Senior Racing

Galway Senior Men's & Ladies Teams take XC Gold

  • Posted on: 16 February 2016
  • By: JoanneOB

It was a great weekend for Galway, with the Inter County Cross Country Gold Cups coming back to Galway for the first time in 30 years!!! For the first time in 42 years the XC Champs were held in Galway so what better place to collect a win than on home turf!!

GCh were proud to be represented in the Captain Seat for both the Men’s and Women’s Teams, with Gerry Carty heading up the Men’s side and Siobhan Egan heading up the Ladies team.

All-Ireland XC Inter-County Championships Tuam Feb 14th

  • Posted on: 12 February 2016
  • By: JoanneOB

Tuam and County Galway are all set to host the All Ireland Cross Country Inter-County Championships for the firsts time in 42 years this Sunday February 14th. With a home advantage the Galway Team Manager Ian Egan is hoping the Tribes can claim it's first medal in 30 years at the event.

Fixtures & Closing Dates (Feb, March, April)

  • Posted on: 5 February 2016
  • By: JoanneOB

14th February @ 12pm.
National Inter county Cross Country. Junior & Senior Men and Women.
Palace Grounds, Tuam
If people could come out and support and cheer!!

20th February
Connaught Indoors (u12 &u13 Individual and u12 & u13 team relay) Juveniles
Sign up by 10th Feb

21st February
Connaught Indoors (u14 to Senior + guest entries) Juveniles sign up by
10th Feb. Senior & guests Closing date is 12th Feb.

27th February & 28th Feb.
National Senior Indoors. AIT Athlone
Closing date 19th Feb.

January Road Races Round Up

  • Posted on: 3 February 2016
  • By: JoanneOB

TUAM 8K

It was a great start to the yar for GCH with the first big local race of the year taking place in Tuam on January 17th. The Tuam 8k is renowned and always gathers a big crowd and a competitive field. This year was no differenct with GCH taking a hattrick in the mens.

Gay Thorton took first place in 24.22, follwoed by Matt Bidwell in second in 25.54 and in thrid came Michael O'Connor in 27.10.

Keith Fallon U23 bronze & Irish team selection

  • Posted on: 24 November 2015
  • By: JoanneOB

Keith FallonA massive congratulations to Keith Fallon who won the U23’s Bonze at last weekend’s National Inter Cross Country 8k in Santry. And was 40th overall in one of the most competitive Cross Country Races we have seen to date. Keith has also been selected for the U23 team to represent Ireland in the European Cross Country Championships in France on December 13th, a massive achievement!!

Hollymount at 50

  • Posted on: 2 November 2015
  • By: GCH info

While we in GCH continue to reflect in the afterglow of celebrating the 30th anniversary of our "Streets of Galway" club-race earlier this year, it's worthwhile mentioning that our running neighbours across the county boundary in south Mayo will be marking an even more noteworthy occasion on Sunday 15th November next when Hollymount celebrates the 50th anniversary of it's annual road-race.

Tom Hunt of Mayo AC has written two lovely pieces chronicling some of the history of this event in terms of past male and female winners as follows:

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GCH at Dublin City Marathon 2015

  • Posted on: 28 October 2015
  • By: JoanneOB

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A massive congrats to almost 20 GCHers that took part in the 36th Dublin City Marathon 2015 held on Monday 26th October. It was not the most ideal of conditions for 26.2 miles but it didn’t make much of a difference to our brilliant GCH athletes with many coming home with PB’s and even some new silver wear for their efforts.

Gerry Farnan Cross Country

  • Posted on: 23 October 2015
  • By: JoanneOB

Cross Country season is well under way and a big hitter as always is the Gerry Farnan XC. This year marked the 32nd year of the race which is also the trial race for men and women wishing to represent Ireland in next month’s British & Irish Masters CC International, scheduled for Saturday 14th November in Santry.

Galway City Harriers had 3 great performances from athletes Keith Fallon, Michael O’Conner and Martin McEvily.

Keith came in second in U23’s and 13th overall in 27.01.

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