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.
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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.
We are pleased to be able to issue the final results for the 2007 FUTURE Streets of Galway 8k road race. The first 100 finishers can be viewed on this page and the complete list is available in the attached PDF file.
1 0:23:59 RYAN, Gerry Galway City Harriers AC Senior Men
2 0:24:07 MAHER, Brian Kilkenny City Harriers Senior Men
3 0:24:14 THORNTON, Gary Galway City Harriers AC Senior Men
4 0:24:25 YEATES, Richie Raheny Shamrocks Senior Men
5 0:24:41 TUREA, Sergiu Clonliffe Harriers AC Senior Men
6 0:24:51 O'CONNOR, Michael Galway City Harriers AC Senior Men
A strong team of G.C.H. athletes travelled to the National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore at the weekend with their coaches and parents.
The highlight for G.C.H. was Rachel Shaw's win in the U16 Girls 800m in a time of 2:16.7. Rachel has just been selected for the Irish School's Home International Team to compete in Wales next weekend. Joining her will be three other Galway athletes - Rebecca Nolan from Oranmore in the 300m Hurdles, Cathriona Farrell from Athenry in the High Jump, and Eanna O'Cathain from An Ceathru Rua, in the Shot Putt.
Galway City Harrier athletes sparkled at the National Juvenile Indoor Championships in Nenagh last weekend. The Club won 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals and the relay teams had a superb weekend.
Galway Community Tennis Initiative are holding an Easter Tennis Camp Monday April 2nd-Friday April 6th for 6 - 14 Year Olds. Please see attached poster for details.
The County Indoor Championships are on this Saturday at the indoor track in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. The meeting kicks off with a 3000m for Senior athletes as the first event on the program at 10.30am.
With all the wind and rain recently wouldn't it be nice to go for a run without getting hammered by gale force winds, driving rain and even falling trees ( I had to jump a couple during a workout today)?
Indoor running is a very different experience to what most of us are accustomed to, and I would encourage those of you who haven't previously done so to give it a go. The shorter distance is useful for putting a bit of zip into your training and racing at this time of year.
Galway City Harriers Juvenile training recommences on Sunday 10th September at the track in Dangan at 10.30am. The club welcomes athletes from 7 years of age to 18 years of age to the juvenile training sessions.
Over the last 10 years the number of juvenile athletes in the club has grown from 30 to approximately 200. The standard of athletes vary from the occasional trainer to national champions.
Anybody who might be interested in trying out the sport is welcome to try it out. The cost is €1.50 per session. Further details & contact numbers are available in the juvenile section.
Order of Events 17th June 2006- Galway.
All Subject to registered entries.
All subject to change by the Competition Secretary.
10.30am Girls U14 Walk 2000m Boys U14 Walk 2000m
Girls U15 Walk 2000m Boys U15 Walk 2000m
Girls U16 Walk 2000m Boys U16 Walk 3000m
Girls U17 Walk 3000m Boys U17 Walk 3000m
Girls U18 Walk 3000m Boys U18 Walk 5000m
Girls U19 Walk 3000m Boys U19 Walk 5000m
11.00am Girls U15 250mH (2’3