Meet & Train

Women's Meet & Train Group

Meet and Train well represented in Connemara

  • Posted on: 2 April 2007
  • By: Maire

Galway Meet and Train members had a very successful day in Connemara yesterday. Eileen Donohue took part in the Full Marathon while Bridie Folliard, Maire Kelly, Mary McCann, Hilda Mc Grath, Pauline O'Halloran, Adrienne Walsh and others completed the Half Marathon.

Other Meet and Train members, Monenna Fitzgerald and Cora Grimes went further afield for their Half Marathons recently, competing in Prague and Omagh, respectively. Well done to all!


Claregalway Meet & Train Group

  • Posted on: 5 March 2007
  • By: BernieK

Claregalway Meet & Train

Calling on ladies, This year's Flora Women's Mini Marathon takes place in Dublin on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th June. Training for this year commenced on Saturday the 2nd of March at the venue is ClareGalway GAA Pitch Car Park.Training continues every Sat. morning at 9.30 am and every Monday evening at 7pm.


Open Meeting for Adult Athletics in Galway

  • Posted on: 28 February 2007
  • By: Vincent

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 8:30pm
Location: The Quality Hotel in Oranmore.

Galway's adult athletes convened a productive get-together last year which resulted in, amongst other things, the highly successful May 5k Series.

It is felt around the county that it would be worthwhile to stage a repeat of this meeting which will give adults involved in athletics in Galway the opportunity to discuss the development of our sport in County Galway.

Strength and Conditioning classes for women

  • Posted on: 23 February 2007
  • By: Maire

The classes for women have been rescheduled and will now start on Tuesday, 27th Feb. at 18.10. They will be held upstairs in the mervue Gym and the course will run for 8 weeks.The classes are not limited to Meet and Train members so anyone is welcome to come along next Tues. Showers are available after the sessions. Contact me at to register your name.


Update on Strength and Conditioning Classes.

  • Posted on: 12 February 2007
  • By: Maire

This is the message I got from James O'Donnell. If anyone wants to email him, his address is

Strength & Conditioning
Strength training benefits

* Research shows positive gains in aerobic endurance “time to exhaustion”
* Improvements of 10-33% in times.
* Injury prevention

Only available date I have is Wednesdays at 6pm from 21st of February

Format would be to access each individual’s strength and establish strength and conditioning programmes for each individual.


4 Mile Road Race and FamilyFun Run/Walk

  • Posted on: 12 February 2007
  • By: Maire

If anyone would like to take part in the above road race, here are the details: The race takes place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin at 10.00am on St. Patrick's Day.It is an A.A.I. Permit race and entries will be taken online at Souvenir T-shirts and goodie bags for all entrants. Entry fee 10euro plus 1.60 online fee.


Strength training

  • Posted on: 26 January 2007
  • By: Maire

I have been approached by James O'Donnell, a fully qualified fitness trainer with a view to setting up a strength and conditioning class for the Meet and Train runners. This would be in addition to our regular Monday and Thursday night runs.It would probably be in the gym in Mervue and would cost about 50 euro for 5-6 sessions. If anyone is interested, please contact me on 086-8036044 or email me at Meanwhile the group welcomes new (and lapsed!)runners at Renmore Church at 7 o'clock on Monday and Thurs.


View from the back of the pack!

  • Posted on: 25 May 2006
  • By: Maire

Having completed the first three 5k races in the Series, I just want to share my views on the events. Although I run regularly at distances from 5k to marathons, I do not class myself as a fast runner, a fact borne out by these 5k events!

Nevertheless, it is a great feeling to complete these runs with such a wide and varied field of runners. This is what these Tues. nights runs are all about, taking part at your own pace and getting to the finish line in one piece. The Galway Meet and Train group has been well represented in the series, with Dolores Foley, Bridie Folliard, Geraldine Fegan, Maire Kelly, Pearl McDonagh, Pauline O'Halloran and Lorraine McStay all taking part. We hope to have an even bigger contingent out for the final night in Dangan on May 30th.