Congratulations to the following GCH athletes who have been selected for a 2017 Galway County Athletics Association of Ireland award for their outstanding achievements during the year. Fifteen in total -including those on teams. Awards will be presented at a celebration dinner at the Meadow Court Hotel, Loughrea at 6:30 pm this Saturday, April 14th.
U-12 to U-15 Girls Emma Moore
U-23 Men Cillian Greene
U-23 Women Alanna Lally (County Galway)
It was double gold for Sean Breathnach at the very competitive European Masters Indoor Championships, held over this past week in Madrid. A delighted Sean, current holder of the Irish Indoor shot putt record, took gold in the master 35 men category with a super throw of 18.06 on Wednesday, and went on the following day to take gold in the m35 discus with a throw of 47.46.
It was quite a busy and successful weekend for GCH athletes, with great performances all round at the various competitions – local, National and International.
With some of last weekends competitions cancelled due to the weather, this Saturday (10th March) will see GCH athletes compete around the country in three seperate events. The National Master Indoor Championships takes place in Athlone IT.
The All Ireland Schools Cross Country takes place in waterford IT, while the Inter Varsity Cross Country takes place in the Trinity Sports Grounds in Santry Woods in Dublin.
Good luck to all.
The Irish Life Health National Master Indoor Championships scheduled to take place this Sunday 4th March has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. The championship has been rescheduled for SATURDAY 10TH MARCH in Athlone IT.
Entry to the event has now reopened until this Sunday evening. Link to timetable here (ignore the old date of the 3rd on this)
Please Note: There are 2 GAA matches in Pearse Stadium this Sunday 11th February- one at 12pm and one at 2pm, so anyone heading to Clarinbridge to the Cross Country from that direction, please leave Galway City early to get out to Clarinbridge ! Galway Athletics are looking for more marshals / helpers for the Cross Country this Sunday, 11th February in Clarinbridge. Quite a lot of volunteer work has gone in up to this point to ensure the event happens here in Galway and is successful.
Galway City Harriers Junior Men’s Cross Country team competed in Mira in Portugal at the European Clubs Cross Country Championships on Sunday last and the five-man squad did the club and the city proud, with a great ninth place finish in their first outing at European level.