News for senior members and athletes
Well done to everyone who competed in the National Junior & U23 Championships, and in the National Masters Championships, held over the first weekend in July. Great performances from everyone in the heats and finals.The Club had a number of medal receipents:
National Junior & U23 Championships: 100m Junior men - 3rd Cillin Greene, 4x400m Junior men’s relay 2nd GCH (Shane Canavan, Eanna Folan, Aaron Brennan, Thomas McStay).
National Master’s Championships: F70 3k Walk- Maura Loftus 2nd, F45 400m - Majella Loftus 3rd, F35 800m - Kathryn Casserly 3rd.
The Galway County Half Marathon Championship was held in conjunction with the Athenry Half Marathon in Monivea recently. Well done to all our club members who took part. The following are County medal receipents:
M35 – Diarmuid Hennessey 3rd.
M50 1st. Danny Carr. 2nd Martin Kearney 3rd Seamus King.
Men’s Team: 2nd GCH (Hennessey, Louis Coyne, Carr, Kearney).
W50 1st Carmel Brannigan 2nd Margaret Sheridan.
Women’s Team: 3rd GCH (Brannigan, Sheridan, Bernie Kelly, Cathy Byrne)
Full County Championship results attached.
The Galway County 10,000m track championships were held on a warm ,muggy evening at Dangan, on Thursday evening 6th July last. Conor Dolan, a recent re-signing for GCH, put on a superb display of front running, to take victory and the County title in a time of 35.14. Rob Lennon of Castlegar AC ran a great race to claim silver in 35.26, with Daire Comer of Tuam AC running a well paced race to win bronze in 36.56 . Brian O Connor and Pat Sherry won the Masters golds in M35 and M50 categories .
National Marathon Championships 2017
This year's SSE Airtricty Dublin Marathon is expected to sell out over the coming weeks. If you wish to enter this year's National Marathon Championships please enter NOW to avoid dissapointment!
Registration Link: http://sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/enter-marathon/
Day 2 of the Galway Track and Field Senior /Masters Championships takes place on Thursday evening 8th June next
Below is the Timetable for June 8th
7.55pm 3000m ladies
8.15pm 5000m men
The 3k and 5k are county championship events , but guests from non Galway clubs are welcome . There will be medals awarded in the Junior/Senior/Masters 35/50/65 categories
The 1000m, Shot and Discus are open events and all AAI members welcome,
Congratulations to our many athletes who received awards at the Galway Athletics Dinner last Sunday night at the Westwood Hotel. It is a testament to your hard work and dedication.
Some photo's of the evening can be viewed here from John O'Connor
Congrats to Malcolm Gamble selected for Ireland in the World 24 Hour Championships to be be held in Victoria Park, Belfast on July 1st & 2nd. Malcolm lives in Australia and has recently transferred from Star of the Sea AC to GCH. Here he is in action the Connemara 100 in 2015.