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.
News for senior members and athletes
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
We hope everyone is feeling Festive and here is the best news of the Christmas
Our legendary Christmas Jumper Party will take place in the Kings Head on Thursday 21st December from 8.00pm
Please do come and meet your running buddies in a non running atmosphere. We will have refreshments and a prizes for the best jumpers.
The 30th running of the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International races took place on Saturday last in Derry. Two of our stalwart GCH athletes ,Christine Kennedy (M60 women) and Martin McEvilly (M65 men)represented Ireland at the event. The Masters womens race and the Masters over 65 race was run over 6k, consisting of three laps of a 2k course. It was a fast race, quite muddy on parts of the course and included a gradual climb.
The National Senior Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday 26th November at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. Anyone who wishes to race, please contact the secretary no later than Friday 17th November (closing date). It would be great to field senior mens' and womens' teams. The club will have some Juvenille teams competing on the day who qualified through the Connaught Championships, and we will also have a strong Junior mens' team competing in the Junior race. Should be a great days racing !