cross Country, held over the past two weekends. First race up was Sligo, where the GCH men endured eight laps of an up and down one thousand metre course. The team certainly got off to a great start in the League with Eanna Folan and James Frizzell filling first and third places, while running strongly in behind were Michael Kerrin, Niall Murphy and Neil Keane. The Womens 4k race was won by Adrianna Melia of Longford AC. GCH athlete Aoife King finished a credible second in the Junior women's 4k.
The Connacht Cross Country (Uneven ages) took place at Moyne Community School in Longford yesterday in bright sunny conditions. Well done to all the GCH athletes who travelled many kilometres to participate.
The day kicked off with the U11 Girls who competed over a 1,500m distance. First home for the U11 team was Jessica Kay in 40th place and she was quickly followed by Caitlin Podmore in 41st , Jane Fahy 51st and Jodie Quirke in 57th position. In the U11 Boys race Shane Meagher ran a fine race to finish 17th, Richard McGrath 20th and Ronan Duggan finished in 52nd position.
Many of our young juveniles travelled to Sligo for the Even Ages Cross Country and there were many notable performances on the day. Mia Craugwell continued her good form and finished in 4th place in the Girls U12 race over 2,000m distance. Clodagh Quirke also ran a fine race to finish in 43rd position. Richard McGrath was our only U12 boy in action on the day and he had a strong run to finish in 26th position.
There were fine performances all round from GCH athletes on Sunday last at the AAI Open Cross Country Races and Masters Trials , held at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. On an honest course, underfoot conditions were quite good despite the weather in the days beforehand, making it conducive to good cross country running. Eleven athletes represented the club in the various races.