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2009 Fixtures - Starting with Galway Indoors on Jan 3rd

  • Posted on: 16 December 2008
  • By: mel

The indoor season kicks off for Galway athletes on Saturday January 3rd 2009 at 11am in Nenagh with the Galway County Indoor Championships. There are events for U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 Boys and Girls. Also Junior and Senior Men and Women. Full event listings and order of events are attached.

The Athletics Ireland calendar for 2009 is also attached. This has the dates and venues for all AAI Juvenile and Senior events in 2009.

G.C.H.'s U11 All-Ireland Medal Winners

  • Posted on: 16 December 2008
  • By: mel

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[acidfree:1673 title="Team with Coaches David O'Shaughnessy & Belinda Hanahoe" size=250 border = "0" align=left]


Congrats Colm!

  • Posted on: 12 December 2008
  • By: mel

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Pictured is Colm Hughes, GCH's All-Ireland cross-country champion, pictured after being presented with his hard-earned medal.


Gold, Silver and Bronze for GCH in Cavan

  • Posted on: 9 December 2008
  • By: mel

GCH had a good day on Sunday in Cavan at the National Juvenile and Novice Cross-Country Championships.

Colm Hughes had a great race to win gold in the U13 Boys 1200m race, beating the best of the country's young distance athletes. Colm also won gold at U12 last year. Alana Lally was 2nd in the Girls U13 1000m race. Maebh Brannigan, Roisin Dobey, Katie Carter, Laura Ann Costello and Sorcha Minihan combined with Alana to score highly up the 145 strong field and win the GCH team the silver team medals also.

Juveniles in Connaught cross-country U11-U19

  • Posted on: 13 November 2008
  • By: PJ

Galway City Harriers had another good day at the Connaught cross-country U11-U19 in Boyle at the weekend. The club captured 2 team titles, 2 individual titles and 5 teams qualified for the All-Irelands in Ballyhaise on Dec 7th. The club had 2 competitors in the under 11 girls race with Sinead Miniham finishing 27th & Catherine Connaire 31st.


Connacht Even Age Cross-Country Swinford

  • Posted on: 29 October 2008
  • By: PJ

Winter arrived in Swinford just in time to greet the juvenile athletes for the Connacht cross-country. GCH athletes coped well with the poor conditions on a testing course. Swinford AC did a great job with the organising & there was tea, coffee & scones to help thaw out the weary souls. Because of the bank holiday weekend we fielded weaker teams in some age groups & incomplete teams in others.

Galway Cross-Country - Tuam 19th October 2008

  • Posted on: 24 October 2008
  • By: Vincent

[acidfree:1490 title=" " align=right]Galway City Harriers athletes continued their good early season form in Tuam with both Juvenile and Senior athletes scoring very well. PJ Coyle has provided a short report on the GCH Juvenile and Senior finishers below and Seamus Coyne has posted some photographs of the senior races: http://www.galwaycityharriers.com/albums/galway-senior-cross-country-cha...
Photo credits - Ian Egan, GCH

Juvenile Performances...

Galway Primary Schools Cross Country

  • Posted on: 13 September 2008
  • By: mel

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.