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.
News for senior members and athletes
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.
The Resolution Run 2018 is a fast and flat 5K roadrace that takes place New Years Day 1st January 2018, at 11.30 in Galway City centre . The course routes through the city centre, from the Claddagh , passing the canals, cathedral, Shop street, Eyre Square and most of the city's famous landmarks along the way. The race is AAI certified. Gift for all entrants, Race HQ is Claddagh Halll at South Park , Galway and race start is beside park .
There were some fine performances at the recent National Senior, Junior & Juvenile Cross Country Championships held in Abbottstown, Dublin. There is a comprehensive report on the Juvenile and Junior races under the Juvenile News section. Well done to our Junior and under 16 Mens teams and the Juvenile competitors. The County Galway Junior mens team also took silver County team. In the combined under 18/Junior Womens race, there were fine runs from Jessica Leane (32nd ) and Aoife King (52nd). The Galway County Junior Womens team finished just outside the medals in fourth place.
A number of GCH athletes produced great performances at the recent County 10k Championships .( in conjunction with Ballinderrin 10k) . Gary Thornton took the Individual Senior mens gold while Paul Keane took the v35 mens Individual bronze.
In the Senior womens category, Barbara Dunne and Sinead Brody took silver and bronze respectively, Neasa De Burca took Individual silver in the v35 category and together with Eve Daly, the GCH womens team finished in second position.
Attached below are the County 10k Championship results