Membership is open to all levels of runners. Our aim is to encourage and support people of all abilities and standards of running, from the ‘fun’ runner to the ‘elite’ athlete.
There are many benefits to joining Galway City Harriers. Amongst these are:
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.
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.
Club Information Evening.
For anyone new to Athletics or anyone who wants to know more about the various competitions and seasons in athletics they are welcome to come along to a Club Information evening in Craughwell Community Centre this evening, Tuesday 30th January, at 8pm.
Proposed Timetable - 8:00 - Insurance - Peter Hanlon - McMahon Galvin Insurance- 8:30 - Juvenile Calendar, Competition Entry - County Board - 9:00 - Paul Byrne - Athletics Ireland
Below are current events for entry. Please note closing dates.
Sun, 4th February. AAI Indoor Games, Abbottstown. NB (closing date - this Sunday 28th January)
Sun, 11th February. National Master’s & Intermediate Cross Country + Juvenile B/Relays.Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Galway. (Closing date Thursday 1st Feb)
Sat & Sun 17th and 18th February. National Senior Indoors, Abbottstown. (Closing date Thursday 8th February)
Congrats to all the GCH runners in Athenry on St. Stephens Day. A number of GCH athletes had podium finishes as well while the mens and womens teams both finished first.