The GCH Committee is pleased to advise that our new Membership platform on is now live and ready to accept members for 2017.
The new system allows us to collect and manage member information and payments in a more efficient manner, and will significantly cut down on the time being put in by Club Officials in the administration of membership forms and cash payments.
We had a great workshop with Liz Egan yesterday evening. Liz led us through some practical exercises with key life skills of goal setting, prioritising and planning. It was superb to have a mix of our youth, senior and masters members learning together.
These were a great complement to the workshop by Karen Weekes in February on applying the mind to maximum effect. The planning templates and advice sheets are available here for all.
All at Galway City Harriers were saddened to hear of the tragic death last weekend of Chris McGrath, a recent member of city club GCH.
Chris had competed with the club since juvenile days in the 1990s, and was a very talented and committed athlete who won numerous titles at Juvenile level. In recent years he competed at cross country and road races at regional and National level for GCH and Galway county. A terrific win at the Connacht Intermediate Cross Country in St Marys in 2012 and a top 50 National senior cross country finish in Tullamore in 2013 were among the highlights of his career. Chris was a hugely keen, enthusiastic, talented and very competitive runner who always gave his best...
Congrats to Cillian Jordan who had an outstanding run in Mallusk Co. Antrim yesterday to finish 8th in the Junior Boys competition at the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships securing his place on the Irish team for an upcoming Schools International Competition. Cillian was representing St Enda's Secondary School.
Barry Murphy and Eoghan Jennings ran fine races also in the Junior Boys race with Barry finishing in 17th and Eoghan in 29th position.
The Connacht Indoor Track and Field Championships were held at the Athlone IT Arena last weekend, over two days of exciting competition. A huge entry of almost 900 athletes competed in a packed programme of over 100 events.
GCH had a hugely successful day at the Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone at the weekend.
Jack Dempsey and Seren O’Toole were the stars of the Games each winning triple Gold medals in their age groups. Jack won the U19 Boys 60m , 200m and helped team mates Sean Kilmartin, Kacper Poniatowski, and Darren Costello to Gold in the 4 X 200m relay. Seren won the 200m, 60m hurdles and the long jump.
Following on from our Sports Psychology Talk earlier in the month, we are holding a workshop on Planning and Goal setting. This will be facilitated by Dr Elizabeth Egan.
Thursday 23rd March 7.30pm - 9.30pm Croi House, Moyola Lane.
The aim of the workshop is to introduce some basic lifestyle principles that athletes can apply to their sporting and non sporting lives over the coming year. It will have a strong emphasis on weekly, monthly and annual planning, making informed decisions and ensuring sustainable balance.
GCH Bursary/Athlete Support Fund is now open for applications. Forms are attached and should be completed returned to email@example.com by 10th March.
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 the conditions below are not satisfied.
Applicant must be a paid up member of Galway City Harriers.
There will be no Juvenile training in Dangan on Sunday 26th Feb due to the Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone. Best of luck to all our athletes at the event.