Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

Good Luck from Africa

  • Posted on: 10 August 2008
  • By: Vincent

[acidfree:997 align=right]We were delighted to hear from John Devlin, member of GCH and currently serving with the UN mission in Chad.
"Greetings from CHAD Central Africa. Just want to wish GCH the best of luck with the Streets of Galway, hope all goes well. I flew the GCH Colours in Chad, Goz Beada 5K. 1st Vet."

Isn't that something?

Fit4Life Programme takes a summer break

  • Posted on: 8 August 2008
  • By: BernieK

The very successful GCH Fit4Life training programme is taking a summer break and will resume on Tuesday 9th Sept at 7pm at Westside Library Carpark on Seamus Quirke Road. To the 113 participants, enjoy the rest. To the dedicated clubmen and women, thanks very much for all the help over the last 9 months.To anyone out there who enjoys recreational running/jogging but finds it a bit lonely on one's own then think about joining the group where the craic is only mighty!


Boston Scientific 5k

  • Posted on: 25 July 2008
  • By: mel

Boston Scientific staged a wonderful 5km charity road race in Maree on Wednesday night, in aid of Galway Cystic Fibrosis. The evening was balmy and the course around Maree was definitely undulating but many GCH club members turned up to support and some even came away with the crystal. Gerry Ryan was 1st with Ruaidhri Geraghty 3rd. Mary McHugh was back to winning ways with 1st Vet woman and Bernie Kelly was 2nd while Ian Egan took 1st Vet man, coming in just behind Ruaidhri in 4th overall. Don Deacy had another great run and keeps getting better, with Nicola Deacy not far behind.

Sean is New Irish Shot Putt Champion

  • Posted on: 21 July 2008
  • By: mel

[acidfree:973 title="Sean in action, courtesy Athletics Ireland" size=240 align=right]Sean Breathnach is the 2008 Irish Shot Putt Champion after a beating the competition in Santry at the weekend. Sean has been in superb form this summer and hopes were high of a good performance at the Nationals. He threw a fantastic 16.01 on Thursday night at the Galway championships in Dangan so things were looking good. Sean lead Saturday's final all the way with a best throw of 15.74.


GCH in Enniskillen

  • Posted on: 2 July 2008
  • By: mel

[acidfree:961 size=300] A select group of GCH runners travelled to Enniskillen for the recent 10k road race held on Saturday 21st June. Almost 1000 runners took part in perfect conditions and GCH came home with no fewer than three prizes - Bernie Kelly was 1st in her category while both Don Deacy and Pat Burkitt claimed 3rd prize in their categories. Congrats to all! A few more pictures are at:


Track & Field on Thursday in Dangan

  • Posted on: 1 July 2008
  • By: mel

The Galway T&F continues this Thursday July 3rd in Dangan at 8pm. It is open to all GCH members, aged 16 and over. Everyone is welcome, whether trying an event for the first time, aiming for a new PB or just getting some speed work in for the next 10k!

Sprinters, or wannabe sprinters, can try their hand at the 200m. The 1500m or 'metric mile' is for the longer distance fans. Fancy seeing just you might measure up against Derval O'Rourke - then try the hurdles. The Javelin will keep the throwers busy on the infield.


Two National Wins for GCH's Junior Stars

  • Posted on: 30 June 2008
  • By: mel

Congratulations to two of GCH's Junior stars who won major titles over the weekend. Eanna O'Cathain won the 35lb Distance event at the Irish Junior Championships held at Tullamore on Sunday with an 8.11m throw. Eanna, who is a strong all-round field event athlete, also claimed bronze in the Shot Putt. Meanwhile at the Tailteann Schools Interprovincial, which was held on Saturday at Santry, Rebecca Nolan won the 300m Hurdles event. Rebecca was representing Calasanctius College Oranmore and won in a fine time of 45.41s with almost a second to spare over her 2nd place rival.