Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

Regina Casey wins 48th Hollymount Race

  • Posted on: 12 November 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The 48th Hollymount Races took place Sunday 10th November.

This year there was a low turnout in numbers but the traditional coach of visitors from the Liverpool area was especially welcomed to boost numbers and spirits.

Congratulations to Regina Casey (GCH) who won the women’s 3k lap. Second place Colette Touhy (Mayo AC) was leading all the way with Regina hot on her heels but a fantastic sprint finish by Regina placed her first in 10:37, and Collette in second with a 10:45 finish. Elizabeth Egan (Liverpool Harriers) finished third in 11:07

Connaught XC Results Novice/Senior/Master (Roscommon 3rd Nov)

  • Posted on: 5 November 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Huge congratulations to all who took part in the Connaught Cross Country on 3rd November in Roscommon.

GCH as always was represented really well and clearly all the Saturday morning sessions at St. Mary’s are paying off as we had incredible results.

In the Ladies, Niamh Hennelly had a great run and placed second in the Novice category.

GCH were dominant in the Masters category with Jane Walsh coming home in second place.
Margaret Sheridan after completing last week’s Dublin marathon just missed out on 3rd place to take 4th place in the Masters category.

Dublin City Marathon Race Report

  • Posted on: 1 November 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

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“You’re into running, have you ever ran a marathon?” I’ve been asked.  “No I would have no interest in doing anything like that, why would you want to put yourself through that?” would be my usual response. So what changed my mind then?


Alanna Lally Galway Bay FM 2013 Athletics Sports Star of the year

  • Posted on: 29 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Congratulations to Alanna Lally who has been honoured by Galway Bay FM as the 2013 Athletics Sports Star of the year. Such an amazing achievement.

There is an overall prize of “Youth Sports Personality of the Year” and the overall winner is decided by a vote.

Please support our rising star by voting for Alanna.

To vote for Youth Sports Personality of the Year, text 'YOUNG' followed by the number of your winner to 53133 or call 1513 999 330 to cast your vote.

Alanna is number 4

So for Alanna - text YOUNG 4 to 53133

New recruit Nicola Duncan comes home 8th in Amsterdam Marathon

  • Posted on: 29 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Congratulations to Nicola Duncan who has recently registered with GCH as a new recruit.
Nicola is based in Edinburgh but is from Taylors Hill and joined the club in October this year.

Nicola had an amazing race at the Amsterdam Marathon last weekend. She finished 8th woman over all in a time of 2:36:44 taking 13 minutes from her previous marathon PB from 2 years ago.

Her time is the fastest recorded marathon time by an Irish female for the marathon in 2013 and has qualified her for the 2014 European Championships.


GCH Club Challenge Results Oct 24th 2013

  • Posted on: 24 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Results from the Gerry Farnan XC held on Sunday 20th October.

Well done to Brian Bruton, Martin McEvilly and Alvy Carragher who took part.

Please see the results on the attached files.

Please note the RULES and any changes.

For all queries please contact Gerry Carty or Brian Bruton at

Best of luck in the Connaught XC everyone!!

Marathon Madness!!

  • Posted on: 24 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Well done to Carmel Brannigan who took part in the 2013 Berlin Marathon last month coming home in 3:38:01!! Carmel has had a great year so far and this was a well-deserved result!

A huge congrats to Martin Hegarty who joined GCH earlier this year. Martin ran a 3:00:10 marathon in Amsterdam on Sunday 20th October, knocking over 9 minutes from his previous result!!

Good luck to everyone running in Dublin City Marathon on Sunday and Una Murphy running the New York Marathon.

I hope to be reporting on lots of good news stories next week.

Details of Day 2 & 3 Connaught XC Championships 2013

  • Posted on: 15 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The details of the EVENS, UNEVENS and SENIOR XC are below

Deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 20th October.
Entries must be emailed to or before this deadline.

This is a great opportunity for team participation and a great day out for the club, so put your name forward!!!!

DAY 2:
Connaught EVENS & Senior XC Championships 2013.

AAI Leitrim in conjunction with North Leitrim Athletic Club will host the Connaught EVENS & Senior league Cross Country Championships 2013.

Date: Sunday, 27th October