We will be temporarily closing our juvenile membership at the end of April. The club is not currently in a position to facilitate any further try out sessions. Membership will re-open again in September for the period up to Christmas.
Well done to the GCH athletes who competed at the AAI National 10k Championships on Sunday last. The Championships were held over a welcome improved course in the Phoenix Park in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run. Conditions on the day were cold and blustery for the athletes with many clubs fielding strong competitive teams.
BROKEN RECORDS*: A Review of GCH’s 2019 Juvenile Indoor Season
Report by Seamus Lynch
In late 2018 we published a set of GCH club indoor records to coincide with the start of the indoor season. Little did we know that so many of those records would need to be altered by April 6th, when the 2019 national indoors came to an end.
In all, there were 30 new overall club records broken, with each championship providing further records and Championship Best Performances as follows:
National Relay Championships
It’s hard to beat the buzz of the National Relay Championships and this weekend in Athlone was no exception. With just six lanes indoors, making the final is a significant achievement. All our athletes performed above and beyond expectations and the club is hugely proud of everyone who lined out on the day. The Club is very grateful to the subs who travelled up and supported their team mates.
Our athletes took home a national title and two silvers on the day.
The 2019 GCH Bursary/Athlete Support Fund is now open for applications. Forms are attached and should be completed returned to email@example.com by 14th April
Bursary payments will be dependent upon club funds being available and will be awarded at the discretion of the Galway City Harriers bursary committee and/or management committee . The committee retain the right to withhold payment if relevant conditions are not satisfied.
Applicant must be a paid up member of Galway City Harriers.
National 10k: The National 10k Championships will take place on Sunday April 14th in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Note that the closing date is April 10th and AAI club members must use the specific entry link below to enter the National 10k Championships. The option of having your number posted out may still be available. (note start time is 10.45am)
Link here: https://athleticsireland.entry4sports.com/#/
The National Indoor Championships took place in Athlone over the weekend and the event showcased the very best of juvenile athletics in Ireland. Our athletes produced some great performances over the two day event after many months of dedicated training.
Galway Athletics are pleased to announce the Galway Athletics Award Winners for 2018. Congrats to all of our GCH awardees. Well-deserved awards for exceptional achievements. All awardees listed below.
U12-15 Girls Emma Moore G.C.H.
U12-15 Boys TIE Daragh Jennings G.C.H. and Darragh Fahy Loughrea A.C
U16-19 Girls Laura Cunningham Craughwell A .C.
GCH had two representatives at the recent World Master Indoor Championships in Torun. A great week for Sean Breathnach who took gold for Ireland in the m40 Discus on Thursday last with a season’s best throw of 48.26. The Tuesday previous, Sean took silver in the v40 shot putt with a throw of 17.12, not too far off the winner Andy Dittmer's throw of 17.32. Terrific performance as always from Sean, even more so given his limited training and competition throwing over the past six months.