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General Juvenile Information & Fixtures

  • Posted on: 10 February 2006
  • By: Ger

 Training Sessions

Sunday 10.30 a.m. – 12 0’Clock 

Training for all ages (7 -18 years) to begin with warm up for all on the Track in Dangan.

Athletes are then divided into groups for various different disciplines.

Athletes under 12 years of age meet up at the double gates leading out onto the track beside the shed after signing in. U13 - U19 athletes meet on the left hand side of the track after signing in.

Friday 7pm – 8.15pm

All year: 12 years plus on the track in Dangan.


4th Place for GCH Girls U13 at the National Cross Country Championships Uneven Ages

  • Posted on: 17 December 2017
  • By: Ger

Isabella Burke put in a tremendous performance today in the U13 Girls race at the National Cross Country Championships in Waterford.  Isabella finished in 10th place winning her first individual national medal as one of the top 12 finishers.  The U13 Girls team who are current County and Connacht Champions were just outside the medals  today finishing in an impressive 4th place with Aoibhe Joyce in 52nd place, Aoibhe Joyce in 52nd, Ava McKeon 61st, Rachael Fahy 66th, Leana Nic Dhonncha 106th and Clodagh Quirke 121st.


Historic Day for GCH Cross Country Athletes

  • Posted on: 26 November 2017
  • By: Ger

GCH athletes were in tremendous form at this year’s National Cross Country Championships which was held in Abbotstown today.  The U20 team consisting of Eanna Folan (13th) , James Frizzel (15th), Thomas McStay (16th) , Joe Tannian ( 27th), Aaron Brennan (42nd)  and Michael Healy (88th)  produced a magnificent  team effort to take the National title.  As National U20 Champions the team has now qualified to represent Ireland at the European Cross Country Championships to be held in Portugal. 


Sign up for 2018 Galway Indoor Championships

  • Posted on: 16 November 2017
  • By: Ger

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.


Connacht X Country Championships ( Uneven Ages)

  • Posted on: 6 November 2017
  • By: Ger

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.


Connacht Titles for GCH U14 Girls and U16 Boys

  • Posted on: 6 November 2017
  • By: Ger

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.


No Training for 7 - 12 year olds Sunday 29th Oct due to Connacht X Country

  • Posted on: 25 October 2017
  • By: Ger

The Connacht Championships take place on Sunday 29th October.  Many of our coaches and athletes will be travelling to this event so there will be no training in Dangan on the 29th for the younger ages ( age 7 - 12). 

The older sprint group will train as normal.

Best of luck to  all our athletes at the Championships.



  • Posted on: 20 October 2017
  • By: Mags

The Connaught Senior League Cross Country and Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country competitions, scheduled for tomorrw - Saturday 21st October in Roscommon - are now cancelled due to the imminent storm.

This event will be rescheduled.