GCH started the juvenile cross-country season on a winning note at Dangan last Sunday, 5th October. The club won 2 team and 6 individual titles in the Galway Even Age Cross Country competition.
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The 2008 Galway Primary Schools Cross Country will take place on Tuesday 30th September starting at 12 noon at the Renmore pitches. This is a great event for getting children involved in athletics and there are 4 races - for 3rd/4th class and 5th/6th class Boys and Girls. Galway has a long and proud tradition in cross-country running from the days of Thomas Hynes in the early 1900s to 2008 when two Galwaymen qualified to compete with the best at the world cross country championships. The Primary Schools entry form, including more details, is attached.
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Galway City Harrier Juveniles had another great day on the track in Tullamore last Sunday winning 7 medals at the National juvenile relays - 4 gold, 1 silver & 2 bronze.
G.C.H. athletes and officials had a busy and very successful weekend with over 20 athletes travelling to compete at the National Juvenile Championships. These national track & field championships are for U.13 to U.19 athletes and are held over three days in July to cater for the huge number of competitors and events. The first two days were held at the Antrim Forum Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.
Congratulations to two of GCH's Junior stars who won major titles over the weekend. Eanna O'Cathain won the 35lb Distance event at the Irish Junior Championships held at Tullamore on Sunday with an 8.11m throw. Eanna, who is a strong all-round field event athlete, also claimed bronze in the Shot Putt. Meanwhile at the Tailteann Schools Interprovincial, which was held on Saturday at Santry, Rebecca Nolan won the 300m Hurdles event. Rebecca was representing Calasanctius College Oranmore and won in a fine time of 45.41s with almost a second to spare over her 2nd place rival.
Results of Galway AAI U13-19 Track & Field Championships, 18th May 2008.
[acidfree:864 size=250] Galway City Harriers' Juveniles had three gold medal winning relay teams at the Indoor Relay Championships in Nenagh earlier today - GCH were matched only by Dublin club Dundrum South Dublin, who also had three winning teams. Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches.
Our photo, courtesy of Athletics Ireland, shows the U.13 Boy's Team on the podium. Just four teams qualify from heats for a final on the indoor track and the GCH finalists and winners are:
GCH juveniles had a very successful competition at the Connacht indoors. Despite a number of high profile athletes such as Rachel Shaw away with the Irish squad in Portugal, Irene Gorman & Caoimhe Daniels Leaving Cert mocks & Rebecca Nolan injury, missing the event, there were many fine performances.
G.C.H. athlete Colm Huges won the Boys U-12 National Cross Country Championships last Sunday at the Curragh. Colm bet a field of 144 young athletes in the 1000m race, who had all qualified from their Provincial Championships to compete at the Nationals. Our photo shows Colm finishing very strong ahead of the competition. Photo courtesy of Der O'Donovan, Athletics Ireland.
The County Galway cross-country championships were held earlier today at Dartfield, Loughrea. Senior and juvenile athletes from around the county competed for Senior, Intermediate, Novice, Veteran as well as Juvenile titles and G.C.H. had a number of medal winners.
G.C.H. had 3 individual winners in the Juvenile events. Colm Huges won the U13 Boys, Rachel Shaw won the U17 Girls and David Gow won the U17 Boys.
GCH teams won the U15 Girls, U17 Girls and U13 Boys events.