Senior Athletes

This section contains articles relating to our club athletes.

The Power And The Glory!

  • Posted on: 4 August 2009
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:2311 title=" " align=right size=120]John O'Connor's photo-deck from the recent July magic mile in Dangan is now available via the Athenry AC web-site at: Magic Mile July 2009

Some great action photographs in there, particularly from the home-straight, where every sinew was being strained, eye-balls were beginning to pop, oxygen was being gulped - ya get the message!

Galway City Harriers - 110 years on the run!

  • Posted on: 16 July 2009
  • By: Jane C

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Climb aboard the Corrib Princess and join in the Birthday celebrations.
We've chartered the boat from 7-11pm on August 22nd. The cost is a recession friendly €20, to include entertainment and food.
I have had a great response so far but there are still approximately 15 places left. These are open to GCH members and our close running friends. If there are stil some places and your wives/husbands/partners/better lesser halfs/lovers etc can survive 4 hours of incessant banter on all things running related, then they are welcome too.

Run Aware!

  • Posted on: 18 June 2009
  • By: Jane C

Racing season is well and truly in full swing and there are any amount of races for whatever you’re into yourself and wherever you want to do it. Its easy to get carried away! Since the 5km series is sadly over I can console myself in the fact that we are back to, my personal favourite, the track. However it’s on the track that I struggle most with my sensible head, the Physio, and my not so sensible head, the runner. I’m not alone in this I know, for many runners the art of balancing training with injury avoidance can be a constant battle.
So I’m launching a new campaign, called;

Tales Of Derring Do In Dungarvan

  • Posted on: 1 February 2009
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:1714 title=" " align=right size=100]When out running on the roads, there is cold, very cold and extremely cold conditions. Today in Dungarvan, West Waterford, conditions fell quite comfortably into the latter category for the local 10 mile road-race, the second in the 4-race Munster classic series. It was bitter in the extreme, probably the coldest day yet your correspondent has been out running. Not to be put off however, a number of athletes from the west of Ireland made the long road-trip to the "not so sunny on this occasion" south-east.

Return Of A Global GCH Athlete

  • Posted on: 29 January 2009
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:1700 title=" " align=left size=100]As reported elsewhere in a previous race report, one of GCH's global athletes, Pat Burkitt, returned recently from spending some months living, working (and running!) in South America and was soon back into racing action in the northern hemisphere when he took part in the Tuam 8K a few short weeks ago. Pat (who was a category prize-winner in Tuam) provided the following race feedback which just missed the original race-report publishing deadline:

Bernie Kelly In Bundoran

  • Posted on: 3 January 2009
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:1687 title=" " align=right]Not to be stuck for a race on new year's day, our own Bernie Kelly made the long haul up the N17 and onto Bundoran in south county Donegal for the local Tír Chonaill Athletic Club's first-running of their new 8K road-race. She has filed the following short report and some images and a results set are attached here also. Well done Bernie for returning with yet another prize and starting off 2009 on a positive personal and GCH note!

Fields Of Athenry 2008 - Team Results

  • Posted on: 3 January 2009
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:1685 title="Photo-credit - John O'Connor" align=right]UPDATE - there are some more photographs from FOA 2008 available at the following locations courtesy of John O'Connor and Athenry AC: and

All Roads Leading To Athenry

  • Posted on: 21 December 2008
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:1634 title=" " align=right]Are you heading to Athenry on St. Stephen's Morning (26th December) for the 10K road-race?

If so, check out the following important transport notice as posted on the Athenry AC web-site:

Our own Ian Egan is the man behind this initiative and he needs a quorum to make it happen, so do consider it as an option and save any unnecessary cars descending on the town on the day.

Great News From Cavan Cross-Country!

  • Posted on: 7 December 2008
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:1486 title="Matthew Lockett" align=right]Unconfirmed reports are reaching us all the way from Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan of an incredible 3rd-place finish by GCH's Matthew Lockett in the all-Ireland senior men's novice cross-country championship earlier today. Matthew was running as part of the county Galway team and when full and final confirmation of his performance is received, we hope to provide more details of this fantastic achievement in a high-powered national competition.