National Senior Track and Field Championships
Well done to all our athletes who competed at the National Senior Track and Field Championships last weekend in the Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. There were some fine performances from all our athletes.
Nicole Walsh won a fabulous bronze medal in a in a top-class Ladies 400m final on Sunday, with a tremendous finish in a personal best time of 54.74.
Well done to our GCH men’s team and Manager Cliff Jennings who secured a well-deserved bronze in the National league final on Saturday last in Tullamore. Thank you to Cliff for the report below.
After scraping through the qualifying rounds in 8th place, we finally had an almost full strength team for the League final. Big Sean was back even though not 100% fit. Seamus was back in for the walk and Andrew came out of steeplechase retirement to give it a go and between them they scored some big points.
Many thanks to Seamus Lynch for this report.
Galway City Harriers finished their year emphatically with a sensational five relay titles, two Championship Best performances and numerous other podium places at the National Relay and B Championships in Tullamore. Aoibhe Deely, Chloe Casey and Seren O’Toole were Triple Gold medallists with double gold for Christian Ogbemudia, Conor Hoade & Emma Jane Moran.
In the Relays there were medals as follows:
National Track and Field League Final. Congratulations to the GCH men’s’ team who took a well-deserved National bronze at the Premier League final in Tullamore on Saturday last behind Clonliffe Harriers and Raheny Shamrocks. A determined, gutsy performance by the team on the day saw them clinch third place by the narrowest of margins. Well done to all who competed on the team over the two qualifying rounds and to Manager Cliff Jennings. A detailed report will be published on the website.
Great report by Seamus Lynch.
Day 3 of the National Juvenile Championships were held in Tullamore and once more, GCH scooped a superb set of medals, PBs and great memories.
International athletics. European under 20 Championships. Congrats to Laura Nally who is travelling with the Irish under 20 Team as a member of the 4x400m Relay panel for the U20 European Championships in Boras, Sweden which will be held from today the 18th July to the 21st July. Round 1 of the 400 relays takes place at noon on Saturday with the final on Sunday evening. Timetable link and livestreaming link.
Please take note of the following two events/closing dates:
27th & 28th July. NATIONAL SENIOR Track & Field Championships, Morton Stadium, Santry. CLOSING DATE for club entries is this WEDNESDAY 17th July.
Sunday 18th August. NATIONAL MASTERS Track & Field Championships, Tullamore. CLOSING DATE for club entries is WEDNESDAY 7th August.
Contact club secretary for details:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 9234224
GCH at the Nationals 2019 Report in attached PDF.
Many thanks to Seamus Lynch for this great report.
Part 1: Under 9s to under 13s Report Saturday June 29th
Part 2: Junior/Under 23 Championships Saturday July 6th and Sunday 7th July
Best of luck to all GCH athletes competing in the two days of competition this weekend & well done to the many Galway athletes from other clubs who completed with such distinction in the nationals to date.