Weekend Results Round Up
A number of GCH athletes/teams competed over the past weekend.
The National Masters Cross Country championships. This extremely competitive event was held in Dundalk IT on Sunday last. Despite the cold, damp day, athletes enjoyed the relatively ‘good’ cross country course. There was National glory yet again for the evergreen Martin McEvilly of GCH, who won the National gold medal at Over 70 level. GCH fielded a Ladies O35 team which placed 9th, led home by Grainne Ni Uallachain in a great 15th place, and Niamh Hennelly in 35th. GCH also fielded a Men’s club team at O35 level, with Mike Kerrin and Niall Murphy leading the squad to 14th place overall in a high-quality race.
AAI Indoor Games . In the lead up to the National Senior Indoors, the AAI Games were held Saturday last in Athlone IT. Some quality performances, notably by GCH star Nicole Walsh who won her 200m heat in 25.25 seconds, and Cillin Greene of GCH who made his debut over 400m and clocked 50 seconds.
Trim 10 Mile Road race. Jane Ann Meehan of GCH also impressed on Sunday last, placing second female in the prestigious Trim 10 Mile race in a time of 60.44.
Maree 8k. GCH’s John Moroney was first home in the annual Maree 8k held last Sunday in the surrounds of Maree in a time of 27.13 after a good battle with Conor Dolan who placed second in 27.22 while third was GCH’s Timmy Jones in 28.47.
Connacht Schools Cross Country. The South Connacht Schools Cross Country races were held on a cold winter’s day in Bushfield, Loughrea last Thursday. Among the winners on the day was Aaron Brennan of Claregalway in the Senior Boys race and Barry Murphy of St Enda’s in the Inter Boys event. The Connacht Finals will take place at the same venue on February 16th.