Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

National Indoor League success

  • Posted on: 3 February 2020
  • By: Mags

Congratulations to our GCH teams on their terrific performances at the recent National Indoor Track and Field League final.

The GCH Ladies team made club history by being the first GCH Ladies team to medal at an Indoor League Final, taking National bronze in an extremely competitive competition with twelve women’s teams, behind Dublin City Harriers and Raheny Shamrocks.

In an equally competitive men’s competition with nine teams competing, the GCH Men's team took National silver behind Clonliffe Harriers with an impressive team performance.

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GCH at the National Junior/U23 Indoor Championship

  • Posted on: 1 February 2020
  • By: Mags

There were terrific performances from our GCH athletes who competed at the recent National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships in Athlone.

Robert McDonnell recorded a 200m pb of 21.85s when taking National silver in the Junior men’s 200m. Richard Kamsen took silver in the Junior Men’s Triple Jump with a pb of 13.30m. Seren O’Toole finished a strong fourth in the Junior Women’s 400m final in 58.55s. In the competitive 1500m Junior Men’s final, Aaron Brennan took a superb silver in a time of 4:06.46 with Barry Murphy fifth in 4:14.39.

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GCH at the National Junior/U23 Indoor Championship

  • Posted on: 1 February 2020
  • By: Mags

There were terrific performances from our GCH athletes who competed at the recent National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships in Athlone.

Robert McDonnell recorded a 200m pb of 21.85s when taking National silver in the Junior men’s 200m. Richard Kamsen took silver in the Junior Men’s Triple Jump with a pb of 13.30m. Seren O’Toole finished a strong fourth in the Junior Women’s 400m final in 58.55s. In the competitive 1500m Junior Men’s final, Aaron Brennan took a superb silver in a time of 4:06.46 with Barry Murphy fifth in 4:14.39.

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Upcoming Adult events and closing dates. Indoor & XC (edited: xc venue)

  • Posted on: 4 January 2020
  • By: Mags

Following are some dates to note Jan-March 2020. Please note that many AAI National events have a standard closing date eleven days prior to the event. Senior/Master/Junior &u23 -  Contact the club secretary for County, Connaught and National T&F Championships. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for any upcoming local & club road races that are AAI permitted as not all details yet available. 

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Resolution Run 2020.

  • Posted on: 30 December 2019
  • By: Mags

The 2020 Resolution Run takes place New Year’s Day 1/1/2020 in Galway City at 11am from the Claddagh area over 5km.

This race acts as a fundraiser for athletics in the county and your support is most welcome. Anyone not running who would like to help please let yourselves be known in advance as the organisers can always do with marshals or helpers.

Those wishing to enter the race can use the link below.

https://www.njuko.net/resolution-run/select_competition

 

Upcoming Events/news

  • Posted on: 4 December 2019
  • By: Mags

Sunday 8th December:  European Cross Country Championships. The Very Best of Luck to Thomas McStay and the Irish Junior Mens Team in Lisbon this Sunday.

Sunday 8th December: Claregalway 5k Jingle Bells Fun run/walk @ 11am . Plus Juvenile 1k run for u11s and u14s @12pm. Late registration on the morning 9.30am-10.45am in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir.

https://www.active.com/claregalway-cogalway/running/distance-running/cla...

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Results/News round up

  • Posted on: 16 November 2019
  • By: Mags

Cross Country: Gold for GCH ladies at Connaught Senior League

The final leg of the 2019 Connacht Senior Cross Country league took place in a cold Belleek, Ballina on Sunday last, 10th November. Congrats to the GCH women's senior team, finishing first overall after the three Connaught League cross country races.
There were some fine performances all round. John Moroney placed a fine third in the Senior men's 8k race, a good run out before the upcoming National Senior cross country, with John Moran having his first run in the league this season.

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Results catch up 3rd November

  • Posted on: 11 November 2019
  • By: Mags

Connacht Cross Country League. Leg 2 of the Senior/Master Cross Country League was held on a testing course in scenic Calry, Sligo. There was some fine running from the GCH women’s and men’s teams. In the women’s 4k, Eilis Ni Dhuil, Eleanor Whyte, Deirdre McCrae and Eileen McCarty packed well, with back up from team members Cora Grimes, Barbara Bergin, Majella Ni Chriocháin and Mags. The GCH senior women’s is bidding for a podium finish going into the final leg in Ballina, with Eilis currently holding third master position, and Cora third novice position.

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Marathon Season roundup

  • Posted on: 10 November 2019
  • By: Mags

GCH had numerous members competing over the past two weekends in marathons near and far. Well done to everyone who ran the Dublin City Marathon, Frankfurt Marathon and New York Marathon. There are bound to be some names missing so apologies to anyone not listed. Do let us know if you are running /competing in any event.

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