Sunday 8th December: European Cross Country Championships. The Very Best of Luck to Thomas McStay and the Irish Junior Mens Team in Lisbon this Sunday.
Sunday 8th December: Claregalway 5k Jingle Bells Fun run/walk @ 11am . Plus Juvenile 1k run for u11s and u14s @12pm. Late registration on the morning 9.30am-10.45am in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir.
We celebrated our 2019 Awards Night on Sunday, 1st December in the Menlo Park Hotel who put on a fabulous meal and event. The venue and service were excellent on the night.
The evening was hosted once again by Club President, Pat O’Dwyer, and over one hundred awards were presented to our club athletes, coaches and volunteers. It was a fabulous evening and many thanks to all who attended.
Special mention to Niamh Hennelly, Brian Bruton, Mags Sheridan, Noeleen Healy, Ger Nally and Una Murphy and who worked hard behind the scenes to make the event happen.
The National Cross Country Championships for Even Ages took place in Abbotstown in the National Sports Campus earlier today. Although the weather was dry for the event, rainfall earlier in the week left the course in muddy condition which made it difficult for the athletes to negotiate in places.
The National Senior, Junior and Juvenile even ages Cross Country Championships take place this Sunday, 24th November in Abbottstown, Dublin (National Sports Campus).
Please read the attached document from AAI with the latest Parking/Traffic update which will be in place on the day. ( New Parking Plan due to weather conditions). Best of luck to all our GCH athletes competing and all County Galway athletes !
The timetable can be viewed on the fixture list on AAI website:
Cross Country: Gold for GCH ladies at Connaught Senior League
The final leg of the 2019 Connacht Senior Cross Country league took place in a cold Belleek, Ballina on Sunday last, 10th November. Congrats to the GCH women's senior team, finishing first overall after the three Connaught League cross country races.
There were some fine performances all round. John Moroney placed a fine third in the Senior men's 8k race, a good run out before the upcoming National Senior cross country, with John Moran having his first run in the league this season.
The National Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships and Juvenile even ages take place in Abbottstown on Sunday 24th November. The deadline for Club Senior & Junior entries is Wednesday 13th November. Any GCH Seniors and Juniors contact club secretary for entry. Athletes will also be considered for Galway County Teams so we need names by Wednesday please ! Adult Distances : Senior & u23 women is 8k, Senior & u23 men is 10k. Junior women is 4k, Junior men is 6k. This is a great event to support even if not running !
Connacht Cross Country League. Leg 2 of the Senior/Master Cross Country League was held on a testing course in scenic Calry, Sligo. There was some fine running from the GCH women’s and men’s teams. In the women’s 4k, Eilis Ni Dhuil, Eleanor Whyte, Deirdre McCrae and Eileen McCarty packed well, with back up from team members Cora Grimes, Barbara Bergin, Majella Ni Chriocháin and Mags. The GCH senior women’s is bidding for a podium finish going into the final leg in Ballina, with Eilis currently holding third master position, and Cora third novice position.
Day 2 of the Connacht Cross Country championships took place yesterday in the scenic grounds of Beleek Woods in Ballina and was hosted by Moy Valley A.C. It was a bright but chilly day and the athletes really enjoyed the experience of running this challenging course.
GCH had two individual medal winners on the day, Fauve Aylmer and Barry Murphy and the U15 girls and U19 Boys brought home team gold.