Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

From Suileen (Tuam) to Clifden via Ballina...

  • Posted on: 15 September 2008
  • By: seamusc

Congratulations to GCH stalwart Ian Egan who followed his second-place finish in the Suileen Fitness Club/Bert Gillard Memorial (Tuam) 8K fund-raiser for Tuam Cancer Care last Saturday evening (13th) with first-place in the Clifden 10K fund-raiser for the RNLI/Clifden Lifeboat Station the following day. Great running Ian!

The results from Tuam are posted to the Athenry AC web-site at:

Check out a nice video of Clifden race highlights posted to YouTube at:


2008 Future Streets of Galway Race Report & Prizelist

  • Posted on: 10 August 2008
  • By: seamusc

The 2008 FUTURE Streets of Galway 8K road-race took place on Saturday evening last beginning at Southpark in the Claddagh, following the traditional route through the city-centre and out through Salthill, before finishing in a closed loop adjacent to the start-line. This was the 23rd running of this hugely popular road-race which continues to be a focal point on the Irish road-racing calendar for elite competitors and recreational runners alike.

Results of 2008 Streets of Galway Road Race

  • Posted on: 10 August 2008
  • By: Vincent

Race results for last night's race are enclosed. A PDF of the results is available below if you want to print this out.

Race report and category winner details to follow.

Pos No Name Category PlaceCat Club ChipTime Finish
1 2210 Josphat Boit SM 1 Clonliffe Harriers 23:35 23:35
2 2134 Vinny Mulvey SM 2 Raheny Shamrock AC 23:51 23:51
3 638 Christopher Erichsen SM 3 24:36 24:36
4 2218 Cillian O'Leary SM 4 Raheny Shamrock AC 24:45 24:45
5 2011 Jason Fahy SM 5 Olympic Harriers 24:51 24:51
6 2217 David Rooney JM 1 Raheny Shamrock AC 25:07 25:07

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.