There has been a big increase in both the quantity and the quality of races in Galway over the past several years. This section of our website will provide details of some of the local races.
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The scenic Brothers of Charity grounds at Kilcornan, Clarenbridge hosted the National Juvenile Relays, B Championships and the Intermediate and Masters cross country championships on Sunday last. The event saw over 1,200 athletes competing across a sixteen-race programme, with challenging underfoot conditions and cold weather making it a real cross country test.
Below are current events for entry. Please note closing dates.
Sun, 4th February. AAI Indoor Games, Abbottstown. NB (closing date - this Sunday 28th January)
Sun, 11th February. National Master’s & Intermediate Cross Country + Juvenile B/Relays.Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Galway. (Closing date Thursday 1st Feb)
Sat & Sun 17th and 18th February. National Senior Indoors, Abbottstown. (Closing date Thursday 8th February)
There were some fine performances at the recent National Senior, Junior & Juvenile Cross Country Championships held in Abbottstown, Dublin. There is a comprehensive report on the Juvenile and Junior races under the Juvenile News section. Well done to our Junior and under 16 Mens teams and the Juvenile competitors. The County Galway Junior mens team also took silver County team. In the combined under 18/Junior Womens race, there were fine runs from Jessica Leane (32nd ) and Aoife King (52nd). The Galway County Junior Womens team finished just outside the medals in fourth place.
The 30th running of the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International races took place on Saturday last in Derry. Two of our stalwart GCH athletes ,Christine Kennedy (M60 women) and Martin McEvilly (M65 men)represented Ireland at the event. The Masters womens race and the Masters over 65 race was run over 6k, consisting of three laps of a 2k course. It was a fast race, quite muddy on parts of the course and included a gradual climb.
Full results are attached from all the races and medal categories after three rounds of the Connacht Cross Country league. . Eanna Folan of GCH won the first leg in Calry . Kathryn Casserly placed second on Moyne on Day two. Neill Keane impressed on his cross country debut placing fifth overall in the Novice category. GCH mens team had been in second before the final leg but were overhauled
The National Senior Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday 26th November at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. Anyone who wishes to race, please contact the secretary no later than Friday 17th November (closing date). It would be great to field senior mens' and womens' teams. The club will have some Juvenille teams competing on the day who qualified through the Connaught Championships, and we will also have a strong Junior mens' team competing in the Junior race. Should be a great days racing !
There were fine performances all round from GCH athletes on Sunday last at the AAI Open Cross Country Races and Masters Trials , held at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown in Dublin. On an honest course, underfoot conditions were quite good despite the weather in the days beforehand, making it conducive to good cross country running. Eleven athletes represented the club in the various races.
The Connaught Senior League Cross Country and Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country competitions, scheduled for tomorrw - Saturday 21st October in Roscommon - are now cancelled due to the imminent storm.
This event will be rescheduled.
The Dublin City Marathon is fast approaching. There are many GCH club athletes entered in the National Marathon Championships. All club entrants list on AAI site: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/Published_entry_list_0910...