Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

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.


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.

Tuam 8k details announced

  • Posted on: 4 December 2006
  • By: Vincent

Tuam Cathedral of the Assumption Tuam AC have announced the details of their annual 8k. Always a good race.

Date & Time: 2pm - Sunday 14th January
Starting Location:- Tuam Cathedral (of the Assumption)

Entry fee: €10 (free T-shirt for all finishers).

Further details available from:
Patricia Monaghan 093 25297
Patricia Mooney 087 6425254

Bernie Meaney Memorial Annual St. Mary's 5K Road Race Results

  • Posted on: 30 October 2006
  • By: BernieK

Bernie Meaney Memorial 32nd Annual St Marys 5k Road race at Kilmurry Mc Mahon Co Clare 30-10-2006.
Run in ideal running conditions the club chairman Thomas Porter and the club secretary Bernie Kelly both featured in the prizegiving in their respective categories. Full results were as follows;

1. Eugene Moynihan Marian 16 : 06
2. Tim O’Connor Riocht 16 : 19
3. Donal Howley Kilmurry Ibk./North Clare 16 : 23
4. Martin Corcoran Loughrea O/40 16 : 28
5. Mike Solan Tulla O/40 16 : 58
6. Tadgh Vaughan Coolquill O/40 17 : 05
7. Darragh O’Brien Loughrea 17 : 15


Galway County Cross-Country Championships - Sunday, 15th October

  • Posted on: 29 September 2006
  • By: Vincent

We're hoping to put together several club teams for the upcoming Cross-Country County Championships on 15th October in Tuam.

The Novice category is for anybody who either hasn't run cross-country before or hasn't yet won a cross-country medal. We're looking for a couple more people to make up a Novice team from the club for the first time in several years.

Where and When

Sunday, 15th October
Palace Grounds, Tuam - Juvenile Races start at 1pm. Senior races after the juvenile program is complete (probably sometime after 2pm).


GCH members should contact Bernie ( with your details. Bernie will make a club entry on behalf of all members and the club will pay your entry fee.

GCH Women's Team in winning form

  • Posted on: 22 August 2006
  • By: BernieK

There was a big turnout for the Claregalway 10k road race at the weekend, which also incorporated the 2006 Galway AAI 10k Road Championships.

In the open Senior Men's race, Mayo AC were dominant - winning both the individual and team titles, with John Byrne recording an excellent time of 32.20 to lead his team to gold with teammates Paddy Murray (3rd 34.28), Billy Gallagher (9th 35.39) and Hugh Duffy (10th 36.04).

In the open Senior Women's race, Galway City Harriers recorded a convincing victory in both individual and team events - Ann Marie Miskell taking the individual gold in a time of 40.24 followed by teammates Tara Whyte (4th 44.52) and Bernie Kelly (5th 45.44).