[acidfree:1865 title="Alanna Lally & Linda Conroy" align=left size=250]Poise, grit and determination pay off for GCH's own Alanna Lally and Linda Conroy of Mullingar Harriers as they battle it out for the line in the U14 Girls 800m at the National Indoor Finals in Magherafelt. They were rewarded with silver and bronze respectively, separated by just 0.18s and less than 0.5s behind winner Megan O'Brien of Clonmel AC (out of shot). Photo courtesy of Greg Duggan, Mullingar Harriers.
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Under 14 Boys
Colm Hughes, Simon O'Shaughnessy, Keegan Kelly, Tomas Donovan, Harley Kelly
Juvenile All-Ireland Indoors Days 3 & 4, Magherafelt 2009
All-Ireland Indoors Days 1 & 2. March 28th/29th 2009
Galway City Hrs had a very positive start to the All-Ireland Juvenile indoor T&F championships winning 6 medals, 3 gold & 3 bronzes. All the hard work Pauline Harrington put in with her sprint squad really paid off.
Laura Ann Costello had a great weekend winning the under 13 girls 60m hurdles 10.39 seconds in a very tight finish and finishing third in a photo finish in the 60m in 8.53 seconds only 6 hundreds of a second separating the first three.
Official results for the Connacht Indoors, U15 to Senior, are attached. These were held in Nenagh last weekend. GCH athletes won a total of 34 gold medals over the course of the two days. This weekend is the first weekend of the All-Ireland indoors with the second weekend taking place in Magherafelt on 4th and 5th of April. Best of luck to all the athletes and coaches for these championships.
Full results from last weekend's action attached..
The Community Games Cross Country Competition which was a huge success last year is once more scheduled for the Palace Grounds Tuam on Sunday March 22nd at 1pm. This venue was very satisfactorary to the large number of entrants last year. This year there is NO LIMIT on the number of entries allowed from each area. All entries for all competitions must come through Community Games area secretaries. Competitions in Cross country are as follows: Under 12 Boys and Girls 600 M raceUnder 13 Boys and Girls 1200 M race. Under 14 Boys and Girls 800 M race.
The vast majority of G.C.H's senior club - both male & female would love to get close to 2 mins 15 secs for 800m! That was Junior athlete Rachel Shaw's time last Saturday at the National Junior Indoors in Nenagh. Rachel was 2nd behind Kilkenny City Harriers athlete Ciara Everard who ran 2.11.75. Exceptional times from these two rising stars of Irish athletics. Rachel, who has just turned 17, was running her first serious race after spending 2008 out of action due to a virus.
Full results of the Galway AAI AAI Indoor Track & Field Championships held on 3rd January are attached. G.C.H. had a large contingent of athletes and coaches travel to the first event of the new Indoor season. Congratulations to all the competitors and all the medal winners.
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Congratulations to Alanna Lally who finished 2nd in the Girls U13 event at the recent Juvenile All-Ireland Cross-Country championships in Ballyhaise. Alanna also led home both the GCH and County Galway teams to silver team medals.