Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

David Gillick for European Athlete of the Month

  • Posted on: 5 April 2007
  • By: Vincent

For the second month in succession David Gillick has been nominated for European Athlete of Month.

This month sees David been honoured for his sensational 400m victory in the European Indoor Championships last March. That performance was the highest scoring male event of the competition according to the IAAF scoring tables.

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Win for Gerry Ryan in Quilty

  • Posted on: 3 April 2007
  • By: mel

Quilty 4 mile race start
Sunday April 1st saw the 37th running of the Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare Michael Egan memorial 4 mile road race in Quilty, Co. Clare. Gerry Ryan (G.C.H.) won the race in a time of 19:42 from Seamus Power (Kilmurray/Ibk) in 20:06.

G.C.H.'s Martin McEvilly won his category in 24:49 while clubmate Liam Morris made a good return to racing. In the women's race, which was won by Veronica Colleran of Ennis Track, G.C.H. runners Hannah Kelly and Bernie Kelly collected prizes in their categories.

Michael O'Connor Wins Omagh Half Marathon

  • Posted on: 3 April 2007
  • By: mel

Michael O'Connor wins Omagh Michael O'Connor of G.C.H. won the 2007 Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday last, in a record time of 1:06:29. Stephen Duncan of Omagh was 2nd in 1:08:21. This years race also incorporated the Northern Ireland Half Marathon championships, which saw many of the top Northern Ireland runners compete and almost 600 complete the race.

Michael was joined in Omagh by clubmates Gearoid Quinn and Pat O'Dwyer, who both also had excellent runs, finishing in 1:23:21 and 1:24:20 respectively.

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Michael O'Connor comes in 3rd in Ballycotton 10

  • Posted on: 5 March 2007
  • By: BernieK

Michael O'Connor gave the Galway athletes present in Ballycotton something to cheer about yesterday when he finished in 3rd place in the Ballycotton 10.

The race was won by Alan O'Shea, Bantry AC in 51:04 from Sandis Bralitis, West Waterford AC in 2nd place in 51:34 with Michael hot on his heels in 51:52.

Congratulations and well done Michael.

Open Meeting for Adult Athletics in Galway

  • Posted on: 28 February 2007
  • By: Vincent

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 8:30pm
Location: The Quality Hotel in Oranmore.

Galway's adult athletes convened a productive get-together last year which resulted in, amongst other things, the highly successful May 5k Series.

It is felt around the county that it would be worthwhile to stage a repeat of this meeting which will give adults involved in athletics in Galway the opportunity to discuss the development of our sport in County Galway.

Like to try something completely different?

  • Posted on: 28 February 2007
  • By: Vincent

Ever wanted to to try some sailing? Now is your chance!
White water

Our friends over at Galway Bay Sailing Club are running an "Introduction to Sailing Course" starting March 21st 8p.m. at their clubhouse in Galway Bay Sailing Club, Rinville, Oranmore.

This course will cover both basic sailing theory and practical on the water experience. It is designed for those who have no sailing experience, to introduce you to sailing and the GBSC.

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Indoor T&F Championships this Saturday, 6th January

  • Posted on: 3 January 2007
  • By: Vincent

The County Indoor Championships are on this Saturday at the indoor track in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. The meeting kicks off with a 3000m for Senior athletes as the first event on the program at 10.30am.

With all the wind and rain recently wouldn't it be nice to go for a run without getting hammered by gale force winds, driving rain and even falling trees ( I had to jump a couple during a workout today)?

Indoor running is a very different experience to what most of us are accustomed to, and I would encourage those of you who haven't previously done so to give it a go. The shorter distance is useful for putting a bit of zip into your training and racing at this time of year.

Gary Thornton wins in Athenry, GCH 1st in team competitions and many veteran categories

  • Posted on: 26 December 2006
  • By: Vincent

Earlier today Gary Thornton of GCH put in a storming performance to win the Fields of Athenry 10k. He finished well over a minute ahead of Paul McNamara (Athenry AC) in 30:12. Michael O'Connor also ran a very strong race to finish in 31:50 and took third place. Ian Egan and Joe O'Donnell in 13th and 14th places respectively made up the winning team from GCH.

Regina Casey ran an excellent 38:52 to take second place in the Women's race which was won, once again by Lucy Brennan (Sligo AC) in 37:03. Michelle Lynch took 3rd place in 42:37. Aideen de Paor and Jane Campbell completed the winning GCH women's team.

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