It's time to dust off the trainers after the Summer Break. Training will resume for all juveniles on Sunday 9th September at 10.30 am in Dangan.
For all general information relating to juveniles
The National Juvenile Track and Field finals reached its grand finale in Tullamore on Sunday last, and featured the final day of U12 to U19 Competition. There were yet again some superb medal winning performances from GCH athletes, with two gold medals via Seren O’Toole and Daragh Jennings .
Daragh Jennings won gold in the U15 Boys Discus throwing a massive 35.99m to claim the National title from Tadgh Connolly of St. Senans. Daragh earned himself an early lead in Round 2 with a throw of 35.80 but went one better in the 5th round with a throw of 35.99m.
Day 1 and 2 of the National Juvenile Championships took place over the weekend in Tullamore in relatively damp but humid conditions. Athletes from the Club produced excellent performances which included a national record.
Emma Moore once again showed her class winning the U15 Girls 800m in style seeing of strong challenges from Sarah Hosey and Fiona Dillon. In the process Emma obliterated the current national record of 2.15 by clocking an astonishing 2.11 and led the 2nd and 3rd placed athletes inside the record also.
The very best of luck to all the GCH athletes who will be competing at National level this weekend. This Saturday 30th June will see our athletes compete at the National Junior and u23 Championships in Tullamore, while on Sunday 1st July, our juveniles will be in action at the Juvenile Games (u9-11 plus relays, and u12/13 Field events) , also in Tullamore.
Below are timetables for Saturday and Sunday events.
The Juvenile Club will soon be taking a break for the months of July and August . The final training session is next Sunday 24th June. However for any athletes who have qualified for the All Irelands in July they can continue to train for the following two weeks up to the date of competition.
Training will resume again for all athletes on Sunday 9th September.
The Club would like to thank all the coaches and parents who have generously volunteered their time throughout the year.
The Connacht Championships took place in windy conditions in Claremorris on Saturday. GCH athletes had a very successful day achieving numerous Connacht titles and personal best performances.
Three of our athletes secured triple Connacht titles.
Aoife Sheehy won the 100m hurdles in 16.76 seconds, the 400m hurdles in 1.07 and the 400m in 1.00 in the U19 Girls category.
Luke Dahler was equally successful in the U15 Boys category winning the Long jump in 5.29m, the 100m in 12.3 seconds and the 200m in 25.7.
Connaught T&F info/update for Sat 16th June, Claremorris.
Attached is PROVISIONAL time schedules for track and for field events. Times are a guideline only. Events MAY run ahead of schedule so arrive in plenty of time and listen out for any announcements. (Senior & masters are scheduled to run with u19)
GCH teamed pairs, U12s and U13s enjoyed great success at the Connacht Championships in Claremorris on Saturday .
Elisa Jaime Stapleton and Juno Hayes were the outright winners of the U11 teamed pairs 60m sprint with Elisa running 9.37 seconds and Juno 9.46 seconds.
Please see attached the Order of Events for Saturday's Connacht Championships (U9 - U13) which takes place in Claremorris.
Best of luck to all our young athletes.
The All Ireland Schools Championships took place in Tullamore today in near perfect weather conditions producing some remarkable performances from our athletes. Three of our athletes achieved the top honours and were crowned All Ireland Champions. Seren O’Toole , Daragh Jennings and Emma Moore all won National titles and Seren and Darragh both also picked up bronze medals .