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GCH Club Challenge Nov 6th 2013

  • Posted on: 6 November 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Results of the GCH Club Challenge after Round 8.

It's heating up in the race for the women's title with Mags, Majella, Jane and Regina all still in contention…..exciting stuff with just 2 more rounds to go!!

In the Men’s race, 2nd place which is still up for grabs, with Bru in typical fashion putting in a late surge which could clinch the runner's up spot.

Watch this space, The Athenry 10k could see some road kill left behind in a last dash for titles…………

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.

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

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!!

Racing Results October 12th and 13th

  • Posted on: 14 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

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Lots of racing this weekend…..

NUIG 8K – Saturday 12th October
Saturday saw the NUIG 8K in our familiar surroundings at Dangan.

Matt Bidwell of GCH came first in 26:30 while Andrew Annett challenged him to take second place in 26:33 and taking a well-deserved third place was John Greaney in 28:11.
And well done to Gearoid Hynes of GCH coming home in fourth place in 28:23.

GCH Club Challenge Results 11th October

  • Posted on: 11 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Latest results from the 2013 GCH Club Challenge which now includes last Sunday’s County Cross Country.

Looks like the Cross Country Season might really see things shaken up with the scores.

NOTE: There has been one amendment to the RULES as now only 5 races will be counted for both the Men’s and Women’s Challenge and not 7 as originally stated.

2013 Connaught Cross Country Championship

  • Posted on: 4 October 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

The 2013 Connaught Cross Country Championship for men and women take a different format this year. It is to be held over 3 days starting with
Round 1 which will be held on Sat 12th Oct in Moyne Community School, Co Longford
Round 2 will be held on Sun 27th Oct in Hazelwood, Co Sligo and
Round 3 will be in Roscommon on Sun 3rd Nov

The 12th October is the first of a  three race championship for Novice, Intermediate, Masters and Senior individuals with overall club competition combining all four categories.

Grey Lakes 10k and County Championship Results

  • Posted on: 30 September 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

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Congrats to all who took part in this year’s Grey Lakes 10k, which was incorporated into the Galway County 10km Championship’s 2013.

First home was Gary Thornton of Galway City Harriers in 31:00 however hot on his heels for most of the 1st half of the race was Noel Berkeley who placed 2nd in 32:19, third was Matt Bidwell of Galway City Harriers in 33:55 who also went onto take the Mens O40 title on the day.

Connacht Cross Country

  • Posted on: 24 September 2013
  • By: JoanneOB

Connacht Cross Country Adults

This year the Connacht Novice, Senior, Inter and Masters are to be  run as a league over three events to coincide with the Connaught Juvenile races.

Points will be awarded to individuals based on their finishing position (1st  =25pts) for each of the categories.

Points will also be awarded to top 4 club finishing positions.

At the end of 3 races there will be 1st, 2nd 3rd winner of each category and 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall club regardless of category.

You have to declare your category when registering and stick with it.