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:
Race 3 5k Series. Race three took place in Loughrea on Tuesday last. First GCH to finish was Michael Kerrin in sixth place (17.31) while first female GCH finisher and first female overall was Jane Ann Meehan (18.45).
Thank you to Brian Bruton for providing much of the information below.
Limerick Marathon. GCH had a number of athletes competing over various distances at last weekends’ Limerick series of races: 3 athletes in the marathon, 12 athletes in the half marathon and 5 athletes in the 6 mile race.
The 2019 Galway County Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place over a number of days throughout May and into June.
JUVENILE younger ages Day 1 (u9 to u12) : Sunday 5th May. Start:10am. ( entry closed)
JUVENILE older ages Day 2 (u13 to u19 only): Sunday 12th May. Start:10am (sign up at Juvenile training no later than Friday 3rd !)
Any help would be very much appreciated for either of the above two dates-even for part of the day. This will enable the Championships to go ahead smoothly and efficiently.
Well done to the GCH Senior Ladies and Men's teams who competed at the National Road Relays on Sunday last in Raheny, Dublin. This is one of the top events on the calendar which featured many of the country's top clubs and distance runners.
The GCH Ladies were on top form, placing sixth overall, in a highly competitive field, with great runs from Kathryn Casserly, Aisling Joyce and Sinead Foran.
The GCH Senior Men’s team were a respectable 18th overall with great runs from Aaron Brennan, Neill Keane, and John Moroney, backed up by Brian Bruton.
Well done to the GCH athletes who competed at the AAI National 10k Championships on Sunday last. The Championships were held over a welcome improved course in the Phoenix Park in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run. Conditions on the day were cold and blustery for the athletes with many clubs fielding strong competitive teams.
Galway Athletics are pleased to announce the Galway Athletics Award Winners for 2018. Congrats to all of our GCH awardees. Well-deserved awards for exceptional achievements. All awardees listed below.
U12-15 Girls Emma Moore G.C.H.
U12-15 Boys TIE Daragh Jennings G.C.H. and Darragh Fahy Loughrea A.C
U16-19 Girls Laura Cunningham Craughwell A .C.
GCH had two representatives at the recent World Master Indoor Championships in Torun. A great week for Sean Breathnach who took gold for Ireland in the m40 Discus on Thursday last with a season’s best throw of 48.26. The Tuesday previous, Sean took silver in the v40 shot putt with a throw of 17.12, not too far off the winner Andy Dittmer's throw of 17.32. Terrific performance as always from Sean, even more so given his limited training and competition throwing over the past six months.
Well done to all our GCH club members who participated in the recent 10 mile and 10k races in Craughwell. Note that results of the Galway County 10 mile road race Championship which was run in conjunction with the ten mile race, will be published when finalised.
A busy and productive weekend with GCH Master athletes competing at the National Master Indoor Championships while some of our Juveniles were competing for their respective schools at the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships.
Schools Cross Country