GCH athletes scooped many of the top places at the South Connacht Schools Cross Country in the Claddagh during the week. In the Senior Boys race Eanna Folan led the way home and was followed by Joe Tannian in 2nd and Gary Martyn 3rd. Ronan Dirrane and Michael Healy also put in fine performances finishing 6th and 7th. In the Senior Girls race, Aoife King showed great confidence and determination to win the girls title and Aoife Sheehy ran a superb race to finish in third place.
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There were some great performances from our Juvenile athletes at the County Indoor Championships at the weekend in Athlone. It was great to see so many new members participating for their very first time and we hope it was an enjoyable experience for them.
Indoor training in the Pavillion at Dangan training grounds re-commences this Friday 13th January 2017 for all registered GCH Juvenile athletes aged 7 - 11 years of age. It's on from 7pm to 8.15pm.
Athletes are brought through correct stretching techniques, correct starting positions for races, relay running, technical athletics drills and lots more in a safe, warm, dry and fun filled atmosphere.
Best of luck to all our athletes competing in the County Indoor Championships on 15th January. GCH have over 120 athletes participating.
Juvenile training resumes after the Xmas break on Sunday 8th January .
The County Indoor Champonships takes place on Sunday 15th January in Athlone IT. Registration for 2017 must be paid online by 5th January in order to participate. See Member Notices for link to registration.
There will be no training for Juveniles in Dangan on Sunday 15th January.
There will be no training in Dangan for Juveniles on Fri 18th Nov due to the Club Awards Night in the Westwood. See full details on our Facebook page.
Indoor training has resumed at the Pavillion on Friday nights for 7 to 11 year olds . It runs from 7pm to 8.15pm and will continue until March.
Our U11 Girls were first off in Westport today on one of the toughest cross country courses in the country. Mia Craughwell ran a very brave race from the front and held on for a silver medal in a close finish. Kayla McKeon followed up in 39th place and Clodagh Quirke in 51st.
Next up were the U11 Boys where Richard McGrath and Ronan Duggan ran well finishing 58th and 64th respectively.
CONNACHT CHAMPIONSHIPS – UNEVEN AGES, NOVICE AND MASTERS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016
INFORMATION ON THE VENUE
Registration will be open from 11 am.
The first race will start at 12 noon.
Please access Westport House via the Westport Quay gates (less than a mile from town centre).
GPS Co-ordinates are N53.80581 W9.539. http://www.westporthouse.ie/find-us/
As many of our athletes and coaches will be attending the Connacht Cross Country Championships in South Park on Sunday 30th October there will be no training for 7 to 12 year olds on this day.
We have had a number of volunteers who have agreed to look after this age group on Sunday 6th November (which is the date of day 2 of the Connachts ) so we will now be able to go ahead with training as normal and do not have to cancel on 6th November as previously advised.