Over the past several months the GCH Development Committee and Juvenile Committee have been reviewing how we collect and manage membership and participation fees at GCH. At the moment all our track fees and most of our membership fees are in cash. The club is of a scale where this requires heroic effort on the part of a few volunteers to collect, count and lodge. Finding €2 for track every time can be pretty inconvenient for participants too. So in 2016 we're moving to a new membership and fees arrangement across all membership groups.
Everybody that regularly attends track will pay lower overall yearly costs, those who attend track frequently will see a substantial cost reduction. The following membership & track fee structure will apply in 2016:
Juvenile Membership (includes AAI affiliation fee of €12 and all track session fees):
- €95 for 1 Juvenile/Junior
- €150 for 2 Juvenile/Junior athletes in same family
- €200 for 3 or more Juvenile/Junior athletes in same family.
NB: Currently Juvenile membership is full. There will be a registration day in December for existing members to renew membership for 2016. If any capacity is available it will be made available at a further registration day before the County Indoors in January.
Senior Membership (includes AAI affiliation fee of €17):
- Annual Membership Fee including Track Fee: €95
- Annual Membership Fee (no track): €40
- Each senior member pays the above rate.
Senior Track Fees:
- Annual Track Fee: €55 for the year 1st January to 31st December
- Per-Term Track Fee: €22 per term. There are three terms in the year. January to Easter, Easter to August, September to December.
- Ad hoc payments will be taken at the track €5 per session.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Galway City Harriers is an athletics club based in Galway city, Ireland, catering for senior and juvenile athletes. Founded in 1899, GCH has been to the forefront of athletics in Ireland throughout the 20th century and many famous athletes have represented both club and country in track and field, cross-country and road competitions.
Juvenile training has been cancelled this morning due to a weather warning from Met Eireann.
A 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!!
Meanwhile, locally Keith has also won the Galway Bay FM Sports Awards 2015 for his contribution to Athletics.
Emma Moore was in impressive form in the U12 race to finish 11th and in the medals in this highly competitive race. Well done too to Gillian McGrath and Rachel Fahy both competing as part of the Galway team. In the U12 Boys race Dylan Connolly battled hard to finish 29th in his first ever National Championships.
Please contact one of the coaches at training if interested in participating in the Connacht Squad Training Session in Claremorris on 13th December.
Please see the attachment below with full details of how you might be able to help us out at GCH Juvenile
Congratulations to Martin McEvilly who has won Gold in Santry at the British & Irish Cross Country Championships in Santry earlier today.
Tough competition, tough conditions, but neither as tough as Martin!
After a successful and very enjoyable X Country Championships in Longford and Roscommon on 1st & 8th November training resumes for all ages this Sunday. Well done to our many athletes who took on the challenge.