Tuam and County Galway are all set to host the All Ireland Cross Country Inter-County Championships for the firsts time in 42 years this Sunday February 14th. With a home advantage the Galway Team Manager Ian Egan is hoping the Tribes can claim it's first medal in 30 years at the event.
Please see the timetables for the Connacht Indoor Championships attached.
Please note there will be no training for the Juvenile Club on Sunday 21st Feb as a result of this event.
1. Team of the Year - GCH U18/& U19 Galway City Harriers Relay team
2. Under 12 to Under 15 Girls - Emma Moore, Galway City Harriers.
3. Under 16 to Under 19 Boys - Cilin Greene, Galway City Harriers.
4. Senior Women - Niamh Hennelly, Galway City Harriers.
5. Senior Men - Sean Breathnach, Galway City Harriers.
6. Masters Women - Margaret Sheridan, Galway City Harriers.
7. Masters Men – Martin Kearney, Galway City Harriers
National League Final, GCH Men Silver Medallists.
GCH is a great club. I believe in our club, the athletes, volunteers,
parents are all amazing. However sometimes at senior level we don’t
show this as a club at elite level competition, we always have some
great individual performances but rarely as a team. This is beginning
to change, we’re showing it in Cross country and now we’re showing it
in track & field.
At last month’s AGM held on January 20th, Bernie Kelly’s service as secretary of GCH for the past 8 years was appreciated by a voucher and flowers.
Bernie was also awarded with her Honorary lifetime membership for her generous service to the club and GCH committee.
And Gottarun in Oranmore kindly donated a pair of runners for Bernie.
A special thank you to Bernie from all her friends at GCH.
14th February @ 12pm.
National Inter county Cross Country. Junior & Senior Men and Women.
Palace Grounds, Tuam
If people could come out and support and cheer!!
Connaught Indoors (u12 &u13 Individual and u12 & u13 team relay) Juveniles
Sign up by 10th Feb
Connaught Indoors (u14 to Senior + guest entries) Juveniles sign up by
10th Feb. Senior & guests Closing date is 12th Feb.
27th February & 28th Feb.
National Senior Indoors. AIT Athlone
Closing date 19th Feb.
GCH athlete, Marie Mulkerrin, Acting Senior Dietitian - B.Sc (Hons), will lead a workshop on 'Nutrition for Performance athletics' on the 25th Feb at 7pm at the Galway Bay hotel. The talk will be aimed at athletes aged 13+ from juvenile club, and senior and masters athletes planning to do intense training (training 4-5days per week or more).
It was a great start to the yar for GCH with the first big local race of the year taking place in Tuam on January 17th. The Tuam 8k is renowned and always gathers a big crowd and a competitive field. This year was no differenct with GCH taking a hattrick in the mens.
Gay Thorton took first place in 24.22, follwoed by Matt Bidwell in second in 25.54 and in thrid came Michael O'Connor in 27.10.
National Indoor League Round 1
Saturday 16th January – National League Round 1. First race of the
year, so every winner here sets a National Leading best!.
GCH has a men’s team entered. We have a strong team overall but were
missing 1 or 2 athletes who will be around for the final.
There will be no Juvenile training on Sunday 21st Feb as the coaches will be attending the Connacht Championships in Athlone.