Senior Racing

Colmanstown 10K

  • Posted on: 28 March 2013
  • By: BernieK

There is a 10K run in Colemanstown this Saturday, 30th March at 12pm. AAI permitted and official measured course.

Colemanstown is situated off the main Monivea to Menlough Road (R339) by turning off the main road at Garbally Castle. It is easily accessible from the M6 taking the exit for Athenry.

Online registration is available through until Thursday, 28th March. The cost of registration is €20. Registration will also be accepted on the morning of the run between 10.00am and 11.30am at the Colemanstown Utd Clubhouse.


Woodie’s DIY AAI Road Relay Championships (April 7th)

  • Posted on: 28 March 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The Woodie’s DIY AAI Road Relay Championships will now take place on Sunday 7th April in Raheny, Dublin at 2pm.

Entry Fee: €25.00 per team (Senior Women, Master Women and Master Men)
Entry Fee: €35.00 per Senior Men’s team

Rules and Info
* Athletes must be registered with AAI for the 2013 season.
* All competitors must wear club colours.
* Championships medals will only be awarded to registered athletes.
* A male athlete becomes a master on his 35th Birthday.
* A female athlete becomes a master on her 35th Birthday.

Galway 5k Series

  • Posted on: 27 March 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Entry to the series is now closed

For those registered, all details can be found at

Where and When:
Athenry - Tuesday 30th April, 7:45pm
Venue: Athenry Boys School Note - NEW venue

Claregalway - Tuesday 7th May, 8:00pm
Venue: Claregalway Corporate Park, Oranmore Rd.

Loughrea - Tuesday 14th May, 8:00pm
Venue: Gaelscoil Riabhach off the Gort Road.

Craughwell - Tuesday 21st May, 8:00pm
Venue: Community Hall.

Galway City - Tuesday 28th May, 8:00pm
Venue: To be finalised.

Tuam - Tuesday 4th June, 8:00pm
Venue: Ard Rí House Hotel, Milltown Road

GCH wins Gold at County Championship AAI Team Event

  • Posted on: 27 March 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Congratulations to both the GCH Ladies and Mens teams who won Gold in this years County Championship AAI Team event.

Results are as follows

1. GCH 3:52:16
2. Craughwell 3:54:09
3. Athenry A 4:17:06

1. GCH 4:46:38
2. Athenry 4:50:32
3. Craughwell 4:59:37

Craughwell 10mile results 2013

  • Posted on: 27 March 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Over 600 athletes braced the bitterly cold and windy conditions to take part in this year’s Craughwell AC 10 mile Road Race on Sunday 24th March.
First in the men’s category Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock AC) completing the course of 51:16 followed by Michael Shannon in 2nd place in a time of 52:19 and Gerry Ryan (Craughwell AC) took 3rd place in a time of 52:38

Abbey 10k

  • Posted on: 22 March 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Congrats to Danny Carr and Bernie Kelly who had two great results in last weekends St Patricks Day Abbey 10k.
In the mens category Stuart Maloney (Mooreabbey Milers) was first home in 37:27. Second was Tom Conneely in 38:36 and third was GCH's Danny Carr in 39:11.
The first lady home was Caroline Whiriskey (Loughrea AC) in 44:41, second was Loretto Duggan (St Mary AC) in 46:03 and third was Hilda Robinson in 48:30.
Bernie Kelly of GCH had a fantastic win in the Ladies Over 50 category in 50.01

Barcelona Marathon, Sunday 17th March 2013

  • Posted on: 20 March 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Congratulations to Cillín and Aideen DePaor on completing the Barcelona Marathon on Sunday 17th March. Both Cillín and Aideen crossed the finish line in superb times of 3:15:17 and 3:53:07 respectively. Fantástico!!!
For a full list of results go to

Tubbercurry 10k 2013

  • Posted on: 20 March 2013
  • By: bglynn

This year was the 40th year of the Tubbercurry 10k St. Patrick’s day road race, hosted by South Sligo Athletics Club. Over 300 runners and walkers toed the start line in what was the largest field in recent years. Conditions were not the easiest on what is a relatively challenging course, with a 19mph northerly wind blowing and temperatures of 4oC (brrr!). Here is a picture of those ‘gentle undulations’.

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GCH@Hurley-Hoey 10K

  • Posted on: 12 March 2013
  • By: GCH info

[acidfree:9005 align=right size=150 title=""]Despite the proliferation of road-races available right now, a new one was added to the calendar over the weekend with the first staging of the Hurley-Hoey 10K last Saturday in Gurteen, Doora, Co. Clare (all money raised going to two local charities). GCH had 2 of the top 5 finishers in what was a large field (1109 finishers with Michael Shannon, St. John's AC the race-winner in 32mins flat).

Weekend Roundup - From Athlone to Ballycotton via Kinvara

  • Posted on: 7 March 2013
  • By: GCH info

[acidfree:5812 align=right size=150 title=""]While the international athletics focus may have been on Gothenburg in Sweden for the European Indoors last weekend, closer to home saw plenty of athletics action in places as diverse as Athlone and Ballycotton on Sunday, preceded by the rock and road race-series in Kinvara the previous day.