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Training for 9 Year Olds and Older to move Outdoors from Friday 31st March

  • Posted on: 27 March 2017
  • By: Ger

Now that the long evenings are here at last training for children aged 9 years  and older will move oudoors onto the Running Track in Dangan. It commences at 7p.m. and finishes at 8.15p.m.

Children aged 7 & 8 train on Sunday mornings at 10.30 a.m. until 12 O'Clock.

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Planning for athletes and coaches

  • Posted on: 24 March 2017
  • By: Vincent

We had a great workshop with Liz Egan yesterday evening. Liz led us through some practical exercises with key life skills of goal setting, prioritising and planning. It was superb to have a mix of our youth, senior and masters members learning together.

These were a great complement to the workshop by Karen Weekes in February on applying the mind to maximum effect. The planning templates and advice sheets are available here for all.

International Call up for Cillian Jordan

  • Posted on: 12 March 2017
  • By: Ger

Congrats to Cillian Jordan  who had an outstanding run in Mallusk Co. Antrim yesterday to finish 8th in the Junior Boys competition at the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships securing his place on the Irish team for an upcoming Schools International Competition.  Cillian was representing St Enda's Secondary School.

Barry Murphy and Eoghan Jennings ran fine races also in the Junior Boys race with Barry finishing in 17th and Eoghan in 29th position.  

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GCH athletes produce top class performances at the Connacht Indoor Championships

  • Posted on: 27 February 2017
  • By: Ger

GCH had a hugely successful day at the Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone at the weekend. 

Jack Dempsey and Seren O’Toole were the stars of the Games each winning triple Gold medals in their age groups.  Jack won the U19 Boys 60m , 200m and helped team mates Sean Kilmartin, Kacper Poniatowski, and Darren Costello to Gold in the 4 X 200m relay.  Seren won the 200m, 60m hurdles and the long jump.

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Summary Notes from Karen Weekes

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: GCH Web

A great talk last night from Dr Karen Weekes - lots of practical advice on how to deal with the boredom, fatigue and pain of training and tips on motivation. Plenty of food for thought for us - I'm sure everyone came away with something they can apply to their training and racing.

A follow-on session around goal-setting is being planned for GCH members in late March/early April. Watch this space.

Sign up for the Connacht Indoor Championships before Friday 17th Feb

  • Posted on: 8 February 2017
  • By: Ger

The Connacht Indoor Championships is open to athletes from U12  ( Born 2006) to Senior and takes place in Athlone IT on 25th and 26th February.  U12s & U13s compete on 25th Feb and U14 to Senior compete on 26th Feb.  Please sign up at training if you wish to particiapte.  The closing date is Friday 17th February. Late entries are not accepted by the Connacht board.

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Connacht Schools X Country Titles for Gary Martyn and Cillian Jordan

  • Posted on: 8 February 2017
  • By: Ger

GCH athletes had a very successful day  at the Schools Connacht Schools Cross Country in Sligo yesterday. 

In the Senior Boys race, Gary Martyn led the field to win his first Connacht Cross Country title just ahead of  Eanna Folan in 2nd place.  Michael Healy and Ronan Dirrane did well also to finish in 9th and 11th positions.

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